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January 17, 2017
Over the past decade the U.S.–EU agricultural trade deficit has gradually increased from $7 billion in 2005 to $12 billion in 2015.
January 11, 2017
On January 1, 2017, Malta took over the rotating EU Presidency. This report provides an overview of the Maltese Presidency's priorities for the next six months.
January 11, 2017
The Dominican Republic is scheduling the import of Tariff Rate Quotas (TRQs) established under the CAFTA-DR for rice and powdered milk for Calendar Year 2017 (CY17).
January 4, 2017
Please see the 2016 Exporter Guide.
December 30, 2016
FAS Guatemala has learned that the Ministry of Economy (MINECO) will eliminate select tariff lines currently being used to import U.S. poultry leg quarters duty free outside of the CAFTA-DR...
December 30, 2016
China is the world’s largest importer of genetically engineered (GE) crops and one of the largest producers of GE cotton in the world, but it has not yet approved any major GE food crops...
December 22, 2016
A new presidential decree has raised import tariffs for 364 tariff lines, of which 53 lines pertain to food and agricultural products.
December 22, 2016
Australia is a prosperous, politically and economically stable, industrialized nation. Underpinning Australia's strong economy is its open and transparent trade and investment environment...
December 20, 2016
The European Commission's Work Program for 2017 does not contain any specific legislative initiatives in the field of agriculture.
December 20, 2016
Brazil is the world's second-largest producer of biotech crops. Post forecasts a 10-percent increase in area planted to biotech crops in the upcoming 2013/14 Brazilian crop year (October-September).
December 19, 2016
The new retail law approved by the Romanian Parliament in July 2016 triggered strong debates at the retail and food industry levels.
December 17, 2016
Mozambique is now in a position to start research trials of Genetically Engineered (GE) agricultural crops, after the Council of Ministers approved amendments to the Biosafety Regulations...
December 16, 2016
The report contains the text of Pakistan’s proposed Geographical Indication Protection Bill. The Bill is still a draft and will have to pass through various phases of approval before submission...
December 16, 2016
The EU remains the world's largest wine producer despite lower production levels in 2016 compared to 2015. U.S. exporters should be aware that specific wine labeling rules...
December 12, 2016
In early April 2016, the Chinese government released a series of decrees to modify the structure of cross-border e-commerce (CBEC) in China. These regulations aim to help level the playing field...
December 6, 2016
News on developments in agriculture and food in Egypt.
December 5, 2016
Colombia continues to expand its biotechnology frontier. The adoption rate for biotech corn has surpassed that of cotton and the development of a regulatory framework is underway.
December 1, 2016
There continues to be significant discussion over the short-term effects of the government’s decision to delay the reduction of soybean export taxes and the introduction of a five percent export...
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...
November 3, 2016
The United Kingdom’s anticipated exit from the European Union (Brexit) will not change policy or trade in genetically engineered plants or animals in the short to medium term.