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July 6, 2018
On May 21, 2018, hundreds of thousands of Brazil’s nearly 2 million truck drivers began an 11-day strike to protest high diesel prices, a move that slowed Brazil’s economy....
July 4, 2018
Brazil has finally overcome the worst recession in its history. In 2017, the retail sector responded positively, expanding 0.8 percent.
July 4, 2018
U.S. exports of consumer-oriented products to Aruba reached an all-time high of $80 million in 2017 and are on pace to reach another record level in 2018.
July 4, 2018
Even though the Colombian government in 2017 increased the sales tax or value added tax (VAT) from 16 percent to 19 percent, the retail sector continues to thrive because of a robust economy....
July 4, 2018
The retail industry in Guatemala is strong and continues growing. The two largest supermarket chains continue expanding and opening new outlets in both the urban and rural areas of the country.
July 3, 2018
Peru's food retail market has found its path to growth through compact store formats. The market currently holds over 450 convenience stores and 250 conventional supermarkets.
July 2, 2018
Chile’s food retail sales reached $16.7 billion in 2017. The main food distribution channels are supermarkets with a share of about 62 percent.
July 2, 2018
Health Canada recently concluded a public consultation on proposed front-of-package (FOP) labeling designs and identified how forthcoming regulations could limit marketing of foods with FOP labels.
June 29, 2018
Canada is, by far, the largest overseas market for U.S. high-value, consumer-oriented products, with exports exceeding $16 billion in 2017.
June 28, 2018
FAS Panama led a first time buyer’s mission to the Natural Product Expo West in Anaheim, Calif., March 6-10, 2018.
June 28, 2018
This report provides information to U.S. exporters of agricultural and related products on how to do business with the retail food sector in Panama.
June 27, 2018
On June 16, 2018, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency opened consultations on proposed amendments to the Food and Drug Regulations to update Canada’s beer compositional standards.
June 21, 2018
In compliance with Decree 4238/68 – “Regulations for the Inspection of Animal Products, By-Products, and Derivatives Related to the approval of Animal Products, By-products, and Derivatives....
June 8, 2018
In response to U.S. Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum, Mexico announced tariffs on $3.6 billion worth of U.S. agricultural products effective immediately.
June 4, 2018
This report provides overall information on regulations and standards for importing U.S. food and beverages into Argentina.
June 4, 2018
Costa Rica's rice production was negatively affected by Tropical Storm Nate in October, 2017.
June 1, 2018
On May 31, 2018, Canada announced its intention to impose countermeasures against up to $12.8 billion of steel, aluminum, and other products from the United States, including agricultural exports....
May 30, 2018
In order to maintain soybean processing at normal levels, Argentina is importing US soybeans for the first time in over two decades.
May 14, 2018
In 2017 the United States exported over $18.6 B. of agricultural and food products to Mexico. The following report provides an updated summary of the nine principal ports of entry....
April 30, 2018
Guatemala is one of the major food processing countries in Central America. U.S. suppliers have a good opportunity to export bulk commodities and raw materials for further processing....