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Japan: Japan Doubles Non-Fat Dry Milk Import Quota
February 5, 2018
On January 26, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) announced its intention to import 13,000 metric tons (MT) of butter and 27,000 MT of non-fat dry milk (NFDM) by March 2019.
Turkey: Turkey Delays Implementation of New Labeling System
January 16, 2018
Turkey has delayed the implementation of a Product Verification Monitoring System (PVMS) for another one year.
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.
Australia: Peru-Australia Free Trade Agreement
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.
Mexico: Mexico Analyzes Draft Regulations for Selected Dairy Products
December 26, 2017
On November 15, 2017, the Federal Commission for Regulatory Improvement (COFEMER) posted three draft regulations which would establish the physicochemical and microbiological....
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.
EU-28: EU Registers Cheese with a Codex Standard as a PGI
October 30, 2017
On October 19, 2017, the European Commission published Commission Implementing Regulation 2017/1901 on the registration of “Danbo” cheese as an EU protected geographical indication....
Turkey: Turkey Again Delays Implementation of New Labeling System
October 9, 2017
Turkey has delayed the implementation of a Product Verification Monitoring System (PVMS) for another three months.
Russia: Eurasian Economic Commission Announces 2018 TRQs
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....
Thailand: New Zealand Gains Additional Dairy Market Access in Thailand
August 18, 2017
On July 24, 2017, Thailand and New Zealand reached an agreement to increase market access for New Zealand dairy exports to Thailand.
Indonesia: Indonesia Issues Local Content Requirement for Dairy Importers
August 15, 2017
The Ministry of Agriculture recently issued a regulation that will require dairy businesses to buy local milk and/or invest in local on-farm dairy production activities.
Indonesia: Indonesia’s Fees on Import Applications
August 14, 2017
The Director General of Livestock and Animal Health Services (DGLAHS) recently informed Post that U.S. dairy product establishments seeking to export to Indonesia are required to pay a fee....
Algeria: Trade Suspended for Several High-value Processed Products
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....
EU-28: European Court Prohibits Use of Dairy Names for Non-Dairy Products
July 14, 2017
On June 14, 2017, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that plant-based products cannot be labeled with dairy names such as "milk" or "butter" even if the plant origin is clearly indicated....
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.
Ukraine: Ukraine Introduced New Agricultural Support System in 2017
May 25, 2017
There have been significant changes affecting agricultural product quality, safety, and sanitary regulations since the submission of the last report.
Thailand: Thailand’s Milk Code Passed the National Legislative Assembly
April 25, 2017
On April 4, 2017, the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) passed the Marketing Control on Food for Infants and Young Children Act (Milk Code) to restrict the marketing of food for infants and....
Turkey: New Bovine Genetics Import Regulations in Turkey
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.
Russia: Draft Amendments on Technical Regulation on Dairy Notified to WTO
March 22, 2017
Given the volatility in the Russian market (e.g., the economic situation in Russia, trade restrictions, etc.), annualized dairy production and consumption remains difficult to forecast in 2015.
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