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January 11, 2021
On December 4, 2020, Japan passed the Adjustment for the Domestic Distribution of Specified Marine Animals and Plants Act to combat illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing.
December 2, 2020
Fresh oyster imports to Japan must comply with Japan’s (i) Specific Standard for Oysters for Raw Consumption and (ii) Handling of Toxic Shellfish Contaminated with Paralytic and Diarrheal Shellfish...
October 22, 2020
The lobster market has grown since Korea signed FTAs with the United States in 2012 and Canada in 2015. Korean lobster imports totaled 5,254 metric tons in 2019.
September 11, 2020
This report is an update on recent efforts by Korea to update their veterinary drug safety management system, which may impact U.S. exports of meat and livestock products to Korea.
August 24, 2020
On August 18, 2020, the city of Shenzhen in South China imposed new COVID-19 handling and testing requirements for imports of frozen meat and seafood.
August 21, 2020
Peru’s Fisheries Sanitary Agency (SANIPES) grants temporary access to imported fish and seafood for reprocessing.
August 20, 2020
Despite widespread news stories to the contrary, the city of Guangzhou – a major metropolis in South China – has not/not suspended imports of meat and seafood.
July 7, 2020
Japan has accepted the sanitary certificate issued by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for fresh oysters exported by eligible U.S. entities.
May 26, 2020
From June 1, 2020, Japan will require the use of a revised sanitary certificate for fresh oyster exports.
May 21, 2020
After several years of negotiations, on April 28, 2020, FAS/Brasilia received an official response from the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Food Supply (MAPA), approving the final language...
April 17, 2020
Germany is the most important fish and seafood market in Europe for U.S. exporters. Germany’s growing demand for high-quality fish and seafood offers opportunities for U.S. suppliers.
March 16, 2020
On February 21, 2020, Russia notified the WTO of draft EAEU requirements for imported gastropod mollusks and the corresponding form of a unified EAEU veterinary certificate via G/SPS/N/RUS/180.
March 5, 2020
This report compliments the FAIRS Country Annual Report and provides information on certificates required by the Government of Tanzania (GoT) to export food and agricultural products into Tanzania.
February 27, 2020
On February 18, 2020, China announced a new round of tariff exclusions for U.S. agricultural commodities impacted by the retaliatory Section 301-tariffs levied by China.
February 25, 2020
This report was updated to reflect certification requirements for pet food, table eggs and egg products.
February 18, 2020
The U.S-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement (TPA) entered into force on October 31, 2012.
February 17, 2020
On February 6, 2020, the State Council Tariff Commission announced that China would cut in half the additional tariffs for certain commodities from the United States on February 14, 2020.
February 13, 2020
This report provides information on export certificates and other certification/accreditation required for imported food and agriculture products, including live animals.
February 13, 2020
Agricultural trade with Taiwan is being impacted by new quarantine measures, port closures, vessel delays, and suspended flights as U.S. agribusiness exporters struggle to find available space....
February 12, 2020
Prospective exporters and exhibitors of major food shows and trade showcases often enhance their presentation with samples for display or tasting when visiting Japan.

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