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Hong Kong: The Hong Kong Wonton - Volume 4 Issue 6

Bite size local news, Post reports and activity summaries wrapped by ATO Hong Kong. In this issue: Growing Sales of Traditional Chinese Medicine Signal Strong Demand for U.S. Ox Gallstones; Hong Kong Emptied Out Over Easter With Record Jaunts to China...
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency updated its labeling requirements for fresh grapes and the use of sulfur dioxide gas on fresh grapes during storage and transport – a result of the reclassification of sulfur dioxide when used under different scenarios.
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Ireland: Exporter Guide

Top U.S. agricultural exports to the Republic of Ireland include soybean meal, distillers grains, forestry products, racehorses, and distilled spirits. In 2023, U.S. agricultural and related exports totaled $669 million, a 5 percent increase over 2022.
Turkey requires the foreign competent authority to issue and sign a manufacturer certificate for imports of plant protection products (PPPs). U.S. Chambers of Commerce and State Departments of Agriculture are authorized to sign the certificates for PPPs from the United States.
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Nigeria: FAIRS Export Certificate Report Annual

This report highlights all major certificates and permits that the government of Nigeria (GON) requires for exporting food and agricultural products from the United States to Nigeria. It also complements the FAIRS – Annual Country Report for Nigeria (2024).
On March 28, 2024, China notified the National Food Safety Standard of Maximum Residue Limits for Pesticides in Foods to the World Trade Organization (WTO) under G/SPS/N/CHN/1299.
Food Standards Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ) have updated the laws on allergen labeling for foods sold throughout Australia and New Zealand. The new allergen labeling laws are called PEAL – Plain English Allergen Labelling.
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Hong Kong: The Hong Kong Wonton - Volume 4 Issue 5

Bite size local news, Post reports and activity summaries wrapped by ATO Hong Kong. In this issue: Hong Kong’s Market for Consumer-Oriented Products Holds Steady at $21 Billion; Quarterly Business Receipts For Service Industries Increases in Q4; Macau’s Migrant Population Grows, Ageing Ratio Climbs; Michelin Announces Seven Bew Big Gourmand Restaurants in Hong Kong and Three in Macau...
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 July 7, 2024, Chile’s new alcoholic beverages labeling law will come into force. The law aims to warn drivers, pregnant women, and minors about the impacts of consuming alcohol and to restrict the advertisements that could be directed to minors.
In recent years, and particularly in 2024, the Agricultural Trade Office (ATO) has received inquiries from local importers looking for U.S. ox gallstones - signaling an underlying demand for this byproduct in Hong Kong.
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.