APHIS – We Are from the Government and We Are Here to Hinder You Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service – APHIS. An organization that strikes fear into the heart of most pet food and pet treat exporters. APHIS’ clear mission appears to be to obstruct and reduce American exports of pet foods and treats. […]Continue Reading
LARGER SHIPS ON THE HORIZON
There are reports that container ship capacity will soon be increasing which will hopefully ease the difficulty of booking containers. It may even help reduce current freight rates but there is no guarantee of that. It has been reported that earlier this month, four steamship lines took delivery of ships larger than 8,000 TEUs (twenty […]Continue Reading
We are from the Government and we are here to help you.
We are from the Government and we are here to help you. In a previous posting, I complained about American access to the Taiwan market. But that is only half the story. What is the US government doing to promote the interests of American pet food companies in countries such as Taiwan where we have […]Continue Reading
Don’t Judge a Book by Its Cover – The Whole Dog Journal and Dry Pet Foods
Don’t Judge a Book by Its Cover – The Whole Dog Journal and Dry Pet Foods The Whole Dog Journal (WDJ) did dog owners a great service by directing our attention to the ingredients panels on bags of dry dog foods; helping us to determine which ingredients are to be preferred and which ingredients to […]Continue Reading
Taiwan – Who Does BAPHIQ Think They Are?
Taiwan – Who Does BAPHIQ Think They Are? Among all the nations of the earth, only Taiwan insists that their own authorities come to the US to inspect our pet food manufacturing facilities (at the manufacturer’s expense) in order to become certified for export. Why is it that every other country allows APHIS (the US […]Continue Reading