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| EU Agriculture Ministers Divided over National COOL Measures | Agriculture in the News, Trade Policy Monitoring | Brussels USEU | EU-28 | 7/25/2017
EU ministers were deeply divided over the impact mandatory national Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) rules have on the free movement of goods at the Agriculture & Fisheries Council on July 17, 2017.  Several Member States claim that national COOL measures distort the single market while others claim they will improve consumer information and should develop into EU-harmonized rules.
EU Agriculture Ministers Divided over National COOL Measures_Brussels USEU_EU-28_7-20-2017



| Post Ensures Entry of U.S. Poultry Shipment | Export Accomplishments - Other | Santiago | Chile | 7/25/2017
Post's intervention ensured that a poultry shipment valued at nearly $70,000 entered the Chilean market.
Post Ensures Entry of U.S. Poultry Shipment _Santiago_Chile_7-20-2017



| Southern African countries suspend poultry imports from South Africa | Poultry and Products | Pretoria | South Africa - Republic of | 7/25/2017
The outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza in South Africa led to Southern African countries, including Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe suspending live birds, poultry meat, table eggs and other unprocessed poultry product imports from South Africa.  These countries accounted for about 70 percent of the South African poultry meat exports in 2016.  It should be noted that South Africa is not a major exporter of poultry, with exports accounting for about five perc...
Southern African countries suspend poultry imports from South Africa_Pretoria_South Africa - Republic of_7-20-2017



| EU Increases Grain Quotas for Ukraine | Agriculture in the News | Kiev | Ukraine | 7/24/2017
The EU increased  Ukraine’s annual import quotas for grains, which will allow higher volumes to enter duty free.  It is unlikely the changes will generate additional export volumes for corn and wheat.  However, slight increases of barley exports will likely occur.
EU Increases Grain Quotas for Ukraine_Kiev_Ukraine_7-19-2017



| Amendments Relating to Sale of Vegetable Oil and Fat Invite Comments | Sanitary/Phytosanitary/Food Safety, Exporter Guide, FAIRS Subject Report, Oilseeds and Products | New Delhi | India | 7/24/2017
The Government of India’s (GOI) Food Safety and Standards Authority of India published a notification to amend the Food Safety and Standards (Prohibition and Restrictions on Sales) Regulations, 2011, and invited comments from the WTO member countries.  The amendments relate to the removal of ‘Boudouin test’ requirement for blended edible vegetable oil and revision of provisions on the sale of Vanaspati oil.  The comment period for trading partners expires 60 days from the date it is notified on...
Amendments Relating to Sale of Vegetable Oil and Fat Invite Comments_New Delhi_India_7-19-2017