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Russia: Russia Expands Food Import Ban to Swine and By-Products
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....
Mexico: Comment Period Open for Proposed Beef Grading System
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)....
Mexico: Mexico Proposes a Beef Grading System
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)....
Russia: Eurasian Economic Commission Announces 2018 TRQs
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....
U.S. Agricultural Export Opportunities in Brazil
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.
Japan: Tariffs for Frozen Beef Rise as Special Safeguard is Applied
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.
Algeria: Trade Suspended for Several High-value Processed Products
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....
South Africa: Draft Regulations Relating to Maximum Levels of Metals in Foodstuffs
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.
Ukraine: Ukraine Introduced New Agricultural Support System in 2017
May 25, 2017
There have been significant changes affecting agricultural product quality, safety, and sanitary regulations since the submission of the last report.
Japan: Beef Market Competition to Intensify in 2018
May 19, 2017
In 2016, U.S. chilled beef exports to Japan exceeded the 2015 volume by 50 percent.
South Africa: South Africa Suspends Meat Imports from Brazil
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.
Turkey: New Bovine Genetics Import Regulations in Turkey
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.
Japan: Increasing Interest in U.S. Feeder Cattle
April 4, 2017
This report is an overview of Japan’s general legal and technical requirements for food and agricultural imports.
Argentina: Government Modifies Export Rebates to Bolster ValueAdded Products
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...
India: GOI Notifies SOP for Traceability of Imported Bovine Germplasm
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.
Venezuela: Temporary Zero Tariffs for Agricultural Products and Live Animals
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...
China: China Lifts Ban on U.S. Beef Exports
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.
Russia: Eurasian Economic Commission Announces 2017 TRQs
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...
A Review of U.S. Tariff Rate Quotas for Beef Imports
April 25, 2016
The United States is the world’s largest producer of beef but it also imports more beef than any other country.
EU Agricultural Exports, Trade Surplus with U.S. Reach Record Levels in 2015
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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