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August 29, 2014
As part of the negotiating process of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA), the EU requested that names of certain products be protected on the basis of their geographical indications (GIs).
August 29, 2014
Post forecasts that South Africa’s raisin production will increase by nine percent to 50,000 MT in the 2014/15 MY, based on an increase in area planted and a recovery of grape vines after frost damage
August 29, 2014
South African Minister of Health issued a Government Notice (R429) inviting comments on the proposed amendments to the regulations relating to the labeling and advertising of foods.
August 29, 2014
Minister of Science and Technology approved revised regulations that will create a positive environment for seed companies to start research.
August 27, 2014
Retail sales are expected to grow by almost five percent per annum in the next five years and 2014 sales are projected to reach R424.8 billion (USD $40 billion).
August 21, 2014
South Africa is one of the most advanced and diverse economies in Africa. With a population of almost 54 million people, the country is an attractive business destination.
August 19, 2014
The Saudi poultry sector has experienced a major production growth in recent years. Broiler meat production is estimated at 640,000 MT in 2014, and expected to further increase 9 percent in 2015.
August 19, 2014
The goal of the conference was to discuss innovative initiatives and private sector partnerships that are removing blockages to agricultural investment and development in sub-Saharan Africa.
August 14, 2014
Genetic engineering (GE) product development remains at confined field trials (CFTs) in Kenya for cotton, corn, cassava, sorghum and sweet potato.
August 14, 2014
Summarized in this report: Temporary tariff rate quota for almonds, custom tariff removal on live calves and increased duty free import quota on fresh beef.
August 13, 2014
The production area of Genetically Engineered (GE) crops in South Africa was unchanged in 2013, at 2.9 million hectares, making South Africa the eighth largest producer of GE crops in the world.
August 11, 2014
Egypt was the first North African country to approve genetically engineered (GE) corn.
August 6, 2014
The Tunisian legislation on biotechnology, drafted before the revolution, has been indefinitely postponed.
August 1, 2014
The President of the Republic of Ghana signed the Ghana Biosafety Act, 2011 (Act 831) December 2011 following the passage of the Biosafety Bill by the Ghanaian Parliament, in June 21, 2011.
July 24, 2014
There are no significant biotechnology activities reported in Saudi Arabia in 2013/14.
July 14, 2014
the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) allows the importation of genetically engineered food products of plant origin.
June 27, 2014
This report includes trade data for the United States and top exporters as well as analysis of developments affecting world trade in potatoes.
May 12, 2014
Global wine trade climbed to a record 5 billion liters in 2013, up 75 percent from little more than a decade ago.
December 11, 2013
South Africa's highly developed food processing sector offers U.S. exporters opportunities to supply raw materials or inputs.
December 5, 2013
Saudi Arabia's hotel, restaurant and institutional food service sector has grown rapidly in the past decade, with more than 80 percent of the sector's needs coming from imports.