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| China announces standards for Food Contact Metal Materials | FAIRS Subject Report | Beijing | China - Peoples Republic of | 2/5/2016
On November 19, 2015, China notified the WTO of the National Food Safety Standard of Food Contact Metal Materials and Articles, issued by the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) as SPS/N/CHN/1014. This standard applies to metal materials and articles used for food contact and specifies the safety requirements of raw materials, organoleptic properties, hygienic indexes, test and labels of food contact materials and articles made from metals. The deadline for submission of fina...
China announces standards for Food Contact Metal Materials _Beijing_China - Peoples Republic of_1-12-2016



| China Announces Standards for Code of Hygienic Practice for the Live | FAIRS Subject Report | Beijing | China - Peoples Republic of | 2/5/2016
On November 19, 2015, China notified the WTO of the National Food Safety Standard of Code of Hygienic Practice for the Livestock and Poultry Slaughtering Enterprise, issued by the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC), as SPS/N/CHN/1012. The deadline for submission of final comments to China is January 18, 2016. The proposed date of entry is yet to be determined. Comments can be sent to China’s SPS Enquiry Point at sps@aqsiq.gov.cn. The following report contains an unofficial t...
China Announces Standards for Code of Hygienic Practice for the Live_Beijing_China - Peoples Republic of_1-11-2016



| China Announces Standards for Code of Hygienic Practice for the Stor | FAIRS Subject Report | Beijing | China - Peoples Republic of | 2/5/2016
On November 19, 2015, China notified the WTO of the National Food Safety Standard of Code of Hygienic Practice for the Storage, Distribution and Sale of Meat and Meat Products, issued by the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC), as SPS/N/CHN/1011. This standard applies to the storage, distribution and sale of meat and meat products. The deadline for submission of final comments to China is January 18, 2016. The proposed date of entry is yet to be determined. Comments can be se...
China Announces Standards for Code of Hygienic Practice for the Stor_Beijing_China - Peoples Republic of_1-11-2016



| China announces standards for Vegetable Protein for Food Industry as | FAIRS Subject Report | Beijing | China - Peoples Republic of | 2/5/2016
On November 19, 2015, China notified the WTO of the National Food Safety Standard of Vegetable Protein for Food Industry (an update of the GB/T 20371), issued by the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC), as SPS/N/CHN/1010. This standard applies to vegetable protein products intended for food preparation and food industry, using plants as main raw material, prepared by various separation and extraction. This standard does not apply to single celled vegetable protein. The deadli...
China announces standards for Vegetable Protein for Food Industry as_Beijing_China - Peoples Republic of_1-11-2016



| China announces standards for Fresh and Frozen Livestock and Poultry | FAIRS Subject Report | Beijing | China - Peoples Republic of | 2/5/2016
On November 19, 2015, China notified the WTO of the National Food Safety Standard of Fresh and Frozen Livestock and Poultry Products (an update of the GB 16869), issued by the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC), as SPS/N/CHN/878. This standard applies to fresh or frozen livestock and poultry products. The deadline for submission of final comments to China was July 21, 2015. The proposed date of entry is yet to be determined. Comments can be sent to China’s SPS Enquiry Point ...
China announces standards for Fresh and Frozen Livestock and Poultry_Beijing_China - Peoples Republic of_1-11-2016



| China announces standards for Reconstituted cereal products as WTO S | FAIRS Subject Report | Beijing | China - Peoples Republic of | 2/5/2016
On November 19, 2015, China notified the WTO of the National Food Safety Standard of Reconstituted cereal products (an update of the GB 19640), issued by the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) as SPS/N/CHN/1008. This standard applies to foods made from cereals or other starchy substances as main raw material, with or without the addition of auxiliary material, processed through cooking and/or drying and dehydrating, then obtained after direct reconstitution or after reconsti...
China announces standards for Reconstituted cereal products as WTO S_Beijing_China - Peoples Republic of_1-11-2016



| China announces standards for Pollen as WTO SPS Notification 1009 | FAIRS Subject Report | Beijing | China - Peoples Republic of | 2/5/2016
On November 19, 2015, China notified the WTO of the National Food Safety Standard of Pollen (an update of the GB/T 30359), issued by the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) as SPS/N/CHN/1009. This standard applies to granule/particle - like bee pollen and broken bee pollen collected by worker bees, artificially collected pine pollen and pollen products which use pollen as single raw material, made through selection, drying and sterilization. This standard does not apply to wa...
China announces standards for Pollen as WTO SPS Notification 1009_Beijing_China - Peoples Republic of_1-11-2016



| SPS 1041-Natural Mineral Water | FAIRS Subject Report | Beijing | China - Peoples Republic of | 2/5/2016
On November 25, 2015, China notified the WTO of the National Food Safety Standard of Natural Mineral Water (an update of the GB 8537), issued by the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC), as SPS/N/CHN/1041. The standard applies to all packaged natural mineral water offered for sale as food. It does not apply to natural mineral water sold or used for other purposes. It also does not apply to purified water and other types of drinking water. The deadline for submission of final co...
SPS 1041-Natural Mineral Water_Beijing_China - Peoples Republic of_12-31-2015



| SPS 1007-Yeasts Used for Food Processing | FAIRS Subject Report | Beijing | China - Peoples Republic of | 2/5/2016
On November 19, 2015, China notified the WTO of the National Food Safety Standard of Yeasts Used for Food Processing (an update of the GB/T 20886), issued by the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC), as SPS/N/CHN/1007. The deadline for submission of final comments to China is January 18, 2016. The proposed date of entry is yet to be determined. Comments can be sent to China’s SPS Enquiry Point at sps@aqsiq.gov.cn. The following report contains an unofficial translation of this ...
SPS 1007-Yeasts Used for Food Processing_Beijing_China - Peoples Republic of_12-31-2015



| China announces standards for Resins for Food Contact Plastic Materi | FAIRS Subject Report | Beijing | China - Peoples Republic of | 2/5/2016
On November 19, 2015, China notified the WTO of the National Food Safety Standard of Resins for Food Contact Plastic Materials and Articles, issued by the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) as SPS/N/CHN/1016. This standard applies to the resins or resin blends for the manufacture of food contact plastic materials and articles. This standard also applies to the resins or resin blends for the manufacture of thermo plastic elastomer materials and articles intended to contact wit...
China announces standards for Resins for Food Contact Plastic Materi_Beijing_China - Peoples Republic of_1-12-2016



| China announces standards for Food Contact | FAIRS Subject Report | Beijing | China - Peoples Republic of | 2/5/2016
On November 19, 2015, China notified the WTO of the National Food Safety Standard of China announces standards for Food Contact Plastic Materials and Articles, issued by the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) as SPS/N/CHN/1017. This standard applies to all kinds of food contact plastic materials and articles. This standard also applies to food contact thermo plastic elastomer materials and articles. The deadline for submission of final comments to China is January 18, 2016. ...
China announces standards for Food Contact _Beijing_China - Peoples Republic of_1-12-2016



| MOH revises Regulation on Food Safety Inspection for Import Foods | Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards - Narrative | Hanoi | Vietnam | 2/5/2016
On December 21, 2015, the Ministry of Health (MOH) issued Circular 52/2015/TT-BYT stipulating state inspection of food safety in respect to imported and exported food products under the management scope of MOH. This Circular is MOH’s new regulation to revise the methods of food safety inspection in order to comply with Vietnam’s Food Safety Law. This Circular replaces MOH’s Decision 23/2007/QD-BYT and takes effect on February 23, 2016.
MOH revises Regulation on Food Safety Inspection for Import Foods _Hanoi_Vietnam_2-2-2016



| test report | Administrative | Washington DC | United States | 2/5/2016

test report_Washington DC_United States_2-2-2016



| Poultry, Meat, Broiler | Poultry Demand Remains Flat | Poultry and Products | Beijing | China - Peoples Republic of | 2/5/2016
China is the world’s second largest poultry market. However, poultry exports from the United States were banned in January, 2015, due to high pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) outbreaks.   Brazil is the top beneficiary from the absence of U.S. suppliers.   Post revises the 2016 broiler meat import forecast upward to 400,000 tons, an increase of 140,000 tons compared to the USDA’s 2016 official figure.  Post revises China’s 2016 broiler meat consumption forecast to 12.7 million tons, slightly lo...
Poultry and Products Semi-annual_Beijing_China - Peoples Republic of_2-2-2016



| First shipment of walnut plants not subject to quarantine arrive to | Agricultural Situation, Agriculture in the News, Export Accomplishments - Market Access | Santiago | Chile | 2/5/2016
After two years of negotiations, the Livestock and Agricultural Service (SAG) of the Ministry of Agriculture and the Animal and Plant Inspection Service (APHIS) of USDA reached an agreement on the authorization of the Micro Paradox Center (walnut nursery) located in Pleasant Grove, CA to export walnut plants to Chile will no longer be subject to two years quarantine that had been required by Resolution 2878/2004.
First shipment of walnut plants not subject to quarantine arrive to _Santiago_Chile_2-1-2016



| U.S. Bovine Semen Exports Grow with Removal of Trade Barrier | Trade Policy Monitoring, Market Promotion/Competition | Geneva WTO Mission | Switzerland | 2/5/2016
With the removal in January 2014 of a 5 CHF duty per straw, U.S. bovine genetic exports to Switzerland have been on the rise.  Though the total value of exports is still relatively low, U.S. bovine genetics are capturing a larger share of the market with significant potential for further growth.  Nevertheless, barriers to greater export growth continue as Swiss suppliers seek to limit competition from quality imports.
U.S. Bovine Semen Exports Grow with Removal of Trade Barrier_Geneva WTO Mission_Switzerland_1-25-2016



| FAIRS Country Report-Tanzania | Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards - Narrative | Nairobi | Kenya | 2/5/2016
This is report updates import requirements and regulations for food and agricultural products currently required by the Government of Tanzania. The report includes the regulations against which Tanzania Food and Drugs Authority (TFDA) evaluates U.S exports to Tanzania, labelling and packaging requirements and import procedures.
Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards - Narrative_Nairobi_Kenya_2-2-2016



| Weekly Rice Price Update | Grain and Feed | Bangkok | Thailand | 2/5/2016
TH6012 – Export prices increased further due to current tight domestic market supplies and concern about drought.  A new tender for food and non-food grade rice from the government stocks will be issued on February 16-17.
Rice Price - Weekly_Bangkok_Thailand_2-2-2016



| 2015/2016 Sunflower and Peanut Production Revised Down as Soybean Production Rises | Oilseeds and Products | Buenos Aires | Argentina | 2/4/2016
2015/2016 soybean production is revised up to 58.5 million tons on good crop conditions resulting in higher yields. 2015/2016 sunflower and peanut production is revised down as a result of lower area and yields to 2.35 and 1.0 million tons, respectively.  2015/2016 sunflower exports are revised up to 85,000 tons as producers expect a more favorable international market that is expected to make exports more lucrative.  Major changes in agricultural polices under new government will have a signif...
Oilseeds and Products Update_Buenos Aires_Argentina_2-1-2016



| Russian Agricultural Policy and Situation Bi-Weekly Update - 1 | Agriculture in the News | Moscow | Russian Federation | 2/4/2016
GOR Distributed Subsidies . . . Rospotrebnadzor Inspects Turkish Goods During New Year Holidays . . . Russian Veterinary Service Bans Imports from Largest Brazilian Beef Suppliers . . . Russian Agriculture Minister Negotiated Broader Cooperation with Iran . . . Government Establishes Commission on Fisheries Sector and Improves Legislation for Combatting Illegal Fish Catch . . . MinAg Establishes Technical Committee on Irrigation and Reclamation . . . Deputy Agricultural Minister Speaks on Import...
Russian Agricultural Policy and Situation Bi-Weekly Update - 1_Moscow_Russian Federation_2-1-2016



| Cotton and Products Update - January 2016 | Cotton and Products | New Delhi | India | 2/4/2016
Post’s production estimate for MY 2015/16 is lowered to 27.8 million 480 lb. bales. While mill consumption remains sluggish, the announcement of various government schemes and a weaker rupee are expected to provide a boost to the domestic textile industry. Too, the pace of cotton exports has slowed. Several policy announcements; including, an order on seed sales prices were announced by the Government of India.
Cotton and Products Update - January 2016_New Delhi_India_2-1-2016



| Rice, Milled, Wheat | Rice and Wheat January 2016 Situation and Outlook | Grain and Feed | Dhaka | Bangladesh | 2/4/2016
For marketing year (MY) 2015/16 (May to April) the rice area and production forecast is unchanged at 11.8 million HA and 34.6 million metric tons (MMT). The MY 2015/16 wheat production estimate is unchanged.
Grain and Feed Update_Dhaka_Bangladesh_2-1-2016



| Record Wheat, Decreased Corn and Barley Production | Grain and Feed | Kiev | Ukraine | 2/4/2016
The MY 2015/16 wheat harvest reached 27.2 MMT, the largest crop since independence in 1990. Production for the rest of grains for MY 2015/16 decreased: corn – down to 23.2 MMT, over 18 percent decrease; barley – down to around 8.7 MMT, over 7 percent decrease; rye – down to 391 thousand MT, over 18 percent decrease, versus the previous MY. Ukraine is boosting grain exports to China while slowly increasing to the EU market as well. The milling industry is growing export volumes as well as diversi...
Grain and Feed Update_Kiev_Ukraine_1-28-2016



| Rice, Milled | November and December 2015 | Grain and Feed | Hanoi | Vietnam | 2/4/2016
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_2-1-2016