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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.
October 28, 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...
October 26, 2016
The Secretariat of Economy (SE) published in the Diario Oficial (Federal Register), on October 21, 2016, an announcement containing the maximum quota allotment of sugar to be exported...
October 25, 2016
The restrictive marketing measures that Ireland wants to introduce for all alcohol products could impact U.S. exports to the EU.
October 20, 2016
The KORUS FTA (Free Trade Agreement) went into effect March of 2012, and the agreement’s elimination of tariffs for almonds and pistachios, as well as tariff reductions for walnuts...
October 11, 2016
The European Commission adopted a proposal to give Ukrainian producers more and better access to the EU market for a number of agricultural and industrial products by temporarily raising tariff quotas
October 10, 2016
On September 7, 2016, the Indian Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food, and Public Distribution’s Department of Legal Metrology amended the Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules, 2011.
September 29, 2016
On September 22, 2016, China lifted the longstanding Chinese ban on U.S. beef exports. The lifting of the ban includes both boneless and bone-in beef from cattle below 30 months of age.
September 16, 2016
This report details the steps which US exporters must navigate in order to successfully place their product in the Dominican market.

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