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Japan: Exporter Guide
January 16, 2020
Japan is the fourth largest market for U.S. exporters of food and agricultural products.
Japan: FAIRS Country Report
January 7, 2020
This report is an overview and update of Japan’s food and agricultural import regulations and standards (FAIRS) for U.S. agricultural exports to Japan.
Japan: FAIRS Export Certificate Report
January 7, 2020
This report lists major export certificates required by the Japanese government to export food and agricultural products from the United States to Japan.
China: Draft Measures on Supervision and Management of Food Labeling
December 19, 2019
On November 20, 2019, the State Administration of Market Regulation (SAMR) released the draft “Measures on Supervision and Management of Food Labeling” for domestic comment.
China: National Food Safety Standard Maximum Residue Limits for Pesticides in Foods
December 9, 2019
On August 15, 2019, China's National Health Commission, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, and the State Administration for Market Regulation jointly released....
China: EU and China Finalize Negotiations on Geographical Indications Agreement
November 21, 2019
On November 6, 2019, China and the European Union (EU) concluded formal negotiations on an EU-China geographical indications (GI) agreement, which will protect 100 Chinese GIs....
Japan: Food Service - Hotel Restaurant Institutional
October 7, 2019
Following seven consecutive years of growth, Japan’s hotel, restaurant, and institutional (HRI) food service industry achieved record sales of ¥33.1 trillion ($299.8 billion) in 2018.
Russia: WTO Notifications on the EAEU Common List of Pests
April 7, 2017
On March 29, 2017, the Russian Federation notified to the WTO via G/SPS/N/RUS/139 that “The Common List of Plant Quarantine Objects of the Eurasian Economic Union" was approved on November 30, 2016...
Trade Agreements Create Opportunities for U.S. Agriculture
June 21, 2016
Graphic illustrating the growth of U.S. agricultural exports in response to trade agreements over the past 70 years.
U.S. Agricultural Shipments to the EU, 1995 - 2015
April 13, 2016
Graphic illustrating the change in composition of U.S. agricultural shipments to the EU between 1995 - 2015.
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.
Free Trade Agreements Boost U.S. Farm Exports to South America
May 15, 2015
U.S. agricultural exports to South America nearly doubled in the past four years, reaching a record of more than $8 billion in calendar year 2014.
Southeast Asia: A Fast-Growing Market for U.S. Agricultural Products
November 18, 2014
U.S. agricultural exports to Southeast Asia have experienced extremely rapid growth in recent years and, in FY 2014, they climbed to a record $11.5 billion – up 11 percent from FY 2013.
Germany: U.S. speaker at T-TIP Workshop of German Ag Ministry
November 6, 2014
FAS Berlin brought a speaker presenting on the U.S. food safety system and policy to a T-TIP workshop in Germany.
U.S. Processed Food Exports: Growth & Outlook
May 6, 2014
Exports of high-value, processed food products have been a significant contributor to the strongest five-year period for agricultural exports in U.S. history.
EU Ends Last Remaining Export Subsidy for Poultry
July 24, 2013
On July 18, 2013, the European Commission stopped providing export subsidies for poultry exports.
Kazakhstan: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual
July 12, 2013
Kazakhstan's draft biotech law could remain stalled until the country's WTO accession. Meanwhile, new Customs Union regulations address labeling and import of biotech products.
European Union: Sugar Annual
April 17, 2013
The EU is plagued by a highly regulated system that has hindered its ability to react to the supply shortfalls seen over the last few years.
Agricultural Exports to the European Union: Opportunities and Challenges
February 15, 2013
The ability of U.S. agricultural and food exporters to penetrate the growing EU market is constrained by tariff and non-tariff trade barriers and increased global competition.