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Attaché Report (GAIN)

Finland: Exporter Guide

This exporter guide provides an economic overview of the Finnish food industry, and provides exporters who are interested in entering the Finnish market with background information on the current trends and demands of the Finnish market.
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Czech Republic: Exporter Guide

The Czech Republic is home to 10.7 million consumers and is a great market for companies looking to expand beyond traditional markets in western Europe to the emerging markets in the east. This Exporter Guide provides an economic and market overview...
As of January 1, 2023, Spain implemented a special tax on non-reusable plastic packaging that also applies to imported food products. For imports, payment of the tax is the responsibility of the importer, although third country manufacturers must provide their Spanish buyers with information regarding the amount of non-recyclable plastic packaging used in their products’ packaging.
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Belgium: FAIRS Country Report

This report should be read in conjunction with the EU-27 Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) report written by the U.S. Mission to the EU. This report focuses on the import regulations and standards that are not harmonized at the EU-level or where Belgium varies.
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Belgium: FAIRS Export Certificate Report Annual

Belgium is a Member State of the European Union (EU) and applies the certification requirements described in the European Union Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) Certification Report. Products not yet harmonized are subject to Belgian national rules.
Following the UK’s departure from the European Union (EU), Great Britain (GB) is now outside of the EU single market and customs union, while Northern Ireland (NI) remains within the EU single market and customs union. Currently, rules in GB closely mirror EU law.
On December 6, 2022, the Council of the European Union and European Parliament concluded negotiations on the EU’s Deforestation-Free Supply Chain Regulation.
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Ukraine: Exporter Guide

Ukraine is in a full-scale war after Russia invades in February 2022. Imports of agricultural products from the U.S. are expected to drop by almost one-third in 2022. A decrease in consumer purchasing power and a focus on cheaper product tiers pushes U.S. imports into the high-end segment.
As a member of the European Union, France implements EU regulations for the import of animal and plant products. The US export certification requirements for most products are harmonized at the EU level; however, a few products, which are not yet harmonized across the EU, are still subject to French national regulations.
This report is an addendum to the GAIN report number E42022-0063 EU Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) Report, October 28, 2022. It lists the Dutch import regulations and standards that are not harmonized within the EU or where the Netherlands varies from the EU standards.
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Turkey: Turkey Updates List of Approved Biotech Events

On December 30, 2022, the Turkish Government published a Biosafety Decision to reapprove the import of a genetically engineered (GE) stacked corn event, NK603 X MON 810, for feed. In a separate government action, the single event MON 810 was canceled due to a recent court decision. With these latest changes, the total number of approved GE events remains at 36.
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Turkey: Exporter Guide

Turkiye is among the world’s leading economies and home to a young, mostly urban population of 85 million people. This dynamic has fueled the country’s rising demand for consumer-oriented agricultural products.