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Hong Kong: Hong Kong Bakery Goods Market

Hong Kong is the ninth largest importer of baked goods in the world, with imports valued at $870 million. Major import categories included pastries, bread, and cakes. For the first ten months of 2021, Hong Kong imports of baked goods were $721 million, a modest increase of 1.61 percent over the same period in 2020.
Hong Kong traders complain about ongoing issues with global shipping logistics and resulting disruptions on supply chains.
Hong Kong authorities reported a detection of COVID-19 virus on imported frozen cuttlefish from Malaysia. Detections were identified on the slice surface and its inner packaging during precautionary testing at the point of entry.
The Hong Kong government recently published a report on its second Food Consumption Survey which highlights local dietary preferences.
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Thailand: Thailand's Pet Food Market

Thailand’s pet food market experienced steady growth due to the rise of “pet humanisation” and an increasing cat population.
The Republic of Korea (Korea) is a developed Asian country with a global presence in high-tech, automobile, and electronics industries. Korea is an industrial powerhouse with a skilled labor force.
On July 28, 2021, the State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) published a notice soliciting comments on "Further Regulating the Labeling and Marking of Infant and Young Children Formula Milk Powder Products (Draft for Solicitation of...
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South Korea: Retail Foods

The outlook for U.S. products in the Korean retail industry is excellent for a wide range of products.
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Japan: USJTA Treatment for Fruit Preparations 2021

The U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement (USJTA) has been in effect for 17 months, however the timing of Japan's fiscal year meant that the agreement entered "Year 3" of implementation on April 1, 2021.
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Japan: USJTA Treatment for Fruit Juice and Jams 2021

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.
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.
Parties interested in exporting to Malaysia should be aware that country is strictly enforcing nutrition labeling requirements for processed foods.