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On March 2, 2022, the Supreme People's Court of China issued "Guiding Opinions on Further Strengthening the Criminal Trial Work Involving Seeds" (hereinafter referred to as the "Opinions"). The Opinions clarify the general requirements for strengthening seed-related criminal trials, the application of law to seed-related crimes, and improvement of relevant enforcement mechanisms.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Japan: Japan Proposes a New JAS Standard for Miso

Japan invites public comments on the newly developed Japanese Agricultural Standard (JAS) for miso (fermented soybean paste). Comments are due on January 25, 2022 (Japan standard time).
Japan invites public comments on the newly developed Japanese Agricultural Standards (JAS) for textured soy protein products. Textured Soy Protein Products include soy meat (soybean-based alternative meat products with no animal-derived ingredients)...
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Taiwan: Oilseeds and Products Annual

Taiwan’s soybean imports are projected to reach 2.66 million metric tons (MMT) in marketing year (MY) 2021/22 after an expected decline in MY 2020/21 to 2.56 MMT.
The draft Chinese soybean standard contains changes on quality requirements and adds an additional grade for soybeans.
Following the February 1, 2021 coup by the Burmese military, agricultural trade has been crippled due to country-wide peaceful protests in opposition to the military’s actions...
The draft Chinese soybean standard contains changes on quality requirements and adds an additional grade for soybeans.
Japan’s palm kernel shell (PKS) imports have dramatically increased since 2012, when biomass-generated power became eligible for a feed-in-tariff program (FIT).
China continues to allow imports of Canadian canola seed though China recently reduced the acceptable dockage limits on imported canola and did not reinstate the licenses of Canada’s two largest...
Attaché Report (GAIN)

South Korea: Oilseeds and Products Annual

FAS Seoul forecasts that Korean soybean production for MY 2020/21 will increase by 3 percent.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Japan: USJTA Treatment for Fats and Oils

This is one in a series of reports providing concise overviews of how the U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement (USJTA), which entered into force on January 1, 2020, affects certain product groups.
On February 14, 2020, the Department of Livestock Production (DLP) of Vietnam's Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) issued an official letter 76/CN-TACN to detail....