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April 27, 2020
On April 21, 2020, Japan notified the World Trade Organization via G/SPS/N/JPN/755 of temporary measures to accept scanned or hard copies of export certificates for animals, plants, and...
April 27, 2020
As part of the Government of Japan’s COVID-19 emergency economic package, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) is expected to receive a 545 billion yen...
April 23, 2020
Japan’s Consumer Affairs Agency (CAA) plans to remove the terms “artificial” and “synthetic” for sweeteners, colorings, preservatives, and flavors from the Food Labeling Standards.
April 22, 2020
Australia is a prosperous, economically stable, and industrialized nation. Underpinning Australia's strong economy is its open and transparent trade and investment environment....
April 21, 2020
The Philippine Department of Agriculture will be implementing a P31 billion ($608 million) ‘Plant, Plant, Plant Program’ to enhance food security concerns amidst the country's coronavirus disease...
April 17, 2020
Following official requests that people stay at home to prevent the spread of COVID-19, schools have closed, tourism has come to a halt, and public outings have fallen.
April 17, 2020
Japan’s Consumer Affairs Agency will temporarily suspend the strict monitoring of non-critical food labeling information in response to COVID-19 related supply chain disruptions.
April 17, 2020
As Japan’s agricultural workforce continues a decades-long decline, farm owners are increasingly looking for alternative sources of labor, including from abroad.
April 15, 2020
On April 13, Japan’s Agriculture and Livestock Industries Corporation (ALIC), a state-trading enterprise, announced details of $875 million it will receive as part of Japan’s COVID-19...
April 13, 2020
Taiwan authorities are confident that food and agricultural commodity stocks and supply will last for up to 6-months in the event of further deterioration in international agricultural trade...
April 9, 2020
Japan’s Cabinet approved a $990 billion economic package to support the economy in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
April 9, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused food service sales in Japan at restaurants and hotels to nosedive and retail sales at supermarkets to jump as schools have closed, tourism has come to a halt...
April 8, 2020
In MY 2020/21, rice production in Burma is forecast to increase in anticipation of favorable weather and increased demand from the European Union and China following COVID-19.
April 6, 2020
Falling wagyu beef prices since 2019 have triggered increased support payments under the Beef Livestock Stabilization Program, also known as Beef Marukin.
April 6, 2020
MY2020/21 cotton imports are expected to grow at a slow pace in anticipation of weak or no economic recovery. MY2019/20 cotton imports reduce sharply due to an economic downturn caused by the COVID-19
April 6, 2020
The emergence of COVID-19 across the globe, including Thailand, is expected to negatively impact demand from both feed and food industries for most of 2020, leading to a reduction in consumption...
March 31, 2020
The Government of Japan released two tranches of emergency funding for COVID-19 countermeasures, 15.3 billion yen (US$140 million) on February 13 and 430.8 billion yen (US$3.9 billion) on March 10.
March 26, 2020
This report provides an overview of the impact to date of COVID-19 on the Korean trade balance, distribution channels, wholesale prices and government support programs provided to cope with the...
March 24, 2020
The Government of Japan announced increased support for dairy farmers and processors to mitigate impact of reduced milk consumption in schools following the government’s decision to close schools...
March 23, 2020
The Korean food market has been seriously hit by the on-going COVID-19 outbreak.

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