Brazil has amended its import regulations regarding bovine spongiform encephalopathy, paving the way for the ban on imports of breeding cattle and beef from the European Union to be lifted.
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20 May 2013
Argentina has requested World Trade Organization consultations with the European Union regarding measures imposed by the EU and its member states that affect the importation and marketing of biodiesel.
17 May 2013
Agriculture specialists with Baltimore U.S. Customs and Border Protection have intercepted a shipment of ceramic Italian tiles that was contaminated with the the Horvathiolus superbus seed bug, a potential agriculture threat pest.
10 May 2013
Food importers might want to brace themselves: They need to get ready to plow through thousands of pages of new regulations, help foreign suppliers prepare facilities and operations for new rules, make sure they aren’t legally responsible for mistakes made by foreign suppliers and perhaps open their wallets for steep user fees.
25 Apr 2013
Hong Kong's Centre for Food Safety (CFS) of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department announced on April 23 that it has banned the import of poultry and poultry products, including poultry eggs, from Lower Saxony, Germany, with immediate effect for the protection of Hong Kong's public and animal health.
24 Apr 2013
In preparation for the European Union air freight security regulations going into effect in Germany on April 29, 2013, Logwin has invested in a second X-ray scanner and more manpower for...
05 Apr 2013
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has withdrawn approval of the import and sale of up to 74,000 gas-powered on- and off-road motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles from China on the grounds that it may have received...
04 Apr 2013
Demetrios Marantis, acting U.S. trade representative, has sent three reports to President Obama and Congress detailing noteworthy accomplishments that the current administration has achieved in reducing or removing foreign government barriers to U.S. exports.
29 Mar 2013
The U.S. Department of Agriculture will amend its regulations governing the importation of animals and animal products, effective April 15.
22 Mar 2013
U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski, D-Ill., has introduced the Customs Training Enhancement Bill, which is intended to facilitate the sharing of information between the private sector and U.S. Customs and Border Protection to allow the U.S. government to better identify foreign companies that illegally avoid customs duties.