Due to insufficient rain, Algerian grain production in 2021/22 declined by 38 percent. As a result, grain imports are predicted to increase. While Algeria relies primarily on European wheat, German wheat is making gains at the expense of French wheat. Additionally, Algeria recently imported Russian wheat for the first time in five years, due to changes in Algeria’s import specifications.
This report documents Angola’s technical policies, practices, and import requirements for food and agricultural products. In the absence of a food safety law, Angola follows international Codex Alimentarius standards. This country report is designed to be used in conjunction with the 2021 FAIRS Export Certificate report.
This report lists major certificates and permits required to export food and agricultural products from the United States to Angola. It is recommended that this report be read with the FAIRS – Narrative Report for a comprehensive understanding of the Angola regulations, standards, and import requirements.
The Chilean HRI sector is currently recovering from the impacts of the COVID-19 lockdown. In 2020, Chilean HRI sector sales were down nearly 40 percent from 2019. As vaccination numbers surged and restrictions relaxed in the second half of 2021, the Chilean economy began to show signs of a prompt recovery. The Chilean Central Bank reported that private consumption increased 20 percent during the second quarter of 2021. Chilean GDP growth year-over-year is expected to reach 11 percent in 2021 and to normalize around 2.0 percent in 2022. Best prospects for U.S. HRI exporters include dairy products, beef and pork, craft beer, and distilled spirits.
The National Food Safety Authority continues to develop standards and procedures regulating food safety in Egypt. On June 2, 2021, the National Food Safety Authority Board of Directors approved mandatory technical regulations on the permissible residue levels of pesticides for food of plant and animal origin. On July 7, 2021, the decision was published in the national official gazette and entered into force the day after publication. The decision covers domestic, imported, and exported food products, however it does not cover pesticide registration procedures. The ministerial committee of agriculture pesticides affiliated with the Ministry of Agriculture is still the sole authority responsible for the registration. Their committee is also responsible for classifying high hazard pesticides by conducting risk assessments to identify the impact on human health (pesticide applicator) and environment.
UAE chicken meat consumption is projected to rise in 2022 due to a robust economic recovery. Imports are also projected to increase to 445,000 metric tons (MT) in 2022 as tourism, business travel, and events support a stronger hotel, restaurant, and institutional (HRI) sector. COVID-19 related disruptions to supply chains and high prices in 2020 and early 2021 have driven industry consolidation, with a healthier trade emerging. The same disruptions, higher input costs, and other factors have stymied the UAE’s planned poultry production increases.