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July 29, 2020
On April 26, 2020, China announced market access for fresh California Haas avocados as part of the U.S.-China Economic and Trade Agreement (ETA).
May 28, 2020
On May 19, 2020, the Philippines formally granted market access to U.S. bovine embryos, leveling the playing field for U.S. exporters vis-à-vis the competition in Australia and Canada.
May 21, 2020
After several years of negotiations, on April 28, 2020, FAS/Brasilia received an official response from the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Food Supply (MAPA), approving the final language...
May 14, 2020
On May 24, 2020, the Philippines will formally open its market to U.S. fresh highbush blueberries.
August 9, 2018
Update on Kuwait bans on U.S. food products.
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.
December 27, 2017
The Ministry of Finance office of the Central Board of Excise and Customs announced a 30 percent tariff on the importation of chickpeas (Chana/Garbanzos/Vigna spp. and Phaseolus spp.)....
December 26, 2017
On December 13, 2017, the European Commission, the Council and the European Parliament launched a joint online register of "delegated acts".
December 4, 2017
The Government of Ecuador has announced several new trade measures that, while framed as a way to curb smuggling and tax fraud, also appear to be protectionist in nature.
June 21, 2017
Colombian Agricultural Institute (ICA) published “Official Resolution # 6705 of 2017” which removes the phytosanitary measures for the transportation of imported paddy rice coming from the U.S.
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.
January 4, 2017
Please see the 2016 Exporter Guide.
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.
August 20, 2015
The Government of Punjab, Pakistan’s largest agricultural province, is proposing minimum standards for imported semen that would severely restrict farmer access to improved dairy and beef semen.
July 22, 2015
On July 15, 2015, Peru’s Chief Veterinary Officer in SENASA approved the Health Certificate for the import of U.S. live cattle into Peru.
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.
July 6, 2015
Jordan's Ministry of Agriculture will suspend apple imports beginning on July 31.
June 29, 2015
On June 24, 2015, President Putin signed decree No. 320 extending Russia’s ban on the import of a variety of agricultural products from the United States, Canada, the European Union, Australia....
October 14, 2014
On October 6th, 2014 Russia imposed a ban on re-export of plant products from Poland to Russia.
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.

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