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May 29, 2020
FAS provides summaries of the latest USDA quarterly forecasts for U.S. trade in agricultural products and a link to the joint FAS/ERS publication Outlook for U.S. Agricultural Trade.
April 13, 2020
On March 26, 2020, China Customs (GACC) published Announcement No. 43 on Adjusting the Supervision of Imported Cotton, eliminating the requirement for quality inspection of all imported cotton...
March 11, 2020
There is no legal impediment to the use of biotechnology in El Salvador. Genetically engineered (GE) corn field trials were successfully completed.
March 5, 2020
This report lists the major registration requirements and export certificates required for food and agricultural exports to the People’s Republic of China.
February 18, 2020
The first planting of Bt. Cotton for commercialization in Kenya is planned for the start of the long rains season, which is expected in March or April 2020.
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
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 11, 2020
Peru's 10-year moratorium on genetically engineered (GE) crops and zero tolerance for GE events is scheduled to expire in 2021.
February 11, 2020
The Philippines continues to be a regional biotechnology leader.
February 7, 2020
On December 24, 2018, Korea issued an updated list of adjustment tariffs and voluntary tariff rate quotas (TRQs) for certain agricultural, forestry and fishery products....
January 20, 2020
Pakistan is a growing consumer market as new hotels, restaurants, and retail food sectors continue to open. Rapid urbanization and a young population are combining to shift traditional consumption....
December 18, 2019
Post estimates Vietnam’s cotton imports for marketing year (MY) 2018/2019 down to 1.51 million metric tons (MMT), or 6.9 million bales, due to lower demand for cotton yarns from major importers....
November 27, 2019
The previously forecast reduction in Mexican cotton production was not as severe as anticipated, due to a lower than expected reduction of planting in the state of Chihuahua.
November 27, 2019
MY2019/20 cotton imports are expected to decrease in line with decreased yarn production.
November 27, 2019
The Turkish cotton crop for MY 2019/20 is now estimated at 590,000 hectares and 800,000 MT (3.6 million bales).
November 22, 2019
China’s marketing year (MY) 2019/20 cotton consumption is lowered to 8.6 million tons, based on stagnant textile and apparel exports, low manufacturer confidence due to trade uncertainties....
November 21, 2019
Cotton imports for 2018/19 are lowered to 3.05 million bales due to competition from imported yarn and fabrics, a weak rupiah, and lower demand from export markets for garments.
October 29, 2019
Mexico is the second-largest export market of agricultural products from the United States. Over the last decade, U.S. agricultural exports to Mexico grew 48 percent to $19.1 billion.
September 4, 2019
Mexican cotton producers have faced a shortage of available cotton seed for marketing year (MY) 2019/20 planting, resulting in an expected reduction in planting and production, which reached....
September 3, 2019
The Turkish cotton crop for MY 2019/20 is now estimated at 570,000 hectares and 900,000 MT (4.1 million bales).