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China: China Beer Market Overview

China is a leading beer market in terms of both production and consumption. However, in recent years China’s beer market has stagnated. Although U.S. beer accounts for a very small percentage of China’s imported beers, exports to China enjoy a good reputation.
Japan’s National Tax Agency (NTA) published a list of 10 proposed geographical indications (GIs) for alcoholic beverages from the United Kingdom. NTA will accept public comments on the proposal through March 22, 2022.
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Japan: Malt Market Overview and TRQ Administration Update

Japan imports approximately 500,000 metric tons of malt annually, which accounts for nearly 90 percent of total demand. While overall beer consumption is declining, malt demand is expected to rebound from a down year in 2020 and steadily grow in subsequent years, reflecting strong demand for malt in craft beer and whiskey production.
The Thai Excise Department approved the use of the APEC Model Wine Export Certificate for U.S. wine exports and the U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau’s (TTB) Certificate of Sanitation for U.S. beer and distilled spirit exports to Thailand with specific attestation.
Despite its small size, New Zealand is already an important market for alcoholic beverages and ingredients from the United States.
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Taiwan: Craft Beer Festival Proves Market Potential

The first-ever U.S. Craft Beer Festival organized by ATO Taipei turned out a huge audience and connected online and offline success.
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Australia: Retail Foods

Health, wellness, and the environment continue to be key purchasing factors for Australian consumers.
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Japan: USJTA Treatment for Wine

This report is one in a series of product briefs highlighting the tariff benefits for specific commodities and products from Year 3 (2021) to Year 5 (2023) of the agreement.
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South Korea: Wine Market Report

South Korean wine imports reached a record $330 million in 2020, up 27 percent from 2019. Imports from the United States totaled $56 million, up 65 percent.
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South Korea: Wine Market Report

South Korean wine imports reached a record $330 million in 2020, up 27 percent from 2019.
On September 23, 2020, the Thai Excise Department published a revised notification on quality standard for imported alcoholic.
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South Korea: Korea Hops Market Brief

Hop imports declined in 2019 due to the overall stagnation of the Korean beer market. However, the craft beer market in Korea has been growing over the past few years leading to increased...