On June 25, 2022, the Philippine Department of Agriculture (DA) Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) informed domestic stakeholders at a consultative meeting that it will be enforcing BAI Memorandum Circular No. 26 (MC26), dated August 11, 2021.
This report provides an overview of Vietnam’s certification requirements for imported food and agricultural products. In the first six months of 2022, Vietnam made no changes to its certification requirements.
Post forecasts consumption of cotton in the Malaysian textile industry at 290,000 bales in marketing year (MY) 2022/23, a 3.3 percent drop from the previous year post’s estimate. The expected reduction is based on textile companies shifting their operation to other South-East Asian countries as the cost of labor increased in Malaysia with the revision of new minimum wages on April 1, 2022.
Thailand doubled its target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in COP26. The Thai government has yet to finalize the new biofuel consumption targets. Biofuel consumption in 2021 and 2022 is still far below current targets due to the prolonged outbreak of COVID-19 and the slow economic recovery after the pandemic caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
The United States is the largest bilateral agricultural trading partner without a free trade agreement with Vietnam. This report summarizes the tariff and non-tariff competition that U.S. agricultural products face in Vietnam, as the result of the numerous bilateral and regional free trade agreements that Vietnam has signed with other trading partners.