Catching up with USDA FAS: Russia, South Africa, Chile and more

11/04/2011 09:58:00 AM
Tom Karst

Japan and MRLs: From the report: On October 14, 2011, the Government of Japan held a meeting to brief foreign missions in Tokyo on proposed changes to the MRLs for bensulfuron-methyl, cyclanilide and spinosad. The domestic period for sending comments on these changes ends Monday, November 14, 2011. 

Chile Fresh Deciduous Annual From the report:  The industry forecasts that production of table grapes, apple and pears for the coming season will be similar to last year’s production, as the winter weather has been favorable.

Mexico drops tariff From the report: On October 21, 2011, the Secretariat of Economy (SE) published in the Diario Oficial (Federal Register) an announcement revoking the retaliatory import tariffs on 99 U.S. agricultural and industrial products. This elimination of tariffs was the second step in the cancelation of tariffs after signing a bilateral memorandum of understanding on July 6, 2011. The value of goods affected in the first seven months of 2011 exceeds $787 million and the value of these goods in 2010 was in excess of $1.5 billion.


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