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Quarterly Agricultural Export Forecast

Quarterly Agricultural Export Forecast

FAS and the Economic Research Service jointly publish the quarterly Outlook for U.S. Agricultural Trade. The agricultural export forecast is updated February, May, August, and November.
International Agricultural Trade Report

After Several Difficult Years, U.S. Pork Exports to Mexico Show Promise

Mexico is the third-largest pork importer in the world and traditionally the largest U.S. market for pork exports by volume. Over the past few years, shipments to this important market have faced headwinds. First, retaliatory tariffs related to Section 232 actions disadvantaged U.S. product. Then the coronavirus pandemic and a weak Mexican economy weighed on demand.
International Agricultural Trade Report

Colombia Rice TRQ Unfilled for the First Time

In 2021, despite advantages offered through the United States-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement (TPA), U.S. rice exports to Colombia have declined to just $5 million through July. The significantly lower exports to this market are a result of a larger Colombian crop and lower domestic prices, plus increased competition from South American exporters.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Canada: Food Service - Hotel Restaurant Institutional

In 2020, Canadian food sales amounted to US$49 billion, a decrease of 34 percent from the previous year. This includes commercial and non-commercial national sales.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Brazil: Brazil Temporary Lowers Import Tariffs

On November 5, Brazil announced a unilateral 10 percent reduction of import tariffs on 87 percent of all goods and services until December 31, 2022. Agricultural products are on the list of reductions, including ethanol – which was lowered by 10 percent from 20 percent to 18 percent.
Mexico's new certification requirements for bulk/raw organic product imports will enter into force on January 1, 2022.
On Saturday, November 6, Mexico's National Service for Agricultural Health, Food Safety, and Agri-Quality (SENASICA) published on its website the Phytosanitary Requirement Sheet (HRF by its Spanish acronym) for U.S. potato imports to the entirety of Mexico.
Data Product

Infographic: It All Adds Up!

FY2021 agricultural exports reach record levels.
Damage to port facilities in New Orleans during Hurricane Ida caused significant delays to shipments of U.S. feed grains to Costa Rica, where the poultry, pork, and dairy sectors rely almost exclusively on U.S. suppliers.
This report intends to inform U.S. beer, wine, and spirits companies interested in exporting to Mexico about the general requirements, import process and timeframes, and about how often they are updated.
In El Salvador there is no specific food law. However, the Ministry of Health’s (MINSAL) Health Code is used to enforce food safety for all food and beverage products.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) recently updated Importer Attestation Form 5961, which is required for shipments of romaine lettuce from the California counties of Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, San Benito, and Monterey.