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Morocco: New Market Access for US Live Aquatic Animals

On October 12, 2021, the United States Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service and Morocco completed a sanitary certificate for exports of live U.S. aquatic animals.
The National Food Safety Authority continues to develop standards and procedures regulating food safety in Egypt. On June 2, 2021, the National Food Safety Authority Board of Directors approved mandatory technical regulations on the permissible residue levels of pesticides for food of plant and animal origin.
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Tunisia: Exporter Guide

Approximately 90 percent of U.S. agricultural exports to Tunisia are bulk grains and oilseeds.
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Israel: Israel Reviews its Use of Approved Agrochemicals

Israel plans to conduct a review of the use of 34 chemicals, which are components of approximately 180 agrochemicals that local farmers currently use.
On July 15, 2021, Egypt’s Minister of Trade and Industry (MTI) signed Decree No. 322/2021. The decree renewed an earlier decision that extended the shelf-life validity period for imported frozen fish from six to nine months and of frozen beef liver from seven to ten months.
The National Food Safety Authority continues to develop standards and procedures regulating food safety in Egypt.
For a decade, trade of beef and beef products to Egypt have been very disrupted.
On June 15th, Egypt postponed its launch of the Advanced Clearance Information system (ACI). The Minister of Finance pushed the 1st of July deadline of full implementation of the new system to October 1st, 2021 citing the delay had been requested by several companies and diplomatic missions.
On May 3, 2021, the Bahraini Animal Control & Health Directorate (ACHD) notified FAS/Riyadh that U.S. poultry products will be allowed into the local market indefinitely on the previously followed protocol.
Egypt’s Ministry of Finance issued Decree 38/2021 on pre-shipment registration under a new single window system that seeks to modernize and automate customs administration, simplify procedures...
On February 2, 2021, the Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) increased the shelf life for U.S. chilled beef from 70 to 120 days.
This report contains an unofficial translation of Morocco's Order No. 3140-20 on phytosanitary inspection of plants, plant products, and other items at import, including wood packaging.