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On January 11, 2021, the Indian Ministry of Commerce and Industry announced that India and the United States agreed to a framework that will implement market access for a number agricultural products from both countries.
On December 14, 2021, the World Trade Organization (WTO) released its findings from the dispute panel initiated in August 2019 against India’s trade distorting sugar subsidies. The WTO report found that India’s subsidies violated its obligations under the multilateral agreement.
India's 2012 and 2016 labeling requirements for bulk food products will remain in effect until new standards and regulations take effect in November.
India's Ministry of Commerce has lifted import volume restrictions on select pulses.
On April 13, 2021, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) notified provisions for licensing and registration of fortified food products in its Food Safety and Compliance System (FOSCOS).
On April 9, 2021, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) published a draft guidance document – Standard Operating Procedures to Fix Maximum Residue Levels (MRLs) for Pesticides.
USDA's timely intervention and negotiations averted the potential rejection and loss of a roughly 7,500 live bird shipment from the U.S. valued at about $156,000.
On November 25, 2020, the Government of India notified its draft Food Safety and Standards (Licensing and Registration of Food Businesses) Amendment Regulations, 2020.
On July 21, 2020, the Kyrgyz Republic notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) of draft amendments to the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) Regionalization Procedure via G/SPS/N/KGZ/13.
On July 5, 2019, the Government of India’s (GOI) Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) published its draft 2019 Food Safety and Standards (Alcoholic Beverages) Amendment Regulations....
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Pakistan: Oilseed and Products Update 2019

Pakistan’s purchases of imported soybeans are estimated to reach at 2.0 million metric tons (MMT) during marketing year (MY) 2018/19, 8 percent lower than last year.
This report outlines regulatory requirements and import procedures for food and agricultural imports into Pakistan.