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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).
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.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

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.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Hong Kong: Exporter Guide

Despite its small population of 7.4 million, Hong Kong is the seventh-largest export market for U.S. consumer-oriented agricultural products. Hong Kong remains an attractive market for innovative U.S. food and beverage products as well as a gateway to the region.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Canada: Exporter Guide

Canada, which imported more than $18.2 billion of U.S. high-value, consumer-oriented goods in 2021, continues to be a top market for U.S. exporters.
On December 28, 2022, the Government of India’s Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) notified on its website No: 1829/Health Certificate/FSSAI/Imports-2021. The notification is in continuation to the FSSAI order from August 3, 2022, requiring all milk and milk products; pork and pork products; and fish and fish products, imported into India to be accompanied with a health certificate issued by the competent authority of the exporting country.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

India: Exporter Guide

As it assumes the G20 presidency in 2023, India is set to become the second-fastest growing economy in the bloc despite decelerated global economic activity in 2022. Post pandemic, Indian consumer preferences toward premium products and perceived health foods remains high, despite continued high food price inflation and rupee devaluation.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

India: FAIRS Export Certificate Report Annual

In 2022, India granted import market access to U.S. pork and pork products, marking the resolution of a long-standing barrier to U.S. agricultural trade. In the course of this year, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare/Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) published a series of notifications stipulating that effective January 1, 2023, all milk, pork and fish products imported into India require a health certificate issued by a competent authority of the exporting country in the format published in the FSSAI notification.
International Agricultural Trade Report

U.S. Beef Exports to East Asia on Record Pace

U.S. beef exports to East Asia in 2022 are again on record pace after a record year in 2021. Despite economic uncertainties due to the COVID-19 pandemic, continued global supply chain challenges, and a competitive global beef market, U.S. beef exports to East Asia, both in value and volume, were outstanding in the first half of 2022.
On December 13, 2022, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare/Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) published notification No. Std/EC/T(NSF-01) (Appendix I) in the Gazette of India: Extraordinary. The notification was subsequently published on the FSSAI (food safety authority) website on December 14, 2022.