Russian invasion of Ukraine is expected to significantly affect Thai agriculture. Agricultural production costs are expected to increase 7-13 percent in livestock production and 10-17 percent in field crops due to the surge in prices of feed-quality grains and fertilizers.
Hong Kong continues to take random tests on imports of chilled and frozen foods and their packaging for the COVID-19 virus.
Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) opened a public comment period for 28 proposed geographical indications (GIs) for food products from the United Kingdom.
On February 1, 2021, the European Union and Japan announced that they will each add 28 additional food products to the list geographical indications (GIs) protected under the EU-Japan Economic...
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Japan: Japan-UK Free Trade Agreement Enters into Force

On January 1, the Japan-UK Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) entered into force, enabling the United Kingdom to maintain most of the market access terms for agriculture...
On December 3, 2020, the EU published the Agreement between the EU and China on geographical indications (GIs) in its Official Journal.
On September 14, 2020, China and the European Union signed a bilateral agreement on geographical indications (GIs).
On July 20, 2020, the Agriculture Council of the European Union adopted the Agreement between the EU and China on geographical indications (GIs) extending protection to 275 products...
On July 7, 2020, Japan’s National Tax Agency (NTA) published a list of 7 proposed geographical indications (GIs) for alcoholic beverages from the European Unions (EU).
Chinese authorities approved four rapeseed meal processing facilities for export to China.
Post anticipates a larger supply for MY2020/21, as a wet spring boosted fodder yields in non-irrigated land. Spanish fodder continues consolidating its presence in Asian markets.
Vietnam ratified the European Union (EU)-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) and the Investment Protection Agreement (EVIPA) on June 8, 2020.