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India: Tariff Increases on U.S. Agricultural Products Delayed Until September 18
August 8, 2018
On August 3, 2018, the Ministry of Finance (MOF) issued a notification delaying the implementation date of tariff increases on several U.S. agricultural products....
India: GOI Notifies Changes in Tariff Structure on Agricultural Imports
June 27, 2018
India issued multiple amendments for regulations related to food imports, food additives, standards, contaminants, toxins, labeling, and packaging in calendar year (CY) 2016.
India: Government of India Increases Tariff on Certain Agricultural Imports
June 12, 2018
On May 23, the GOI’s Ministry of Finance (MOF) published notification numbers 45/2018 and 46/2018 regarding increases in the Basic Customs Duty (BCD) on several imported agricultural products....
China: China Imposes Additional Tariffs on Selected U.S.-Origin Products
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.
China: China Targets U.S. Agriculture in Response to U.S. Trade Actions
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...
Indonesia: FAS Jakarta Obtains Fresh Food of Plant Origin Recognition Renewal
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.
Morocco: Food Processing Ingredients
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.
Ecuador: Ecuador Rolls Out New Protectionist Customs Control Service Fees
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.
China: Christmas Comes Early as China Announces Annual Tariff Reductions on Select Consumer Products
December 1, 2017
China announced its annual tariff revisions a month early this year, with tariff reductions on select commodities set to become effective on December 1, 2017, instead of the usual January 1, 2018....
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.
South Korea: Tree Nuts Market Brief Update 2016
October 20, 2016
The KORUS FTA (Free Trade Agreement) went into effect March of 2012, and the agreement’s elimination of tariffs for almonds and pistachios, as well as tariff reductions for walnuts...
Chile: First Shipment of Walnut Plants not Subject to Quarantine Arrive to Chile from California
February 5, 2016
After two years of negotiations an agreement on the authorization of the Micro Paradox Center (walnut nursery) located in Pleasant Grove, CA to export walnut plants to Chile...
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.
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.