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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.
This report confirms the dropping of dioxin free certificate requirements for U.S. exports of dairy and dairy products to the Sultanate of Oman. For years, Oman required importers to provide a dioxin free certificate from the country of origin for dairy and dairy products, delaying entry and often requiring testing at destination.
On December 27, 2021, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare/Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) issued Notification No. F. No. M&MP/Notification (05)/FSSAI-2019.
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.
On August 26, 2021, the Regulatory Improvement National Commission (CONAMER) published a draft Conformity Assessment Procedure (CAP) for the national standard NOM-223-SCFI/SAGARPA-2018, Cheese.
On August 30, 2021, the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Food Supply (MAPA) published the new Dairy Certificate model for U.S. exports into Brazil.
On July 30, 2021, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) published on its website the Food Safety and Standards (Food Product Standards and Food Additives) Third Amendment Regulations (2021).
Attaché Report (GAIN)

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.
This report intends to highlight Mexico’s publications of its intent to redraft, modify, or create 6 dairy regulations (NOMs by their Spanish acronym).