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New Zealand has strict biosecurity rules for plant and animal products but also imports large volumes of food and beverage products. This report outlines regulatory requirements for food and agricultural products exported to New Zealand. Key recent changes include regulations relating to organic foods, as well as the introduction of country-of-origin labeling for some products.
This report lists the major export certificates and other documentation required by the Government of New Zealand for U.S. exporters and food and agricultural products. New Zealand’s import requirements for food and agricultural products are complex and change frequently.
On July 6, 2022, the Sri Lanka Standards Institution (SLSI) notified draft amendment standards (number 1) to SLS 591:2014 for canned fish to the World Trade Organization (WTO). WTO members are invited to submit comments on notification G/TBT/N/LKA/51.
U.S. beef exports into the EU’s High Quality Beef (HQB) quota seem to finally have emerged from the impact of COVID-19 restrictions in the last quarter of the 2021/2022 quota year. In the quota year 2022-2023, U.S. beef exporters can at last start benefitting from the 2019 agreement with the EU about reserving a U.S. specific part of the HQB quota, which was negotiated between the United States and the European Union in 2009.
On July 26, 2022 the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) opened a consultation on proposed guidance for registration requirements of gut modifier products under the animal feeds regulations. The consultation will remain open until September 19, 2022.
On July 8, the General Administration of Customs China (GACC) issued “Announcement No. 58 of 2022,” repealing “Announcement No. 103 of 2020,” which established emergency COVID-19 control measures on imported cold-chain foods. On July 11, GACC issued an “Interpretation” of Announcement No. 58, providing additional guidance.
On July 13, 2022, the Government of Vietnam (GVN) issued Decree 46/2022 amending Decree 13/2020 Guiding the Law on Animal Husbandry, which repeals Article 18.3.c of Decree 13/2020. With this amendment, the GVN no longer requires a Certificate Free Sale (CFS) for imported feed ingredients, including traditional feeds such as corn, soybean meal, DDGS, and single feed ingredients like vitamins, amino acids, and minerals, as part of the registration process for import inspection.
On July 22, 2022, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA) published a revised “Guideline for Safety Assessment of Genetically Modified Plants” for public comments. The Guideline provides technical guidance on the safety assessment requirements for genetically engineered (GE) plants for production application (cultivation) and import for processing materials. The deadline for comment submissions is July 29, 2022.
On July 20, 2022, Canada announced final regulations to amend the Food and Drug Regulations (FDR) to establish detailed conditions for the use of supplemental ingredients in food. The amendments will also establish additional requirements on the labelling of supplemented foods beyond the general requirements in the FDR for prepackaged foods.
On July 20, 2022, Canada announced final regulations to amend the Food and Drug Regulations (FDR) to require front-of-package (FOP) labeling for most prepackaged products containing certain nutrients (i.e., saturated far, sugars, and/or sodium) at or above specified thresholds.
The FAIRS Annual Country Report maintains the baseline information for Bangladesh as it relates to all food for human and animal consumption. In addition to an overview of the Government of Bangladesh’s regulatory infrastructure and import control policies, this report includes FAS Dhaka’s assessment of laws and requirements for food and agricultural products imposed on imports.
This report outlines the Bangladesh government’s required documents from the United States to facilitate the importation of U.S. food and agricultural products. Post has not made substantive changes to the report for 2022.