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| MARD phases out of growth promotion usage of antibiotics in feed | Grain and Feed, Livestock and Products, Oilseeds and Products, Poultry and Products | Hanoi | Vietnam | 7/28/2016
The report provides an un-official translation of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) Circular 6/2016/TT-BNNPTNT, dated May 31, 2016, promulgating the list of antibiotics and antibiotic dosages allowed for use in animal feed for growth promotion purpose in Vietnam. Circular 6 replaces Circular 81/2009/TT-BNNPTNT, dated December 25, 2009, regarding the National Technical Regulations applied in the livestock sector. Circular 6 enters into force on July 15, 2016 and expires on ...
MARD phases out of growth promotion usage of antibiotics in feed_Hanoi_Vietnam_7-6-2016

| Nile Nuggets for July 2016 | Agriculture in the News | Cairo | Egypt | 7/28/2016
News on developments in agriculture and food in Egypt.
Nile Nuggets for July 2016_Cairo_Egypt_7-24-2016

| EU Decides on New 500 Million Farm Crisis Aid Package | Agricultural Situation | Brussels USEU | EU-28 | 7/28/2016
On July 18, 2016, the EU approved a new €500 million support package for European farmers that are still suffering from the ongoing crisis. In great lines, this aid package is similar to last year’s September package.  It also includes a first support of €150 million for reducing milk production on a voluntary basis, while the remaining €350 million is distributed among the Member States, which can top their envelope up with national aid.  Furthermore, the 7-point package includes further marke...
EU Decides on New 500 Million Farm Crisis Aid Package _Brussels USEU_EU-28_7-19-2016

| Stone Fruit Report 2016 | Stone Fruit | Berlin | Germany | 7/27/2016
German total cherry production for CY 2016 is estimated at 48,088 MT.  This is a decrease of 1 percent compared to CY 2015, and a 9 percent decrease compared to the average of the preceding ten years.  Germany is the third-largest importer of cherries in the world, after Russia and China. The majority of imports originate in other EU-28 member states. Largest non-EU suppliers are Turkey for sweet cherries and Serbia for tart cherries.
Stone Fruit Report 2016_Berlin_Germany_7-21-2016

| Renewed Temporary Export Ban on Some Hides and Skins | Trade Policy Monitoring, FAIRS Subject Report, Livestock and Products | Moscow | Russian Federation | 7/27/2016
On July 12, 2016, the Russian Government issued Decree No. 665 imposing a temporary export ban on hides and skins which fall under EAEU HS codes 4104 11 and 4104 19 from July 18, 2016, until January 18, 2017.  According to the Government decree, both items are critical for the domestic market.  The new measure follows three similar 6-month export bans on the same items, the latest of which expired on May 30, 2016.   As of the date of publication of this report, FAS/Moscow does not believe this ...
Renewed Temporary Export Ban on Some Hides and Skins_Moscow_Russian Federation_7-22-2016

| Draft SPS Measure on Dog Semen Notified to WTO | WTO Notifications, Sanitary/Phytosanitary/Food Safety, FAIRS Subject Report | Moscow | Russian Federation | 7/27/2016
On July 13, 2016, Russia notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) of draft requirements for imported dog semen via G/SPS/N/RUS/127 and the corresponding form of a unified EAEU veterinary certificate via G/SPS/N/RUS/126.  The public comment period for both drafts will close on September 11, 2016.  Interested U.S. parties are encouraged to share their comments and/or concerns with USDA’s enquiry point (  For potential inclusion in the U.S. official position, ple...
Draft SPS Measure on Dog Semen Notified to WTO_Moscow_Russian Federation_7-22-2016

| 2016 | Biofuels | Buenos Aires | Argentina | 7/26/2016
Argentine bioethanol production for 2017 is projected to increase to a record 1.04 billion liters as a result of growing demand reflecting a stronger local economy and a full year with the new increased blending mix of 12 percent.  From now on, the supply of bioethanol has to be divided in half between the sugar industry and the grain ethanol sector.  As in past years, there is no trade in ethanol.  Biodiesel production for 2017 is forecast to increase to 3.1 billion liters, a new record.  This ...
Biofuels Annual_Buenos Aires_Argentina_7-21-2016

| Crop update - France weighs heavy on otherwise positive prospects | Grain and Feed | London | United Kingdom EU-27 | 7/26/2016
The EU28 grain harvest is now under way in most Member States.  While the prospects for both yield and quality look good in most Member States, this cannot be said of France, the EU28’s main grain exporter.  While the early cuts of the winter grains in the southern EU28 are suggesting good yields, cloudy and wet weather over the last two months in France has damaged the outlook for both the size and quality of its grain crop.  The total MY2016/17 EU28 grain crop is subsequently revised down to j...
Crop update - France weighs heavy on otherwise positive prospects_London_United Kingdom EU-27_7-20-2016

| Wheat, Barley, Corn, Oats, Rice, Milled, Millet | July 2016 Update | Grain and Feed | Moscow | Russian Federation | 7/26/2016
FAS/Moscow increased its April 2016 grain production forecast by 7 million metric tons (MMT) to 107.7 MMT.  For major crops FAS/Moscow forecasts: 65 MMT of wheat, 17.5 MMT of barley, 13.5 MMT of corn, 2.5 MMT of rye, 4.5 MMT of oats, 0.72 MMT of milled rice, or 1.1 MMT in rough weight, and almost 3.6 MMT of other grains and pulses.  FAS/Moscow forecasts grain exports in MY 2016/17 at 33.2 MMT, 4 percent lower than the record 34.5 MMT’s exported in MY 2015/16, but the second highest exports in Ru...
Grain and Feed Update_Moscow_Russian Federation_7-21-2016

| Russian Agricultural Policy and Situation Bi-Weekly Update - 10 | Agriculture in the News | Moscow | Russian Federation | 7/26/2016
Second World Grain Forum Scheduled . . . GOR Adopted “Food Quality Strategy by 2030” . . . Japanese Entrepreneurs Seek Russian Far East Fishing Quotas . . . First Agreement on Export of Fish through Commodity Exchange and Auctions . . . All-Russian Agricultural Census Initiated . . . Federal Law 273 Amends Legislation on Retail Trade in Food Products . . . Federal Law 358 Bans Cultivation and Breeding of Genetically Engineered Crops and Animals . . . Amendments to the Legislative Acts on Land . ...
Russian Agricultural Policy and Situation Bi-Weekly Update - 10_Moscow_Russian Federation_7-20-2016

| Pork - 2016 | Livestock and Products, Retail Foods, Food Service - Hotel Restaurant Institutional | New Delhi | India | 7/26/2016
Pork production in India is estimated at 464 thousand metric tons in FY 2014-15 (April-March), which contributes approximately 8 percent of the country’s animal protein sources. From FY 2009-10 to 2014-15, pork production increased at a slow pace with annual growth rate of 1.4 percent. India’s pork import was 527 metric tons in 2015, which increased at an annual growth rate of 11 percent from 2010 to 2015. The demand for imported pork is mainly in hotel, restaurant and institutional and high-en...
Pork - 2016_New Delhi_India_7-21-2016

| Weekly Rice Price Update | Grain and Feed | Bangkok | Thailand | 7/25/2016
TH6077 – Export prices were virtually unchanged while traders are awaiting the new tenders for 3.8 million metric tons on July 25.
Rice Price - Weekly_Bangkok_Thailand_7-20-2016

| Strong Results at Vinexpo Hong Kong 2016 for U.S. Wines | Export Accomplishments - Events | Hong Kong | Hong Kong | 7/25/2016
U.S. exhibitors reported strong results at Vinexpo Hong Kong 2016 with projected sales in the next 12 months of over USD1 million.
Strong Results at Vinexpo Hong Kong 2016 for U.S. Wines_Hong Kong_Hong Kong_7-20-2016