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October 18, 2018
Since around August 2018, an increased level of U.S. beef liver shipments have been rejected at port due to a zero tolerance for Ractopamine, a commonly used veterinary drug.
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....
September 17, 2018
After more than seven years of intermittent talks, Indonesia has concluded negotiations on a Free Trade Agreement with Australia.
July 16, 2018
On Thursday, July 5, 2018, Mexico continued to phase in their retaliatory tariffs in response to U.S. Section 232 action.
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 7, 2018
On July 1, China will cut most-favored-nation (MFN) tariffs for 1,449 taxable items, including several agricultural and seafood items.
April 30, 2018
On April 16, 2018, China’s Food Safety Bureau (formerly of the Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine) stopped using the electronic Trade Document Exchange System (eTDE)....
April 4, 2018
On April 1, 2018, Japan’s duty on U.S. frozen beef reverted to 38.5 percent as the special safeguard system reset for the new Japanese fiscal year.
April 2, 2018
On April 2, 2018, China’s State Council Tariff Committee (SCTC) announced that additional tariffs on 128 U.S.-origin products would be implemented, effective immediately.
March 23, 2018
On March 23, 2018, the People’s Republic of China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) announced a proposal to levy retaliatory tariffs impacting approximately $2.0 billion in U.S. food and agricultural...
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....
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....
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.

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