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Japan: MAFF Announces Dairy TRQs for JFY 2022

On April 1, Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) announced tariff-rate quota (TRQ) volumes for dairy products that will be open during Japanese Fiscal Year (JFY) 2022 (April to March). The announcement includes quotas for...
On December 23, 2021, the General Administration of Customs of the People's Republic of China (GACC) published a notice that the inspection and quarantine requirements for imported dairy products, which include health certificates, import quarantine permits, and testing reports will now be subject to the details specified in GACC Announcement No. 114. Additional information for U.S. firms exporting dairy and infant formula products may be found within the executive summary.
On November 9, Burma published new negative import lists that indicate the products required to have import licenses with notification 18/2021, which included apples, grapes, oranges, pears and butter and milk products.
On October 1, Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries affirmed that in a change from its previous announcement in January it will increase the tariff-rate quota volumes for butter to 9,500 MT, although it will maintain non-fat dry milk (NFDM) imports at 750 MT for Japanese fiscal year (JFY) 2021.
The Ministry of Agriculture issued Regulation Number 15 Year 2021 (15/2021) that includes provisions regarding the import of food products of animal origin.
ALIC has announced that for the first time in 14 years the “Milk for Further Processing Stabilization Program” (the so-called Narashi program) was triggered and thereafter subsidized eligible milk traded in Japanese Fiscal Year 2020 (April – March) in the amount of $0.007 per kg.
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South Korea: Update on New Korean Dairy Certificate

This is an update to the Republic of Korea’s export certificate requirements for dairy products including those containing eggs such as ice cream.
On July 6, 2021 China's General Administration of Customs (GACC) implemented a notification and commitment system that allows importers (or agents) to certify to the possession of testing reports for imported dairy products, in lieu of submitting the original testing reports to GACC, when clearing customs.
On June 16, 2021, China notified draft National Food Safety Standard of Cream, Butter and Anhydrous Milk Fat (GB19646-xxxx) to the WTO SPS Committee as G/SPS/N/CHN/1221.
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China: China Notifies Cheese Standard

On February 22, 2021, the National Health Commission of the People’s Republic of China and the State Administration for Market Regulation issued the Standard GB 5420-2021 (the National Food Safety - Cheese).
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Japan: Summary of Japan's Dairy Quota System

Most dairy product imports into Japan are conducted through government tariff-rate quotas (TRQs).
On March 4, 2021, China notified an addendum to the National Food Safety Standard: Good Manufacturing Practice for Powdered Infant Formula (GB23790-xxxx) to the WTO SPS Committee as G/SPS/N/CHN/1159/Add.1.