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The European Union follows a complex, rolling system of review for use of active ingredients and Maximum Residue Levels (MRLs) in food. For agricultural inputs, U.S. farmers must know early in the process to be able to provide input on their priorities and prevent or mitigate the loss of access to safe chemicals.
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India: India's Poultry Market - A Snapshot of 2020-21

The past two years have been challenging for India’s poultry sector. With rumors running rampant linking poultry consumption to contagion with the COVID-19 virus, demand for poultry has been affected, dragging down prices. As consumer confidence with...
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Costa Rica: Food Service - Hotel Restaurant Institutional

Costa Rica’s hotel, restaurant, and institutional sector continued to struggle through significantly lower tourism activity and COVID-19 measures that restricted dining opportunities through the first nine months of 2021.
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China: China's Hemp and Hemp Products Import Policies

While hemp has been grown in China for centuries, liberalization of production, processing, and use regulations have only come in recent years.
On August 27, 2021, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare/Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) notified on its website the proposal to amend the Food Safety and Standards (Advertising and Claims) Amendment Regulations (2018), to introduce claims made on additional categories of edible vegetable oil.
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.
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Australia: Food Service - Hotel Restaurant Institutional

The Australian consumer foodservice industry is valued at A$60 (US$44) billion.
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India: India's FSSAI Proposes New Regulations for Vegan Foods

On September 8, 2021, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare/Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) published draft regulations for packaged vegan food products.
On September 2, 2021, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare/Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) notified the Food Safety and Standards (Fortification of Foods) First Amendment Regulations (2021).
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare/Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) issued on September 6, 2021, Notification No. Stds/SP-05/T(Nutraceuticals-02).
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China: Section 301 Retaliatory Tariff Exclusions Extended

China extended again the Section 301 retaliatory tariff exclusions on 11 agricultural products, including shrimp for cultivation, whey for feed, fishmeal for feed, alfalfa and six hardwood products.
On September 3, 2021, India’s Ministry of Commerce and Industry/Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT), issued Notification No. 23/2015-2020 pertaining to the “Inclusion of Ports of Import in Continuation to Notification No. 20/2015-20 (August 24, 2021).”