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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.
Belgium EU-28: EU Dairy Markets Still Looking for Equilibrium after Dairy Crisis
March 15, 2017
The European Union’s (EU) dairy market seems to be slowly emerging from its recent “dairy crisis,” when EU farmers were faced with overproduction and the lowest commodity prices since 2009.
Japan: Japan Announces Significant Dairy Imports in 2017
February 8, 2017
On January 27, 2017, Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) announced its intent to import 13,000 metric tons (MT) of butter and 13,000 MT of non-fat dry milk...
Dominican Republic: The Dominican Republic Schedules Imports of Rice, Beans and Powdered Milk During 2017
January 11, 2017
The Dominican Republic is scheduling the import of Tariff Rate Quotas (TRQs) established under the CAFTA-DR for rice and powdered milk for Calendar Year 2017 (CY17).
India: 2016 Amendment to the Legal Metrology Rules
October 10, 2016
On September 7, 2016, the Indian Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food, and Public Distribution’s Department of Legal Metrology amended the Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules, 2011.
Russia: Eurasian Economic Commission Announces 2017 TRQs
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...
Pakistan: Province of Punjab Proposes to Restrict Semen Imports
August 20, 2015
The Government of Punjab, Pakistan’s largest agricultural province, is proposing minimum standards for imported semen that would severely restrict farmer access to improved dairy and beef semen.
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