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Canada: Canada Revises Beer Standards to Promote Innovation
June 21, 2019
Canada revised prescriptive beer compositional standards to better reflect and support a diversifying beer industry, while providing beer drinkers greater information about allergenic content.
India: FSSAI Publishes FAQs on Alcoholic Beverages Regulation
May 24, 2019
The Government of India’s Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) published a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) with clarifications related to Food Safety and Standards....
Turkey: Turkey Reduces the Additional Levies on US Products
May 24, 2019
Turkey has removed the tariff increases imposed on US products in August 2018, halving the total additional tariffs imposed in 2018, effective immediately on May 21, 2019.
China: China Raises Tariffs on U.S. Agricultural Products
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....
India: Implementation of Alcoholic Beverages Regulations 2018
May 15, 2019
The Government of India’s (GOI) Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) published a notification to announce the alcoholic beverages standards implementation date as April 1, 2019.
Canada: Canada Removes Federal Barriers to Domestic Alcohol Sales
April 29, 2019
2019 Canadian federal budget legislation would eliminate federal restrictions prohibiting individuals and businesses from purchasing alcohol in another province, however, provincial barriers remain.
Japan: U.S. Ag Faces Headwinds as Japan FTAs Enter Year 2
April 2, 2019
Japan’s vegetable oil and protein feed markets began to show signs of slowing in market year (MY) 2017/18, but low soybean prices and a drop in world rapeseed prices in 2018 helped Japan’s....
India: Rectifiable Labeling for Alcoholic Beverages
February 19, 2019
The Government of India’s (GOI) Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) recently amended the rectifiable labeling list for imported alcoholic beverages.
Tunisia: Import Financing Restored for Consumer Products
February 15, 2019
Effective December 21, 2018, Tunisia repealed its ban on import financing for select imported consumer goods it deemed as “non-essential,” which earlier came into effect October 27, 2017....
China: China Implements Supplemental Imports Tariffs on U.S. Products Exported to China
September 25, 2018
On September 18, 2018, China’s State Council Tariff Commission (SCTC) announced that it would start enforcing additional import tariffs on U.S. products exported to China....
Australia: Increased Market Access Under the TPP-11 Agreement
May 3, 2018
Australia is expected to improve its global competitiveness as the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) Agreement is likely to reduce tariffs and provide....
India: Final Standards for Alcoholic Beverages Published in Indian Gazette
April 19, 2018
The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) published the final notification on its Alcoholic Beverage Standards in the Official Gazette of India on April 5, 2018.
China: China Imposes Additional Tariffs on Selected U.S.-Origin Products
April 2, 2018
On April 2, 2018, China’s State Council Tariff Committee (SCTC) announced that additional tariffs on 128 U.S.-origin products would be implemented, effective immediately.
China: China Targets U.S. Agriculture in Response to U.S. Trade Actions
March 23, 2018
On March 23, 2018, the People’s Republic of China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) announced a proposal to levy retaliatory tariffs impacting approximately $2.0 billion in U.S. food and agricultural...
Cambodia: Revised Import Tariffs and Special Consumption Taxes
March 20, 2018
In the past two years, the Cambodian government has adjusted import duties and special consumption taxes on alcoholic beverages and on several agricultural and food products.
Australia: Australian Wine Exports Soar under ChAFTA
January 25, 2018
The China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) implemented in 2015 reduced tariffs on an array of goods, including wine.
EU-28: EU-Japan Finalize Economic Partnership Agreement
December 19, 2017
On December 8, 2017, the European Union and Japan announced the conclusion of the final discussions on the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA).
Ecuador: Ecuador Rolls Out New Protectionist Customs Control Service Fees
December 4, 2017
The Government of Ecuador has announced several new trade measures that, while framed as a way to curb smuggling and tax fraud, also appear to be protectionist in nature.
Tunisia: No More Import Financing for Consumer Products
November 14, 2017
Effective October 27, Tunisian banks stopped financing the importation of non-essential consumer products, adversely impacting between $5-30 million of U.S. food and agricultural sales.
U.S. Agricultural Export Opportunities in Brazil
September 1, 2017
Brazil’s consumers have a budding appetite for higher-value food products as the country’s economy recovers from a historic recession and its middle class grows.
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