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Australia: Increased Market Access Under the TPP-11 Agreement
May 3, 2018
Australia is expected to improve its global competitiveness as the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) Agreement is likely to reduce tariffs and provide....
India: Final Standards for Alcoholic Beverages Published in Indian Gazette
April 19, 2018
The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) published the final notification on its Alcoholic Beverage Standards in the Official Gazette of India on April 5, 2018.
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...
Cambodia: Revised Import Tariffs and Special Consumption Taxes
March 20, 2018
In the past two years, the Cambodian government has adjusted import duties and special consumption taxes on alcoholic beverages and on several agricultural and food products.
Australia: Australian Wine Exports Soar under ChAFTA
January 25, 2018
The China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) implemented in 2015 reduced tariffs on an array of goods, including wine.
EU-28: EU-Japan Finalize Economic Partnership Agreement
December 19, 2017
On December 8, 2017, the European Union and Japan announced the conclusion of the final discussions on the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA).
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.
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 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.
EU-28: European Commission Report on Labeling of Alcoholic Beverages
April 11, 2017
On March 13, 2017, the European Commission presented its long awaited report examining whether mandatory nutrition labeling requirements should be extended to alcoholic beverages....
EU-28: EU Wine Policy Report
December 16, 2016
The EU remains the world's largest wine producer despite lower production levels in 2016 compared to 2015. U.S. exporters should be aware that specific wine labeling rules...
EU-28: Irish Alcohol Bill Could Impact U.S. Exports to the EU
October 25, 2016
The restrictive marketing measures that Ireland wants to introduce for all alcohol products could impact U.S. exports to the EU.
EU-28: Priorities of the Slovak Presidency of the Council of the EU 28
July 11, 2016
Slovakia took over its first ever European Union (EU) Council Presidency on July 1, 2016.
EU-28: EU Policy Update (Issue 20 2015)
July 21, 2015
Round 10 of T-TIP Negotiations Held in Brussels July 12-17, 2015 ... Opposition at Council over GMO Proposal ... Hogan Speaks at Expo Milan – Agri-Food Chain Coalition Event ...
Morocco: FAIRS Country Report
October 13, 2014
This report provides an overview of the food laws and regulatory environment in Morocco as they relate to U.S. food and agricultural exports.
U.S. and Mexico: Broad and Deep Agricultural Trade Relationship
March 13, 2014
The U.S-Mexico ag trade relationship is broad and deep, with opportunities to further integrate our rural economies while supplying desired products to consumers in both countries year-round.
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.