European Union: European Institutions Finalize Deforestation-Free Supply Chain Regulation

  |   Attaché Report (GAIN)   |   E42023-0004

On December 6, 2022, the Council of the European Union and European Parliament concluded negotiations on the EU’s Deforestation-Free Supply Chain Regulation. The current text is going through a legal review but is now de-facto final and is expected to be formally adopted in the coming months. To sell any of the covered products in the EU or export them from the EU, business operators will be required to provide extensive information about the product’s origins, including the precise location(s) and general time of production. Products sourced from standard- or high-risk origins must comply with additional risk assessment and mitigation procedures.

Related Reports

Hong Kong classifies ground meat as prohibited meat under its food legislation. Importers are required to secure a permit from Hong Kong authorities to allow the entry of U.S. meat shipments prior to arrival at Hong Kong’s port.
On June 28, 2024, the Turkish government published biosafety decisions reapproving the import of seven genetically engineered (GE) corn events for feed (Bt11, DAS1507, DAS59122, NK603, GA21, MON89034, MON88017) which had expired, and provided new approvals for three enzymes produced from GE-Aspergillius oryzae for industrial purposes.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Japan: New Policies for Foreign Ag Labor in Japan

With the aging of the population and the decline in the number of people in rural areas, securing labor in the field of agriculture has become more challenging in Japan.