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EUROPEAN DAIRY SECTOR ENCOURAGED BY RUSSIA LOOSENING IMPORT BAN TO COPE WITH COVID-19

THE EUROPEAN dairy sector has welcomed the opening of an infant formula import quota by the Russian government as it shores up essential supplies to cope with the Covid-19 outbreak.

Moscow’s action on 90% demineralized whey powder followed up an announcement made in March 19 by Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin that from March 20 “for one month, all restrictions on the supply of essential goods, including customs, are cancelled”. This was followed up by a government plan allowing for the easing of sanctions-related restrictions – see http://static.government.ru/media/files/vBHd4YRxpULCaUNNTFLVpPSZbMCIA2Zq.pdf…

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GROWING DESIRE FOR WELLNESS EXPANDS SALE OF NICHE BEAUTY PRODUCTS FOR EXERCISE AND ATHLETICS

The intersection between beauty products, fashion and sport has never been so mainstream. This was evident last year when popular yoga and athletic-apparel brand, Vancouver, Canada-based Lululemon Athletica Inc launched in June (2019) its own athleisure gender-neutral beauty and personal care line (BPC), called ‘lululemon selfcare’.

Comprised of a dry shampoo, deodorant, face moisturiser, lip balm, and more recently, body lotion, the line is sold only in North America and available in gym or travel sizes.  “For over 20 years, lululemon has been focused on solving athletes’ needs.…

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CRETA FARM TAKEOVER DEAL IS CLOSE, SAY OFFICIALS CLOSE TO NEGOTIATIONS



The Netherlands-based investment trust, Impala Invest BV, has reached an agreement with creditors banks and will take over troubled Greek pigmeat, turkey, cheese and other deli product manufacturer Creta Farms, according to sources close to a planned deal. While company representatives have yet to release a formal statement on the plans, because Crete-based Creta Farms operates under temporary administration appointed from a court of first instance, the final approval of the deal is expected to be announced in the next few days.

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ASIAN REGULATORY ROUNDUP – SMALLER JAPANESE PAINT IMPORTERS OFFERED EXEMPTION FROM CHEMICAL DECLARATION LAW



IMPORTERS of paints into Japan have been given four time-windows in 2020 to secure ‘small volume permits’ under which coatings can be brought into Japan without any new chemical components being declared to regulators. This special exemption applies to imports of a product into Japan under one tonne per year, says the Japanese Chemical Substances Control Law.…

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INTERNATIONAL REGULATORY ROUND-UP – MEPs LOSE PATIENCE OVER BEE PROTECTION AS EUROPEAN HONEY PRODUCTION CONTINUES TO SUFFER



THE EUROPEAN Parliament has called for a more robust approach to defend European honey production, as bee numbers continue to fall. In a motion supported almost unanimously, the EP’s environment committee has called for the European Union (EU) Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) – which is now under review – to include active steps on reducing pesticide use, which MEPs blame for honey bee deaths.…

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MALAWI HOLDS TALKS WITH USA, AFTER CUSTOMS ORDER RESTRICTS TOBACCO IMPORTS OVER CHILD LABOUR CONCERNS



MALAWI’s government has said it has entered into talks with the USA government after the USA Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency issued an ‘withhold release order’ on imports of products containing Malawi tobacco over concerns that child labour continues in the southern African country’s leaf production and processing sector.…

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BHUTAN SEES POTENTIAL IN NATURAL YAK WOOL AND RELATED PRODUCTS AS POTENTIAL IMPORTANT EXPORT EARNER



GOVERNMENT agencies in the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan are taking steps to develop products and fabrics made from yak hair, eyeing potentially lucrative sales of a rare fabric, whose profile could be boosted by the country’s growing tourism industry.

The Bhutanese government is proactively developing handcraft traditions of spinning hair from yaks, of which more than 30,000 are herded in Bhutan’s generally mountainous terrain.…

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UK VAPING COMPANIES EYE LIBERALISATION SHOULD BRITAIN QUIT THE EUROPEAN UNION



E-cigarette manufacturers in the United Kingdom pondering a Brexit from the European Union (EU) that is currently scheduled for January 31 are hoping to benefit from looser rules than currently apply in the EU, if the UK does quit the EU.…

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HALDIRAM’S USE AMAZON TO TARGET NEW AMERICAN CONSUMERS



Haldiram’s, Indian snacks, confectionery and food service major, is to use Amazon’s e-retail platform to market its products online in the United States.

“This will facilitate and enhance the experience of our customers in United States,” Gaurav Mahajan, head of marketing for Haldiram Snacks Pvt Ltd in New Delhi, told just-food, “it is a huge market and we expect to increase our sales by four to five percent” there.…

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NEW TRADE ANALYSIS CENTRE TO HELP EU WINE MAKERS COMPETE



The European Commission has launched a new European Union (EU) Wine Market Observatory, an EU-organised body drawing on wine sector expertise to generate and make available market analyses, short-term outlook reports and assessments of medium-term prospects for Europe’s wine sector. A formal launch meeting in Brussels on November 4 was told its goal is to give EU wine makers more insight on potential wine markets and how their competitors are innovating in pricing, production and trade, helping EU winemakers understand and manage market volatility.…

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