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On November 4, 2021, the Philippine Department of Agriculture's Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) and National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS) issued Joint BAI-NMIS Memorandum Circular No. 3.
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Philippines: Validity of SPS Import Clearances Extended

The Philippine Department of Agriculture temporarily extended the validity of SPS Import Clearances for meat and poultry from 60 to 90 days.
On July 27, the Philippine Department of Agriculture's National Meat Inspection Service issued Memorandum Circular No. 07-2021-018, reiterating the minimum labeling requirements for imported meat.
The Government of Ukraine adopted new labeling requirements for country of origin or place of origin for selected food products on April 1, 2021.
On June 22, 2021, Korea announced an additional 36,000 MT temporary tariff rate quota (TRQ) for eggs and egg products in effect until December 31, 2021.
Russia notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) of draft amendments to the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) Technical Regulation (TR) on Safety of Meat and Meat Products via G/TBT/N/RUS/114.
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Vietnam: National Standard for Chilled Poultry Meat

This report provides an unofficial translation of Vietnam’s National Standard for Chilled Meat - Part 3: Poultry Meat (TCVN 12429-3:2021) issued under the Vietnamese Ministry of Science and Technology’s Decision No. 209/QD-BKHCN dated February 3, 2021.
On May 3, 2021, the Bahraini Animal Control & Health Directorate (ACHD) notified FAS/Riyadh that U.S. poultry products will be allowed into the local market indefinitely on the previously followed protocol.
From July 25, 2021, Japan’s organic standards for livestock products will encompass turkey products. Once the regulation goes into effect, all turkey products sold as “organic” will require...
The Russian Ministry of Agriculture announced a proposal to increase the EAEU import tariff on hatching eggs from the current zero percent to 5 percent as of January 1, 2022...
Following the successful eradication of low path avian influenza from the affected premises in Anson and Union Counties North Carolina, the Hong Kong government (HKG) has lifted its ban...
This report is an update on recent efforts by Korea to update their veterinary drug safety management system, which may impact U.S. exports of meat and livestock products to Korea.