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Korea has issued its annual list of adjustment tariffs and voluntary tariff rate quotas (TRQs) for certain agricultural products for calendar year 2022. Korea’s 2022 tariff adjustments were relatively unchanged from the previous year; however, expanded TRQ’s in a handful of agricultural commodities will increase opportunities for U.S. agricultural exports, particularly in feed grains and food ingredients.
U.S. food and agricultural product companies exporting goods to China are encouraged to verify their Chinese Import Food Enterprise Registration information inside the Chinese "Single Window" website. In addition, this report provides information on how to search for facility registration numbers issued by GACC.
This report includes technical information and certificate requirements for food and agricultural product exports to the Republic of South Korea. Notable updates include dairy export certification for Korea and the NAQS electronic import certification for processed organic products.
This report outlines specific requirements for food and agricultural product imports into the Republic of South Korea. Updates to the 2021 FAIRS Report are included in sections I, II, III, IV, V, VII, VIII, IX and Appendix II.
This report lists certificates required by Thai government agencies for U.S. products exported to Thailand, including fruit and vegetables, live animals, beef, canned or preserved meat and poultry products, other processed meat products, processed or frozen seafood, hides and skins, distillers dried grains, live animals, and any food that undergoes a production process (i.e., make, mix, prepare and re-packing).
On January 6, 2022, China notified the Measures for Administration of Quarantine Access of Entry Animals and Plants (Draft) to the WTO SPS Committee as G/SPS/N/CHN/1244. The comment deadline is March 7, 2022.
This report provides information of the food and agricultural laws and regulations currently in force in Vietnam.
This report provides an overview of Vietnam’s certification requirements for imported food and agricultural products. In 2021, Vietnam made no changes to its certification requirements.
The Hong Kong government ordered the culling of 2000 hamsters in Hong Kong. The order was issued over fears of an animal-to-human transmission of the COVID-19 virus after a pet shop saleswoman tested positive for the Delta variant, and samples collected from hamsters at the pet shop were also positive.
The Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs (MORA) notified a draft decree to the WTO TBT Committee on January 6, 2022, as G/TBT/N/IDN/140 regarding materials that are exempted from mandatory halal certification.
Japan’s Consumer Affairs Agency invites public comments on its newly proposed guidelines for “additive-free” labeling. The comment period will close on January 21, 2022 (Japan Standard time).
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Taiwan: Exporter Guide

As the United States' eighth-largest export market for food and agricultural products, Taiwan imported $3.32 billion of food and agricultural products from the United States in 2020. Taiwan relies on imports of various food products that are not locally produced or not produced in sufficient volumes, which makes it a land full of opportunities for U.S. food and agricultural suppliers.