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South Korea: Exporter Guide

South Korea managed the COVID-19 pandemic relatively well, and consumer spending on food remained strong during the pandemic due to increased home eating.
The Ministry of Agriculture issued Regulation Number 15 Year 2021 (15/2021) that includes provisions regarding the import of food products of animal origin.
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China: GACC Issues Explanatory Letter on Decree 248

On September 29, 2021, the General Administration of Customs of the People’s Republic of China (GACC) transmitted a letter regarding Decree 248 to the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, China.
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Japan: 243rd Food Safety Group

On September 29, 2021, Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) proposed revisions to Japan’s maximum residue levels for 14 agricultural chemicals (Clethodim, Sedaxane, Flutianil, Propargite, Mandipropamid, Metamifop, Isoeugenol, Oxyclozanide, Tylvalosin, Trimethoprim, Halofuginone, Maduramicin, Robenidine, and Canthaxanthin) for various agricultural commodities.
Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare (MHLW) released precautional notes explaining its food safety regulatory vision for fish products developed using genome editing technology.
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South Korea: Food Service - Hotel Restaurant Institutional

The long-term outlook for South Korea’s Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional (HRI) sector is positive, with strong growth up until the COVID-19 pandemic.
This report lists major export certificates required by the Japanese government to export food and agricultural products from the United States to Japan.
This report is an overview and update of Japan's food and agricultural import regulations and standards (FAIRS).
ALIC has announced that for the first time in 14 years the “Milk for Further Processing Stabilization Program” (the so-called Narashi program) was triggered and thereafter subsidized eligible milk traded in Japanese Fiscal Year 2020 (April – March) in the amount of $0.007 per kg.
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China: China's Hemp and Hemp Products Import Policies

While hemp has been grown in China for centuries, liberalization of production, processing, and use regulations have only come in recent years.
The Directorate General of Livestock and Animal Health Services (DGLAHS) issued new questionnaires for foreign meat and pork establishments seeking approval to export to Indonesia.
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China: Section 301 Retaliatory Tariff Exclusions Extended

China extended again the Section 301 retaliatory tariff exclusions on 11 agricultural products, including shrimp for cultivation, whey for feed, fishmeal for feed, alfalfa and six hardwood products.