Burma’s aquaculture production and export in MY 2021/22 will remain flat as COVID-19 restrictions and the military coup continue to dampen the economy. Post anticipates lower U.S. soybean meal (SBM) and distiller’s dried grain with solubles (DDGS) exports to Burma in MY 2021/22 in line with slower aquaculture development and changes in foreign currency controls.
Effective June 1, 2022, Malaysia intends to ban export of poultry products to ensure sufficient domestic supply. This is the latest in a series of measures taken to try to combat rising food prices in the country.
Social media has become an indispensable tool for marketing food and beverages in Thailand. Effective social media marketing is the key for growth in any food and beverage business; however, the social media landscape is changing continuously as new platforms and features emerge.
Russian invasion of Ukraine is expected to significantly affect Thai agriculture. Agricultural production costs are expected to increase 7-13 percent in livestock production and 10-17 percent in field crops due to the surge in prices of feed-quality grains and fertilizers.
The COVID-19 health crisis continues to change the behavior of consumers and shaping new trends in the food and restaurant industry. Restaurants and retail stores are producing new products and services that are based on the consumer trends towards health and wellness.
FAS/Bangkok successfully negotiated with the Thai Food and Drug Administration to accept the Global Seafood Alliance’s Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) seafood processing standard – Issue – 5.1 for U.S. seafood exports to Thailand.