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June 13, 2018
As part of Burma's ongoing market liberalization, the Ministry of Commerce (MOC) published a notification allowing 100 percent foreign-owned businesses that meet certain criteria....
June 7, 2018
On July 1, China will cut most-favored-nation (MFN) tariffs for 1,449 taxable items, including several agricultural and seafood items.
May 18, 2018
On May 18, 2018 MOFCOM announced that it will drop its antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing (CVD) duty investigation on imports of U.S. sorghum, which was initiated on February 4....
May 7, 2018
The Government of Japan introduced new support measures to enhance the competiveness of domestic cheese producers as Japan prepares to enter into free trade agreements with the European Union....
May 3, 2018
Australia is expected to improve its global competitiveness as the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) Agreement is likely to reduce tariffs and provide....
April 30, 2018
On April 16, 2018, China’s Food Safety Bureau (formerly of the Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine) stopped using the electronic Trade Document Exchange System (eTDE)....
April 26, 2018
China will lower the value-added tax (VAT) rate applied to sales and imports of agricultural products (including grains) from 11 percent to 10 percent.
April 16, 2018
South Korea is the United States’ second largest beef market by value, a remarkable turnaround from the market closure in late 2003.
April 4, 2018
On April 4, 2018, the People’s Republic of China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) and Ministry of Finance (MOF) separately announced a proposal to levy retaliatory tariffs of 25 percent....
April 4, 2018
On April 1, 2018, Japan’s duty on U.S. frozen beef reverted to 38.5 percent as the special safeguard system reset for the new Japanese fiscal year.
April 2, 2018
On April 2, 2018, China’s State Council Tariff Committee (SCTC) announced that additional tariffs on 128 U.S.-origin products would be implemented, effective immediately.
March 23, 2018
On March 23, 2018, the People’s Republic of China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) announced a proposal to levy retaliatory tariffs impacting approximately $2.0 billion in U.S. food and agricultural...
March 20, 2018
In the past two years, the Cambodian government has adjusted import duties and special consumption taxes on alcoholic beverages and on several agricultural and food products.
March 12, 2018
In mid-2018, the Hong Kong government is planning to introduce a new ordinance on toothfish (more commonly known as Chilean seabass)....
February 5, 2018
On January 26, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) announced its intention to import 13,000 metric tons (MT) of butter and 27,000 MT of non-fat dry milk (NFDM) by March 2019.
February 1, 2018
On December 26, 2017, Korea issued an updated list of adjustment tariffs and voluntary tariff rate quotas (TRQs) for certain agricultural, forestry and fishery products....
January 25, 2018
The China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) implemented in 2015 reduced tariffs on an array of goods, including wine.
January 15, 2018
On January 5, 2018, the Ministry of Agriculture issued decree No. 35/2018, renewing U.S. Fresh Foods of Plant Origin (FFPO) recognition for an additional three years.
January 2, 2018
Peru-Australia Free Trade Agreement (PAFTA) negotiations have now been concluded and the detailed text will be released once the agreement has been signed.
January 1, 2018
On December 12, 2017, the State Council Duty Committee (SCDC) released China’s 2018 Tariff Adjustment Plan, which lists changes in import and export tariff rates and tariff-rate quota amounts....

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