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November 16, 2017
On October 20, FAS Lima and the U.S. Dry Pea and Lentil Council (USDPLC) hosted a cooking demo and seminar showcasing pulse flour as an ingredient at a well-known chef’s school in Lima.
May 3, 2017
On April 14, 2017, Mexico’s Secretariat of Economy (SE) announced that it will allow a total of 100,000 metric tons (MT) of dry bean to be imported duty-free under a tariff rate quota (TRQ).
March 29, 2017
Peru is one of the top markets for pulses in Latin America. A staple of the Peruvian diet, consumption is steady and driven by tradition, affordability, and the view that it is a healthy protein....
January 11, 2017
The Dominican Republic is scheduling the import of Tariff Rate Quotas (TRQs) established under the CAFTA-DR for rice and powdered milk for Calendar Year 2017 (CY17).
January 4, 2017
To build upon the global efforts of the FAO, USDA’s Agricultural Trade Office (ATO) in Mexico City, in coordination with the U.S. Dry Bean Council and the U.S. Dry Pea and Lentil Council...
December 27, 2016
In fiscal year (FY) 2016 (October to September) total Colombian food and agricultural imports were valued at $5.5 billion.
December 20, 2016
Brazil is the world's second-largest producer of biotech crops. Post forecasts a 10-percent increase in area planted to biotech crops in the upcoming 2013/14 Brazilian crop year (October-September).
November 11, 2016
On October 27, 2016, the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela (GBRV) temporarily (one year) eliminated import tariffs and value added taxes for scarce agricultural products...
January 7, 2016
According to the Bank of Guatemala (BANGUAT), the food processing industry in Guatemala for year 2015, will grow 3.5 percent and will contribute 0.67 percent to the total GDP.
September 22, 2015
As a result of FAS Lima’s updated contact database, coordination and support of the USDPL Trade Mission during January 2015, Peruvian importers report buying 30 percent more thus far in 2015.
March 9, 2015
Colombian demand for U.S. pulses (dry peas, lentils and chickpeas) has been constrained because of the competition with Canada, which entered into a free trade agreement with Colombia in 2011.
March 2, 2015
Peru’s calendar year (CY) 2015 pea and lentil imports are forecast at 73,000 metric tons (MT), up 16 percent compared to 2014.
January 20, 2015
Favorable weather conditions throughout Mexico’s crop producing regions have resulted in higher production expectations in marketing year (MY) 2014/15 for corn and rice.
March 13, 2014
The U.S-Mexico ag trade relationship is broad and deep, with opportunities to further integrate our rural economies while supplying desired products to consumers in both countries year-round.
July 23, 2013
Brazil is the world's second-largest producer of biotech crops. Post forecasts a 10-percent increase in area planted to biotech crops in the upcoming 2013/14 Brazilian crop year (October-September).