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| Enter a Descriptive Report Name | Food Processing Ingredients | Panama City | Panama | 12/12/2013
Minor edits have been made from last year’s report, as most information contained in 2012 Food Processing Ingredients report is still applicable. Company profiles have been updated as some local companies have been sold and begun operating under different company names or brands. The food processing ingredients market is estimated at $110 million, with U.S. products leading with an approximate 65 % share of the market. The beverage and food industries constitute one of the main manufacturing ...
Food Processing Ingredients_Panama City_Panama_12-4-2013
| Singles Day and China's Growing Love for eCommerce | Promotion Opportunities, Agricultural Trade Office Activities | Shanghai ATO | China - Peoples Republic of | 12/12/2013
The world’s biggest shopping day of the year occurs every November. This year, however, that day was not Black Friday or Cyber Monday. It was Singles’ Day, a previously obscure Chinese holiday that has skyrocketed in economic importance thanks to savvy marketing by Chinese e-commerce companies and a growing appetite for online shopping by China’s increasingly tech-savvy population.
Singles Day and China's Growing Love for eCommerce _Shanghai ATO_China - Peoples Republic of_12-4-2013
| Kenya Corn Update Report | Grain and Feed | Nairobi | Kenya | 12/12/2013
FAS/Nairobi estimates that Kenya will increase its corn imports to 800,000 metric tons during the July/June marketing year (MY) 2013/2014. The last record corn import quantity occurred in MY 2008/2009, when Kenya harvested one of its smallest corn crops. Given the import ban on genetically modified food imports, and the 50 percent ad valorem tariff on corn outside the East African Community (EAC) and the Common Market for East and Southern Africa (COMESA), and inadequate supplies in the region...
Kenya Corn Update Report _Nairobi_Kenya_12-2-2013
| U.S. Exhibitors' Great Success at Wine and Spirits Fair | Export Accomplishments - Events | Hong Kong | Hong Kong | 12/12/2013
U.S. exhibitors reported excellent export opportunities at Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair 2013, with projected sales in the next 12 months of over US$1.3 million. More than 1,000 exhibiting companies from around the world participated in the show. A total of 20,452 trade visitors attended the show and nearly 90% (circa 18,000) had visited the U.S. Pavilion, which had an area of 198 sq. m. and 38 participating U.S. companies and organizations. The next Hong Kong International Wine...
U.S. Exhibitors' Great Success at Wine and Spirits Fair_Hong Kong_Hong Kong_12-9-2013
| FAIRS Country Report | Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards - Narrative | Hong Kong | Hong Kong | 12/12/2013
U.S. bone-in beef products derived from cattle under 30 months of age and boneless beef over 30 months of age have been allowed entry to Hong Kong since February 2013. Discussions on further expanding product cuts to access the market is underway. Also, Hong Kong is going to introduce a mandatory pre-market safety assessment scheme for genetically modified food. Time frame is not set yet.
This report was prepared by the Office of Agricultural Affairs of the USDA/Foreign Agricultural Servi...
Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards - Narrative_Hong Kong_Hong Kong_11-22-2013
| Select | Demand for Citrus Fruit in Japan - a Mixed Basket | Citrus | Tokyo | Japan | 12/12/2013
| Saudi Arabia to Start Electronic Customs Clearance | FAIRS Subject Report | Riyadh | Saudi Arabia | 12/11/2013
The Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) announced last month that it will fully implement a mandatory electronic customs clearance system (E-Clearance) for all packaged food products imported into the Kingdom starting on January 1, 2014. The SFDA has indicated that it will not process any customs clearance requests after January 1st unless it is submitted through the E-Clearance system.
Saudi Arabia to Start Electronic Customs Clearance _Riyadh_Saudi Arabia_12-5-2013
| Food Processing Ingredients Market Report | Food Processing Ingredients | Pretoria | South Africa - Republic of | 12/11/2013
The report contents remains the same as the 2012 Food Processing Ingredients report, only the 2013 statistics is updated.
Food Processing Ingredients_Pretoria_South Africa - Republic of_11-27-2013
| Retail Sector in Africa is receiving attention | Retail Foods | Pretoria | South Africa - Republic of | 12/11/2013
Retail Foods_Pretoria_South Africa - Republic of_11-1-2013
| This Week in Canadian Agriculture – Issue 17 | Agriculture in the News | Ottawa | Canada | 12/11/2013
Tomato Farmers Crushed by Closure of Heinz Plant * The Federal Government Is Supporting Growth of Organic Sector * Municipalities in British Columbia Passed Resolution for a GE-Free Province * The Canadian Pork Industry Teams with Academia to Fund Swine Welfare Chair
This Week in Canadian Agriculture – Issue 17_Ottawa_Canada_12-06-2013
| BiH Accepts VASP Certificate for U.S. Almonds | Sanitary/Phytosanitary/Food Safety, Tree Nuts | Sarajevo | Bosnia and Herzegovina | 12/11/2013
Bosnia and Herzegovina’s (BiH) Food Safety Agency (FSA) has presented a bi-lingual “Certificate of Aflatoxin Sampling and Analysis for California Almonds for Import into BiH” following a recently introduced requirement according to which U.S. almonds and nut/dried fruit mix exports from the United States must be tested for aflatoxin content and certified by USDA. The certificate corresponds to the Voluntary Aflatoxin Sampling Plan approved by USDA. The current BiH’s regulation sets a maximum re...
BiH Accepts VASP Certificate for U.S. Almonds_Sarajevo_Bosnia and Herzegovina_12-5-2013
| Annual 2013 | Retail Foods | Kuala Lumpur | Malaysia | 12/11/2013
Boosted by solid economic performance, and robust domestic demand, Malaysia’s retail sector is forecast to grow ten percent annually. U.S. Fresh fruit, fresh and frozen potatoes, dairy products, snack foods (including nuts), and pet food have broad appeal and excellent opportunities in Malaysia’s retail sector.
Retail Foods_Kuala Lumpur_Malaysia_12-6-2013
| Customs Union Ag Times No. 16 | Trade Policy Monitoring, Sanitary/Phytosanitary/Food Safety, FAIRS Subject Report | Moscow | Russian Federation | 12/11/2013
This report contains summaries of relevant decisions and documents from the Russia-Kazakhstan-Belarus Customs Union (CU) meetings, published between October 1 and December 2, 2013 that impact CU food and agriculture policy. Key documents included herein are a number of draft SPS measures published for public review/comment; Technical Regulations of the Customs Union “On Safety of Milk and Dairy Products” and “On Safety of Meat and Meat Products,” EEC Collegium decision No. 242 establishing CU t...
Customs Union Ag Times No. 16_Moscow_Russian Federation_12-4-2013
| Proposed Parliamentary Action Negative Impacts UStates Exports | Trade Policy Monitoring | Ottawa | Canada | 12/10/2013
On November 22, 2013, proposed taxation legislation was introduced into the Canadian Parliament that has negatively impacted U.S. exports of cheese-containing food preparations to Canada. The proposed legislations will dramatically alter the manner in which tariffs on affected cheese-containing food preparations in Chapter 16 of the Canadian Customs Tariffs are administered, effectively ending some of the substantive trade that was occurring in that chapter. As of December 10, 2013, the propos...
Proposed Parliamentary Action Negative Impacts UStates Exports_Ottawa_Canada_12-10-2013
| FAIRS Country Report | Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards - Narrative | Miami ATO | Cuba | 12/10/2013
Section(s) Updated: Sections I, VI, IX & Appendix I.
The United States allows for the export of agricultural products to Cuba in conformity with the Trade Sanctions Reform and Export Enhancement Act of 2000. U.S. suppliers willing to navigate a detailed set of U.S. regulatory controls related to exporting to Cuba will find that the island is fairly receptive to U.S. products. This report provides information on Cuba's regulatory environment as it relates to U.S. agricultural exports. Cuban r...
Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards - Narrative_Miami ATO_Cuba_12-5-2013
| TAP Update--Mexico--Late November 2013 | Export Accomplishments - Other | Mexico | Mexico | 12/10/2013
Post reports its late November 2013 TAP updates.
TAP Update--Mexico--Late November 2013_Mexico_Mexico_12-5-2013
| FAIRS Country Report | Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards - Narrative | Miami ATO | Trinidad and Tobago | 12/10/2013
"Section(s) Updated: Section VI, VIII, IX and Appendices I & III"
U.S. suppliers willing to clear initial hurdles will find Trinidad and Tobago to be an import-friendly country allowing for relatively smooth flowing movement of food products through its borders. While most products compliant with U.S. standards are fully acceptable, special attention needs to be given to licensing, certification, labeling and documentation for select products in order to avoid customs clearance delays.
Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards - Narrative_Miami ATO_Trinidad and Tobago_12-5-2013
| Oilseed, Soybean (Local) | Good Weather Pushes Up Soybean Production to 88.5 Million Metric Tons (mmt), with Diminished Helicoverpa Threat; Exports Estimated at 45 mmt | Oilseeds and Products | Brasilia | Brazil | 12/10/2013
Brazil's soybean production is on target to reach 88.5 million metric tons (mmt). Key factors include well-distributed and regular rains and the agronomic success of pesticide application in combating Helicoverpa.
2013/14 forward sales are ten percent slower than in 2012/13. Exports are estimated at 45 mmt and expected to be aided by a larger truck fleet and less pressure from competing corn exports.
Oilseeds and Products Update_Brasilia_Brazil_12-4-2013
| Retail Foods | Retail Foods | Sao Paulo ATO | Brazil | 12/10/2013
The Brazilian food retail sector is emerging among the top retail markets in the world. Domestic and global players are adopting aggressive strategies which make the business environment competitive and difficult for newcomers. Despite timid economic performance, the industry continued to grow and revenues rose 8.3 percent to $122.7 billion, in 2012.
Retail Foods_Sao Paulo ATO_Brazil_12-4-2013
| Annual | Food Service - Hotel Restaurant Institutional | Riyadh | Saudi Arabia | 12/10/2013
The hotel, restaurant and institutional (HRI) food service sector in Saudi Arabia has been rapidly growing in the past decade. Major changes in the Saudis’ work and life styles as well as in their consumption patterns have led to increased frequency of Saudis eating outside homes and doing more in-country travel. The annual revenue derived from consumer food services, restaurants and cafés, is estimated to have reached $15 billion in 2012, and forecast to reach $18 billion by 2016. Revenues from...
Food Service - Hotel Restaurant Institutional_Riyadh_Saudi Arabia_11-26-2013
| Cotton and Products Update 2013/14 | Cotton and Products | Islamabad | Pakistan | 12/10/2013
Pakistan’s MY 2013/14 (August-July) cotton production is revised downward to 9.1 million bales (480 lbs), 11 percent lower from the previous estimate of 10.2 million bales and three percent lower than the 2012/13 crop. Consequently, imports are forecasted to increase by 53 percent to 3.36 million bales and exports to decrease by 50 percent to 400,000 bales. Ending stocks are now estimated at 3.1 million bales. MY 2013/14 cotton consumption is forecast at 12 million bales - around half a million ...
Cotton and Products Update_Islamabad_Pakistan_12-5-2013
| 2013 Exporter Guide - Australia | Exporter Guide | Canberra | Australia | 12/9/2013
Australia is a prosperous, politically and economically stable, industrialized nation. Australia is the world's 12th largest economy, with nominal GDP of US$1.5 trillion and one of the highest levels of per capita GDP in the world. It has a large services sector but is also a major exporter of resources, energy, and food. The Australian economy has grown for 22 consecutive years. Net debt is expected to peak at 12% per cent of GDP in 2014-15. The economy grew by 2.75% in 2011 and 2012 but is no...