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November 7, 2018
On September 30, 2018, the State Council Duty Commission (SCDC) announced that import tariffs for 1,585 tariff lines will be lowered effective November 1, 2018.
October 3, 2018
The Department of Agriculture made changes to the process for registering new plant varieties.
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.
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.
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....
April 4, 2018
On April 4, 2018, the People’s Republic of China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) and Ministry of Finance (MOF) separately announced a proposal to levy retaliatory tariffs of 25 percent....
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...
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.
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....
November 17, 2017
On November 6, 2017, the Plant Protection Division updated its list of U.S. commodities that are allowed to be imported into Myanmar.
January 19, 2017
China is the world’s largest importer of genetically engineered (GE) crops and one of the largest producers of GE cotton in the world, but it has not yet approved any major GE food crops...
December 30, 2016
China is the world’s largest importer of genetically engineered (GE) crops and one of the largest producers of GE cotton in the world, but it has not yet approved any major GE food crops...
August 6, 2015
Minister of Agriculture Kátia Abreu discussed expanding beef, poultry, dairy, fruit, and wheat trade with Russia, Myanmar, Japan, South Africa, and Argentina.
November 29, 2013
Post forecasts a slight decline in China's apple production. Pear production should increase slightly. Market access issues still thwart U.S. apple imports, but demand for U.S. grapes is growing.
July 15, 2013
China is expected to remain a significant importer of biotech products and may become an exporter of biotechnology in the medium to long term.