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This report includes updates in Section I Food Laws: 1.3.1 Pre-marketing Control; Section II Labeling Requirements: 2.9 Novel Food Labeling; Section VI Other Requirements Regulations and Registration Measures: 6.1 Testing Requirements for Alcohol...
On September 20, 2021, Vietnam’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) issued Circular 11/2021 on the promulgation of Harmonized System (HS) codes for imported and exported goods subject to its management. This Circular lists the HS...
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Philippines: Exporter Guide

The Philippines is the ninth largest market for U.S. agricultural exports and the largest destination for U.S. consumer-oriented products in Southeast Asia. The United States is the largest single-country supplier of agricultural products, although ASEAN countries benefit from lower tariffs and have more market share as a group.
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Hong Kong: Hong Kong Bakery Goods Market

Hong Kong is the ninth largest importer of baked goods in the world, with imports valued at $870 million. Major import categories included pastries, bread, and cakes. For the first ten months of 2021, Hong Kong imports of baked goods were $721 million, a modest increase of 1.61 percent over the same period in 2020.
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China: Decree 248 HS Codes Published in GACC Single Window

On November 30, FAS China downloaded a list of Harmonized System (HS) codes from the General Administration of Customs of the People’s Republic of China (GACC) Single Window website that reportedly represent the scope of commodities covered by Decree 248.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

China: Decree 248 Information Update

This report contains updated information as of November 19, 2021 on the implementation of overseas facility registration requirements following recent conversations on Decree 248 with authorities of the Import/Export Food Safety Bureau of the General Administration of Customs of the People's Republic of China (GACC).
Attaché Report (GAIN)

New Zealand: Exporter Guide

New Zealand is an important market in the Pacific for U.S. agricultural products. In 2020, despite logistical and other challenges as a result of COVID-19, New Zealand’s imports continued strong and included US$ 575 million of U.S. agricultural products.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

China: China Issues Draft Standard on Nut and Seed Food

The State Administration for Market Regulation issued a revised draft of the General Standard for Nut and Seed Food for domestic comment.
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.
Hong Kong traders complain about ongoing issues with global shipping logistics and resulting disruptions on supply chains.
This report is an update on U.S. Government efforts to inform industry and facilitate trade as China prepares to implement Decrees 248 and 249. FAS China will continue to provide information on the implementation of the decrees as it becomes available.
Given the small scale of urban farming in Japan, urban agricultural production is unlikely to impact U.S. agricultural priorities in Japan but may offer limited opportunities for exports of specific U.S. commodities.