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Burma’s aquaculture production and export in MY 2021/22 will remain flat as COVID-19 restrictions and the military coup continue to dampen the economy. Post anticipates lower U.S. soybean meal (SBM) and distiller’s dried grain with solubles (DDGS) exports to Burma in MY 2021/22 in line with slower aquaculture development and changes in foreign currency controls.
The Burmese government requires importers to have an import license before product leaves the exporting country.
The Burmese Government published new labeling requirements for prepackage food on January 20, 2022. An unofficial translation of the original order is attached to this report.
The Singapore Food Agency (SFA) is seeking comments on the draft Food (Amendment No. X) Regulations 2022, concerning provisions for the use of pathogen reduction treatments (PRTs) on raw meat.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Singapore: Exporter Guide

Singapore’s highly import dependent, multi-billion-dollar food industry is driven by robust consumer spending, high disposable incomes, and intense urbanization.
This report discusses food and agricultural export product certificates currently required by the Singapore Government.
This report provides information on the regulations and procedures for the importation of food and agricultural products from the United States to Singapore. Updates in this report include modifications to the Singapore Food Regulations (guidelines governing imported food).
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Burma: Exporter Guide

Since Burma initiated a series of political and economic reforms in 2011, U.S. agricultural exports have grown over 80-fold, reaching a record $174 million in 2019 and $167 million in 2020 despite the COVID-19 situation.
On November 9, Burma published new negative import lists that indicate the products required to have import licenses with notification 18/2021, which included apples, grapes, oranges, pears and butter and milk products.
The military coup continues to negatively impact Burma’s economy, and the value of the Myanmar Kyat hit record lows in September. Arriving shipments, however, are being cleared and are not facing many clearance challenges.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Singapore: Food Service - Hotel Restaurant Institutional

Singapore has a highly developed and competitive hotel, restaurant and institutional (HRI) industry that is traditionally fueled by robust tourism and receipts.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Burma: Trade Continues but Uncertainty Remains High

The military coup continues to negatively impact Burma’s economy. Arriving shipments, however, are being cleared, and trade is continuing in some fashion or another.