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| Animal Identification and Traceability Requirements | Livestock and Products, FAIRS Subject Report, SP2 - Prevent or Resolve Barriers to Trade that Hinder U.S. Food and Agricultural Exports , Sanitary/Phytosanitary/Food Safety | Rabat | Morocco | 9/18/2018
This report is an unofficial translation of the Order 2021-15 on animal identification and traceability.  This measure is implemented by the Code of Procedures for the National System of Animal Identification and Traceability (SNIT) of cattle and camels, including imports.  Moroccan authorities issued a note in December 2017 extending the applicability to sheep and goats in January 2018.  Morocco currently imports $50 million of affected species, however the United States currently does not have...
Animal Identification and Traceability Requirements_Rabat_Morocco_9-13-2018



| BSE Countermeasures | FAIRS Subject Report, SP2 - Prevent or Resolve Barriers to Trade that Hinder U.S. Food and Agricultural Exports , Livestock and Products, Sanitary/Phytosanitary/Food Safety | Rabat | Morocco | 9/18/2018
This report is the unofficial translation of Order 2015-01 on BSE countermeasures.  
BSE Countermeasures_Rabat_Morocco_9-13-2018



| BSE Import Prohibitions | Livestock and Products, SP2 - Prevent or Resolve Barriers to Trade that Hinder U.S. Food and Agricultural Exports , FAIRS Subject Report, Sanitary/Phytosanitary/Food Safety, WTO Notifications | Rabat | Morocco | 9/18/2018
This report is the unofficial translation of Order 2543-09 on BSE-related import prohibitions.  Total cattle imports are valued at $40 million.  The U.S. beef quota is valued at $80 million (6,404 MT of high quality beef and 2,343 MT of other beef).  However, the U.S. has not been able to negotiate a health certificate for live cattle or beef.  The draft Order was notified to the WTO, G/SPS/N/MAR/29.  
BSE Import Prohibitions _Rabat_Morocco_9-13-2018



| Hygienic and Sanitary Conditions on Egg Processors | FAIRS Subject Report, Poultry and Products, SP2 - Prevent or Resolve Barriers to Trade that Hinder U.S. Food and Agricultural Exports , Sanitary/Phytosanitary/Food Safety | Rabat | Morocco | 9/18/2018
This report is an unofficial translation of Order 445-06 on the hygiene and sanitary conditions of egg processing centers.  The import market for egg products in Morocco is estimated at $1.5 million, increasing 50% per year.  Import duties on U.S. processed eggs will completely phase out in 2020, however the U.S. does not yet have a bilaterally agreed health certificate to facilitate trade. 
Hygienic and Sanitary Conditions on Egg Processors _Rabat_Morocco_9-13-2018



| Exporter Guide | Beverages, Dried Fruit, Exporter Guide, Fresh Fruit, Raisins, Retail Foods, Snack Foods, Special Certification - Organic/Kosher/Halal, Strawberries, Wine | The Hague | Iceland | 9/17/2018
This exporter guide provides practical tips for U.S. exporters on how to conduct business in Iceland.  Although a small market, Iceland has a booming tourist industry and depends heavily on imports.  Icelanders love products from the United States.  There are export opportunities for U.S. exporters of specialty foods, cider, wine, craft beer, sauces and condiments, products with special certification (organic), food preparations and fresh produce. 
Exporter Guide_The Hague_Iceland_9-10-2018



| Northeast China Is Now on the U.S. Flight Map | Coffee, Dairy and Products, Dried Fruit, Cotton and Products, Fresh Fruit, Grain and Feed, Poultry and Products, Stone Fruit, Strawberries, Tree Nuts, Vegetables, Livestock and Products, Wood Products, Oilseeds and Products, Fishery Products, Raisins | Shenyang ATO | China - Peoples Republic of | 9/17/2018
For the first time in a decade, direct flights to the United States from Northeastern China will be possible.  Direct flights will reduce shipping times from several weeks to less than 14 hours, and will make possible for the first time U.S. direct exports of live seafood, fresh fruit, fresh cheese, geoduck clams, and premium meats to this region with 110 million consumers. 
Northeast China Is Now on the U.S. Flight Map_Shenyang ATO_China - Peoples Republic of_8-29-2018



| Chinese Demand for Imported Hides Beginning to Weaken | Livestock and Products | Guangzhou | China - Peoples Republic of | 9/17/2018
China is by far the largest importer of hides and skins in the world, supplying the massive leather-production industry.   However, imports over the past five years have been largely stagnant, and recently have even begun declining.  According to key local industry contacts, a combination of both internal and external factors has contributed to this reduced demand and has increased the cost of producing leather domestically.  Despite this decline, China remains a huge and important market for U....
Chinese Demand for Imported Hides Beginning to Weaken _Guangzhou_China - Peoples Republic of_9-13-2018



| Prognosfruit 2018 | Fresh Deciduous Fruit, SP1 - Expand International Marketing Opportunities | Berlin | Germany | 9/17/2018
On August 8 - 10, 2018, the World Apple and Pear Association (WAPA) presented the 2018 EU apple and pear crop forecast at the 42th Prognosfruit convention in Warsaw/Poland.  WAPA forecasts the 2018 EU fresh apples crop at 12.6 million metric tons (MT).  This is not only a 36 percent increase percent compared to the record low crop in 2017 but also the largest apple production in the EU ever.  Production of fresh pears is forecast at 2.3 million MT, versus 2.2 million MT in 2017.  This is an incr...
Prognosfruit 2018_Berlin_Germany_9-12-2018



| Indonesia Concludes Negotiations on FTA with Australia | Agricultural Situation | Jakarta | Indonesia | 9/17/2018
After more than seven years of intermittent talks, Indonesia has concluded negotiations on a Free Trade Agreement with Australia.  The Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA) provides preferential access for a number of Australian agricultural products.  Importantly, IA-CEPA also provides a framework for addressing non-tariff measures and allows for automatic issuance of import permits for Australian live cattle, frozen beef, sheep meat, feed grains, citrus pro...
Indonesia Concludes Negotiations on FTA with Australia_Jakarta_Indonesia_9-12-2018



| Weekly Rice Price Update | Grain and Feed | Bangkok | Thailand | 9/17/2018
Rice export prices remain unchanged while the government finalizes the sale of 267,418 million metric tons of non-food quality rice stocks.
Rice Price - Weekly_Bangkok_Thailand_9-11-2018