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This report outlines updated plant and label registration guidance for U.S. meat and meat product exporters to Brazil. The USDA Foreign Agricultural Service Office of Agricultural Affairs (OAA) Brasília will continue to provide assistance for U.S...
U.S. beef exports into the EU’s High Quality Beef (HQB) quota had a hard time in 2021 as they suffered from the repeated closures of the EU hospitality sector from COVID-19. EU imports of U.S. beef decreased substantially after the end-of-year 2020 holiday season and only gradually increased throughout 2021 again
On December 31, 2021, the Ministry of Trade and Integration announced the first stage of 2022 meat and poultry quotas by HS code for historic suppliers (i.e., importers). The first stage approved the distribution of 2,835 tons of beef and 31,500 tons of poultry.
On November 15, 2021, China notified the National Food Safety Standard: Code of Hygienic Practice for Livestock and Poultry Edible Offal and Byproducts to the WTO SPS Committee as G/SPS/N/CHN/1234.
On November 4, 2021, the Philippine Department of Agriculture's Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) and National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS) issued Joint BAI-NMIS Memorandum Circular No. 3.
The Directorate General of Livestock and Animal Health Services (DGLAHS) issued new questionnaires for foreign meat and pork establishments seeking approval to export to Indonesia.
On August 28, 2021, the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Food Supply (MAPA) began accepting the new Export Certificate model for U.S. exports of beef, beef products, and bovine offal into Brazil.
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Thailand: Thailand's Beef Market

Beef consumption has increased in Thailand over the last few years, and local cattle production will not be able to meet the increase in demand.
For a decade, trade of beef and beef products to Egypt have been very disrupted.
The COVID-19 crisis and the closure of the European hospitality sector during much of the past year kept EU imports of U.S. beef into its High Quality Beef (HQB) quota well below availability.
The Government of Ukraine adopted new labeling requirements for country of origin or place of origin for selected food products on April 1, 2021.
On May 28, 2021, the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) announced a foot and mouth disease outbreak in the KwaZulu-Natal province.