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| Retail Market Update | Retail Foods, Market Development Reports | Sofia | Bulgaria | 5/26/2015
This report contains information about Bulgaria’s retail food and beverage market.
Retail Market Update_Sofia_Bulgaria_5-18-2015



| Meat TRQs 2015 for Kazakhstan-2nd stage | Livestock and Products | Astana | Kazakhstan - Republic of | 5/26/2015
On May 18, 2015 the Decree releasing the second stage of 2015 Kazakh quota was signed by the Minister of National Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan. On May 20, 2015 it was officially published. The Decree comes into force 10 calendar days after its first official publication, i.e. May 31, 2015.
Meat TRQs 2015 for Kazakhstan-2nd stage_Astana_Kazakhstan - Republic of_5-21-2015



| Fresh Deciduous Fruit Sector Update | Fresh Deciduous Fruit | Sofia | Bulgaria | 5/26/2015
Over the last two years, Bulgarian apple and pear production enjoyed very good average yields and production hit a record high for the last 15 years.  Table grapes were an exception with a record low crop in MY2014/15 due to adverse weather conditions.  Prospects for MY2015/16 to date for the three major products are very good due to favorable winter weather with moderate temperatures, sufficient soil moisture and an almost ideal spring in May.    Investment in new orchards and new horticultur...
Fresh Deciduous Fruit Sector Update _Sofia_Bulgaria_5-21-2015



| Retail Food Sector | Retail Foods | Prague | Czech Republic | 5/26/2015
  As a result of the improved economic situation in 2014, grocery retailers registered a 2% growth in value sales last year. The main trends include stronger emphasis on quality of products, focus on satisfactory range of domestic or regional products and shopping in smaller outlets which are located nearer to houses. Even though most Czech consumers still remain price-sensitive, there is a growing number of consumers willing to pay a higher price for a higher quality. U.S. exports of consumer-...
Retail Food Sector _Prague_Czech Republic_5-18-2015



| New Antibiotics Strategy | Livestock and Products | Berlin | Germany | 5/26/2015
The Federal Cabinet has approved the new German Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy (DART 2020) on May 13, 2015. DART 2020 continues and strengthens the German antibiotic resistance strategy which started in 2008.   
New Antibiotics Strategy_Berlin_Germany_5-20-2015



| German Parliament against Cloning | Biotechnology and Other New Production Technologies, Agricultural Situation, Livestock and Products | Berlin | Germany | 5/26/2015
The German Parliaments has unanimously voted against the cloning of animals on May 8. 2015. The motion includes cloning of animals for food production and labeling of cloned animals, their offspring and products derived therefrom. With its motion, the German parliament challenges an EU proposal which prohibits cloning in food production but not the import of offspring of clones and their meat.  
German Parliament against Cloning_Berlin_Germany_5-13-2015



| FAIRS Export Certificate Report | Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards - Certification | Madrid | Spain | 5/26/2015
This report only focuses on Spanish specific certification requirements when they differ or are additional to EU-harmonized certification.  This report should be read in conjunction with the EU-28 FAIRS Export Certificate report prepared by the FAS Office in the U.S. Mission to the European Commission (USEU).
Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards - Certification_Madrid_Spain_5-19-2015



| Dairy, Butter, Dairy, Cheese, Dairy, Dry Whole Milk Powder, Dairy, Milk, Fluid, Dairy, Milk, Nonfat Dry | Argentina - Dairy & Products Update | Dairy and Products | Buenos Aires | Argentina | 5/26/2015
Post forecasts Argentine milk output for calendar year (CY) 2016 to reach 11.62 million tons, a one percent decrease from USDA’s CY2015 estimates. Post estimates Argentina’s milk production for CY 2015 at 11.39 million tons. Total exports of dairy products in CY2015 are estimated at 271,000 metric tons (MT). Because domestic consumption is relatively stable, virtually all the increase in milk production goes directly to the production of commodities and products for export. During the period of...
Dairy and Products Semi-annual_Buenos Aires_Argentina_5-19-2015



| Rice, Milled, Corn, Wheat | 2015 Annual Report | Grain and Feed | Rangoon | Burma - Union of | 5/25/2015
Production of rice, corn, beans, and pulses is forecast to rise in MY 2014/15 and MY 2015/16, offering greater export opportunities.   Wheat imports are expected to increase to meet rising domestic demand.
Grain and Feed Annual_Rangoon_Burma - Union of_4-28-2015



| Weekly Rice Price Update | Grain and Feed | Bangkok | Thailand | 5/25/2015
TH5062 – Export prices declined around 1 percent in anticipation of the sales of government stocks.  The government expects to issue a new public tender in early June. 
Rice Price - Weekly_Bangkok_Thailand_5-20-2015



| Dairy, Milk, Fluid, Dairy, Dry Whole Milk Powder, Dairy, Milk, Nonfat Dry | Enter a Descriptive Report Name | Dairy and Products | Beijing | China - Peoples Republic of | 5/25/2015
Changing market conditions have led Post to make adjustments in dairy forecasts.  Post forecasts China’s 2015 fluid milk production at 38 million tons, largely unchanged from the previous year, because of a slower economic growth, and falling domestic prices. Despite increasing fluid milk imports, U.S. imports are off more than 50% as a result of delays U.S. dairy plants are experiencing in gaining export approvals under China’s newly implemented registration process.  Post forecasts whole milk ...
Dairy and Products Semi-annual_Beijing_China - Peoples Republic of_5-20-2015



| Coffee, Green | May 2015 | Coffee | Hanoi | Vietnam | 5/25/2015
Post’s initial coffee production forecast for marketing year (MY) 2015/16 is 28.67 million 60-kg bags (bags), or 1.72 million metric tons (MMT) of green coffee beans, due to good flowering and cherry setting.  Post’s initial green bean export forecast for MY 2015/16 is 25.5 million bags, or 1.53 MMT.   Post also revises its coffee production estimate in MY 2014/15 down to about 28.17 million (bags), or 1.69 MMT of green coffee due to lower yield from what has been described as a down year, follo...
Coffee Annual_Hanoi_Vietnam_5-20-2015