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This report outlines updated plant and label registration guidance for U.S. fishery product exporters to Brazil. The USDA Foreign Agricultural Service Office of Agricultural Affairs (OAA) Brasília will continue to provide assistance for U.S. plant registration in Brazil, however, U.S. fishery product exporters will be responsible for product label registration in Brazil.
An Online Public Consultation on the new Draft Fisheries Administrative Order on the Rules and Regulations Governing Food Safety and Traceability of Imported Fish is set for Wednesday, January 12 at 9:00 AM (Manila Time).
On December 15, 2021, the State Council Tariff Commission (SCTC) announced its 2022 annual tariff adjustment plan that sets tentative import and export tariff rates for select tariff lines.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

China: Fish Meal Standard Issued - Effective May 2022

On October 11, 2021, China’s State Standardization Committee published an amended National Standard for Feed Material – Fish Meal (GB/T 19164-2021).
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Morocco: New Market Access for US Live Aquatic Animals

On October 12, 2021, the United States Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service and Morocco completed a sanitary certificate for exports of live U.S. aquatic animals.
Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare (MHLW) released precautional notes explaining its food safety regulatory vision for fish products developed using genome editing technology.
China's customs administration published interpretative guidance regarding labeling requirements for imported food, including fresh and frozen meat, aquatic products, health food, and food for special dietary purposes.
On December 4, 2020, Japan passed the Adjustment for the Domestic Distribution of Specified Marine Animals and Plants Act to combat illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Japan: Japanese Standards for Raw Oyster Imports

Fresh oyster imports to Japan must comply with Japan’s (i) Specific Standard for Oysters for Raw Consumption and (ii) Handling of Toxic Shellfish Contaminated with Paralytic and Diarrheal Shellfish...
This report is an update on recent efforts by Korea to update their veterinary drug safety management system, which may impact U.S. exports of meat and livestock products to Korea.
On August 18, 2020, the city of Shenzhen in South China imposed new COVID-19 handling and testing requirements for imports of frozen meat and seafood.
Japan has accepted the sanitary certificate issued by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for fresh oysters exported by eligible U.S. entities.