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On January 11, 2022, the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) announced it will conduct an Expiry Review on the antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) measures imposed on U.S.-origin distiller’s dried grains with or without solubles (DDGS).
On November 16, 2021, China Animal Agricultural Association (CAAA) proposed group standards for Alfalfa Meal Quality Classification and Timothy Hay Quality Grade. The standards were published for public feedback and will take effect after revision based on feedback received.
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Japan: USJTA TRQs Underutilized in First Half of JFY 2021

The U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement (USJTA), which entered into force on January 1, 2020, improved market access for U.S. products through the creation of tariff-rate quotas (TRQs) for food wheat, wheat products, malt, processed cheese, whey, glucose and fructose, potato starch, corn starch, and inulin.
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Taiwan: Final 2021 Tenders for U.S. Rice

On December 1, 2021, Taiwan completed the last tender for approximately 12,000 MT of U.S. long grain brown rice, thus concluding tenders for 2021 country specific quota (CSQ) for U.S. rice.
As international rice prices gained competitiveness over Chinese rice prices, significant import volumes have entered China since November 2020.
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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.
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China: Chinese Feed Additive Catalog Re-Organized

This report contains an unofficial translation of the 2021 version of “Approved Feed Additives”, which is a revision of the same document published in December 2013.
On June 30, 2021, the Vietnam Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) issued Circular 05/2021 Promulgating the Amendment 1:2021 of National Technical Regulation (NTR) 190: Maximum Allowable Levels (MLs) of Undesirable Substances in Animal Feed and Aqua Feed Ingredients.
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China: MARA Feed Catalog Published

On March 3, 2021, MARA published an updated feed catalog consolidating the 2012 version and subsequent revisions issued over the last several years. MARA indicated that, going forward, the feed catalog will be updated in a timely manner based on new...
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Japan: USJTA Treatment for Coarse Grains

This report is one in a series of product briefs highlighting the tariff benefits for specific commodities and products from Year 3 (2021) to Year 5 (2023) of the agreement.
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Burma: Pandemic and Coup Reduce Wheat Consumption

Wheat consumption is forecast to decrease in 2021 due to economic contraction and cash shortages post-coup and the continued negative impact from COVID-19.
In a bid to diversify market sources and maintain affordable rice prices, the Philippines has temporarily lowered the Most Favored Nation tariff rates for rice.