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On January 11, 2023, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) National Health Commission (NHC) released an updated Catalog of National Food Safety Standards. The updated list contains 1,478 standards covering food products, additives, quality specifications, testing methods, and production practices. This report provides an unofficial translation of the Catalogue.
On September 20, 2022, the China’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA), the National Health Commission (NHC), and the State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) jointly published Announcement No. 594 containing the National Food Safety Standard of Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs) for 41 Veterinary Drugs in Foods (GB 31650.1-2022) and 21 standards of methods for determination of veterinary drug residues.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

China: MARA Finalizes GE Safety Assessment

On January 13, 2023, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA) published a finalized updated “Guideline for Safety Assessment of Genetically Modified Plants.”
On January 13, 2023, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA) announced the issuance of new and renewed biosafety certificates for genetically engineered (GE) events.
China will continue to collect countervailing (CVD) and antidumping (AD) duty duties on imported Distiller’s Dried Grains with or without Solubles (DDGS) from the United States for five more years.
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Taiwan: Exporter Guide

As the United States' sixth-largest export market for food and agricultural products, Taiwan imported almost US $4 billion of food and agricultural products from the US in 2021. This year, 2022, looks to exceed that mark, potentially hitting record imports.
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Cambodia: FAIRS Export Certificate Report Annual

This report lists the major certificates required by Cambodian government agencies for U.S. agricultural products exported to Cambodia. The list of certificates primarily focuses on major U.S. agricultural exports to Cambodia, such as soybeans and soybean meal, distillers dried grains with solubles, meat and poultry products, fruits and vegetables, and other grocery items.
The Government of New Zealand has passed legislation that will restrict a wide range of plastic products to be sold in New Zealand, including non-compostable produce stickers.
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China: Exporter Guide

China is on track to be the leading export destination for U.S. agricultural products for a third consecutive year. Despite the economy's anticipated challenges in 2023, demand for U.S. agricultural products remains strong. In December 2022, China announced changes to its pandemic response policy, signaling a shift that removes previous restrictions that impacted food and agricultural trade and marketing.
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Philippines: Exporter Guide

The Philippines ranks as the seventh largest market for U.S. agricultural exports and the largest destination for U.S. consumer-oriented products in Southeast Asia.
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Hong Kong: Exporter Guide

Despite its small population of 7.4 million, Hong Kong is the seventh-largest export market for U.S. consumer-oriented agricultural products. Hong Kong remains an attractive market for innovative U.S. food and beverage products as well as a gateway to the region.
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China: Decree 248 Product List Update

The General Administration of Customs of the People's Republic of China (GACC) recently updated the list of products subject to Decree 248. Between November 7, 2022, and January 4, 2023, it added 19 products and removed 15.