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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).
On July 2, 2021, Indonesia notified Ministry of Religious Affairs (MORA) Decree 748/2021 regarding Types of Products Mandatory to be Halal Certified as G/TBT/N/IDN/134 to the WTO TBT Committee and again on December 1, 2021 as G/TBT/N/IDN/134/Add.1.
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China: New and Renewed Biosafety Certificates Issued

On December 27, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA) announced the issuance of new and renewed biosafety certificates for genetically engineered (GE) events.
An Online Public Consultation on the new Draft Fisheries Administrative Order on the Rules and Regulations Governing Food Safety and Traceability of Imported Fish is set for Wednesday, January 12 at 9:00 AM (Manila Time).
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China: Exporter Guide 2021

As the largest export market for the United States, China provides a promising yet competitive market for agricultural products. As the pandemic continues to restrict travel movements, U.S. exporters are encouraged to continue engaging with key Chinese stakeholders via online meetings, matchmaking events, conferences, and trade shows.
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China: China Beer Market Overview

China is a leading beer market in terms of both production and consumption. However, in recent years China’s beer market has stagnated. Although U.S. beer accounts for a very small percentage of China’s imported beers, exports to China enjoy a good reputation.
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Vietnam: Exporter Guide

This report serves as a practical guide for U.S. exporters wishing to initiate or increase exports of U.S. consumer-oriented and seafood products to Vietnam. It provides an overview of the market potential, practical tips, consumer preferences and trends, food standards and regulations, import and inspection procedures, and useful contacts.
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Malaysia: Exporter Guide

As Malaysia's economy begins to recover from COVID-19 impacts, U.S. exporters can find strong opportunities in the retail food and food processing sectors. While recovery may take longer in the HRI sector, Malaysians' love of dining out and continued development of tourism will contribute to future growth in this area.
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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China: Final Seed Law Published

On December 24, 2021, the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China published an amended Seed Law of the People's Republic of China.
This report provides a summary and unofficial translation of the Government of Vietnam’s (GVN) Decree 111/2021/ND-CP, dated December 9, 2021, Amending and Supplementing Decree 43/2017/ND-CP on Goods Labeling.
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Indonesia: Exporter Guide

In 2020, U.S. agricultural exports to Indonesia totaled $3 billion, making it the 11th largest market for U.S. agricultural exports. Major exports include soybeans, wheat, cotton, milk powder, feeds and fodders, dairy, fresh fruit, and beef and beef products.