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May 29, 2020
FAS provides summaries of the latest USDA quarterly forecasts for U.S. trade in agricultural products and a link to the joint FAS/ERS publication Outlook for U.S. Agricultural Trade.
May 21, 2020
On April 8, 2020 France published its fifth emergency decree banning fresh cherry imports from countries where the use of the chemical dimethoate is permitted in cherry production.
May 21, 2020
The Thai Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued guidelines to test imported fresh produce for pesticide residues according to the Notification of the Ministry of Public Health No. 387...
May 20, 2020
Despite some minor challenges and disruptions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, deciduous fruit production in New Zealand is forecast to expand in 2019/2020, with apple production...
May 20, 2020
In Marketing Year (MY) 2019/20, Chile’s fresh apple and pear supplies dropped due to a decline in planted area and drought.
May 15, 2020
The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) approved the geographical indication (GI) application for the Yamagata La France pear on April 15, 2020.
May 15, 2020
For MY 2019/20, fresh deciduous fruit production is revised down to 480,000 MT for apples and 550,000 MT for pears due to poor weather conditions.
May 14, 2020
The production of apples and table grapes is estimated to grow in the 2019/20 Marketing Year (MY), due to the increase in area planted and available irrigation water following improved 2019...
May 14, 2020
On May 24, 2020, the Philippines will formally open its market to U.S. fresh highbush blueberries.
May 7, 2020
Potato imports into Canada continue to be permitted providing import requirements are adhered to. The Government of Canada has not stopped the issuance of Ministerial Exemptions...
April 30, 2020
Weekly Report as of April 24, 2020, of COVID-19 impact on the Indian harvest of Rabi (Winter) crops.
April 30, 2020
Canadian imports of U.S. potatoes have dropped significantly and existing Ministerial Exemptions have been cancelled due to COVID-19 impacts.
April 29, 2020
Government of Sri Lanka has notified revision of a Special Commodity Levy on imported fruits under 4 Harmonized System (HS) headings; the notification is effective for 2 months, beginning April 17
April 28, 2020
In 2019, Macau’s retail food sector sales rose 7.3 percent to US$613 million, a positive growth trend forecast to continue, especially in segments where U.S. products have strong prospects...
April 23, 2020
Due to the temporary closure of restaurants and fast food chains worldwide, Dutch producers of potatoes and products are faced with full warehouses.
April 17, 2020
On April 3, 2020, the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC), which is the regulatory body of the Armenia-Belarus-Kazakhstan-Kyrgyzstan-Russia Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), issued ...
March 19, 2020
Agricultural Situation, Agriculture in the News, Avocado, Canned Deciduous Fruit, Dried Fruit, Fresh Deciduous Fruit, Fresh Fruit, Kiwifruit, Raisins, Stone Fruit, Strawberries, Vegetables...
March 12, 2020
During February 26 to March 5, 2020, a representative from the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council (USHBC) visited South Africa.
March 9, 2020
On February 14, 2020, Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries removed seasonal restrictions on the import window for U.S. chipping potatoes.
March 9, 2020
On Wednesday, March 4, 2020 the Government of Argentina announced adjustments to its export tax regime.