Indonesian cotton imports in 2021/22 increased by 11.7 percent to 2.57 million bales due to increased economic activity following relaxed COVID-19 restrictions. However, due to the global economic slowdown leading to lower demand for Indonesian textiles and products, cotton imports in 2022/23 are forecast to slightly decline to 2.50 million bales.
The Government of Indonesia is set to increase its biodiesel blending mandate from 30 percent to 35 percent in February 2023, a month later than initially announced. The new blending rate is expected to increase palm oil use for fuel to 12.5 million...
Singapore’s economy is rebounding strongly from the COVID-19 pandemic. The city-state’s highly import dependent, multi-billion dollar food industry is driven by robust consumer spending, high disposable incomes, and intense urbanization.
This report provides updated technical information for requirements and regulations on food and agricultural products as currently required by the Government of Indonesia (GOI). Sections that have been updated for this year include Food Additive...
Vietnam’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) issued Circular 19/2022 on December 2, 2022, revising the List of Pesticides Approved for Use and the List of Pesticides Banned from Use in Vietnam.
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.
The United States is a leading supplier of agricultural products to Indonesia with a 13 percent market share in 2021. Major exports include soybeans, wheat, cotton, milk powder, feeds and fodders, dairy, fresh fruit, and beef and beef products.
Post revises its estimates of the marketing year (MY) 2021/22 paddy harvest area and production down to 7,185 thousand hectares (THA) and 42.83 million metric tons (MMT) on unfavorable weather conditions and high input costs.
The Ministry of Religious Affairs’ Halal Product Assurance Organizing Agency (BPJPH) held the Halal 20 (H20) Forum in Semarang, Indonesia in November 2022. The forum covered a wide range of halal related issues and representatives from foreign embassies and 99 foreign halal certifying agencies (HCAs) joined in the discussions. This report summarizes some of the key points of the event.