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February 17, 2020
On February 6, 2020, the State Council Tariff Commission announced that China would cut in half the additional tariffs for certain commodities from the United States on February 14, 2020.
February 12, 2020
Prospective exporters and exhibitors of major food shows and trade showcases often enhance their presentation with samples for display or tasting when visiting Japan.
November 12, 2019
With a young and growing middle-class and rising incomes, food and beverage processing in Vietnam has shown strong growth in the past five years.
October 7, 2019
Following seven consecutive years of growth, Japan’s hotel, restaurant, and institutional (HRI) food service industry achieved record sales of ¥33.1 trillion ($299.8 billion) in 2018.
September 20, 2019
On August 23, 2019, the People’s Republic of China’s Ministry of Finance (MOF), State Council Tariff Commission (SCTC) announced new tariffs on certain U.S. products, valued at $75 billion USD.
September 4, 2019
Soybean meal (SBM) consumption for 2019/20 and 2018/19 are unchanged from August’s report, but down from their preceding year as domestic swine inventories continue to shrink....
August 2, 2019
Based on trends in the swine sector, the MY2019/20 soybean import forecast for China is reduced to 80 million metric tons (MMT).
July 5, 2019
Lower feed demand and smaller soybean imports in 2018/19 and 2019/20 are results of significant declines in China’s sow and hog inventories due to African Swine Fever.
May 17, 2019
On May 13, 2019, the People’s Republic of China’s Ministry of Finance (MOF), State Council Tariff Commission (SCTC) announced that supplementary import tariffs levied on certain U.S. products....
May 1, 2019
The Agricultural Trade Office (ATO) Osaka has stewardship of western Japan that covers four regions – Kansai, Chugoku, Shikoku, Kyushu – with nearly 50 million inhabitants generating 35 percent....
July 6, 2017
A number of Cooperators held promotional events in May 2017, including the California Olive Oil Council, which is the most recent Cooperator to arrive in the Japanese market.
June 12, 2017
Cooperators held a number of promotional events across Japan in May 2017, including the most recent Cooperator to enter the Japanese market, the California Olive Oil Council (COOC).
June 1, 2017
In August 2012, the Consumer Affairs Agency (CAA) started to work towards completion of a comprehensive Food Labeling Standard (see, e.g., GAIN Reports JA3001 and JA3054).
September 5, 2016
In addition to China’s growing demand for oilseed products, the low price of soybeans is expected to push China’s soybean imports to exceed 76 million tons in MY14/15, up from the 70.4 million tons...
May 11, 2015
he Korea-Canada Free Trade Agreement entered into effect on January 1, 2015. Korea’s total trade volume with Canada amounted to 10 billion U.S. dollars in 2014.