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June 17, 2020
While currently facing difficulties stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, Vietnam has a thriving wood processing sector that is heavily import-dependent.
May 26, 2020
On April 23, 2020, in response to COVID-19 air travel disruptions, Japan notified the World Trade Organization via G/SPS/N/JPN/755 that Japan would temporarily accept electronic copies...
April 30, 2020
In 2019, Japan’s Forestry Agency (FA) developed the Japan Agricultural Standard (JAS) Structural Wood Expansion Program, a $22 million support program for JAS-graded structural wood products.
April 28, 2020
In 2019, Macau’s retail food sector sales rose 7.3 percent to US$613 million, a positive growth trend forecast to continue, especially in segments where U.S. products have strong prospects...
March 6, 2020
Forestry is a key sector in the New Zealand economy and contributes 11 percent of total exports.
March 5, 2020
This report lists the major registration requirements and export certificates required for food and agricultural exports to the People’s Republic of China.
February 28, 2020
On February 21, 2020, the State Council Customs Tariff Commission (SCCTC) announced two tariff exclusion lists for certain U.S. products subject to Section 301 retaliatory duties.
February 27, 2020
On February 18, 2020, China announced a new round of tariff exclusions for U.S. agricultural commodities impacted by the retaliatory Section 301-tariffs levied by China.
February 26, 2020
On January 21, 2020, China notified 642 maximum residue limits (MRLs) on 65 pesticides in food to the World Trade Organization SPS Committee as G/SPS/N/CHN/1149.
February 17, 2020
On February 6, 2020, the State Council Tariff Commission announced that China would cut in half the additional tariffs for certain commodities from the United States on February 14, 2020.
February 13, 2020
Agricultural trade with Taiwan is being impacted by new quarantine measures, port closures, vessel delays, and suspended flights as U.S. agribusiness exporters struggle to find available space....
February 7, 2020
On December 24, 2018, Korea issued an updated list of adjustment tariffs and voluntary tariff rate quotas (TRQs) for certain agricultural, forestry and fishery products....
January 14, 2020
On December 18, 2019, the State Council Tariff Commission (SCTC) announced its annual tariff adjustment plan that sets tentative import and export tariff rates for selected commodities....
December 30, 2019
On December 18, 2020, the State Council Tariff Commission (SCTC) announced its annual tariff adjustment plan that sets tentative import and export tariff rates for selected commodities...
December 30, 2019
This report provides an overview of Japan’s general legal, technical and certification requirements for imported forest products, such as wood and bioenergy products.
December 26, 2019
On December 18, 2019, Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) invited public comment on revised Japan Agricultural Standards for laminated veneer lumber...
November 20, 2019
Government of Japan published the official English translation of the revised Act on Japanese Agricultural Standards (JAS), amended on June 16, 2017.
October 11, 2019
Vietnam, Thailand, and Burma (Myanmar) are part of the fastest developing region in the world and account for roughly 221 million of Southeast Asia’s population.
September 20, 2019
On August 23, 2019, the People’s Republic of China’s Ministry of Finance (MOF), State Council Tariff Commission (SCTC) announced new tariffs on certain U.S. products, valued at $75 billion USD.
September 11, 2019
China’s 2019 imports of wood products are projected to stabilize despite a slowing economy and high 2019 domestic stocks.

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