On November 12, 2021, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA) published its "Decision on Amending Some Seed Industry Regulations (Draft for Comments)" on its website.
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China: China Draft Seed Law Update Open for Comment

A draft amendment to the Seed Law was released for public comment on August 20, 2021.
China’s seed industry has improved over the last ten years, but this year gained attention at the highest levels, including as a top priority for President Xi.
On February 21, the CPC Central Committee and the State Council jointly issued the annual policy guidelines on agriculture and rural development, known as the “No. 1 Document”.
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Japan: USJTA Treatment for Coarse Grains

This is one in a series of reports providing concise overviews of how the U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement (USJTA), which entered into force on January 1, 2020, affects certain product groups.
On February 6, 2020, the State Council Tariff Commission announced that China would cut in half the additional tariffs for certain commodities from the United States on February 14, 2020.
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Burma: FAIRS Annual Country Report

Burma is in the process of updating many of its laws and regulations.
On August 23, 2019, the People’s Republic of China’s Ministry of Finance (MOF), State Council Tariff Commission (SCTC) announced new tariffs on certain U.S. products, valued at $75 billion USD.
On May 13, 2019, the People’s Republic of China’s Ministry of Finance (MOF), State Council Tariff Commission (SCTC) announced that supplementary import tariffs levied on certain U.S. products....
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Burma: FAIRS Export Certificate Report

The report lists the major export certificates required for food, feed and agricultural product imports to Myanmar.
China’s food regulatory regime continues to evolve. In 2017, China issued numerous new regulations and measures to reflect the requirements introduced under the 2015 Food Safety Law.
This report provides an unofficial translation of Circular 15/2018, dated October 29, 2018, of Vietnam’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) on the promulgation....