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Egypt: Update – New Egyptian Halal Procedures May Disrupt Markets, Drive Up Prices
May 17, 2019
Following a recent audit by Egyptian Ministry of Agriculture officials, requirements for US beef exports to Egypt have changed. Egypt will now accept shipments from any U.S. beef facility....
Morocco: US-Morocco FTA - Market Access Changes in 2019
February 20, 2019
Now in the 14th year of the U.S.-Morocco FTA, this report contains an unofficial translation of Moroccan Customs Circular N° 5888/222, issued December 28, 2018.
Egypt: Testing Policy Hinders Frozen Beef Liver Imports
December 14, 2018
In 2017, Egypt imported approximately 100,000 tons (MT) of frozen beef liver, of which 80 percent came from the United States.
Egypt: Egyptian Standards Complicate Beef Trade
October 18, 2018
Since around August 2018, an increased level of U.S. beef liver shipments have been rejected at port due to a zero tolerance for Ractopamine, a commonly used veterinary drug.
Tunisia: Hormone Ban - Regulation of Estrogen-active Substances
March 9, 2018
According to a Joint Order issued by Tunisia's Ministries of Agriculture and Public Health, the administration of estrogen substances to animals destined for human consumption is limited to....
Morocco: U.S.–Morocco FTA Tariff Schedule in 2018
January 11, 2018
Entering its 13th year of implementation, on January 8, 2018, Morocco published its tariff-related commitments under the U.S.-Morocco Free Trade Agreement for 2018 via Circular # 5742/222....
Morocco: Food Processing Ingredients
January 3, 2018
Morocco, a U.S. Free Trade Agreement partner, has been an occasionally good yet price-sensitive market for U.S. food processing ingredients.
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.
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.
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.
South Africa: South Africa Remains Closed to U.S Poultry, Pork and Beef Imports
August 24, 2015
Since last reported in GAIN, South Africa has not finalized issues related to its concerns over the trade measures that stop exports of U.S. poultry, beef, and pork.
Brazil: Agriculture Minister Optimizes Trade Opportunities
August 6, 2015
Minister of Agriculture Kátia Abreu discussed expanding beef, poultry, dairy, fruit, and wheat trade with Russia, Myanmar, Japan, South Africa, and Argentina.
South Africa: South Africa Market for U.S. Poultry, Pork and Beef Remains Closed
July 13, 2015
June 4 and 5, 2015, in Paris, the South Africa and U.S. poultry industries came to an agreement that would permit the return of U.S. bone in chicken to South Africa.
Morocco: FAIRS Country Report
October 13, 2014
This report provides an overview of the food laws and regulatory environment in Morocco as they relate to U.S. food and agricultural exports.