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April 5, 2017
The Safe Food for Canadians Act implementing regulations, which simplify and consolidate the authorities under previous acts regulating food, are expected to be published in Gazette Part I...
April 4, 2017
This report is an overview of Japan’s general legal and technical requirements for food and agricultural imports.
April 4, 2017
On January 1, 2017, the Myanmar government imposed a new pest risk analysis (PRA) requirement for imported plant commodities.
April 4, 2017
On March 29, 2017 the United Kingdom (UK) formally triggered its exit process from the European Union (EU). It now has up to two years to negotiate and conclude an agreement with the EU....
April 3, 2017
Japan continues to represent one of the best opportunities in the world for U.S. exporters of food products.
March 29, 2017
On February 13, 2017, Russia notified to the WTO draft amendments to “The procedure of state sanitary-epidemiological supervision (control) at the customs border and at the customs territory....
March 27, 2017
In 2016, U.S. corn dominated the Colombian market supplying 99.6% of imports due to trade preferences in the U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement (CTPA).
March 24, 2017
A key element of the EU's new promotion policy called "Enjoy! It's from Europe" is the adoption of annual work programs that set out strategic priorities for promotion measures....
March 22, 2017
Given the volatility in the Russian market (e.g., the economic situation in Russia, trade restrictions, etc.), annualized dairy production and consumption remains difficult to forecast in 2015.
March 17, 2017
On February 16, 2017, Thailand notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) of a draft Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) amendment to MOPH notification No. 367....
March 17, 2017
The Thai Food and Drug Administration recently published a draft regulation to establish labeling requirements for gluten free foods.
March 15, 2017
The European Union’s (EU) dairy market seems to be slowly emerging from its recent “dairy crisis,” when EU farmers were faced with overproduction and the lowest commodity prices since 2009.
March 15, 2017
On Tuesday, February 28, the Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed (SCoPAFF) again failed to reach a qualified majority on the proposal on endocrine disruptor (ED) criteria.
March 15, 2017
On February 20, 2017, the Philippine Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) issued Sugar Order No. 3 (SO No. 3), Series of 2016-17....
March 10, 2017
On December 23, 2016, Ecuador’s Foreign Trade Committee passed the extension of the current tariff and duty exemption for wheat imports from all origins (including the United States).
March 8, 2017
The Canada-European Union (EU) Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) is a free trade agreement that covers nearly all Canada-EU trade, including agricultural trade.
February 20, 2017
On February 5, 2017, the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CCCPC) and the State Council unveiled its first policy document for 2017.
February 16, 2017
On December 15, 2016, Mexico’s Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT) published draft modifications to the regulation (NOM-013-SEMARNAT) establishing phytosanitary requirements...
February 10, 2017
The proliferation of national Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) measures in recent months is a result of a provision in the EU’s Food Information to Consumers (FIC) regulation...
February 8, 2017
On January 27, 2017, Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) announced its intent to import 13,000 metric tons (MT) of butter and 13,000 MT of non-fat dry milk...