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Commodity policy developments

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Commodity Group
Commodity
Date
Policy Category
Policy Instrument
Description
China (Mainland)
Grains
All
2020.05
Stocks
Food security
Announced the drafting and implementation of a response plan to ensure food security during the [...]
China (Mainland)
Grains
Maize
2020.05
Stocks
Government intervention
Announced auctioning of up to 4 million tonnes of maize from state reserves, starting from [...]
Namibia
Grains
Maize
2020.05
Trade
Import policy
Announced that white maize and pear millet imports will be temporarily suspended. Suspension of [...]
Canada
Meat
All
2020.05
Consumption and marketing
Government support
Announced the allocation of CAD 252 million (USD 179.5 million) to assist Canadian farmers and [...]
China (Mainland)
Meat
Bovine meat
2020.05
Trade
Import ban
Suspended bovine meat imports from 4 Australian abattoirs. The suspended units together account for about [...]
China (Mainland)
Meat
Poultry meat
2020.05
Trade
Import ban
Suspended imports of poultry meat from the Skopje region of North Macedonia due to an outbreak [...]
Mexico
Meat
Pig meat
2020.05
Trade
Market access
Authorized imports of pig meat from Ireland, approving 5 processing plants and 5 cold stores. [...]
Canada
Milk and dairy products
Dairy products
2020.05
Production
Government support
Announced the allocation of CAD 252 million (USD 179.5 million) to assist Canadian farmers and [...]
United Kingdom
Milk and dairy products
Dairy products
2020.05
Production
Government support
Enacted new funding support for dairy farmers facing hardship due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Under [...]
United States of America
Grains
Maize and Wheat
2020.05
Consumption and marketing
Production support
Announced that maize and wheat farmers will receive coronavirus assistance payments based on either half [...]

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.