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On January 11, 2022, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry announced that India and the United States agreed to a framework that will implement market access for agricultural products from both countries. Among the successes, India agreed to finalize the mutually agreed export certificate to allow the importation of U.S. pork and pork products.
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Thailand: Thai Pork Supplies Disrupted by ASF

ASF outbreak was officially confirmed in Thailand on January 11, 2022. Swine production is expected to decline by 35-40 percent in 2022, causing an upward price pressure on pork meat which is expected to increase around 30 percent compared to 2021.
On December 31, 2021, the Ministry of Trade and Integration announced the first stage of 2022 meat and poultry quotas by HS code for historic suppliers (i.e., importers). The first stage approved the distribution of 2,835 tons of beef and 31,500 tons of poultry.
World Production, Markets, and Trade Report

Livestock and Poultry: World Markets and Trade

This quarterly report includes data on U.S. and global trade, production, consumption and stocks, as well as analysis of developments affecting world trade...
This report provides an analysis on beef consumption trends, household expenditure patterns, and international visitor consumption patterns that have impacted the food service industry. This analysis examines trends pre-COVID-19, mid-COVID-19, and sub-sector analysis in a post-COVID-19 environment.
On December 15, 2021, the State Council Tariff Commission (SCTC) announced its 2022 annual tariff adjustment plan that sets tentative import and export tariff rates for select tariff lines.
On November 15, 2021, China notified the National Food Safety Standard: Code of Hygienic Practice for Livestock and Poultry Edible Offal and Byproducts to the WTO SPS Committee as G/SPS/N/CHN/1234.
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Vietnam: Vietnam Livestock Market Update

Vietnam’s livestock sector is facing many challenges, including the impacts of various disease outbreaks, the COVID-19 pandemic, and high feed costs.
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Philippines: Livestock and Poultry Update

FAS Manila raises 2022 pork production by 25,000 MT to 1.025 million MT, as some commercial hog raisers report herd rebuilding efforts. Significant repopulation remains constrained, however, by continued African Swine Fever (ASF) cases and the lack of a vaccine.
The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) has published guidelines regarding procedures for sampling, transportation and handling of meat samples that are meant for microbiological monitoring. The standard procedures...
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China: FMD in Qinghai Province

On December 1, 2021, China’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA) notified the U.S. Embassy in Beijing that on October 31, 2021, China detected foot and mouth disease (FMD) in yak cattle in Qinghai Province. China is continuing to monitor...
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Taiwan: Temporary Tariff Reductions for Beef and Wheat

On November 30, Taiwan announced that it will immediately lower tariffs on imported wheat and beef as a countermeasure against rising consumer prices, effective until March 31, 2022. The tariff on beef will be lowered from NTD 10/kg (USD 0.36/kg) to...