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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 March 4, 2021, China notified the National Food Safety Standard for the Code of Hygienic Practice for Cooked Meat (GB 19303-xxxx) to the WTO SPS Committee as G/SPS/N/CHN/1066/Add.1.
On December 25, 2020, the Chinese Institute of Food Science and Technology (CIFST) issued the voluntary group standard Plant-Based Meat Products (T/CIFST 001-2020), which provides...
On January 1, the Government of Japan introduced a new payment scheme for Japanese importers to postpone customs clearance of imported chilled beef between January 1 and June 30.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Japan: MHLW Proposes Limiting SRM Scope for Domestic Cattle

On November 12, Japan’s Food Safety Commission (FSC) Prion Subcommittee began its review of a proposal by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) to reduce the scope of specified risk...
On September 21, 2020, the Taiwan Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) issued new country of origin labeling regulations for 1) pork in packaged food; 2) pork served in restaurants; and...
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Taiwan: Taiwan To Ease Restrictions on US Beef Imports

On August 28, 2020, Taiwan announced that, beginning January 1, 2021, it will no longer restrict imports of U.S. beef to cattle of less than 30 months of age.
This report is an update on recent efforts by Korea to update their veterinary drug safety management system, which may impact U.S. exports of meat and livestock products to Korea.
On August 18, 2020, the city of Shenzhen in South China imposed new COVID-19 handling and testing requirements for imports of frozen meat and seafood.
To stimulate the use of non-traditional protein sources in the Japanese diet, Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries established a public-private partnership to develop regulations...