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January 24, 2018
On December 26, 2017, the Secretariat of Economy (SE) published in Mexico’s Federal Register (“Diario Oficial” – DOF) three announcements modifying tariff rate quotas (TRQs) for five products.
December 4, 2017
The Government of Ecuador has announced several new trade measures that, while framed as a way to curb smuggling and tax fraud, also appear to be protectionist in nature.
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...
August 6, 2015
Minister of Agriculture Kátia Abreu discussed expanding beef, poultry, dairy, fruit, and wheat trade with Russia, Myanmar, Japan, South Africa, and Argentina.
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.
November 28, 2013
The U.S. remains the leading provider of deciduous fruit to Mexico, as local production is not sufficient to address domestic demand.
November 20, 2013
Although Ecuador maintains a number of anti-biotech laws and regulations, there is minimal enforcement, and trade in cotton and soybean products continues.
July 24, 2013
Guatemala, at present, allows the importation of genetically engineered (GE) agricultural and food products, but has not approved the use of GE plants for agricultural production.
July 15, 2013
Honduras is the only country in Central America that allows commercial production and field trials of agricultural biotech crops.
July 11, 2013
Recent high-profile activism against biotechnology has created uncertainty among those involved in production and research of biotechnology products in Costa Rica.