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International Agricultural Trade Report

Opportunities for U.S. Agricultural Products in Vietnam and Thailand

Vietnam offers abundant opportunities for exporting consumer-oriented products, despite the challenges of recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic and dealing with high inflation. The Vietnamese economy is poised for significant expansion in the coming decades. With a burgeoning population and a growing middle class, Vietnamese consumers are becoming more discerning about the origin and composition of their food.
This report provides an unofficial translation of Vietnam’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) Circular 04/2024 dated April 1, 2024. This Circular amends and supplements existing Circulars concerning the quarantine of terrestrial animals and their products, and it will enter into force on May 16, 2024.
This report outlines the Philippine government’s required documents from the United States in order to facilitate the importation of U.S. food and agricultural products.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Philippines: FAIRS Country Report Annual

This report outlines Philippines government's requirements for the importation of food and agricultural products. The report aims to assist U.S. exporters by providing information on labeling, packaging, permitted ingredients, and other relevant considerations.
President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. has ordered the Department of Agriculture (DA) to further streamline administrative procedures and policies on the importation of agricultural products and remove non-tariff barriers to help ensure food security.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Philippines: Snack Foods Market Brief

Fueled by a strong snacking culture, the Philippines' $2.6 billion snack food market presents a prime opportunity for U.S. exporters. While imports currently occupy only 15 percent of shelf space, U.S. products account for more than 20 percent of that share.
On February 15, 2024, the Minimum Access Volume (MAV) Management Committee issued an Administrative Circular (AC) that increased the annual MAV or Tariff Rate Quota for chipping potatoes from 30,000 to 60,000 metric tons (MT).
On February 2, 2024, Vietnam's Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) issued Circular 01/2024/TT-BNNPTNT, announcing the List of Harmonized System (HS) codes for Goods under MARD's state management and the List of Imported and Exported Goods subject to Specialized Inspections in the agricultural sector.
On January 30, 2024, Vietnam notified a draft Circular concerning the quarantine of terrestrial animals and their products to the World Trade Organization (WTO).
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Philippines: Metropolitan Cebu Market Brief

Metropolitan Cebu offers strong opportunities for direct shipments of U.S. agricultural exports. As the largest domestic shipping port, Cebu serves as a distribution hub for agricultural exports to the Philippines. Located in one of the highest...
On December 30, 2023, Vietnam's Ministry of Health (MOH) released Circular 29/2023, which provides guidelines for Nutritional Labeling on Food Products.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Vietnam: Exporter Guide

This report serves as a practical guide for U.S. exporters wishing to initiate or increase exports of U.S. consumer-oriented and seafood products to Vietnam. It provides an overview of the market potential, practical tips, consumer preferences and trends, food standards and regulations, import and inspection procedures, and useful contacts.