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December 27, 2017
On December 12, 2017, Higino de Marrule was appointed as Agriculture Minister of Mozambique.
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 27, 2017
Ukraine’s Ministry of Agriculture reported the MY2017/18 oilseeds harvest has concluded. Production levels were set as follows: sunflower seeds 15-percent lower compared to the previous....
December 27, 2017
In MY 2017/18, Morocco’s citrus exports will be negatively impacted by a poor harvest brought about by high temperatures in July-August, which largely limited mandarin/tangerine production....
December 27, 2017
Bolivia announces its intention to implement an ethanol blend mandate in gasoline which will begin at 10 percent and would increase gradually as the Bolivian industry increases production....
December 27, 2017
Peru’s food processing industry is a dynamic sector of the national economy. U.S.-origin food processing ingredient exports to Peru are forecast at $202 million in 2017.
December 27, 2017
On December 13, 2017, Canada announced a new federal Regulatory Framework on the Clean Fuel Standard.
December 27, 2017
Under the auspices of Morocco’s respective free trade agreements, the state cereals office (ONICL) issued tenders for U.S. and EU common and durum wheat.
December 27, 2017
Nigeria established the National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) in 2015 to regulate the country’s bio-technology law and provide oversight for utilizing and commercializing biotechnolog....
December 27, 2017
There is limited understanding of genetic engineering and products thereof among Tanzanians, except for a small population of elites with a tertiary level of education.
December 27, 2017
Saudi regulations allow the importation of biotech plant products. However, they are required to be labeled if they contain more than one percent genetically engineered (GE) plant....
December 27, 2017
There have been no recent significant official changes to the heavily regulated and cautious policies put in place by the Government of New Zealand (GONZ) for genetically engineered (GE) products.
December 27, 2017
Genetically engineered (GE) Gypsophila will likely reach the market before Bt cotton and Bt corn, as GE Gypsophila is not subject to national performance trials (NPTs) stipulated in the....
December 26, 2017
Japan’s hotel, restaurant and institutional food service industry (HRI) achieved record high sales of ¥32.42 trillion ($295.2 billion) in 2016.
December 26, 2017
On November 15, 2017, the Federal Commission for Regulatory Improvement (COFEMER) posted three draft regulations which would establish the physicochemical and microbiological....
December 26, 2017
Peru has established a new price band for rice that aims to increase importing costs. The new price band uses changes the reference price from Thai to Uruguayan rice prices.
December 26, 2017
Peru’s food retail sector sales will rebound in the medium-term, benefiting from government stimulus measures seeking to boost consumer spending.
December 26, 2017
The food processing industry is a huge component of Ecuador’s manufacturing sector, grossing $5.9 billion in 2016.
December 26, 2017
Guatemala has a population of almost 17 million inhabitants and approximately 5 million live in Guatemala City where most of the new hotels and restaurants are opening in the country.
December 26, 2017
This report should be read in conjunction with the EU-28 Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) report written by the U.S. Mission to the EU (GAIN report E17080)....

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