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The Hong Kong market has developed into a dynamic wine export destination since the abolishment of wine tariffs in 2008. The slow recovery of the global economy dampened the city’s global imports of wine in 2023.
In 2019, the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) entered into force. As a result, Japan approved 16 new wine additives that were previously not allowed in wine produced or consumed in Japan.
On March 12, 2024, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) National Health Commission (NHC) and State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) jointly published 47 new or updated national food safety standards and six amendments.
The People’s Republic of China’s (PRC) reorganized and restructured its food safety regulatory system in 2018-2019, substantially changing registration procedures and import requirements applicable to U.S. exports of feed and feed additives.
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China: Revised Draft Cereals Seed Standards Notified

On February 12, 2024, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) notified the National Standard for Seed of Food Crops – Part 1: Cereals (Draft) to the World Trade Organization (WTO).
On January 19, 2024, China’s State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) released a letter soliciting public comments on an update to the Food Safety Law. The revision added new registration requirements for liquid formula milk for infants and...
On December 21, 2023, the State Council Tariff Commission (SCTC) announced its annual tariff adjustment plan that sets tentative import and export tariff rates for select commodities in 2024.
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China: US Pavilion at 2024 China Food and Drinks Fair

The 2024 China Food and Dinks Fair (CFDF, also called Tangjiuhui) which includes a pre-show and expo, will be held from March 16-22nd, 2024, in Chengdu, the capital city of Sichuan Province. As one of China’s largest food and beverage trade shows...
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China: Popcorn Export Facility Registration Process Updated

Pursuant to General Administration of Customs of the People’s Republic of China (GACC) Department of Animal and Plant Quarantine (DAPQ) requirements, popcorn exporters are required to register exporting facilities prior to product shipment.
On October 25, 2023, China notified the National Food Safety Standard for Raw Milk No. 1 Amendment to the World Trade Organization (WTO) under G/SPS/N/CHN/1288.
On October 25, 2023, China notified the National Food Safety Standard for Modified Milk to the World Trade Organization (WTO) under G/SPS/N/CHN/1287. The proposed date of entry into force is to be determined. Comments may be submitted to China’s SPS...
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Japan: Non-Alcohol Beverage Market Update 2023

Japan’s non-alcoholic beverage market is estimated at $40 billion with around $1 billion coming from imports.