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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 3, 2018
Morocco, a U.S. Free Trade Agreement partner, has been an occasionally good yet price-sensitive market for U.S. food processing ingredients.
January 2, 2018
On December 12, 2017, Egypt’s Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation issued Decree No.1761/ 2017.
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.
December 27, 2017
The Ministry of Finance office of the Central Board of Excise and Customs announced a 30 percent tariff on the importation of chickpeas (Chana/Garbanzos/Vigna spp. and Phaseolus spp.)....
December 26, 2017
Peru has established a new price band for rice that aims to increase importing costs. The new price band uses changes the reference price from Thai to Uruguayan rice prices.
December 19, 2017
Guatemala announced that it will open World Trade Organization (WTO) tariff quotas in 2018 for 5,000 metric tons (MT) of black beans, 150,000 MT of yellow corn, 50,000 MT of white corn....
December 18, 2017
Thailand has enacted several new regulations that restrict imports of feed and feed ingredients containing certain animal proteins.
December 11, 2017
Peruvian rice producers are demanding that the government reinstate import duties for rice.
December 6, 2017
On November 16, Mexico published three notices announcing incentive programs intended to address an oversupply of corn in certain parts of the country.
November 24, 2017
On November 14, 2017, Egypt’s Administrative Court took the lawsuit filed against Prime Minister Sherif Ismail’s Prime Ministerial Decree No. 2992 (2016); the plaintiff seeks to revert the decree....
November 17, 2017
On November 6, 2017, the Plant Protection Division updated its list of U.S. commodities that are allowed to be imported into Myanmar.
November 16, 2017
Under the auspices of the U.S.-Morocco Free Trade Agreement, on November 10, 2017, Morocco’s Cereals Office (ONICL) announced the results of the second U.S. wheat tender of calendar year 2017.
November 14, 2017
The Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation’s Central Administration Plant Quarantine issued on October 31, 2017, Directive No. 48 – Regarding Special and Complementary Regulations....
October 26, 2017
Post contacts confirmed recent press reports that Mexico has reached agreement on a phytosanitary protocol to import wheat from Argentina, and that one trial shipment is scheduled for later this year.
August 22, 2017
On August 8, 2017, the Colombian Agricultural Institute (ICA) sent an official letter to the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) informing the phytosanitary requirements....
July 27, 2017
Effective July 4, sources indicate Algeria's import licensing regime extended to include several high-value/processed food products, including almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, pistachios....
June 21, 2017
Colombian Agricultural Institute (ICA) published “Official Resolution # 6705 of 2017” which removes the phytosanitary measures for the transportation of imported paddy rice coming from the U.S.
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.
May 25, 2017
There have been significant changes affecting agricultural product quality, safety, and sanitary regulations since the submission of the last report.

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