FAS New Delhi (Post) in market year 2024 (January-December) forecasts India’s national cattle herd growing to 307.6 million head, up by some 135 thousand head from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) official 2023 estimate of 307.5 million head.
On July 22, 2023, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) released revised Measures for Supervision and Administration of Quality and Safety of Edible Agricultural Products in Markets.
Hong Kong reopened its borders to the world in late 2022, and with mainland China in early 2023. The slow return of inbound tourism has positively improved the situation of the local hospitality and food service sectors.
Total Brazilian ethanol production for 2023 is estimated at 32.95 billion liters, an increase of seven percent relative to 2022 due to the expected increase in sugarcane production and the steady increase in corn ethanol production.
As notified in 2021, Korea’s Ministry of Food & Drug Safety (MFDS) will begin full implementation of its Positive List System (PLS) for veterinary drug residues in six food categories beginning January 1, 2024.