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November 2, 2017
On October 25, 2017, the Government of Russia issued decree No. 1292, expanding the ban on the imports of agricultural products from the countries that applied economic sanctions against Russia....
October 31, 2017
On October 20, 2017, the Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fishery and Food (SAGARPA) published in Mexico’s Federal Register (Diario Oficial de la Federación)....
October 23, 2017
On October 9, 2017, the Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fishery and Food (SAGARPA) posted on its website a draft regulation (known in Mexico as a NOM)....
September 6, 2017
On August 21, 2017, the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) published Decision No. 97 of August 18, 2017, establishing tariff-rate quotas (TRQs) and respective volumes for imports of meat, poultry....
September 1, 2017
Brazil’s consumers have a budding appetite for higher-value food products as the country’s economy recovers from a historic recession and its middle class grows.
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.
July 27, 2017
Effective July 4, sources indicate Algeria's import licensing regime extended to include several high-value/processed food products, including almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, pistachios....
June 9, 2017
On May 18, 2017, the South African Ministry of Health invited further comments or inputs on the Draft Regulations relating to maximum levels of metals in foodstuffs.
May 25, 2017
There have been significant changes affecting agricultural product quality, safety, and sanitary regulations since the submission of the last report.
May 19, 2017
In 2016, U.S. chilled beef exports to Japan exceeded the 2015 volume by 50 percent.
April 26, 2017
On March 22, 2017, the South African Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries announced it has suspended meat imports from establishments suspected to be involved in the Brazil meat scandal.
April 5, 2017
In January 2016, Turkey’s Ministry of Food Agriculture and Livestock added new categories to their genetic requirements which broadened the variety of genetics which can be imported to Turkey.
April 4, 2017
This report is an overview of Japan’s general legal and technical requirements for food and agricultural imports.
February 8, 2017
On December 30th, 2016, the government of Argentina modified export rebates for a wide range of high value and value-added agricultural products to support regional rural economies...
January 17, 2017
The Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries (DAHDF) notified the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for traceability of imported bovine germplasm including semen, embryos and bulls.
November 11, 2016
On October 27, 2016, the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela (GBRV) temporarily (one year) eliminated import tariffs and value added taxes for scarce agricultural products...
September 29, 2016
On September 22, 2016, China lifted the longstanding Chinese ban on U.S. beef exports. The lifting of the ban includes both boneless and bone-in beef from cattle below 30 months of age.
September 16, 2016
On August 31, 2016, the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) published Decision No. 97 of August 30, 2016, establishing tariff-rate quotas (TRQs) and respective volumes for imports of meat, poultry...
April 25, 2016
The United States is the world’s largest producer of beef but it also imports more beef than any other country.
March 31, 2016
While the United States had a $16 billion agricultural trade surplus with the rest of the world in 2015, it ran a record $12 billion trade deficit in farm and food products with the European Union.

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