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Attaché Report (GAIN)

Taiwan: Taiwan Organic Sector Report - 2023

With Taiwan’s Organic Agriculture Promotion Act in effect since 2019, the industry has been phasing in an expanded universe of organics. More clean label products and upcoming third-party certified quasi-organics are sharing shelf space with certified organics.
Errata: The version of this report issued on May 9, 2023, with the title “Mexico Amends the National List of Permitted Substances for Organic Agriculture,” is replaced by this corrected report that provides a revised summary and background of a recent Government of Mexico (GOM) announcement regarding Mexico's organic program.
On Tuesday, May 2, 2023, the Federal Registry published the amendments to Annex 1 of the National List of Permitted Substances for Organic Agriculture.
International Agricultural Trade Report

Japan’s Reopening Signals Export Opportunities

Japan has a well-developed food retail market that demands high-quality, high-value agricultural and food products. Despite reduced economic activity during the COVID-19 pandemic, trade data show that agricultural imports have remained resilient.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Bulgaria: Organic Market Annual

The Bulgarian organic market continued to expand in 2022 with an estimated annual growth of 3.2 percent compared to 2021. The main driver behind the growth was the strong consumer focus on a healthier lifestyle and the perception that organic products are healthy and higher quality compared to conventional products.
The COVID-19 pandemic boosted organic food sales in the EU, enabling it to overtake the U.S. market in 2021. However, spiraling inflation combined with high food and energy prices will likely reduce organic food sales in most EU markets in 2022.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Germany: German Organic Market Takes a Dip

Germany is the second largest organic market in the world. It holds good prospects for U.S. organic products, including tree nuts, fruits, vegetables, and processed food products. While market growth slowed this year due to high inflation and rising...
After a record high in 2021 boosted by the COVID-19 pandemic, Austria’s organic sales remain at a high level in 2022. Austria is still one of the leading countries in organic production and consumption. Conventional supermarket chains are the most...
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Bulgaria: Exporter Guide

Bulgaria is a small but growing market for U.S. food and agricultural products. In 2021, total Bulgarian food and agricultural imports were valued at $6.13 billion, up 18 percent from 2020, of which 1.3 percent, or $80.13 million, were sourced from the United States. During the first eight months of 2022, total food and agricultural imports increased by 45.3 percent compared to the same period in 2021.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Chile: Blueberry Annual Voluntary

Blueberry area planted went from around 7,000 hectares (ha) in marketing year (MY) 2010/11 to over 18,000 ha in MY 2021/22. The United States is the top market for Chilean fresh and frozen blueberries, receiving more than half of the Chilean export volume.
The State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) recently amended the existing Administrative Measures for Organic Product Certification which was enforced on April 1, 2014.
International Agricultural Trade Report

Opportunities for Expanding U.S. Pet Food Exports to Canada

Canada is the United States’ largest export market for pet food, specifically dog and cat food, and the third-largest export destination for all U.S. agricultural products. Canada is also the largest U.S. export market for high-value consumer-oriented products due to proximity, refined transportation logistics, a free trade agreement, and a science-based regulatory environment.