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New Zealand: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

In New Zealand, genetically engineered (GE) products are regulated under the 1996 Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act (HSNO) and administered by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA). On October 14, 2023, New Zealand held a general...
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Indonesia: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

President Jokowi stated his support for the utilization of genetically engineered (GE) crops (i.e., soybeans) in his September 2022 speech. To date, ten GE events have been allowed for cultivation in Indonesia (i.e., one GE sugarcane, one GE potato...
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Vietnam: Coffee Semi-annual

MY 2023/24 coffee production is lowered 3.8 million bags to 27.5 million bags due to unfavorable weather conditions as a result of climate change and El Nino climate patterns.
On November 13, 2023, Taiwan notified the WTO of a new draft amendment for Sanitation Standards for Contaminants and Toxins in Food (G/SPS/N/TPKM/621). This report contains highlights from the draft as well as a link to the full notification.
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Indonesia: Coffee Semi-annual

Indonesia’s lower Robusta coffee production is expected to cut coffee bean exports by 35 percent to 5 million bags in 2023/24, which has already caused a surge in imports in the first half of the marketing year.
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China: Sulfuryl Fluoride Allowed for Log Fumigation

The APHIS and FAS China offices have confirmed with the General Administration of Customs of the People’s Republic of China (GACC) Department of Animal Plant Quarantine (DAPQ) that sulfuryl fluoride is allowed for fumigation of U.S.-origin logs before export to China.
Vietnam is a growing market for beef and beef products, with demand driven by numerous factors including a growing population, economic growth, widening integration with global economies through free trade agreements, rising income per capita, and expanding modern retail and food service channels.
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Burma: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

This report describes the status of Burma’s production and regulations for genetically engineered products and recent activities focused on agricultural biotechnology.
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Australia: Dairy and Products Annual

Milk production for 2024 in Australia is forecast to increase by 0.6 percent to 8.50 million metric tons (MMT) after stabilizing in 2023 at an estimated 8.45 MMT from previous years of declining production. The forecast is amid an El Niño weather pattern in late 2023, likely to continue into 2024.
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China: Grain and Feed Update

Information in this report was current as of September 27, 2023. Post forecasts China's MY2023/24 grain feed and residual use to increase slightly and corn production also slightly higher due to a larger planted area and improved yields.
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Thailand: Rice Price - Weekly

Export rice prices fell by 1-3 percent as the Thai baht weakened and new paddy rice crop entered the market.
The El Nino climate pattern is expected to reduce Indonesia's 2022/23 rice and corn production. Post estimates Indonesia's 2022/23 corn production to decline to 12.3 million metric tons (MMT) compared to the previous estimate of 12.9 MMT.