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July 2, 2020
Currently there are no USDA endorsed trade shows planned in South Africa in 2020.
June 30, 2020
Saudi Arabia is a significant market for U.S. food and agricultural products, with direct U.S. exports estimated at $1.39 billion in 2019.
June 12, 2020
Over the past decade, sorghum production in South Africa decreased dramatically as producers preferred to plant more profitable crops, like corn and oilseeds.
June 5, 2020
The South Africa Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development announced an outbreak of African Swine Fever in a small scale setting in the Eastern Cape Province.
June 4, 2020
Saudi Arabia is increasing import tariffs on a wide range of products effective June 10, 2020. The increases cover 2718 HS codes and include numerous food and agriculture products.
May 21, 2020
Updates to Israel's quota allocation policy and new voluntary quotas announced in May 2020.
May 15, 2020
In late 2019 the United Arab Emirates levied new taxes on a handful of consumer goods.
May 13, 2020
On May 7, 2020, the Government of Morocco extended the suspension of customs duties on common wheat and its products through December 2020.
May 12, 2020
This report identifies certification requirements for U.S. food and agricultural products destined for the United Arab Emirates.
May 4, 2020
On February 20, 2020, Egypt’s National Food Safety Authority (NFSA) released Decisions Nos. 5/2019, 1/2020, and 2/2020, made effective the day following their publication (i.e., on February 21, 2020)
May 1, 2020
The United States exports bone-in chicken meat to South Africa under a Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ) arrangement, which was set at 68,590 tons to be imported quarterly for the April 2019 - March 2020...
May 1, 2020
South Africa’s corn exports are continuing on the preexisting positive trend amidst a COVID-19 lockdown that started on March 27, 2020.
April 30, 2020
The South African wine industry is currently facing restrictions on wine exports and imports, and domestic wine sales.
April 30, 2020
South Africa has the largest foodservice market in Southern Africa, and a highly competitive hospitality industry.
April 28, 2020
COVID-19 to disrupt Kenya’s grains supply chains. FAS/Nairobi forecasts the evolving COVID-19 pandemic will disrupt Kenya’s domestic and international corn-, wheat-, and rice- supply chains...
April 21, 2020
On March 26, 2020, Egypt’s National Food Safety Authority (NFSA) issued Resolution No. 3/2020.
April 21, 2020
Kenya’s imports of consumer-oriented food products grew at an average annual rate of 13 percent between calendar years 2014 and 2018. Kenya’s import growth is attributed to...
April 17, 2020
South Africa has to import rice to meet local demand as rice production is insignificant in the country. As a result, any trade restrictions introduced by exporter countries, due to COVID-19...
April 15, 2020
On April 3, 2020, Jordan issued a new regulation regarding the importation of products labeled as containing genetically engineered (GE) ingredients.
April 13, 2020
Algeria’s first case of COVID -19 was reported on February 26, 2020. The Official number of cases as of April 10, 2020 is 1,761, with 256 deaths and 405 recovered.