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Commodity policy developments

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Commodity Group
Commodity
Date
Policy Category
Policy Instrument
Description
Republic of Korea
Grains
Wheat
2018.06
Trade
Import policy
Lifted the temporary suspension on sales of Canadian wheat, as it had not discovered any [...]
European Union
Grains
Maize
2018.06
Trade
Import tariff
Introduced retaliatory tariffs of 25 percent on imports of certain maize and rice products from [...]
Zimbabwe
Grains
Wheat
2018.06
Consumption and marketing
Government market intervention 
Released USD 20 million requested by millers in order to import part of the 200 [...]
Republic of Korea
Grains
Wheat
2018.06
Trade
Import policy
Temporary suspended the sale of wheat and flour from Canada after the North American nation [...]
Japan
Grains
Wheat
2018.06
Trade
Import policy
Temporary suspended tender and sale of wheat from Canada after grain containing a genetically modified [...]
Thailand
Rice
All
2018.06
Stocks
Stock release
Sold 1.96 million tonnes of rice from government stocks through two tenders held on 14 [...]
China (Mainland)
Grains
Wheat
2018.06
Trade
Import tariff
Lowered applied tariff rates on bulgur wheat from Argentina from 30 percent to 10 percent [...]
Bangladesh
Rice
All
2018.06
Trade
Import tariff
Rescinded import duty concession on rice approved in 2017, in order to support the local [...]
Kenya
Grains
Maize
2018.06
Consumption and marketing
Government support
Released KES 1 billion (USD 9.9 million) in order to pay part of the KES [...]
Egypt
Rice
All
2018.06
Trade
Import plan
Issued statements indicating that rice would be imported, in unspecified amounts, to meet domestic consumption [...]

Disclaimer: The policy records included in the tool are based on publicly available information from both official and private sources. While efforts have been made to verify its content, FAO does not guarantee the full accuracy or comprehensiveness of the information and recommends to consult / refer to other FAO publications reporting policy developments, especially the Oilcrops Monthly Price and Policy Update, the Monthly News Report on Grains and the FAO Rice Market Monitor. The frequency of updates may differ across commodities.