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On February 12, 2024, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) notified the General Directive for Labeling of Agricultural Seeds (draft) to the World Trade Organization (WTO).
Attaché Report (GAIN)

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).
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Taiwan: 2023 Taiwan Agricultural Exports Summary

In 2023, for the second consecutive year, the United States remained the number one export market for Taiwan’s agricultural and related products, taking 17 percent (valued at $935 million) of Taiwan’s exports.
On December 26, 2023, Korea issued its flexible tariff Adjustment and Tariff Rate Quota list for certain agricultural, forestry and fishery products for calendar year (CY) 2024.
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India: Government Rescinds Import Duty on Premium Cotton

On February 19, the Government of India (GOI) published a notification that rescinded -effective February 20- the import duty of 10 percent for cotton with a staple length above 32 millimeters (mm).
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Jordan: FAIRS Annual Country Report

This report outlines Jordan’s regulatory requirements for food and agricultural product imports. Jordan occasionally bans imports of specific products due to sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) concerns.
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Taiwan: 2023 US Agricultural Exports to Taiwan Summary

In 2023, the total value of U.S. agricultural and related products exported to Taiwan was $3.7 billion, a decrease of 15 percent compared to the previous year.
On January 26, 2024, the European Commission approved two genetically engineered crops (1 maize and 1 rapeseed) for food and animal feed. The two authorizations were published in the European Union’s Official Journal on January 30, 2024, and they remain valid for 10 years.
International Agricultural Trade Report

Diverse Export Opportunities for Food & Beverage Trade with Canada

The Canadian market offers opportunities for food and beverage producers to highlight important production attributes unique to their products. Consumers in Canada increasingly demand more transparency about the origin of food and beverages in their diets and the production practices used to grow and manufacture them.
On February 2, 2024, the Jordan Standards and Metrology Organization (JSMO) notified G/TBT/N/JOR/55 to the World Trade Organization, Committee on Technical Barriers to Trade.
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Costa Rica: Costa Rica Declares Screwworm Emergency

Costa Rica declared the re-emergence of New World screwworm a national emergency on February 7, 2024, nearly 7 months after reporting its first case since the late 1990s.
On January 31, the United Kingdom published draft regulations expanding the “not for EU” label beyond Northern Ireland (NI) to apply to Great Britain (GB) - England, Scotland and Wales.