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On March 3, 2023, India’s Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying/Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying (DAHD) published on its website, a revised integrated veterinary health certificate (VHC), that incorporates the DAHD’s sanitary requirements along with those of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare/Food Safety and Standards Authority of India’s (FSSAI) (national food safety authority) food safety requirements.
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China: Argentina Suspends Poultry Exports

On February 28, 2023, Argentina’s National Agri-Food Health and Quality Service (SENASA) self-suspended poultry exports following the detection of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in commercial poultry.
Israel's chief rabbi affirms cultivated steak is kosher, which means it is permitted for consumption by Jews under religious law. This ruling opens the door for companies producing cultivated meat directly from laboratory grown cells to receive a kosher certification.
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Argentina: Livestock and Products Semi-annual

After three years of dry weather conditions which have challenged the Argentine beef cattle industry, Post estimates that Argentine cattle slaughter and beef production will both drop in 2023, in line with official USDA estimates.
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Turkey: Turkey Abolishes Remaining Ag Export Bans

On March 8, 2023, the Turkish government issued a notice in the Official Gazette to lift the remaining restrictions on exporting certain agricultural products, including red meat, tomatoes, some pulses, and sunflower oil.
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New Zealand: Livestock and Products Semi-Annual

Since hitting peak numbers in 2016, the New Zealand national cattle herd has been very gradually declining and this is expected to continue in 2023.
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Japan: Livestock and Products Semi-annual

Cattle stocks decline in 2023 as farmers thin dairy herds to counter surplus production capacity. The resulting increase in domestic beef production will lower demand for imports in 2023.
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Australia: Livestock and Products Semi-Annual

The Australian cattle industry is expected to continue its strong herd rebuild in 2023 and Australian beef supply is expected to recover after falling to the lowest level in twenty-five years in 2021 and in 2022.
On February 24, 2023, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare/Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) issued an order pertaining to FSSAI Order TIC-20012/2021-IMPORTS-FSSAI (E2475), extending the compliance date for a third time for Imports of Milk, Pork, and Fish Products.
On November 30th, 2022, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) published the updated mandatory technical regulation UAE.S. 993/2022 “Animal Slaughtering Requirements According to Islamic Rules”, and effective date December 1st, 2023.
Bosnia and Herzegovina’s (BiH) 2022 dairy imports totaled $123.3 million, with a trade deficit of $61 million. The domestic dairy industry produces mainly high-volume, fast-turnover products like fluid milk, yogurt, and fresh/cottage cheese.
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India: Livestock and Products Semi-annual

The expansion of India’s dairy sector is driving the increase in the cattle (both bovine and Asian domestic water buffalo) herd numbers. In marketing year (MY) 2023 (January-December) herd numbers have grown to 307.5 million head as compared to 306.7 million head in 2022.