Trade and markets
 

Detail

Area
Sri Lanka
Commodity Group
Rice
Commodity
All
Date
01/06/2012
Policy Category
Trade
Policy Instrument
Export restrictions
Description
Announced that rice and paddy exports would be stopped to ensure sufficient domestic availabilities until new supplies from the 2013 main crop arrive in local markets. Subsequent official statements to the media clarified that some exports, including those of specialty rice, would still be permitted and that a minimum export price would be put in place.