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India: India Halal Market Update - 2023

On January 17, 2023, the Indian government issued Notification No. 25/2022-23) proposing draft guidelines to streamline the halal certification process for export of meat and meat products from India.
On January 11, 2023, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare/Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) issued Notification No. F. No. TIC-B05/5/2022-IMPORTS-FSSAI.
On January 13, 2023, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare/Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) issued Notification No. F. No. Std/Notifications/35.1/2021 on its public website.
The COVID-19 pandemic boosted organic food sales in the EU, enabling it to overtake the U.S. market in 2021. However, spiraling inflation combined with high food and energy prices will likely reduce organic food sales in most EU markets in 2022.
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Canada: Grain and Feed Update

In the marketing year 2022/23, wheat production increased more than 50 percent from the previous year to 33.8 million metric tons on increased area planted and higher yields due to improved soil moisture.
On January 11, 2023, India’s Ministry of Commerce and Industry/Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) issued Public Notice No. 50/2015-20. The notice specifies that India amended its previous tariff-rate quota of 2 million metric tons for crude soybean oil, previously allowable at a zero percent duty through Indian fiscal years (IFY) 2022/23 and 2023/24 (April 1-March 31).
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Hong Kong: The Hong Kong Wonton - Volume 3 Issue 2

Bite size local news, Post reports and activity summaries wrapped by ATO Hong Kong. In this issue: Hong Kong’s International Wine & Spirits Fair Returns; 2023 Economic Turnaround Predicted for Hong Kong; Hongkongers Optimistic About Household Finances But May Still Cut Back Spending
On January 6, 2023, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare/Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) notified on its public website, Direction STD/SP-08/A1.2022/N-01-Part(I).
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare/Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) (food safety authority) has just inserted additional harmonized tariff system (HS) food product codes to the FSSAI Order No. 1829/Health Certificate/FSSAI/Imports-2021 of December 28, 2022.
On January 10, 2023, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare/Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) issued an order pertaining to FSSAI Order TIC-20012/2/2021-IMPORTS-FSSAI (E-2475), extending for a second time, the effective compliance date.
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India: FAIRS Annual Country Report

In 2022, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW)/Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) published several food safety related notifications. The FSSAI announced key updates to the Labeling and Display Regulations, including front-of-pack labeling for packaged food products and expanded list of rectifiable labeling deficiencies.
On December 6, 2022, the Council of the European Union and European Parliament concluded negotiations on the EU’s Deforestation-Free Supply Chain Regulation.