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Bulgaria acceded to the European Union (EU) in 2007 and follows EU directives and regulations pertaining to food safety, quality, and standards. This report outlines applicable legislation regarding U.S. food-product exports to Bulgaria, particularly those rules which differ from EU legislation.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

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 December 27, 2021, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare/Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) issued Notification No. F. No. Std/SP-08/A-1.2020/N-03 (see, Appendix I). The notification, was published in the Gazette of India (official gazette) on December 27, 2021, notifying draft amendments to the Food Safety and Standards (Advertising and Claims) Regulations (2018).
Attaché Report (GAIN)

India: FAIRS Country Report Annual

In calendar year (2021), important food safety related notifications published by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), included: (i) Food Safety and Standards (Vegan Foods) Regulations (2021); (ii) Food Safety and Standards (Ayurveda Aahar) Regulations (2021); (iii) Food Safety and Standards (Genetically Modified or Engineered Foods) Regulations (2021); (iv) Implementation date extension for Food Safety and Standards (Labeling and Display) Regulations; and (v) Finalization of Amendments in the Food Safety and Standards (Import) Regulations (2017), relating to registration and inspection of foreign food manufacturing facilities.
The Mexican Ministry of Health is proposing changes to the existing NOM-187 published in 2003. The purpose of the amendment is to establish the classification, ingredients, and specifications that products derived from corn and wheat need to meet.
The Ethiopian Sugar Corporation (ESC) and the Ethiopian Industrial Input Development Enterprise (EIIDE) have separately issued international competitive tenders to purchase 200,000 metric tons (MT) of white cane sugar and 10,000 MT of lint cotton, respectively.
International Agricultural Trade Report

Opportunities for U.S. Agricultural Exports to the UAE

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is home to 9.8 million people. It ranks among the world’s richest in terms of per capita wealth. According to the International Monetary Fund in 2020, the UAE had a gross domestic product (GDP) of $421 billion, and a per capita spending level in line with that of developed economies, $35,000.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Panama: Exporter Guide

This report provides information to U.S. exporters of agricultural and related products on how to do business in Panama. Panama is an attractive market for exporting U.S. agricultural food products. Its culturally diverse population, geographical location, and love for American food and culture support export opportunities for U.S. high value food and beverage products.
This report highlights export certification requirements for Kazakhstan. Please note that certification requirements have and will continue to undergo changes as Kazakhstan reforms its regulations to meet Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) and WTO commitments. Exporters are advised to verify export certification requirements with their importer before shipment.
This report is an overview of the general legal and technical requirements for food and agricultural imports imposed by Kazakhstan. The following sections of this report have been updated from the 2020 FAIRS report: Section II’s “Digital Labeling Requirements,” Section V’s “Draft Maximum Residue Levels,” Section VI’s information on “Tariff Rate Quotas,” and Section VII’s “Halal Standards.”
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.
This report outlines specific requirements for food and agricultural product imports into Austria. As a member of the European Union, Austria follows EU directives and regulations. U.S. food and agricultural suppliers to Austria should verify with local importers and appropriate U.S. regulatory agencies for the most current local requirements prior to shipping.