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| The 2014 No.1 Document of the CCCPC and the State Council | Policy and Program Announcements | Beijing | China - Peoples Republic of | 3/7/2014
On January 19, 2014, the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and the State Council unveiled its first policy document for 2014, which is referred to as the No.1 Document.
According to the Document, China will improve the mechanisms for safeguarding food security, seek sustainable agricultural growth while balancing rural and urban development, deepening rural land reforms and promoting financial support for rural area. For 11 consecutive years, the No. 1 documents focused on rura...
The 2014 No.1 Document of the CCCPC and the State Council _Beijing_China - Peoples Republic of_3-5-2014
| 2013 Activities and Accomplishments | Agricultural Trade Office Activities, CSSF Activity Report, Export Accomplishments - Events, Export Accomplishments - Other | Beijing ATO | China - Peoples Republic of | 3/7/2014
During the course of 2013, ATO/Beijing has worked with USDA cooperators and other stakeholders, as well as exporters, regulators and other Embassy offices, to build markets for U.S. agricultural, fisheries and forestry products in North China. The following report outlines ATO's activities and details key events and trade successes.
2013 Activities and Accomplishments_Beijing ATO_China - Peoples Republic of_2-17-2014
| Full National Pig Traceability Becomes Mandatory | Policy and Program Announcements, Livestock and Products | Ottawa | Canada | 3/7/2014
On July 1, 2014, Canada’s mandatory national pig traceability system comes into force. The traceability system will require reporting on the movement of pigs between sites, with animal identification as one of the system’s components.
Full National Pig Traceability Becomes Mandatory_Ottawa_Canada_3-3-2014
| Weekly Rice Price Update | Grain and Feed | Bangkok | Thailand | 3/7/2014
TH4019 – Domestic and export prices remained unchanged from the previous week. The government plans to conduct a public tender of around 0.5 million metric tons this week and another tender of 0.5 million metric tons via the AFET in the following weeks to help finance the current rice paddy pledging program.
Rice Price - Weekly_Bangkok_Thailand_3-4-2014
| Oilseed, Soybean, Meal, Soybean, Meal, Rapeseed, Oil, Soybean, Oil, Palm | 2014 Annual | Oilseeds and Products | Seoul | Korea - Republic of | 3/6/2014
Oilseeds and Products Annual_Seoul_Korea - Republic of_2-28-2014
| Hotel Developments in The Bahamas Increase Demand for U.S. Foods | Market Development Reports, Food Service - Hotel Restaurant Institutional, Promotion Opportunities | Miami ATO | Bahamas - The | 3/6/2014
According to the IMF (World Economic Outlook, January 2014), global economic “activity is expected to improve further in 2014–15, largely on account of recovery in the advanced economies.” This is much-needed good news for the tourist-dependent Caribbean, as advanced economies are the main source of visitors to the islands. The Bahamas in particular is seeking to capitalize on this expected growth with several new hotel projects coming on-line, not the least of which is a $3.5 billion mega res...
Hotel Developments in The Bahamas Increase Demand for U.S. Foods_Miami ATO_Bahamas - The_3-3-2014
| March 2014 | Oilseeds and Products | New Delhi | India | 3/6/2014
Post forecasts that rapeseed-mustard production in marketing year (MY) 2013/14 will reach 7.3 million metric tons, an increase of 200,000 metric tons over the previous estimate. This revision is due to increased area planted, favorable planting conditions, and timely winter rains throughout the rabi (winter planted/spring harvested) season.
Oilseeds and Products Update_New Delhi_India_3-3-2014
| Select | Poultry Semi-Annual Report | Poultry and Products | Moscow | Russian Federation | 3/6/2014
FAS Moscow reduced the 2014 broiler production forecast for Russia to 3.1 MMT (from the previous forecast of 3.3 MMT) as a result of lower live bird inventories at the beginning of the year, near market saturation, high indebtedness coupled with low profitability at poultry establishments, as well as other factors. FAS Moscow’s import estimate for Russian broiler imports for 2014 remains unchanged at 530,000 MT, in large part, as a result of unchanged Tariff Rate Quota volumes. Russian broiler...
Poultry and Products Semi-annual_Moscow_Russian Federation_3-3-2014
| Poultry, Meat, Broiler | Semi-Annual | Poultry and Products | Beijing | China - Peoples Republic of | 3/6/2014
Post forecasts China’s 2014 broiler meat production at 12.9 million tons, a six percent decline from USDA’s official estimate. Given ongoing H7N9 virus detections, sources note that China’s 2014 broiler meat consumption will likely fall by six percent to 12.7 million tons. Weak consumer demand will also lower 2014 imports to 235,000 tons. Despite the untamed H7N9 virus, Post estimates that China’s 2014 broiler meat exports will increase four percent to 430,000 tons. China mainly exports cooked/...
Poultry and Products Semi-annual_Beijing_China - Peoples Republic of_3-3-2014
| Select, Select | Enter a Descriptive Report Name | Oilseeds and Products | Beijing | China - Peoples Republic of | 3/6/2014
MY14/15 total oilseed production is forecast down 2.6 percent to 57.2 million tons on expectations that cottonseed production may decline. With limited domestic production, soybean and rapeseed import trends remain strong as MY14/15 total oilseed consumption forecast rises to 131.2 million tons due to increasing demand for animal and aquatic protein and vegetable oils. MY14/15 soybean imports could reach 72 million tons (out of total oilseed imports of 75.8 million tons) from estimated 68 milli...
Oilseeds and Products Annual_Beijing_China - Peoples Republic of_2-28-2014
| Select | NEW ZEALAND WINE SECTOR ANNUAL REPORT 2014 | Wine | Wellington | New Zealand | 3/5/2014
Wine Annual_Wellington_New Zealand_3-3-2014
| Ontario Government Proposes Farmers' Market Sales for Local Wines | Beverages, Policy and Program Announcements, Trade Policy Monitoring, Wine | Ottawa | Canada | 3/5/2014
On December 16, 2013, Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario, announced a pilot program to allow the sale of certain Ontario produced wines in Farmers' Markets during the summer of 2014. Later in the year, the pilot will be evaluated for possible implementation. This sales channel would not be available to wines produced outside of the province. The Liquor Control Board of Ontario is the largest buyer of wine in Canada.
Ontario Government Proposes Farmers' Market Sales for Local Wines_Ottawa_Canada_2-27-2014
| Canadians to Consume More Poultry Meat in 2014 | Poultry and Products | Ottawa | Canada | 3/5/2014
Canadian production of broiler meat is likely to exceed previously estimated levels. Given tight supplies of red meat, chicken farmers operating under the strict supply management regime are expected to boost domestic production and fill in an anticipated gap in the protein market.
Canadians to Consume More Poultry Meat in 2014_Ottawa_Canada_2-27-2014
| Wine | Wine Annual Report and Statistics 2014 | Wine | Rome | EU-28 | 3/5/2014
CY 2013 EU-28 wine production is still preliminarily estimated at 167 Million Hectoliters (Mhl), 18.3 percent up from the previous year as notable increases occurred in Spain (+41.4 percent), Italy (+12 percent), Portugal (+9.7 percent), and France (+ 8.6 percent). Significant increases were also registered in Romania (+31.7 percent), Greece (+17.5 percent), Croatia (+10 percent), Hungary (+9.2 percent), and Austria (+4.5 percent). The EU-28 remains the world’s leading wine exporter and import...
| Poultry, Meat, Broiler | EU-28 poultry production to grow again in 2014 | Poultry and Products | Paris | EU-28 | 3/5/2014
EU-28 broiler meat production forecasts for 2014 have been slightly revised upward from previous estimates due to higher production expected mainly in Benelux (driven by increased exports of broiler parts), Germany, UK and Romania more than offsetting lower forecasts in France (driven by declining exports) and Spain. Consumers’ switch from other meats to broiler meat (cheaper and more convenient) in a recession-stricken EU-28 region will increase the EU-28 domestic consumption of broiler meat in...
Poultry and Products Semi-annual_Paris_EU-28_2-27-2014
| Oilseed, Soybean, Oil, Soybean, Meal, Soybean | 2014 | Oilseeds and Products | Buenos Aires | Paraguay | 3/5/2014
Paraguayan soybean area is estimated to increase by 3 percent to 3.2 million hectares in the 2014/15 marketing year with production reaching a record 8.7 million metric tons (MMT). The current year estimates are reduced to 8.1 MMT due to extended periods of extremely hot temperatures and non-uniform rainfall during the growing season leading to lower than average yields.
Oilseeds and Products Annual_Buenos Aires_Paraguay_2-26-2014
| Select | 2014 | Livestock and Products | Buenos Aires | Argentina | 3/5/2014
Post projects Argentine beef production for 2014 at 2.9 million tons (carcass weight equivalent). This two percent increase from USDA’s number is justified by expected larger slaughter due to a higher cattle supply and the fact that cattle are slaughtered younger and lighter for the domestic market which takes over 93 percent of the country’s beef supply. Beef exports in 2014 are now estimated at 200,000 tons, 20,000 tons lower than USDA. The government continues to assert a strong control on...
Livestock and Products Semi-annual_Buenos Aires_Argentina_2-28-2014
| Oilseed, Soybean (Local), Oilseed, Sunflowerseed | March Lock-up | Oilseeds and Products | Buenos Aires | Argentina | 3/5/2014
FAS Buenos Aires maintains its estimates for soybean area and production for marketing year 2013/14 to 20.3 million hectares and 54 million metric tons, respectively. Rainfall during the month of February has replenished dry soils in the majority of the soybean growing region. Sunflowerseed area and production are also held steady at 1.45 million hectares and 2.3 million metric tons, respectively.
Oilseeds and Products Update_Buenos Aires_Argentina_2-28-2014
| Poultry Import TRQ Extension Announced Through December 2015 | Poultry and Products, Agriculture in the Economy, Agriculture in the News, Policy and Program Announcements, Market Promotion/Competition, Trade Policy Monitoring | Mexico | Mexico | 3/4/2014
On February 28, 2014, Mexico's Secretariat of Economy (SE) announced an amendment to term length of a previous authorization under which Mexican companies can import 300,000 metric tons (MT) of poultry (specifically, chicken) meat duty-free, via a tariff rate quota (TRQ) regime. The TRQ should not significantly affect U.S. exports. Mexican authorities have gone so far as to say the announcement is more about keeping domestic poultry prices in check and to allow imports as necessary.
Poultry Import TRQ Extension Announced Through December 2015_Mexico_Mexico_3-3-2014
| Animal Numbers, Cattle, Meat, Beef and Veal, Animal Numbers, Swine, Meat, Swine | Production Forecasts Raised Slightly on Better Genetics and Weather and Grain Affordability | Livestock and Products | Mexico City | Mexico | 3/4/2014
Mexican beef and pork production forecasts are slightly higher in 2014 as affordable grain prices and improved climate conditions are helping the sector continue to recover. Import demand for U.S. beef and pork is expected to remain strong as U.S. prices are competitive and exports could be trimmed back as domestic consumers appear to have a greater willingness to pay for product in competition with export markets.
Livestock and Products Semi-annual_Mexico City_Mexico_3-2-2014
| Canada to Extend Administrative Monetary Penalties to the Meat Secto | Policy and Program Announcements, Livestock and Products, Poultry and Products | Ottawa | Canada | 3/4/2014
Canada initiated formal 30-day public consultation process on the extension of Administrative Monetary Penalties to the Meat Inspection Act and the Meat Inspection Regulations, 1990. Stakeholders have until March 22, 2014 to submit their comments to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.
Canada to Extend Administrative Monetary Penalties to the Meat Secto_Ottawa_Canada_2-27-2014
| National Food Safety Standard of Pathogen Limits for Food | FAIRS Subject Report | Beijing | China - Peoples Republic of | 3/4/2014
On December 26, the National Health and Family Planning Commission of the People’s Republic of China released the national food safety standard of Pathogen Limits for Food. Draft of the standard was notified to the WTO as SPS N CHN 354. The Standard will be implemented on July 1, 2014.
This report provides an unofficial translation of the Standard.
National Food Safety Standard of Pathogen Limits for Food_Beijing_China - Peoples Republic of_2-25-2014
| GOI Publishes and Implements Sugar Export Subsidy of USD 54 per Ton | Sugar, Trade Policy Monitoring, Policy and Program Announcements | New Delhi | India | 3/4/2014
The Government of India formally published its new export subsidy for raw sugar (roughly $54/metric ton) in its official gazette. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved the subsidy on February 13, 2014.
GOI Publishes and Implements Sugar Export Subsidy of USD 54 per Ton_New Delhi_India_3-4-2014
| Nile Nuggets for February 2014 | Agriculture in the News | Cairo | Egypt | 3/4/2014
News on developments in agriculture and food in Egypt.
Nile Nuggets for February 2014_Cairo_Egypt_2-27-2014
| Select | Japan's Wine Market Continues Growth | Wine | Tokyo ATO | Japan | 3/4/2014
In 2013, the United States held an 8.6% value share of Japan's $1,047 million imported bottled wine market. This was an increase from the 7.7% share in 2012.
Market share of bottles priced ¥500 JPY or under and ¥1000 – 1500 continue to increase. Bulk wine imports continue to grow as domestic Japanese wine companies’ bottle their own wine.
Wine Annual_Tokyo ATO_Japan_2-26-2014
| Cider in Mexico - Out with the old in with the new | Beverages, Product Brief | Monterrey ATO | Mexico | 3/4/2014
Cider has been around in Mexico for centuries, but stalled into a small, aging, decreasing niche. A new approach, consistent with the current cider frenzy in Europe, might represent an opportunity not only for the Mexican market, but also all of Latin America. This report provides an overview of the obstacles and opportunities for the cider market in Mexico.
Cider in Mexico - Out with the old in with the new_Monterrey ATO_Mexico_2-27-2014
| FAS Rome and APHIS Negotiate Non-Human Primate Export Certificate | Export Accomplishments - Other, Market Development Reports | Rome | Italy | 3/4/2014
Post, on behalf of APHIS, negotiated with the Italian Ministry of Health a bilateral health certificate for export to Italy of samples (other than processed DNA samples, and ones embedded completely on micro slides or preserved in alcohol or formaldehyde) from non-human primates intended for scientific research.” The labor intensive agreement was reached after almost two years of negotiations.
FAS Rome and APHIS Negotiate Non-Human Primate Export Certificate_Rome_Italy_2-27-2014
| Domestic Supply Will Ease | Livestock and Products | The Hague | EU-28 | 3/4/2014
Based on official statistics, both cattle and swine slaughter is revised downwards from previously anticipated. However, the forecast of a higher meat production in 2014 remains intact. A higher availability of animals and an abundance of feed are the main reasons for this projection to stand. As a result of the Russian ban, China is likely to become the main export market for EU pork.
Livestock and Products Semi-annual_The Hague_EU-28_2-27-2014
| Italy Organic Agriculture Update 2014 | Special Certification - Organic/Kosher/Halal | Rome | Italy | 3/4/2014
Report is an update of FAS Rome GAIN IT1302. Italy continues to be a major player in the European organic market, with 49,709 producers, and 1.2 million HA of cultivated land. Thanks to a favorable climate, agronomic conditions and close geographic access to major export markets, Italy’s organic sector is booming, and national organic consumption in 2013 grew by 7.3%, valued at €1.7 billion.
Italy Organic Agriculture Update 2014_Rome_Italy_2-27-2014
| Rice, Milled | January 2014 | Grain and Feed | Hanoi | Vietnam | 3/4/2014
The report provides trade data on Vietnam's monthly rice exports by grades and destinations, and weekly quotes for export rice by grades.
Rice Trade - Monthly_Hanoi_Vietnam_2-27-2014
| Wheat, Corn, Rice, Milled | Annual | Grain and Feed | Lima | Peru | 3/3/2014
Peru’s wheat production in MY 2014/15 (July/June) is forecast to reach 230,000 metric tons (MT), down 3,000 MT or 1 percent from our MY 2013/14 estimate of 233,000 MT. . FAS Lima forecasts Peru’s wheat imports in MY 2014/15 at 1.75 MMT, up 30,000 MT or about 2 percent compared to MY 2013/14. Corn production in MY 2014/15 (October/September) is forecast to reach 1.76 MMT while imports are expected at 2.3 MMT. U.S. corn exports to Peru are benefiting from a variable levy imposed to corn import...
Grain and Feed Annual_Lima_Peru_2-26-2014
| Select | | Wine | Santiago | Chile | 3/3/2014
Wine production in 2014 will be smaller than last year. Freezing weather during the spring season is the main factor for this reduction. But exports are expected to expand as the foreign demand is still strong.
| Rice, Milled | December 2013 | Grain and Feed | Hanoi | Vietnam | 3/3/2014
The report provides trade data on Vietnam's monthly rice exports by grades and destinations, and weekly quotes for export rice by grades.
Rice Trade - Monthly_Hanoi_Vietnam_2-26-2014
| Pork Supply and Demand | Livestock and Products | Kuala Lumpur | Malaysia | 3/3/2014
Malaysia is largely self-sufficient in pork, with production accounting for about 97 percent of domestic consumption. Production is stagnant, with little growth expected. Imports are tightly controlled. Opportunities exist for U.S. exporters, but the quantity would not be significant.
Pork Supply and Demand_Kuala Lumpur_Malaysia_2-26-2014