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China: China Lowers Selected MFN Tariffs on November 1
November 7, 2018
On September 30, 2018, the State Council Duty Commission (SCDC) announced that import tariffs for 1,585 tariff lines will be lowered effective November 1, 2018.
China: China Implements Supplemental Imports Tariffs on U.S. Products Exported to China
September 25, 2018
On September 18, 2018, China’s State Council Tariff Commission (SCTC) announced that it would start enforcing additional import tariffs on U.S. products exported to China....
Kuwait: Update on Kuwait Bans on U.S. Food Products
August 9, 2018
Update on Kuwait bans on U.S. food products.
Guatemala: Guatemala Opens Market for U.S. Exports of Fishery Products
August 2, 2018
As of July 2018, Guatemala accepts U.S. exports of fishery products with a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Export Inspection Certificate.
China: China Announces Tariff Reductions for Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement Members
July 3, 2018
On June 19, 2018, China’s Ministry of Finance announced that as part of the Second Amendment to the Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement, China will reduce tariffs on imports of a number of products....
China: China to Cut Tariffs on Agricultural Products
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.
Hong Kong: Minimal Impact of New HK Chilean Seabass Legislation on U.S. Exports
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)....
South Korea: 2018 Korea's Adjustment and Quota Tariffs Schedule
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....
Tunisia: No More Import Financing for Consumer Products
November 14, 2017
Effective October 27, Tunisian banks stopped financing the importation of non-essential consumer products, adversely impacting between $5-30 million of U.S. food and agricultural sales.
Russia: Technical Regulation on Safety of Fish and Fish Products
August 23, 2017
The Technical Regulation of the Russia-Kazakhstan-Belarus-Kyrgyzstan-Armenia Customs Union (CU) “On Safety of Fish and Fish Products” (TR TS 040/2016) is a key CU regulation covering standards....
South Africa: Draft Regulations Relating to Maximum Levels of Metals in Foodstuffs
June 9, 2017
On May 18, 2017, the South African Ministry of Health invited further comments or inputs on the Draft Regulations relating to maximum levels of metals in foodstuffs.
Venezuela: Temporary Zero Tariffs for Agricultural Products and Live Animals
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...
Russia: Russian Food Ban Extended Until August 2016
June 29, 2015
On June 24, 2015, President Putin signed decree No. 320 extending Russia’s ban on the import of a variety of agricultural products from the United States, Canada, the European Union, Australia....
Ecuador: Ecuador’s Call for Temporary Fishing Ban Rejected
May 15, 2015
Ecuador called for a temporary 30-60 day global ban on tuna fishing to compensate for excessive overfishing in 2014. East Asia-Pacific states have rejected the proposal.
Russia Announces Ban on Many U.S. Agricultural Products
August 7, 2014
On August 6, 2014, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree banning a list of agricultural products from the United States, Canada, European Union, Australia, and Norway.
South Africa: Food Processing Ingredients Market Report
December 11, 2013
South Africa's highly developed food processing sector offers U.S. exporters opportunities to supply raw materials or inputs.
Spain: Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards
December 6, 2013
This report outlines the applicable legislation regarding the export of U.S. food products to Spain, particularly those rules that differ from EU legislation.
Ukraine: Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards
December 4, 2013
A summary of entry certificates required by the Ukrainian government to assure food safety, product quality, veterinary and plant health.
Costa Rica: Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards
December 3, 2013
A summary of regulations and standards governing the import of food and agricultural products to Costa Rica
Morocco: Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards
October 17, 2013
This report provides an overview of the food laws and regulatory environment in Morocco as they relate to U.S. food and agricultural exports.