Unpacking Sustainable Packaging Regulations
The environmentally conscious consumer is on the rise, a legally binding UN treaty on plastic pollution is under way: Are you on top of the complex and varying food packaging regulations around the world?
Even Simple Front of Pack Nutrition Labels Make Exporting for a Global Market Much More Complex
As countries are seeking to promote healthier eating, one immediate impact for food companies is clear – designing compliant labels across many markets has become more difficult and costly, and there is more to come.
Is the World Regulating Its Way To Better Health?
Regulations designed to improve consumer health are well-intended, but come with real costs along the supply chain.
Mirror, Mirror, on the… Imports? The Application of the EU’s Health and Environmental Standards to Imported Agricultural Products.
It is critical that U.S. agribusinesses are aware of how the application of European Union’s health and environmental standards to imported agricultural products may impact their exports to and from the EU.
Two policy areas that could make or break your global competitiveness, and one that could sneak up on you
Food and ag traders are experiencing a global regulatory landscape that poses significant challenges for companies of all sizes.
It’s That Time of Year Again: Grant Applications are Now Being Accepted!
Several USDA programs are currently open for U.S. companies, nonprofits, and commodity groups to apply for grant funding with deadlines ranging from May through December.
EU Insights: The Six Objectives of EU’s New Farm-to-Fork Strategy
It is critical that U.S. agribusinesses are aware of the six overlapping objectives of the European Union’s new Farm-to-Fork strategy and how it may impact exports to and from member countries.
EU’s Proposed ‘Sustainable Use of Pesticides Regulation’
Though new regulations to reduce pesticide use among EU farmers by 50 percent may not impact importers directly, understanding these laws is critical.
EU Insights: A Primer on European Union Pesticide Policies
This first in a series of articles on insights into the European Union, provides a brief summary of the three pillars that make up the EU’s pesticide policy.
Seeking Australian MRLs for Imported Products
Although Australia doesn’t defer to International Codex standards, it does have one of the most efficient systems in the world for seeking and harmonizing MRLs.
Understanding UK’s Pesticide and MRL Systems Post Brexit
Great Britain and EU Maximum Residue Levels (MRLs) are likely to diverge once new pesticide and MRL review systems are in place. The new system offers opportunity for exporters to seek MRL harmonization in Great Britain.
India Rising: Opportunities and Challenges for U.S. Agriculture
India is undergoing a rapid transformation as one of the fastest growing economies in the world. This brings vast opportunities for U.S. agriculture as rising incomes and exposure to new products alter consumer attitudes.
Falling Behind: Tariffs and U.S. Agricultural Exports
The exclusion of the United States in multilateral trade agreements has had a negative impact on the ability of exporters to compete in the global marketplace.
What is a BCI Monitor?
One of the most valuable products available to BCI clients is a report we call BCI Monitor. But exactly what is BCI Monitor and how can it help your business?
Korea’s Positive MRL List and What It Means for Exporters
On January 1, 2022, the Republic of Korea fully implemented its pesticide “Positive List System.” Exporters to Korea must now comply with established Korean pesticide Maximum Residue Levels (MRLs).
Farm Foundation Primer on Farm to Fork
The European Union has begun integrating industrial, agricultural, transportation, environmental, and health policies into an overarching initiative to make Europe the first carbon emissions neutral continent by 2050.
What to Do if You Have a Pesticide Residue Violation
It is the phone call no one wants to receive: Your shipment is being held in a foreign market for a pesticide residue violation.
Brexit: What A Trade Agreement With The U.K. Could Mean For U.S. Agriculture
Although the United Kingdom (U.K.) remains tied to the European Union’s (E.U.) tariffs and regulations until the end of the year, in January 2020, it ended its membership in the Union.