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| Standard for Food Additive Use - GB2760-2015 | FAIRS Subject Report | Beijing | China - Peoples Republic of | 5/4/2015
On December 24, 2014, the National Health and Family Planning Committee of China issued the National Food Safety Standard for Food Additive Use (GB2760-2014), which will be implemented on May 24, 2015.    The new standard (1) adds the food additives approved by NHFPC for use in foods in accordance with the issuance of GB2760-2011; (2) modifies the “Carry-Over” principles; (3) removes the list of “gum-based substances in chewing gum and the ingredients”; (4) modifies the provisions for use of fo...
Standard for Food Additive Use - GB2760-2015_Beijing_China - Peoples Republic of_4-28-2015

| Japan Ramps Up Domestic GI Roll-out Ahead of June 1 Implementation | Trade Policy Monitoring | Tokyo | Japan | 5/4/2015
On April 14, 2015, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) resumed domestic efforts to promote the Japanese Geographical Indication (GI) system by launching a series of nine public information sessions across Japan.  The new system will enter into force on June 1, 2015 (see GAIN JA5008 for a more detailed description of the Japanese GI system).  In addition to a detailed explanation of the application process, MAFF officials answered audience questions, noting that foreign pr...
Japan Ramps Up Domestic GI Roll-out Ahead of June 1 Implementation_Tokyo_Japan_5-1-2015

| Nile Nuggets for April 2015 | Agriculture in the News | Cairo | Egypt | 5/4/2015
News on developments in agriculture and food in Egypt.
Nile Nuggets for April 2015_Cairo_Egypt_4-26-2015

| 2015 Budget - Increased Spending for Agricultural Exports | Policy and Program Announcements | Ottawa | Canada | 5/4/2015
On April 21, 2015, the Canadian government tabled its annual budget.  The Economic Action Plan for 2015 (“Strong Leadership – A Balanced-Budget, Low-Tax Plan for Jobs, Growth and Security”) includes expanded  funding  for re-opening, expanding and maintaining market access for Canadian agricultural and agri-food products and for promoting and differentiating Canadian products in international markets.  The budget also funds the development of new markets for seal products, including certificati...
2015 Budget - Increased Spending for Agricultural Exports_Ottawa_Canada_4-30-2015

| 2014 key results of the Russian Ministry of Agriculture | Agriculture in the Economy, Agriculture in the News | Moscow | Russian Federation | 5/4/2015
On April 22, 2015, the Russian government published on its website, key results of the Ministry of Agriculture in 2014, submitted by the agency for the GOR’s review on March 15, 2015. The document includes major developments in the agricultural subsectors in CY 2014. FAS/Moscow provides unofficial translation of the document below, for informational purposes only. The original text can be found at The data provided in this report by the Russian Ministry of Ag...
2014 key results of the Russian Ministry of Agriculture _Moscow_Russian Federation_4-30-2015

| Business Travel in Beijing | Agriculture in the Economy | Beijing ATO | China - Peoples Republic of | 5/4/2015
With more than 3,000 years of history, time-honored Beijing is home to more than 9,000 diplomatic missions, international companies, organizations, research institutes, universities, municipal & provincial offices, and countless historic landmarks. Based on a rising standard of living, high per capita income and significant influence over the rest of the county, Beijing is a place few should ignore when doing business in China. This report provides a brief overview of the city, and some useful s...
Business Travel in Beijing_Beijing ATO_China - Peoples Republic of_4-29-2015

| Peru Imposes Import Ban on U.S. Poultry Products | Sanitary/Phytosanitary/Food Safety, Trade Policy Monitoring | Lima | Peru | 5/4/2015
Peru bans poultry products from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Minnesota, Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas, Wisconsin, South Dakota, North Dakota, Iowa and Montana.
Peru Imposes Import Ban on U.S. Poultry Products_Lima_Peru_4-29-2015

| Fish and Seafood Production and Trade Update | Fishery Products, Agriculture in the News | Moscow | Russian Federation | 5/4/2015
The 2014 total Russian wild catch remained stable, only down slightly versus the total catch in 2013. Russia has continued with the comprehensive reorganization of its fisheries sector, from resources management to processing and distribution, through a number of government resolutions and rules to improve regulation and transparency. However, an obsolete fleet combined with an underdeveloped fishing port infrastructure, poaching, administrative barriers, and lack of investment remain as main co...
Fish and Seafood Production and Trade Update_Moscow_Russian Federation_4-29-2015

| Singapore Opens Market to Full Range of U.S. Beef Products | FAIRS Subject Report | Singapore | Singapore | 5/4/2015
Singapore has increased the range of U.S. beef products that can be imported to include boneless and bone-in cuts, processed beef products, and offal.  Heretofore, Singapore had only allowed boneless cuts derived from cattle less than 30 months of age.  U.S. establishments’ eligibility to export these products to Singapore and the eligibility of the various beef and beef products is subject to certain conditions.  These conditions are described herein.
Singapore Opens Market to Full Range of U.S. Beef Products_Singapore_Singapore_4-28-2015

| Exporter Guide Annual Report for the United Arab Emirates | Exporter Guide | Dubai | United Arab Emirates | 5/4/2015
This report is an introductory tool for U.S. food suppliers who wish to export food products to Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and the UAE (GCC-4). It also provides information on best business practices and a list of U.S. products with high potential for increased sales in the region.
Exporter Guide_Dubai_United Arab Emirates_3-24-2015

| FAIRS Export Certificate Report | Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards - Certification | Guatemala City | Guatemala | 5/4/2015
Section II. Purpose of Specific Export Certificate(s) has been updated.  As of 2013, Food Control from the Ministry of Health in Guatemala started requiring the "consularization" (stamping and signature verification at Guatemalan Embassies in the U.S.) of Certificate of Free Sales for processed food product registration or renewal of existing registries.  Finally, as of March 2015, Guatemala's Ministry of Health eliminated the "consularization" requirement, per CAFTA-DR's provision that prohibit...
Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards - Certification_Guatemala City_Guatemala_4-16-2015

| April 2015 | Grain and Feed | Ottawa | Canada | 5/4/2015
Total production of wheat, barley, oats and corn in 2015/2016 is forecast to increase to 52.8 MMT (million metric tons), a 4 percent increase over 2014/2015 levels of 50.8 MMT.  Lower domestic supplies due to low carry-in stocks are forecast to result in total exports decreasing three percent from anticipated exports levels of 26.4 MMT.  Imports of corn are forecast to fall in 2015/2016 due to increased production, however will remain at above average levels.  Proposed legislation that would lev...
Grain and Feed Annual_Ottawa_Canada_4-29-2015

| Oilseeds and Products Annual 2015 | Oilseeds and Products | Prague | Czech Republic | 5/4/2015
  Marketing years 2013/14 and 2014/15 were both record breaking:  in MY2013/14 rapeseed area in the Czech Republic exceeded the threshold of 400,000 hectares, while in MY2014/15 the yield reaching almost 4 MT/HA resulted in record high rapeseed production of 1.54 million MT.  Sunflower production has been declining because of its lowering profitability.   
Oilseeds and Products Annual 2015_Prague_Czech Republic_4-28-2015

| Sugar, Centrifugal | Sugar | Sugar | Sao Paulo ATO | Brazil | 5/1/2015
Brazilian sugarcane production is projected at 648 million metric tons for the 2015/16 marketing year, up 3 percent from revised estimates for the previous year. The increase is attributed to higher area harvested and a marginal increase in yield.  Approximately 43 percent of the crop should be diverted to sugar, down 0.5 percent compared to the previous season.  Total sugar exports are forecast stable at 24.35 mmt, raw value, based on expected exportable supply.
Sugar Annual_Sao Paulo ATO_Brazil_4-28-2015

| Sugar Beets, Sugar, Centrifugal | Sugar Annual 2015 | Sugar | Moscow | Russian Federation | 5/1/2015
Sugar Annual_Moscow_Russian Federation_4-24-2015

| Weekly Rice Price Update | Grain and Feed | Bangkok | Thailand | 5/1/2015
TH5053 – After rising for several weeks, rice prices declined to late March levels as supplies of off-season rice continue coming into the market.  Inquiries for Thai rice remain quiet as Vietnamese rice is still cheaper.
Rice Price - Weekly_Bangkok_Thailand_4-28-2015

| FSSAI Publishes Draft Manuals on Sampling Methods and Analysis | Sanitary/Phytosanitary/Food Safety, Exporter Guide, FAIRS Subject Report, Beverages, Grain and Feed, Sugar, Fresh Fruit, Vegetables, Livestock and Products, Fishery Products, Dairy and Products, Oilseeds and Products | New Delhi | India | 4/30/2015
The Government of India’s (GOI) Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) published 15 draft manuals on requirements for sampling and analyzing food and water.  FSSAI is currently accepting public comments on these draft manuals through May 25, 2015.
FSSAI Publishes Draft Manuals on Sampling Methods and Analysis_New Delhi_India_4-29-2015

| Weather conditions impact Romanian oilseed crop | Oilseeds and Products | Bucharest | Romania | 4/30/2015
Weather conditions impacted rapeseed planting in the fall of 2014 leading to poor emergence. Excessive moisture contributed further to plant deterioration. Part of the rapeseed area to be replanted will be covered by sunflower seeds MY 2015/16, which was otherwise expected to fall more significantly as a result of low returns last year. The upward trend in the soybean area is boosted by the recent Romanian Government decision to include soybean among the crops eligible for EU couple support. Rom...
Weather conditions impact Romanian oilseed crop_Bucharest_Romania_4-29-2015

| Romania’s grains export availability set to fall | Grain and Feed | Bucharest | Romania | 4/30/2015
Excessive dryness in some areas or substantial rainfall in others prevented farmers from planting winter crops in optimal conditions, which resulted in wheat and barley area declines. Spring heavy and continuous rainfall delayed agricultural work reducing the growth potential for winter crops. Low temperatures and rainfall are delaying corn plantings. Prospects for lower yields are expected to reduce Romania’s export capacity for wheat, corn and barley by 12 percent in MY 2015/16. Abundant grain...
Romania’s grains export availability set to fall _Bucharest_Romania_4-29-2015

| Fish and seafood Market Brief- Romania | Fishery Products, Product Brief | Bucharest | Romania | 4/30/2015
Romanian domestic fish production has been on an upward trend over the past five years, but demand remains largely covered from imports. In 2014 fish and seafood imports increased in value by 15 percent as compared to 2013. The value of total imports exceeded 170 million USD in 2014 for a quantity of almost 71,000 MT. U.S. seafood exports on the Romanian market grew three times in 2014 in terms of value reaching $1.49 million.
Fish and seafood Market Brief- Romania_Bucharest_Romania_4-27-2015

| GOC Repeals Limited Number of Container Size Regulations | Agriculture in the News, Policy and Program Announcements | Ottawa | Canada | 4/30/2015
As of April 22, 2015 the container size requirements in the Dairy Products Regulations (DPR), the Maple Products Regulations (MPR) and the Fish Inspection Regulations (FIR) are repealed.  This is the first stage in a commitment made by the Canadian government in its 2012 federal budget in which the Canadian Government committed to “repeal regulations related to container standards to enable industry to take advantage of new packaging formats and technologies, while removing an unnecessary barri...
GOC Repeals Limited Number of Container Size Regulations_Ottawa_Canada_4-27-2015

| Briefing on the Training for Grain Import TRQ | Grain and Feed | Beijing | China - Peoples Republic of | 4/30/2015
On December 24, the Economy and Trade Department of the National Development and Reform Commission called a training for all provinces and municipalities on grain import TRQ, focusing on explaining the requirements and considerations for the application of 2015 grain import TRQ and exchanging ideas and experience on TRQ management and use of the management system. 
Briefing on the Training for Grain Import TRQ_Beijing_China - Peoples Republic of_4-27-2015

| New Import Tariff Reduction on Wood | Trade Policy Monitoring | Bangkok | Thailand | 4/30/2015
TH5051 - On 29 December, 2014, the Ministry of Finance (MOF) issued a Notification in the Royal Gazette detailing the preferential duty reduction schedules under Section 12 of the Customs Tariff Decree B.E. 2530 for imported wood products (Harmonized Code 44).  The import duties for those listed wood products were reduced to zero and became effective in December 30, 2014.    
New Import Tariff Reduction on Wood_Bangkok_Thailand_4-27-2015

| The potential import market for peanuts in South Africa | Oilseeds and Products | Pretoria | South Africa - Republic of | 4/29/2015
Post expects South Africa will import around 10,000 MT of peanuts in the 2014/15 MY (marketing year started March 2015), as an 11 decrease in peanut production is expected due to a mid-summer drought that hit the summer rainfall production areas.  Relatively high stock levels and a stagnating demand dampened a more aggressive outlook on peanut imports.       
The potential import market for peanuts in South Africa _Pretoria_South Africa - Republic of_4-29-2015

| Guangdong Free Trade Zone is Officiated | Agricultural Situation | Guangzhou | China - Peoples Republic of | 4/29/2015
Modeling Shanghai Pilot Free Trade Zone, China officially inaugurated three new free trade zones in Guangdong, Fujian and Tianjin. Adjacent to Hong Kong and Macau, Guangdong FTZ is to speed economic integration among the three regions while e-commerce and cross-border trade present positive potentials for imported products.
Guangdong Free Trade Zone is Officiated_Guangzhou_China - Peoples Republic of_4-24-2015

| Chile’s Volcanic Eruption Puts Salmon Industry at Risk | Agricultural Situation | Santiago | Chile | 4/29/2015
On April 22, Chile’s Calbuco volcano in the Los Lagos Region” (the lakes region) erupted, where much of Chile’s dairy, livestock and salmon production are centralized.  According to the Chilean Salmon Producers Association (Salmon Chile) eight percent of the industries production of alevin and smolt are at risk.  Some producers have also requested authorization to move lake salmon cages to be moved to other areas.  Chile produces 800,000 MT (approximately $2.5 billion) of salmon per year.  That ...
Chile’s Volcanic Eruption Puts Salmon Industry at Risk_Santiago_Chile_4-24-2015

| Ontario proposes restrictions on neonicotinoid-treated seeds | Sanitary/Phytosanitary/Food Safety | Ottawa | Canada | 4/29/2015
The province of Ontario on March 23, 2015, opened a public consultation period on a proposed regulatory change aimed at reducing the use of neonicotinoids (NNI) as seed treatments for corn and soybeans as a means of improving pollinator health.  The proposed change would introduce new requirements for the sale and use of NNI-treated seeds.   Comments on the proposed regulatory change are due to the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change prior to May 7, 2015.  The target date for ...
Ontario proposes restrictions on neonicotinoid-treated seeds_Ottawa_Canada_4-24-2015

| Grain and Feed Market Update | Grain and Feed | Sofia | Bulgaria | 4/29/2015
The first tentative official data on 2014 crop production published in late March showed a higher than previously expected area and production of grain crops in MY2014/15.  Based on the new data, total grain area in MY2014/15 is updated and increased by 6.2% and total production by 6.7 % compared to the previous estimates from December 2014.  The first forecast for MY2015/16 shows a drop in wheat and barley production due to lower planted area while corn area is expected to increase and provid...
Grain and Feed Market Update_Sofia_Bulgaria_4-24-2015

| Wheat, Corn | Wheat and Corn Annual Report | Grain and Feed | Santiago | Chile | 4/28/2015
Chile’s MY 2014/2015 wheat production is expected to maintain similar levels to the previous marketing year (MY), while imports are expected to increase slightly due to a nominal increase in demand.  On the contrary, corn imports are expected to fall as production will increase due the larger planted area during the present MY 2015/2016.
Grain and Feed Annual_Santiago_Chile_4-6-2015

| Italy’s Wine Overview 2015 | Wine | Rome | Italy | 4/28/2015
Italy’s CY 2014 wine production is estimated at 4.4 billion liters, 15 percent less than the previous campaign (5.2 billion liters) and 7 percent below the five-year average, as a result of a rainy summer. 
Italy’s Wine Overview 2015_Rome_Italy_4-23-2015

| Grain and Feed Annual 2015 | Grain and Feed | Prague | Czech Republic | 4/28/2015
  The Czech Republic has witnessed exceptional grain crop in MY14/15.  Record yields and average but sufficient quality will cover both the domestic and export demand.  Outlook for MY15/16 has been very positive, however, it will not exceed the level of MY14/15.  
Grain and Feed Annual 2015_Prague_Czech Republic_4-23-2015

| Palm Oil Update | Oilseeds and Products | Kuala Lumpur | Malaysia | 4/28/2015
As a result of lower than forecast production in the first 6 months and expectations for a return to slightly above trend yields for the remainder of 2014/15, palm oil output is now forecast at 19.535 million tons.  Imports have increased as local independent refiners find CPO from Indonesia attractive.  Despite a slowdown in exports during the first half of the year, the pace of export demand is expected to resume in the final half of the year as major buyers rebuild depleted stocks.
Oilseeds and Products Update_Kuala Lumpur_Malaysia_4-22-2015

| Temporary Export Ban on Some Hides and Skins | Trade Policy Monitoring, FAIRS Subject Report, Livestock and Products | Moscow | Russian Federation | 4/27/2015
On April 21, 2015, the Russian Government issued Decree No. 378 imposing a temporary export ban on hides and skins which fall under HS codes 410411 and 410419 from May 25 until November 25, 2015.  According to the Government release, the measure should help ensure a stable supply of raw materials for domestic leather and footwear producers, as well as state defense needs.  The new measure comes on the heels of a similar 6-month export ban on the same items, which expired on April 1, 2015.   As...
Temporary Export Ban on Some Hides and Skins_Moscow_Russian Federation_4-24-2015

| Russian Agricultural Policy and Situation Bi-Weekly Update 6 | Agriculture in the News | Moscow | Russian Federation | 4/27/2015
Russian Government Approved Subsidies to Support Agricultural Machinery Producers . . . Ministry of Agriculture Reports on Feed Stocks . . . Increased Marketing of Locally Produced Fish . . . Russian Government Determines Rules for Subsidizing Commodity Aquaculture . . . Russian Far East Industrial and Agricultural Production Growth . . . Potential Increase in Russian Crab Catch . . . No Preferential Tariffs for Fish Delivery from the Far East . . . "Far Eastern Acres" Distribution This Fall . ....
Russian Agricultural Policy and Situation Bi-Weekly Update 6_Moscow_Russian Federation_4-24-2015

| WTO Notified Draft Amendment on Naturally Occurring Toxic Substances | Sanitary/Phytosanitary/Food Safety, Beverages, Food Processing Ingredients, Policy and Program Announcements, WTO Notifications, Retail Foods | New Delhi | India | 4/27/2015
On April 16, 2015, the World Trade Organization (WTO) published on its website draft regulations related to naturally occurring toxic substances (NOTS) in some food and beverage products.  A comment period was also notified, with a deadline of June 15, 2015.
WTO Notified Draft Amendment on Naturally Occurring Toxic Substances_New Delhi_India_4-24-2015

| Draft Amendment on the Use of Lecithin as Food Additives | Sanitary/Phytosanitary/Food Safety, Food Processing Ingredients, Exporter Guide, Snack Foods, Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards - Certification | New Delhi | India | 4/27/2015
The Government of India’s (GOI) Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) amended the Food Safety and Standards (Food Product Standards and Food Additives) Regulations, 2011, to allow the use of lecithin as a food additive.
Draft Amendment on the Use of Lecithin as Food Additives_New Delhi_India_4-24-2015

| 2015 Monsoon Forecast | Agricultural Situation, Climate Change/Global Warming/Food Security, Oilseeds and Products, Grain and Feed, Cotton and Products | New Delhi | India | 4/27/2015
On April 22, 2015, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a ‘below normal monsoon’ forecast for the upcoming 2015 southwest monsoon season (June-September).  IMD further predicted that the seasonal rainfall will be 93-percent of its long-term average (LTA).  The forecast specifies that El Niño weather pattern (which triggers drought) is likely to persist during 2015 monsoon season.  IMD will issue an updated forecast in June 2015.  
2015 Monsoon Forecast_New Delhi_India_4-24-2015

| Pakistan Allows Government-to-Government Wheat Sales | Grain and Feed, Trade Policy Monitoring, Policy and Program Announcements | Islamabad | Pakistan | 4/27/2015
The Government of Pakistan has allowed the export of wheat on a government-to-government basis under the same conditions that were previously announced in January 2015. 
Pakistan Allows Government-to-Government Wheat Sales_Islamabad_Pakistan_4-24-2015

| New Nutritional Labeling Regulation | Policy and Program Announcements, FAIRS Subject Report | Santiago | Chile | 4/27/2015
The Chilean Congress adopted Law No. 20,606 on nutrition and composition of food and its advertising on July 2012.  The law required the development of an implementing regulation and its enforcement before July 16, 2014. After being delayed for two years and two Administrations these implementing regulations were finally sign by president Bachelet on April 16, 2015.
New Nutritional Labeling Regulation_Santiago_Chile_4-22-2015

| Chile recognized the United States as negligible risk for BSE | Livestock and Products | Santiago | Chile | 4/27/2015
Chile recognizes the United States as a country of negligible risk for Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) and by doing it, lining up with the World Organization of Animal Health (OIE). This new classification opens the possibility of negotiating the access for new U.S. products to Chile, specifically live cattle.
Chile recognized the United States as negligible risk for BSE_Santiago_Chile_4-23-2015

| Food Ingredient Conference Report | Agricultural Situation | Guangzhou | China - Peoples Republic of | 4/27/2015
Organized by China Food Additives & Ingredients Association and with endorsement of USDA, the Food Ingredients China 2015 was held in Shanghai on April 1-3. Over 1300 exhibitors from domestic and 400 foreign companies participated with 13 U.S. companies/representative offices exhibiting at the U.S. pavilion.
Food Ingredient Conference Report_Guangzhou_China - Peoples Republic of_4-21-2015

| Oilseed, Soybean, Oilseed, Copra, Meal, Soybean, Meal, Copra, Oil, Soybean, Oil, Coconut | Philippine Oilseeds and Products Situation and Outlook | Oilseeds and Products | Manila | Philippines | 4/27/2015
The Philippines is the second largest export market for U.S. soybean meal (SBM) and the world’s largest coconut oil (CNO) exporter.  SBM imports in MY 13/14 were raised to 2.41 MMT, in-line with local industry and trade association approximations that prevalent lower global prices caused a moderate build-up in stocks.  Post estimates MY 14/15 SBM imports will remain at the previous year’s level as the build-up in carry-over stocks will offset steadily growing feed demand.  SBM imports are foreca...
Oilseeds and Products Annual_Manila_Philippines_4-22-2015

| Select | The supply and demand of sugar in Swaziland | Sugar | Pretoria | Swaziland | 4/27/2015
With the recently successful conclusion of the Economic Partnership Agreement negotiations with the European Union (EU), Swaziland maintained its preferential market access to the Europe.  As a result, post expects that Swaziland sugar exports to the EU could increase by ten percent to 390,000 MT in the 2015/16 MY.  Post forecasts that sugar production will increase to record 705,000 MT (729,675 MTRV), on a four percent increase in sugar cane production, due to more land being utilized for suga...
Sugar Annual_Pretoria_Swaziland_4-20-2015

| Sugar, Centrifugal, Sugar Cane for Centrifugal | The report covers supply and demand trends for sugar in South Africa | Sugar | Pretoria | South Africa - Republic of | 4/27/2015
The impact of the 2014/15 MY drought in the sugar industry is expected to continue in the 2015/16 MY. Post forecasts that the 2015/16 MY sugar cane crop will decrease marginally to 17,7 MMT from the 2014/15 MY sugar cane crop of 17,8 MMT. The 2015/16 MY sugar production of 2.0 MMT is forecasted to be sufficient to meet the domestic demand. South Africa will also have sufficient stocks to export approximately 700,000 MT in the 2015/16 MY.
Sugar Annual_Pretoria_South Africa - Republic of_4-21-2015

| Organic Products Market Brief Update | Product Brief | Seoul ATO | Korea - Republic of | 4/27/2015
  As the wellbeing trend is set to become even more prominent in Korea with KORUS EA implementation since July 2014, the prospects for imported organic food seem very bright.  The Korean organic foods market, including fresh produce, field crops, and imported processed food has shown strong growth over the last several years.  The total market for imported organic food was $78.6 million in 2013 at CIF prices, an increase of 14 percent compared to the previous year.  However, new organic import r...
Organic Products Market Brief Update_Seoul ATO_Korea - Republic of_4-15-2015

| Animal Numbers, Cattle, Meat, Beef and Veal, Animal Numbers, Swine, Meat, Swine | Semi-annual | Livestock and Products | Seoul | Korea - Republic of | 4/27/2015
Consumption of U.S. beef continues to gradually rise as consumer confidence in its safety goes up, however it’s less competitive due to higher prices and stiff competition from both domestic and Australian sources.  The market share for U.S. beef stood at 36.4 percent for 2014, an increase from 34.4 percent in 2013. Meanwhile, pork consumption increased over 6 percent in 2014 despite low domestic production and high prices due to substitute demand in place of beef and poultry.  Pork imports inc...
Livestock and Products Semi-annual_Seoul_Korea - Republic of_4-1-2015

| The WASABI - Hot News from Japan Vol. 11 Issue 4 | Agricultural Situation | Tokyo | Japan | 4/27/2015
Ambassador Kennedy Celebrates 100th Anniversary of U.S. Dogwoods; ATO Tokyo helps highlight American Food and Beverages at the First World Gourmet Expo; ATO Japan Hosts Cooperators Meeting; USDA Japan Celebrates the 1000th Tweet
The WASABI - Hot News from Japan Vol. 11 Issue 4_Tokyo_Japan_4-22-2015