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April 16, 2018
South Korea is the United States’ second largest beef market by value, a remarkable turnaround from the market closure in late 2003.
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 4, 2018
On April 1, 2018, Japan’s duty on U.S. frozen beef reverted to 38.5 percent as the special safeguard system reset for the new Japanese fiscal year.
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...
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.
March 12, 2018
In mid-2018, the Hong Kong government is planning to introduce a new ordinance on toothfish (more commonly known as Chilean seabass)....
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.
February 1, 2018
On December 26, 2017, Korea issued an updated list of adjustment tariffs and voluntary tariff rate quotas (TRQs) for certain agricultural, forestry and fishery products....
January 25, 2018
The China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) implemented in 2015 reduced tariffs on an array of goods, including wine.
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.
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.
January 1, 2018
On December 12, 2017, the State Council Duty Committee (SCDC) released China’s 2018 Tariff Adjustment Plan, which lists changes in import and export tariff rates and tariff-rate quota amounts....
December 18, 2017
Thailand has enacted several new regulations that restrict imports of feed and feed ingredients containing certain animal proteins.
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.
November 15, 2017
If properly used, Geographical Indications (GIs) have important potential to add value for agricultural producers, but can also easily be misused to stifle trade in products with common food names.
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.
August 17, 2017
On August 1, 2017, the Japanese Ministry of Finance (MOF) raised the duty for U.S. frozen beef from 38.5 percent to 50 percent under Japan’s special safeguard (SSG) for frozen beef.
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.

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