Processed Food Products

In 2020, the value of U.S. prepared food exports to the world was $6.7 billion, unchanged from the prior year. Canada and Mexico remain the top two markets, accounting for 42 percent of total exports. Canada and the EU27+UK, the third largest U.S. export market, had the largest increases at $130 million and $62 million, respectively. The year-to-year stability of U.S. prepared food exports can be attributed in part to the strength and size of the markets of USMCA partners Canada and Mexico.

More information from the 2020 U.S. Agricultural Export Yearbook

Data and Analysis

On June 22, 2021, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) published a new directive extending its implementation date for standards relating to different categories of infant nutrition foods.
On June 30, 2021, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) published a new directive extending the compliance timeline for the implementation of regulations governing the import of specialty food products for inborn errors of metabolism (IEM) and hypoallergenic conditions.
The Government of Ukraine adopted new labeling requirements for country of origin or place of origin for selected food products on April 1, 2021.

News and Features

Contact: press@oc.usda.gov WASHINGTON, March 24, 2020 –The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) today announced continued progress in the implementation of the agriculture-related provisions of...
Contact: press@oc.usda.gov WASHINGTON, March 10, 2020 – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced today that China has continued its progress in implementing the U.S.-China Phase One Economic and Trade Agreement and has taken several...
Contact: press@oc.usda.gov WASHINGTON, February 25, 2020 – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer announced today that China has taken numerous actions to begin implementing its agriculture...

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