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August 30, 2014
Chongqing’s Lianglu Cuntan Port & Free Trade Zone (CFTA), China’s only inland free trade port, was established on Nov 12, 2008 with State Council approval.
August 28, 2014
Production of both ethanol and biodiesel continues to grow in line with consumption.
August 27, 2014
The information contained in this report deals with both public health and quarantine requirements for foods imported into Australia.
August 26, 2014
According to Chinese government sources, a drought has affected 2.3 million people, 2.5 million head of livestock, and about 5 million hectares of cropland in 12 provinces and regions this summer.
August 25, 2014
On May 12, 2014 Ministry of Agriculture issued Regulation No. 65/2014 on animal quarantine measures for importation, exportation and distribution of consumable products of animal origin.
August 25, 2014
Cherry production for 2014-15 is forecast to expand to 18,000 MT, 12 per cent above the previous year, with the harvest area significantly revised upwards.
August 25, 2014
Export prices increased 1 to 4 percent due to tight domestic supplies. The government’s approval of its rice stock sales was lower than market expectations.
August 21, 2014
Japan’s Just Wild About Our Nuts; An Urban Company Helps Revitalize Japan’s Agriculture; Spiritual Heart of Japanese Furniture Making Relies on U.S. Hardwoods; Desperately Seeking GE in Hokkaido
August 20, 2014
Higher beef prices through 2015 could limit total Japanese beef consumption (imported and domestic) and rebalance meat consumption towards lower-priced beef cuts and more pork / poultry.
August 20, 2014
Favorable growing conditions in 2014/15 will drive increased production of Japanese cherries and peaches.
August 20, 2014
On August 4, 2014, China notified the WTO of Draft National Food Safety Standards on Hygiene Specifications for Food Radiation Processing (SPS/N/CHN/685).
August 19, 2014
Japanese Students Plant Vegetables in Ambassador’s Garden; What Do People Eat When Watching Soccer; Visit to Japan’s Largest Wholesale Market for Fresh Produce;
August 18, 2014
Export prices increased 1 to 2 percent due to tight domestic supplies. The government has not finalized last week’s public tender.
August 15, 2014
Vietnam rice export prices decreased for 5 and 10 percent broken rice last week. This is due to the ban from the Chinese authority for unofficial cross border rice sales from Vietnam.
August 14, 2014
Domestic beef production fell in 2014 while imported beef increased to make up the shortfall.
August 14, 2014
On July 10, ATO Tokyo conducted the second Great American Barbeque (BBQ) Trade Showcase, targeting HRI industry and retail chain buyers.
August 14, 2014
In 2013, Taiwan was the third largest export market for U.S. peaches/nectarines, and also the third largest export market for U.S. cherries.
August 1, 2014
There are no significant developments to report since the 2013 report.
August 1, 2014
The Indonesian National Biosafety Commission for Genetically Engineered Products (BCGEP) was reactivated on June 2, 2014 through the Presidential Regulation No. 53/2014.
July 23, 2014
In CY2013, Taiwan was the seventh largest export market for U.S. food and agricultural products, of which genetically engineered (GE) corn, soybeans, and cotton accounted for 29 percent of the total.