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Quarterly Agricultural Trade Forecast

Quarterly Agricultural Trade Forecast

FAS and the Economic Research Service jointly publish the quarterly Outlook for U.S. Agricultural Trade. The agricultural export forecast is updated February, May, August, and November.
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).
On January 26, the People’s Republic of China published draft “Measures for the Management of Red Lines for Protection of Permanent Basic Farmland,” for public comment through February 26, 2024.
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Peru: Blueberry Annual

Following nearly exponential growth in the last decade, Peru's blueberry export volume fell in 2023 as a result of warmer weather conditions, especially in the principal production areas of northern Peru, which severely limited flowering between March and October.
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European Union: Poultry and Products Semi-annual

Despite ongoing avian influenza outbreaks and increasing competition from imports, strong internal EU demand will drive chicken meat production in 2024.
Industry experts expect a November 11, 2023, update to the Costa Rican biotechnology regulatory framework will facilitate utilization of innovative biotechnologies and reduce barriers to common applications of modern biotechnology.
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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On February 19, the Government of India (GOI) published a notification that rescinded -effective February 20- the import duty of 10 percent for cotton with a staple length above 32 millimeters (mm).
On January 1, 2024, Belgium took over the rotating Council of the EU Presidency for the following six months. In this role, Belgium will lead the European agenda within the Council and promote cooperation among Member States.
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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.