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March 9, 2018
According to a Joint Order issued by Tunisia's Ministries of Agriculture and Public Health, the administration of estrogen substances to animals destined for human consumption is limited to....
November 2, 2017
On October 25, 2017, the Government of Russia issued decree No. 1292, expanding the ban on the imports of agricultural products from the countries that applied economic sanctions against Russia....
September 6, 2017
On August 21, 2017, the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) published Decision No. 97 of August 18, 2017, establishing tariff-rate quotas (TRQs) and respective volumes for imports of meat, poultry....
August 17, 2017
On August 1, 2017, the Japanese Ministry of Finance (MOF) raised the duty for U.S. frozen beef from 38.5 percent to 50 percent under Japan’s special safeguard (SSG) for frozen beef.
May 25, 2017
There have been significant changes affecting agricultural product quality, safety, and sanitary regulations since the submission of the last report.
May 19, 2017
In 2016, U.S. chilled beef exports to Japan exceeded the 2015 volume by 50 percent.
April 26, 2017
On March 22, 2017, the South African Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries announced it has suspended meat imports from establishments suspected to be involved in the Brazil meat scandal.
April 5, 2017
In January 2016, Turkey’s Ministry of Food Agriculture and Livestock added new categories to their genetic requirements which broadened the variety of genetics which can be imported to Turkey.
January 11, 2018
Entering its 13th year of implementation, on January 8, 2018, Morocco published its tariff-related commitments under the U.S.-Morocco Free Trade Agreement for 2018 via Circular # 5742/222....
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
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 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 27, 2017
On September 20, 2017, the Russian Government issued Decree No. 1130 imposing a temporary export ban on hides and skins which fall under EAEU HS codes 4104 11 and 4104 19 from October 5, 2017....
January 17, 2017
The Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries (DAHDF) notified the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for traceability of imported bovine germplasm including semen, embryos and bulls.
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...
September 29, 2016
On September 22, 2016, China lifted the longstanding Chinese ban on U.S. beef exports. The lifting of the ban includes both boneless and bone-in beef from cattle below 30 months of age.
September 16, 2016
On August 31, 2016, the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) published Decision No. 97 of August 30, 2016, establishing tariff-rate quotas (TRQs) and respective volumes for imports of meat, poultry...
February 5, 2016
With the removal in January 2014 of a 5 CHF duty per straw, U.S. bovine genetic exports to Switzerland have been on the rise.
December 14, 2015
Effective November 7, 2015, the full range of U.S. beef products gained market access to the Macau Special Administrative Region.
August 24, 2015
Since last reported in GAIN, South Africa has not finalized issues related to its concerns over the trade measures that stop exports of U.S. poultry, beef, and pork.