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On December 14, 2021, the World Trade Organization (WTO) released its findings from the dispute panel initiated in August 2019 against India’s trade distorting sugar subsidies. The WTO report found that India’s subsidies violated its obligations under the multilateral agreement.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Mexico: Nogales Port of Entry Update 2021

About 88 percent of total 2020 U.S. food and agricultural exports to Mexico, valued at $16.6 billion, crossed overland through one of various ports of entry (POE) along the U.S.-Mexico border. Also in 2020, 6.3 percent of U.S. food and agricultural...
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China: Draft Standard for Infant Formula Manufacturing

On November 17, China notified the National Food Safety Standard: Good Manufacturing Practice for Powdered Infant Formula to the WTO SPS Committee.
Russia notified the World Trade Organization of draft amendments to the EAEU technical regulation on food products labeling.
Russia announced a draft measure that would harmonize EAEU technical regulations with the requirements of the EU directives ont the use of single-use plastic products.
On April 9, 2021, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) published a draft guidance document – Standard Operating Procedures to Fix Maximum Residue Levels (MRLs) for Pesticides.
On April 6, 2021, Russia notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) of draft amendments to the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) phytosanitary regulations.
Taiwan reported cases of Lumpy Skin Disease in cattle on the main island of Taiwan in April 2021 and Taiwan's Council of Agriculture began a vaccination program in response.
On January 25, 2021, Malaysia notified new requirements for the importation of grains and grain products to the WTO.
On February 22, 2021, the World Trade Organization (WTO) agreed to establish a dispute resolution panel on the United States’ new requirement to mark Hong Kong-originated products as “Made in China”.
On January 14, 2021, Hong Kong requested the World Trade Organization (WTO) Dispute Settlement Mechanism (DBS) to set up a panel to consider its dispute with the United States on the United States’...
On November 25, 2020, the Government of India notified its draft Food Safety and Standards (Licensing and Registration of Food Businesses) Amendment Regulations, 2020.