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Hong Kong: The Renewal of the Hong Kong Spirits Market

In 2022, Hong Kong was the world’s tenth largest spirits importer, with global imports recovering 7 percent year-on-year and valued at $502 million. From 2020-2021, Hong Kong’s imports and domestic sales of spirits were seriously hampered under the COVID-19 pandemic, as most restaurants, pubs, and bars were closed due to stringent dining, social distancing, and travel restrictions.
India is the world’s second largest social media user base and provides significant opportunities to market U.S. foods and ingredients. From November 24 through December 31, 2022, the Foreign Agricultural Service in New Delhi (FAS New Delhi) conducted an online promotional activity with Indian Chef Deeba Rajpal to generate enthusiasm and demand for U.S. baking ingredients during the holiday season in India.
The European Commission published a draft regulation outlining new rules for the indication and designation of ingredients for wine. The draft regulation also introduces a change to the VI-1 certificate. Stakeholders have until February 23, 2023, to comment.
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Hong Kong: The Hong Kong Wonton - Volume 3 Issue 3

Bite size local news, Post reports and activity summaries wrapped by ATO Hong Kong. In this issue: Hong Kong Consumers Celebrate the Holidays with Alaskan Seafood; Hong Kong Economy Contracts in 2022 But Gradual Recovery Expected
This is a biweekly report outlining the prices of agricultural commodities in Bangladesh, as well as major trade and policy updates.
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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 April 9, 2022, the Sri Lankan government issued the Imports and Exports (Control) Regulations No. 06 (2022). These regulations affect several food and non-food commodities.
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.
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Turkey: Grain and Feed Update

Turkey’s production of wheat, corn, barley and rice in MY 2022/23 are all forecast higher compared to the previous year.