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Commodity policy developments

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Commodity Group
Commodity
Date
Policy Category
Policy Instrument
Description
China (Mainland)
Oilseeds, oils and meals
Maize, soybeans
2017.10
Production
Agricultural policy
Lowered subsidy payments provided to maize growers in an effort to curb national maize production [...]
China (Mainland)
Oilseeds, oils and meals
Soybeans, maize
2017.10
Stocks
Public stock policy
Suspended, from end October 2017, public auctions of old-crop maize and soybeans from state reserves, [...]
India
Oilseeds, oils and meals
Groundnuts, soybeans
2017.10
Stocks
Public procurement
Initiated public procurement of i) groundnuts in the State of Gujarat, and ii) soybeans and [...]
Indonesia
Oilseeds, oils and meals
Oil palm
2017.10
Production
Sector development measures
Launched an oil palm rejuvenation scheme for small oil palm growers, in a bid to [...]
Turkey
Oilseeds, oils and meals
Vegetable oils
2017.10
Other
Food standards
Postponed implementation of new labelling rules for selected agricultural commodities, including vegetable oils, to 31 [...]
Turkey
Oilseeds, oils and meals
Sunflower oil and meal
2017.10
Trade
Import policy
Introduced non-tariff measures applying to the importation of selected agricultural commodities (including sunflower oil and [...]
Uzbekistan
Oilseeds, oils and meals
Vegetable oils, cottonseed meal
2017.10
Other
Market regulation
Instructed state agencies to step up efforts to combat unreasonable and artificial overstating of prices [...]
Canada
Oilseeds, oils and meals
Insecticides
2017.09
Consumption and marketing
Pesticide regulation
Proposed, based on safety concerns, the complete phase-out of Matador, an insecticide widely used in [...]
Canada
Oilseeds, oils and meals
Hydrogenated vegetable oils
2017.09
Consumption and marketing
Health policy
Confirmed a country-wide ban on partially hydrogenated oils. With entry into force in September 2018, [...]
Bilateral/Multilateral
Oilseeds, oils and meals
Rapeseed oil
2017.09
Trade
Free trade agreement
Announced the provisional implementation, from 21 September 2017, of the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA), [...]