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21/07/14RussiaOilseeds, oils and mealsOilseeds and vegetable oil2014.06ProductionSector developmentApproved a 2-year programme promoting the development of the nation’s oilseed production and vegetable oil [...]
21/07/14ThailandOilseeds, oils and mealsAll vegetable oils2014.06Consumption and marketingPrice controlMaintained prices for essential consumer goods – including cooking oils – frozen until November 2014. [...]
21/07/14CanadaOilseeds, oils and mealsSunflower seed2014.06ProductionSector developmentProvided grant for the development of disease-resistant and herbicide-tolerant confectionary sunflower hybrids that meet the [...]
21/07/14European UnionOilseeds, oils and mealsSunflower oil2014.06TradeImport restrictionsEnded import restrictions on sunflower oil from Ukraine
21/07/14IndiaOilseeds, oils and mealsAll oilseeds2014.05ProductionSupport pricesRaised the minimum support prices for selected kharif oilseed crops, though soybean and groundnut, [...]
03/07/14European UnionOilseeds, oils and mealsSunflower oil2014.04TradeImport policyApproved proposal to remove, as of 23 April, import tariffs on several Ukrainian agricultural commodities [...]
03/07/14MalaysiaOilseeds, oils and mealsPalm oil2014.04TradeBilateral trade agreementObtained preferential access for exports of Malaysian palm oil to Turkey, under newly signed comprehensive [...]
03/07/14TurkeyOilseeds, oils and mealsPalm oil2014.04TradeBilateral trade agreementGranted preferential access to imports of palm oil from Malaysia, under newly signed comprehensive free [...]
03/07/14AustraliaOilseeds, oils and mealsAll vegetable oils2014.03TradeBilateral trade agreementSigned trade agreement with Japan, including import tariff elimination for Australian rapeseed oil entering Japan. [...]
03/07/14CanadaOilseeds, oils and mealsSoybeans and rapeseed2014.03TradeBilateral trade agreementObtained preferential access for exports of Canadian agricultural products to the Republic of Korea – [...]
03/07/14CanadaOilseeds, oils and mealsFlaxseed2014.03Consumption and marketingMarket regulationAllowed food processors to use health claims linking the use of flaxseed to lower levels [...]
03/07/14ChinaOilseeds, oils and mealsAll2014.03ProductionProduction supportIssued new guidelines to improve access of farmers and small companies to adequate credit lines. [...]
03/07/14ChinaOilseeds, oils and mealsRapeseed oil and soybeans2014.03StocksState reservesOrdered release of rapeseed oil and soybean reserves in order to make room for procurement [...]
03/07/14ChinaOilseeds, oils and mealsRapeseed2014.03TradeImport restrictionsAllowed imports of Canadian rapeseed meal to resume, following the new registration protocol in place [...]
03/07/14IndiaOilseeds, oils and mealsAll oilseeds2014.03ProductionEmergency reliefAnnounced measures to support farmers affected by heavy rains in the states of Maharashtra and [...]
03/07/14JapanOilseeds, oils and mealsAll vegetable oils2014.03TradeBilateral trade agreementSigned trade agreement with Australia, including import tariff elimination for Australian rapeseed oil entering Japan. [...]
03/07/14Republic of KoreaOilseeds, oils and mealsSoybean and rapeseed2014.03TradeBilateral trade agreementGranted preferential access to agricultural imports from Canada – including soybeans and rapeseed, under newly [...]
19/02/14United States of AmericaOilseeds, oils and mealsAll2014.02ProductionAgricultural policyPassed new farm bill covering the period 2014-2018.
19/02/14European UnionOilseeds, oils and mealsPalm oil2014.01TradePreferential tradeEnded preferential import duties for palm oil, palm oil-based oleochemicals and biofuels from Indonesia.
19/02/14IndiaOilseeds, oils and mealsAll edible oils2014.01TradeImport dutyRaised import duty on refined vegetable oils, widening the duty differential between crude and refined [...]
19/02/14IndonesiaOilseeds, oils and mealsSoybeans2014.01ProductionProduction supportRaised government-set farm gate price for soybeans to stimulate domestic production.
19/02/14IndonesiaOilseeds, oils and mealsPalm oil2014.01TradeExport dutyLeft in place sliding export tax regime used to prevent hikes in consumer prices (via [...]
19/02/14IranOilseeds, oils and mealsAll edible oils2014.01Consumption and marketingFood subsidyStarted public distribution of food packages, including vegetable oil.
19/02/14RussiaOilseeds, oils and mealsSoybeans2014.01ProductionGMO cultivation Allowed cultivation of GM soybean throughout the Russian Federation from July 2014.
19/02/14CanadaOilseeds, oils and mealsSoybeans2013.12TradeExport promotionGranted federal funding for the promotion of food-grade soybean exports.
19/02/14ChinaOilseeds, oils and mealsSoybeans2013.12TradeImport restrictionsSigned protocols that allow soybeans from Ukraine to enter China.
19/02/14ChinaOilseeds, oils and mealsSoybeans2013.12StocksPublic procurement/state reservesAnnounced end of public procurement, stockpiling and auctioning system for soybeans
19/01/14BrazilOilseeds, oils and mealsAll2013.11ProductionPest control Declared state of emergency due to latest outbreak of caterpillar helocoverpa armigera in four central [...]
19/01/14ChinaOilseeds, oils and mealsRapeseed oil2013.11StocksState reservesConfirmed the presence of imported produce in the state’s temporary rapeseed oil reserves.
19/01/14ChinaOilseeds, oils and mealsSoybeans2013.11TradeImport policyBarred imported soybeans from entering Northeast China and Inner Mongolia with view to shield production [...]
19/01/14ChinaOilseeds, oils and mealsSoybeans2013.11StocksState reservesReleased state reserves with view to ease supply tightness, thus checking the rise in domestic [...]
19/01/14ChinaOilseeds, oils and mealsSoybeans2013.11StocksState reservesContinued procurement of soybeans to constitute state reserves for future market interventions and to support [...]
19/01/14IndiaOilseeds, oils and mealsGroundnut2013.11StocksPublic procurementSet to resume state procurement following this year\'s bumper crop.
19/01/14IndonesiaOilseeds, oils and mealsSoybeans2013.11Consumption and marketingState purchasesContinued state purchases with view to stabilize domestic prices of soy food products.
19/01/14IndonesiaOilseeds, oils and mealsPalm oil 2013.11TradeExport taxContinued implementation of sliding export tax regime used to stimulate growth in downstream palm oil [...]
19/01/14MalaysiaOilseeds, oils and mealsPalm oil 2013.11TradeExport taxContinued implementation of sliding export tax regime used to stimulate growth in downstream palm oil [...]
19/01/14European UnionOilseeds, oils and mealsOlive oil2013.11Consumption and marketingLabellingImposed restaurants and hospitality sector to serve olive oil only in its original packaging, [...]
19/01/14IndiaOilseeds, oils and mealsOilseeds and oil palm2013.10ProductionSector development assistanceEstablished "National Mission on Oilseeds and Oil Palm" charged to promote oilseed production and bring [...]
19/01/14IndiaOilseeds, oils and mealsEdible oils2013.10TradeExport policyAdjusted minimum export price for branded/packaged edible oil to reflect developments in international market prices [...]
19/01/14PeruOilseeds, oils and mealsFish meal and oil2013.10ProductionResource managementIncreased fishing quotas for 2013/14, thus raising the country's export availabilities.
19/01/14South AfricaOilseeds, oils and mealsBiodiesel2013.10Renewable energyRenewable energySet October 2015 as beginning date form which mandatory blending of petrol and diesel [...]
19/01/14BrazilOilseeds, oils and mealsAll oilseeds2013.10StocksPublic storageExpanded storage capacity of Brazil's state run food supply company (CONAB) in an effort to [...]
19/01/14CanadaOilseeds, oils and mealsRapeseed2013.10TradeTrade agreementReached agreement of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)
19/01/14European UnionOilseeds, oils and mealsRapeseed2013.10TradeTrade agreementReached agreement of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)
19/01/14ChinaOilseeds, oils and mealsSoybeans2013.10StocksSales suspensionSuspended public sales in mid-October in preparation for procurement operations from the new harvest.
19/01/14ChinaOilseeds, oils and mealsRapeseed2013.10TradeImport restrictionsRelaxed restrictions of importation of rapeseed from Russia.
19/01/14IndiaOilseeds, oils and mealsRapeseed2013.10ProductionSupport priceRaised official procurement price for the rabi rapeseed crop.
19/01/14IndiaOilseeds, oils and mealsOlive oil2013.10Consumption and marketingMarket regulationIssued regulations for the domestic olive oil market by the Food Safety and Standards Authority, [...]
19/01/14Republic of KoreaOilseeds, oils and mealsSoybeans2013.10StocksPublic stocksSet up public stocks of wheat and soybeans.
19/01/14PeruOilseeds, oils and mealsFish meal and oil2013.10ProductionFishing quotasSet season\'s catch quota, raising it from last year\'s multi-year low.
19/01/14CanadaOilseeds, oils and mealsCamelina sativa and mustard seed 2013.09ProductionSector development assistanceSupported research and development of new varieties of minor oilseeds.
19/01/14ChinaOilseeds, oils and mealsRapeseed2013.09TradeImport restrictionsLiberalized imports of rapeseed from Russia with a view to help meet domestic demand.
19/01/14IndiaOilseeds, oils and mealsEdible oils and oilseeds2013.09Consumption and marketingConsumer protectionExtended restrictions on stock private holding for one year, in a bid to curb surges [...]
19/01/14IndonesiaOilseeds, oils and mealsSoybeans2013.09TradeImport regulationsLiberalized importation of soybeans to ensure domestic demand is met.
19/01/14VietnamOilseeds, oils and mealsSoy oil and palm oil2013.09TradeImport taxImposed anti-dumping duty on imports of refined soya and palm oil, so as to protect [...]
19/01/14BrazilOilseeds, oils and mealsAll2013.08ProductionAgricultural policyRenewed agricultural support programme for the 2013/14 campaign, focusing on investment aid, support to family [...]
19/01/14IndiaOilseeds, oils and mealsBasic foodstuffs2013.08Consumption and marketingFood subsidy schemeApproved a food bill that, renews and expands the distribution of subsidized wheat, rice and [...]
19/01/14IndonesiaOilseeds, oils and mealsPalm oil2013.08TradePreferential trade agreementImplemented free trade agreement with Pakistan that reduces Pakistan\'s import duty on Indonesian palm oil. [...]
19/01/14IndonesiaOilseeds, oils and mealsAll2013.08ProductionAgricultural policyApproved a comprehensive bill aimed at stimulating agricultural production and improving incomes from agriculture.
19/01/14MalaysiaOilseeds, oils and mealsBiodiesel2013.08Renewable energyEnvironmental policyConfirmed plans to raise mandatory biodiesel blending rate first to 7.5% and then to 10%, [...]
19/01/14MalaysiaOilseeds, oils and mealsPalm oil2013.08ProductionEnvironmental policyConfirmed introduction of national certification scheme for sustainable palm oil production in 2014; initially on [...]
19/01/14PakistanOilseeds, oils and mealsPalm oil2013.08TradePreferential trade agreementImplemented free trade agreement with Indonesia that reduces Pakistan\'s import duty on Indonesian palm oil. [...]
19/01/14RussiaOilseeds, oils and mealsAll oilseeds2013.08TradeExport taxImplemented reductions in export taxes on oilseeds in line with the country\'s WTO accession agreement. [...]
19/01/14BrazilOilseeds, oils and mealsSoybeans2013.07Consumption and marketingPhytosanitary measuresContinued implementation of 90-day soybean free period, meant to check spread of diseases.
19/01/14BulgariaOilseeds, oils and mealsAll edible oils2013.07ProductionCompetition policySanctioned group of vegetable oil producers and retailers for creating a price cartel.
19/01/14CanadaOilseeds, oils and mealsRapeseed and soybeans2013.07ProductionSector development assistanceSupported R&D programs to enhance competitiveness and sustainability of the country\'s rapeseed and soybean industries. [...]
19/01/14ChinaOilseeds, oils and mealsSoybeans2013.07StocksState reservesReleased state reserves with view to ease supply tightness, thus checking the rise in domestic [...]
19/01/14ChinaOilseeds, oils and mealsRapeseed2013.07StocksState reservesTightened procurement policies to prevent imported rapeseed oil from entering public reserves.
19/01/14ChinaOilseeds, oils and mealsSoybeans2013.07TradeGMO trade and marketing policiesApproved for importation three varieties of genetically modified soybeans.
19/01/14European UnionOilseeds, oils and mealsAll2013.07ProductionAgricultural poicyReached agreement on the direction of the block\'s common agricultural policy during 2014-2020. Including the [...]
19/01/14European UnionOilseeds, oils and mealsPalm oil2013.07ProductionSales taxesProvided assurance that domestic palm oil sales would not be subject to tax hikes on [...]
19/01/14IndiaOilseeds, oils and mealsAll2013.07ProductionSupport pricesRaised minimum support prices for oilseeds and other arable crops, with a view to stimulate [...]
19/01/14IndiaOilseeds, oils and mealsCoconut2013.07ProductionSector development assistanceExtended support for replanting and rejuvenation of coconut palm to entire country, with aa view [...]
19/01/14IndiaOilseeds, oils and mealsCoconut2013.07ProductionSector development assistanceConsidered measures to increase farmer uptake of the country\'s Coconut Palm Insurance Scheme.
19/01/14IndonesiaOilseeds, oils and mealsSoybeans2013.07StocksState reservesResumed state purchases with a view to stabilize domestic prices of soy-food products.
19/01/14PakistanOilseeds, oils and mealsRapeseed2013.07TradeImport policyIntroduced tax on rapeseed imports with a view to encourage domestic production of oilseeds.
19/01/14SenegalOilseeds, oils and mealsAll edible oils2013.07Consumption and marketingMarket regulationImposed caps on edibile oil retail prices in the Dakar region to protect consumers. [...]
10/09/13BrazilOilseeds, oils and mealsSoybeans2013.07ProductionPhytosanitary measuresContinued implemantation of 90-day soybean free period, meant to cheack spread of diseases.
10/09/13BulgariaOilseeds, oils and mealsAll edible oils2013.07Consumption and marketingCompetition policySanctioned group of vegetable oil producers and retailers for creating a price cartel.
10/09/13CanadaOilseeds, oils and mealsRapeseed and soybeans2013.07ProductionSector development assistanceSupported R&D programs to enhance competitiveness and sustainability of the country's rapeseed and soybean industries. [...]
10/09/13ChinaOilseeds, oils and mealsSoybeans2013.07StocksState reservesResumed release of state soybean reserves set to resume.
10/09/13ChinaOilseeds, oils and mealsRapeseed2013.07StocksState reservesTightened procurement policies to prevent imported rapeseed oil from entering public reserves.
10/09/13ChinaOilseeds, oils and mealsSoybeans2013.07TradeGMO trade and marketing policiesApproved for importation three varieties of genetically modified soybeans.
10/09/13European UnionOilseeds, oils and mealsAll2013.07ProductionAgricultural poicyReached agreement on set of reforms to be applied on the bloc\'s common agricultural policy [...]
10/09/13European UnionOilseeds, oils and mealsPalm oil2013.07Consumption and marketingSales taxesAssured that palm oil sales are not subject to tax hikes on environmental or [...]
10/09/13IndiaOilseeds, oils and mealsAll2013.07ProductionSupport pricesRaised minimum support prices for oilseeds and other crops.
10/09/13IndiaOilseeds, oils and mealsCoconut2013.07ProductionSector development assistanceAgreed to extend support for replanting and rejuvenation of coconut palm to entire country.
10/09/13IndiaOilseeds, oils and mealsCoconut2013.07ProductionSector development assistanceConsidered measures to increase farmer uptake of the country\'s Coconut Palm Insurance Scheme.
10/09/13IndonesiaOilseeds, oils and mealsSoybeans2013.07StocksState reservesAgreed to resume State purchases with a view to stabilize domestic prices of soy-food products. [...]
10/09/13IndonesiaOilseeds, oils and mealsPalm oil2013.07TradeExport taxContinued implementation of sliding export tax regime.
10/09/13MalaysiaOilseeds, oils and mealsPalm oil2013.07TradeExport taxContinued implementation of sliding export tax regime.
10/09/13PakistanOilseeds, oils and mealsRapeseed2013.07TradeImport policyIntroduced tax on rapeseed imports with a view to encourage domestic production of oilseeds.
10/09/13SenegalOilseeds, oils and mealsAll edible oils2013.07Consumption and marketingMarket regulationImposed price limits for edibile oil retail sales in the Dakar region.
19/01/14ChinaOilseeds, oils and mealsRapeseed2013.06StocksState reservesResumed procurement of rapeseed to reconstitute state reserves for future market interventions and to support [...]
10/09/13IndonesiaOilseeds, oils and mealsPalm oil2013.06TradeExport taxContinued implementation of sliding export tax regime.
10/09/13MalaysiaOilseeds, oils and mealsPalm oil2013.06TradeExport taxContinued implementation of sliding export tax regime.
19/01/14ChinaOilseeds, oils and mealsRapeseed2013.05TradeTrade restrictionsRelaxed restrictions of importation of rapeseed from Canada.
19/01/14ChinaOilseeds, oils and mealsRapeseed2013.05TradeTrade restrictionsAgreed on new strict shipment protocol that allowed resumption of India’s rapeseed meal exports to [...]
19/01/14Egypt Oilseeds, oils and mealsSunflower oil2013.05TradeSouth-south cooperationSigned a joint agricultural project with Sudan that would secure Egypt\'s import requirement in sunflower [...]
19/01/14IndonesiaOilseeds, oils and mealsAll2013.05ProductionEnvironmental policyExtended ban on clearing primary rain forest and carbon-rich peatland, for two years.
19/01/14MoroccoOilseeds, oils and mealsAll oilseeds2013.05ProductionSector development assistanceSigned agreement with the national oilseeds industry federation aimed at tripling country’s area seeded with [...]
19/01/14ParaguayOilseeds, oils and mealsSoybeans2013.05TradeExport taxConsidered introduction of export taxation for soybeans, soyoil, soymeal and other grains.
19/01/14Sudan Oilseeds, oils and mealsSunflower oil2013.05ProductionSouth-south cooperationAgreed to implement a joint agricultural project with Egypt that would help meeting Egypt\'s import [...]
19/01/14TurkeyOilseeds, oils and mealsRapeseed2013.05TradeGMO importsSuspended entry of selected genetically modified products, including rapeseed, into the country, based on concerns [...]
19/01/14VietnamOilseeds, oils and mealsSoy and palm oil2013.05TradeImport policyApplied temporary duty surcharges to imports of refined soy and palm oil imports.
10/09/13TurkeyOilseeds, oils and mealsRapeseed2013.05TradeGMO importsSuspended entry of a number of genetically modified products (including rapeseed) into the country citing [...]
10/09/13VietnamOilseeds, oils and mealsSoy and palm oil2013.05TradeImport policyApplied temporary surcharges to the imports of refined soy and palm oil imports.
10/09/13ChinaOilseeds, oils and mealsRapeseed2013.05StocksState reservesate-owned firms to purchase 5 mln tons of rapeseed from the country’s forthcoming crop. [...]
10/09/13ChinaOilseeds, oils and mealsRapeseed2013.05TradeTrade restrictionsRelaxed restrictions of imprtation of rapeseed from Canada.
10/09/13ChinaOilseeds, oils and mealsRapeseed2013.05TradeTrade restrictionsAgreed on new strict shipment protocol that allowed resumption of India’s rapeseed meal exports to [...]
10/09/13Egypt Oilseeds, oils and mealsSunflower oil2013.05OtherSouth-south cooperationSigned a joint agricultural project with Sudan that would secure Egypt's import requirements in sunflower [...]
10/09/13Sudan Oilseeds, oils and mealsSunflower oil2013.05OtherSouth-south cooperationAgreed to implement a joint agricultural project with Egypt that would help meeting Egypt's import [...]
10/09/13IndonesiaOilseeds, oils and mealsOil palm2013.05ProductionEnvironmental policyExtended ban on clearing primary rain forest and carbon-rich peatland (e.g. for oil palm plantations), [...]
10/09/13IndonesiaOilseeds, oils and mealsPalm oil2013.05TradeExport taxContinued implementation of sliding export tax regime.
10/09/13MalaysiaOilseeds, oils and mealsPalm oil2013.05TradeExport taxContinued implementation of sliding export tax regime.
10/09/13MoroccoOilseeds, oils and mealsAll oilseeds2013.05ProductionSector development assistanceSigned agreement with the national oilseeds industry federation aimed at tripling country’s area seeded with [...]
10/09/13ParaguayOilseeds, oils and mealsSoybeans2013.05TradeExport taxConsidered introduction of export taxation for soybeans, soyoil, soymeal and other grains.
18/06/13CanadaOilseeds, oils and mealsRapeseed2013.03Consumption and marketingSector development assistanceLaunched three support programmes focusing on the adaptation to emerging market opportunities, commercialization of new [...]
18/06/13CanadaOilseeds, oils and mealsAll oilseeds2013.02ProductionSector development assistanceLaunched, together with concerned private sector bodies, voluntary standards to control major plant pests and [...]
18/06/13CanadaOilseeds, oils and mealsRapeseed2013.02ProductionSector development assistanceRaised coverage and areas included under the crop insurance programme of Manitoba province; added soybean [...]
18/06/13CanadaOilseeds, oils and mealsSoybeans2013.02ProductionSector development assistanceRaised coverage and areas included under the crop insurance programme of Manitoba province; added soybean [...]
18/06/13CanadaOilseeds, oils and mealsSunflowerseed2013.02ProductionSector development assistanceRaised coverage and areas included under the crop insurance programme of Manitoba province; added soybean [...]
18/06/13China (Mainland)Oilseeds, oils and mealsRapeseed2013.02TradeImport policyRelaxed 3-year old ban on rapeseed imports from Australia.
18/06/13China (Mainland)Oilseeds, oils and mealsAll2013.02ProductionProduction supportRenewed commitment to reach self-sufficiency in grains as a means to tackle rural poverty [...]
18/06/13China (Mainland)Oilseeds, oils and mealsRapeseed2013.02TradeImport restrictionsConsidered removal of remaining import restrictions for rapeseed (introduced in 2009 on phytosanitary grounds).
18/06/13China (Mainland)Oilseeds, oils and mealsSoybeans2013.02StocksState reservesReleased state reserves to ease domestic supply tightness and stabilize domestic prices.
18/06/13China (Mainland)Oilseeds, oils and mealsRapeseed oil2013.02StocksState reservesReleased state reserves to ease domestic supply tightness and stabilize domestic prices.
18/06/13FijiOilseeds, oils and mealsCoconut 2013.02ProductionSector development assistanceSupported coconut industry rehabilitation through encouragement of planting/replanting activities using improved seedlings.
18/06/13IndiaOilseeds, oils and mealsCopra2013.02Consumption and marketingMarketing support Marketing assistance provided to small coconut producers in Tamil Nadu state.
18/06/13IndonesiaOilseeds, oils and mealsSoybeans2013.02StocksMarket regulation / state reserves Reiterated plan to set up public reserves of soybeans with a view to regulate domestic [...]
18/06/13IndonesiaOilseeds, oils and mealsCoconut 2013.02ProductionSector development assistanceLaunched new public-private partnership to strengthen smallholder coconut farming, so as to enhance the sector\'s [...]
18/06/13IranOilseeds, oils and mealsAll2013.02Consumption and marketingConsumer supportEngaged in discussions about a plan to provide subsidized staple foods (including rice, vegetable oil [...]
18/06/13MalaysiaOilseeds, oils and mealsPalm oil2013.02OtherEnvironmental policySupported the launch of two national schemes for the certification of sustainably produced palm oil. [...]
18/06/13PhilippinesOilseeds, oils and mealsCoconut 2013.02ProductionSector development assistanceLaunched new public-private partnership to strengthen smallholder coconut farming, aiming at the development of a [...]
18/06/13UkraineOilseeds, oils and mealsSunflowerseed2013.02Consumption and marketingMarket regulationAdjusted downward the minimum prices of sunflower seed, oil and meal to reflect weakening domestic [...]
18/06/13UkraineOilseeds, oils and mealsSoybeans2013.02ProductionProduction supportExtended subsidization of crop insurance to maize, soybean and sugar beet.
18/06/13United States of AmericaOilseeds, oils and mealsRapeseed2013.02ProductionProduction supportAdapted federal crop insurance programme to specific needs of farmers growing high-oleic rapeseed.
18/06/13United States of AmericaOilseeds, oils and mealsCamelina oil2013.02Renewable energyRenewable energy policyApproved oil of camelina seed as biodiesel feedstock, meeting the 50 percent GHG reduction threshold required [...]
18/06/13ArgentinaOilseeds, oils and mealsAll edible oils2013.01TradeImport policyTemporarily raised import tariffs above MERCOSUR\'s common external tariff.
18/06/13China (Mainland)Oilseeds, oils and mealsAll edible oils2013.01Consumption and marketingQuality standardsIntroduced stricter quality controls on edible oil imports to guarantee product safety.
18/06/13IndiaOilseeds, oils and mealsAll edible oils2013.01TradeImport policyReinstated import duties on crude vegetable oils and changed method for calculating the base import [...]
18/06/13ThailandOilseeds, oils and mealsPalm oil2013.01StocksMarket regulationAccepted to take palm oil into public stock to stem a fall in farmgate price. [...]
18/06/13United States of AmericaOilseeds, oils and mealsAll2013.01ProductionAgricultural policyProvisionally extended 2008-2012 Farm Bill for nine months, i.e. through the 2013 crop-growing season, with [...]
18/06/13VietnamOilseeds, oils and mealsPalm oil2013.01TradeImport policyConsidered charging “emergency import tariffs” on refined soy and palm oil to prevent rising imports [...]
18/06/13VietnamOilseeds, oils and mealsSoybean oil2013.01TradeImport policyConsidered charging “emergency import tariffs” on refined soy and palm oil to prevent rising imports [...]
18/06/13China (Mainland)Oilseeds, oils and mealsAll edible oils2012.12TradeImport/export policyLowered administrative custom fees for exports and imports to stimulate trade growth.
18/06/13China (Mainland)Oilseeds, oils and mealsRapeseed2012.12OtherMarket regulationEncouraged futures trading in rapeseed and rapeseed meal (in addition to rapeseed oil).
18/06/13China (Mainland)Oilseeds, oils and mealsCoconut products2012.12Consumption and marketingSouth-South cooperationAgreed to help develop the coconut industry in Sri Lanka, to enhance exportation of coconut-based [...]
18/06/13Sri LankaOilseeds, oils and mealsCoconut products2012.12Consumption and marketingSouth-South cooperationAgreed to help develop the coconut industry in Sri Lanka, to enhance exportation of coconut-based [...]
18/06/13PeruOilseeds, oils and mealsFish meal and oil2012.12ProductionResource managementCut the catch quota cut for the key fishing months of December-January 2012/13 to allow [...]
18/06/13ThailandOilseeds, oils and mealsPalm oil2012.12ProductionProducer support / consumer protectionEstablished a minimum price range for oil palm fruit purchases by palm oil factories so [...]
18/06/13CanadaOilseeds, oils and mealsBrassica carinata oil2012.11Renewable energyRenewable energy policyBacked research on industrial applications of carinata oil, including as aviation biofuel.
18/06/13DenmarkOilseeds, oils and mealsAll edible oils2012.11OtherHealth policyRepealed one-year old tax on fat consumption as it did not produced the changes sought. [...]
18/06/13European UnionOilseeds, oils and mealsOlive oil2012.11Consumption and marketingMarket regulationConsidered changes to the EU\'s olive oil marketing regime, focusing on increased quality controls and [...]
18/06/13MalaysiaOilseeds, oils and mealsPalm oil2012.11ProductionProduction policyLaunched new oil palm replanting scheme with the immediate objective of halting the rise in [...]
18/06/13MalaysiaOilseeds, oils and mealsPalm oil2012.11TradeExport policyPeriodically adjusted export taxes in line with the newly introduced sliding tax regime.
18/06/13PakistanOilseeds, oils and mealsSunflowerseed2012.11ProductionSupport priceRaised purchase price of sunflower seed with a view to stimulate domestic production growth.
18/06/13ParaguayOilseeds, oils and mealsSoybeans2012.11TradeExport policyConsidered taxing exports of soybeans with a view to encourage shipment of value-added soyoil and [...]
18/06/13ThailandOilseeds, oils and mealsCoconut2012.11ProductionSector development assistanceIssued 5-year action plan for the development of national coconut production.
18/06/13ZimbabweOilseeds, oils and mealsSoybeans2012.11ProductionSector development assistanceProvided incentives for the development of soybean production.
18/06/13AlgeriaOilseeds, oils and mealsSoymeal2012.10TradeImport policyTemporarily suspended import duties on soymeal (and other feedstuff) to contain costs for domestic livestock [...]
18/06/13ArgentinaOilseeds, oils and mealsSoybeans2012.10OtherMarket controlPenalized leading grain firms during investigations into alleged export tax evasion.
18/06/13CanadaOilseeds, oils and mealsRapeseed2012.10ProductionSector development assistanceSupported R&D projects to secure continued growth in the sector.
18/06/13China (Mainland)Oilseeds, oils and mealsSoybeans2012.10OtherGMO policies and regulationsDelayed import approval for second generation GM soy variety meant for direct human consumption. [...]
18/06/13European UnionOilseeds, oils and mealsAll2012.10OtherGMO policies and regulationsDeclared illegitimate the national bans on GM cultivation introduced by single member States on top [...]
18/06/13European UnionOilseeds, oils and mealsFirst-generation biofuels2012.10Renewable energyRenewable energy policyProposed to limit contribution of first-generation biofuels to the EU transport fuel consumption target at [...]
18/06/13European UnionOilseeds, oils and mealsAll oilseeds2012.10OtherMarket regulationConsidered means to control excessive speculation in commodities futures trading, in particular in food-related commodities. [...]
18/06/13IndiaOilseeds, oils and mealsAll oilseeds2012.10ProductionSector development assistanceMeasures to raise national oilseed production and enhance oil palm cultivation included in 12th Five-Year-Plan [...]
18/06/13IndiaOilseeds, oils and mealsOlive oil2012.10ProductionProduction supportSupported efforts to launch domestic production and consumption of olive oil.
18/06/13IndiaOilseeds, oils and mealsAll edible oils2012.10Consumption and marketingConsumer protectionExtended, until end September 2013, nationwide distribution of imported edible oils at subsidized price and [...]
18/06/13IndiaOilseeds, oils and mealsAll oilseeds2012.10Consumption and marketingConsumer protectionExtended, until end September 2013, nationwide distribution of imported edible oils at subsidized price and [...]
18/06/13IndiaOilseeds, oils and mealsAll edible oils2012.10TradeExport policyLiberalized exportation of edible oils in branded consumer packs, though setting a fixed minimum export [...]
18/06/13IndiaOilseeds, oils and mealsAll edible oils2012.10TradeImport policyContinuously adjusted reference prices used for calculating import levies, so as to pre-empt under-invoicing by [...]
18/06/13IndonesiaOilseeds, oils and mealsSoybeans2012.10StocksMarket regulation / state reservesConsidered to establish, for soybeans, state reserves together with fixed procurement and sale prices, aiming [...]
18/06/13IndonesiaOilseeds, oils and mealsOil palm 2012.10OtherEnvironmentalRevoked logging permit of one oil palm company for infringing environmental regulations.
18/06/13MalaysiaOilseeds, oils and mealsPalm oil2012.10TradeMarket regulation / export policyDiscontinued duty free export quotas for crude palm oil with a view to secure adequate [...]
18/06/13MalaysiaOilseeds, oils and mealsPalm oil2012.10TradeMarket regulation / export policyLowered export tax on crude palm oil to check build-up in domestic stocks, which push [...]
18/06/13MalaysiaOilseeds, oils and mealsPalm oil2012.10ProductionProduction supportLaunched new oil palm replanting scheme with the immediate objective of halting the rise in [...]
18/06/13MalaysiaOilseeds, oils and mealsPalm oil2012.10OtherEnvironmental policyEnforced environmental laws regarding pollution control in palm oil mills.
18/06/13MexicoOilseeds, oils and mealsOils and fats2012.10TradeMarket regulationLowered tariffs on crude and refined vegetable/animal oils and fats in an effort to control [...]
18/06/13SerbiaOilseeds, oils and mealsSoybeans2012.10TradeEmergency relief Introduced temporary export limitations for soybean and sunflower and provided financial assistance to farmers after [...]
18/06/13SerbiaOilseeds, oils and mealsSunflowerseed2012.10TradeEmergency relief Introduced temporary export limitations for soybean and sunflower and provided financial assistance to farmers after [...]
18/06/13UkraineOilseeds, oils and mealsSoybeans2012.10TradeExport policySought access to Chinese soybean import market under government-to-government loan-for-crop deal.
18/06/13United States of AmericaOilseeds, oils and mealsAll2012.10OtherMarket regulationConsidered means to control excessive speculation in commodities futures trading, in particular in food-related commodities. [...]
18/06/13ArgentinaOilseeds, oils and mealsSoybeans2012.08TradeImport policyTemporarily allowed soybean imports to address problems of excess capacity in domestic crushing.
18/06/13BangladeshOilseeds, oils and mealsPalm oil2012.08TradeImport policy / market regulationStarted regular imports by state agency to guarantee domestic supplies and stabilize prices.
18/06/13China (Mainland)Oilseeds, oils and mealsPalm oil2012.08Consumption and marketingMarket controlAsked top edible oil producers to regularly report their raw material, wholesale and retail prices, [...]
18/06/13IndiaOilseeds, oils and mealsPalm oil2012.08TradeImport policyChanged method for calculating the base import price for refined palm olein, now to [...]
18/06/13IndiaOilseeds, oils and mealsAll oilmeals2012.08TradeImport policySuspended duties on oilmeal imports on concerns over renewed food price inflation. Also considered a [...]
18/06/13IndonesiaOilseeds, oils and mealsOil palm 2012.08ProductionIndustry support Barred palm oil plantations from using state subsidized petrol.
18/06/13IndonesiaOilseeds, oils and mealsSoybeans2012.08TradeImport policyTemporarily suspended import tax on soybeans to bring down domestic prices for soy food products. [...]
18/06/13MalaysiaOilseeds, oils and mealsPalm oil2012.08TradeMarket regulation / export policyRaised duty free export quota for crude palm oil with a view to check build-up [...]
18/06/13TanzaniaOilseeds, oils and mealsOil palm 2012.08ProductionSector development assistanceRenewed commitment to support the development of the oil palm sector. [...]
18/06/13United States of AmericaOilseeds, oils and mealsAll2012.08ProductionEmergency relief Provided assistance to farmers affected by exceptional drought.
18/06/13IndiaOilseeds, oils and mealsAll oilseeds2012.06ProductionFarm support pricesSignificantly raised minimum support prices for summer (kharif) as well as winter (rabi) oilcrops in [...]
18/06/13ArgentinaOilseeds, oils and mealsArable land2012.05OtherLand taxationCarried out revaluation of agricultural land with a view to raise real estate taxation.
18/06/13CanadaOilseeds, oils and mealsSoybeans2012.05Consumption and marketingSector development assistanceSupported diversification of soybean marketing to tap into new export and domestic markets. [...]
18/06/13China (Mainland)Oilseeds, oils and mealsSoybeans and soyoil2012.04StocksState reservesReleased state reserves with a view to ease supply tightness, thus checking the rise in [...]
18/06/13ColombiaOilseeds, oils and mealsSoybean, soy meal and soyoil2012.04TradeBilateral tradeSigned trade agreement with the United States, allowing improved access for US soybean products to [...]
18/06/13Bilateral/MultilateralOilseeds, oils and mealsAll edible oils2012.04TradeImport policyExtended import duty applied to tropical vegetable oils.
18/06/13IndonesiaOilseeds, oils and mealsPalm oil2012.04TradeExport policyLeft in place sliding export tax regime used to prevent hikes in consumer prices (via [...]
18/06/13Republic of KoreaOilseeds, oils and mealsSoybean, soy meal and soyoil2012.04TradeBilateral trade Signed trade agreement with the United States, allowing improved access for US soybean products to [...]
18/06/13RussiaOilseeds, oils and mealsSoybeans2012.04TradeExport policyTemporarily lowered export duty on soybeans to facilitate exportation following a bumper crop.
18/06/13ThailandOilseeds, oils and mealsPalm oil2012.04Consumption and marketingConsumer protectionEnforced retail price cap and hoarding prohibition for palm oil to protect consumers, and introduced [...]
18/06/13United States of AmericaOilseeds, oils and mealsSoybean, soy meal and soyoil2012.04TradeBilateral tradeSigned trade agreement with Colombia, securing improved access for soybean products to the Colombian market. [...]
18/06/13United States of AmericaOilseeds, oils and mealsSoybean, soy meal and soyoil2012.04TradeBilateral tradeSigned trade agreement with the Republic of Korea, securing improved access for soybean products to [...]
18/06/13United States of AmericaOilseeds, oils and mealsAll oilseeds2012.04Consumption and marketingMarket regulationRaised margin participants need to deposit, in order to guarantee speculative futures positions for all [...]
18/06/13European UnionOilseeds, oils and mealsOlive oil2012.03StocksStorage aidAgreed to provide temporary support to private storage of butter and olive oil to address [...]
17/04/13IndiaOilseeds, oils and mealsCopra2012.03ProductionFarm support pricesSupport price for milling and ball copra raised for calendar year 2012.
17/04/13China (Mainland)Oilseeds, oils and mealsRapeseed2012.03OtherImport policyBan on rapeseed imports from Canada relaxed further.
17/04/13MexicoOilseeds, oils and mealsAll edible oils2012.03OtherPublic health policyHealth claims ecouraging the use of poly/mono-unsaturated fat authorized on food product labels.
17/04/13ParaguayOilseeds, oils and mealsSoybeans2012.02ProductionEmergency assistanceSpecial drought relief measures put in place for farmers and rural communities.
17/04/13BangladeshOilseeds, oils and mealsAll edible oils2012.02Consumption and marketingPrice controlRetail price control measures (to shield consumers from surges in international prices) extented.
17/04/13China (Mainland)Oilseeds, oils and mealsOlive oil2012.02TradeImport policyImports of oilve oil from Italy suspended to verify labelling practices.
17/04/13PhilippinesOilseeds, oils and mealsCoconut2012.01ProductionSector development assistanceGovernment programmes in support of coconut replanting strengthened.
17/04/13China (Mainland)Oilseeds, oils and mealsRapeseed2012.01StocksState reservesState reserves reconstituted for future market interventions and to support domestic farm gate prices.
17/04/13China (Mainland)Oilseeds, oils and mealsAll oilmeals2012.01TradeImport policyOilmeal imports from India suspended based on detection of hazardous substances in rapeseedmeal consignments.
17/04/13IndonesiaOilseeds, oils and mealsPalm oil2012.01TradeImport policyImport tax on soybeans, soybean flour and certain oilmeals reinstated to 5%.
17/04/13IndonesiaOilseeds, oils and mealsPalm oil2012.01TradeFree Trade AgreementFree Trade Agreement with Pakistan entered into force, including reduction of Pakistani import duty on [...]
17/04/13PakistanOilseeds, oils and mealsPalm oil2012.01TradeFree Trade AgreementFree Trade Agreement with Indonesia entered into force, including tariff concessions on palm oil imports [...]
17/04/13UzbekistanOilseeds, oils and mealsAll edible oils2012.01TradeImport policyExcise duty on edible oil imports raised.
17/04/13ThailandOilseeds, oils and mealsPalm oil2012.01Renewable energyRenewable energy policiesNational certification scheme for sustainable palm oil adopted and ready for implementation.
17/04/13United States of AmericaOilseeds, oils and mealsPalm oil2012.01Renewable energyRenewable energy policiesPalmoil-based biodiesel not qualifying as renewable fuel under US bioenergy policy due to insufficient reduction [...]
17/04/13European UnionOilseeds, oils and mealsSoybeans2012.01OtherGMO policies and regulationsEuropean Commission set to approve four new GM soy varieties for importation and processing, though [...]
17/04/13MalaysiaOilseeds, oils and mealsPalm oil2012.01OtherEnvironmental policyInternational Oil Palm Biomass Centre set up in support of private efforts in the areas [...]
17/04/13ArgentinaOilseeds, oils and mealsOilseeds and other arable crops2012.01OtherLand rightsNew limits on foreign ownership of land introduced.
17/04/13RussiaOilseeds, oils and mealsSunflowerseed2012.01TradeExport policySunflowerseed export tax to be reduced over 4 years under WTO accession agreement.
17/04/13IndiaOilseeds, oils and mealsRapeseed2011.12ProductionFarm support pricesSupport price for rapeseed raised to foster national oilseed production.
17/04/13JordanOilseeds, oils and mealsOlive oil2011.12ProductionMarket regulationGovernment procurement of oilve oil continued in an effort to assist farmers.
17/04/13BelarusOilseeds, oils and mealsRapeseed and rapeseed oil2011.12TradeExport policyExports of rapeseed and rapeseed oil banned temporarily to prevent domestic vegetable oil shortage.
17/04/13BhutanOilseeds, oils and mealsAll edible oils2011.12TradeImport policyVegetable oil imports from India secured under Gov-to-Gov deal.
17/04/13BrazilOilseeds, oils and mealsSoybean oil2011.12TradeSocial policySocial tax rebate applying to soyoil and meal destined for exports discontinued.
17/04/13European UnionOilseeds, oils and mealsSunflowerseed2011.12TradeImport policyNew Bilateral Trade Agreement with Ukraine allows Ukraine to maintain export tax aimed at protecting [...]
17/04/13IndiaOilseeds, oils and mealsAll edible oils2011.12TradeExport policyBhutan exempted from Indian export ban on edible oils under Gov-to-Gov deal.
17/04/13UkraineOilseeds, oils and mealsSunflowerseed2011.12TradeExport policyNew Bilateral Trade Agreement with the European Union allows Ukraine to maintain export tax aimed [...]
17/04/13BrazilOilseeds, oils and mealsSoybeans2011.12OtherEnvironmental policyVoluntary moratorium on trading and financing of soybeans grown on land illegaly cleared in the [...]
17/04/13CanadaOilseeds, oils and mealsCamelina seed2011.12ProductionProduction supportPublic funding granted to advance sustainable production of new oils for industrial applications other than [...]
17/04/13CanadaOilseeds, oils and mealsSafflower seed2011.12ProductionProduction support Public funding granted to advance sustainable production of new oils for industrial applications other than [...]
17/04/13China (Mainland)Oilseeds, oils and mealsSoybeans2011.12OtherForeign agricultural investment Investment by state-owned grain company in crushing facilities in Brazil.
17/04/13United States of AmericaOilseeds, oils and mealsAll oilseeds2011.12OtherMarket regulationVolume of future contracts that are traded by financial investors restricted.
17/04/13IndonesiaOilseeds, oils and mealsPalm oil2011.10TradeExport policyModified upper and lower boundaries applied under the sliding export tax regime with a view [...]
17/04/13IndonesiaOilseeds, oils and mealsSoybeans2011.10TradeExport policySliding export tax regime maintained to ensure adequate domestic supplies and prevent hikes in consumer [...]
17/04/13United States of AmericaOilseeds, oils and mealsRapeseed oil2011.09Renewable energyRenewable energy policiesApproved use of Canadian rapeseed oil in US biodiesel production and consumption
17/04/13MalaysiaOilseeds, oils and mealsPalm oil2011.09OtherEnvironmental policyPromoted public / private partnerships to further conversion of waste products from milling process into [...]
17/04/13European UnionOilseeds, oils and mealsOlive oil2011.09ProductionMarket supportGranted support payments for private storage to address short-term marketing problems
17/04/13KazakhstanOilseeds, oils and mealsAll edible oils2011.09TradeExport policyVegetable oil exports temporarily banned to prevent domestic shortages.
17/04/13IndiaOilseeds, oils and mealsAll edible oils2011.09Consumption and marketingState tradingExtended state import programme for public distribution at subsidized prices
17/04/13China (Mainland)Oilseeds, oils and mealsSoybeans2011.09StocksState reservesState reserves released in an effort to check rise in domestic oil/meal prices.
17/04/13China (Mainland)Oilseeds, oils and mealsSoybeans2011.09StocksState reservesState reserves released in an effort to check rise in domestic oil/meal prices.
17/04/13VenezuelaOilseeds, oils and mealsSoybeans2011.08ProductionFarm support pricesImposed 30% increase in farm gate prices
17/04/13IndonesiaOilseeds, oils and mealsOil palm2011.08OtherMarket regulationMade mandatory certification of sustainable production for all plantation firms and smallholders cultivating oil palm [...]
17/04/13IndiaOilseeds, oils and mealsAll oilseeds2011.07ProductionFarm support pricesRaised support prices granted to farmers in an effort to encourage oilseed production
17/04/13China (Mainland)Oilseeds, oils and mealsAll edible oils2011.07OtherMarket regulationIntroduced inspection of cooking oil at public food outlets to enforce quality standards
17/04/13CanadaOilseeds, oils and mealsRapeseed2011.07TradeLand grabGranted public funds for foreign market development
17/04/13China (Mainland)Oilseeds, oils and mealsSoybeans2011.07OtherGMO policies and regulationsEstablished officially GMO-free soybean cultivation area to distinguish domestic production from imported GMO
17/04/13United States of AmericaOilseeds, oils and mealsSoybeans2011.07ProductionResearch and development/ climate changeProvided funds for research that will assist farmers to modify farming techniques which help to [...]
17/04/13PakistanOilseeds, oils and mealsAll edible oils2011.07Consumption and marketingMarket regulationDirected manufacturers to refrain from activities related to costing and pricing
17/04/13IndiaOilseeds, oils and mealsPalm oil2011.07TradeBilateral trade agreementSigned free trade agreement with Malaysia including significant additional tariff concessions for Malaysia’s palm oil [...]
17/04/13United States of AmericaOilseeds, oils and mealsCamelina seed2011.07Renewable energyRenewable energy policiesGranted production subsidies to famers for up to five years
17/04/13Bilateral/MultilateralOilseeds, oils and mealsSoymeal2011.06TradeImport policyTemporarily suspended 5% soymeal import tariff to counter feed grain shortages in the CIS Customs [...]
17/04/13China (Mainland)Oilseeds, oils and mealsRapeseed2011.05StocksState reservesState reserves reconstituted after sales to check rise in consumer prices
17/04/13IndonesiaOilseeds, oils and mealsOil palm2011.05OtherEnvironmental policyIntroduced two-year moratorium on forest clearing and peatland conversion
17/04/13ThailandOilseeds, oils and mealsSoybean oil2011.04Consumption and marketingMarket regulationIntroduced temporary controls on retail prices
17/04/13IndiaOilseeds, oils and mealsOil palm2011.03ProductionSector development assistanceAllocated funds for new plantations aimed at increasing output of palm oil
17/04/13TanzaniaOilseeds, oils and mealsAll edible oils2011.03ProductionSector development assistanceExempted manufacturers using home-grown seeds from paying VAT to stimulate demand for local oilseeds
17/04/13MalaysiaOilseeds, oils and mealsPalm oil2011.03Renewable energyRenewable energy policiesStarted phased introduction of mandatory B5 admixture, accompanied by tax exemption and variable subsidy
17/04/13Republic of KoreaOilseeds, oils and mealsSoybeans2011.03TradeImport policyTemporarily reduced import tariff
17/04/13IndiaOilseeds, oils and mealsAll edible oils2011.03Consumption and marketingMarket regulationExtended limits on volume of edible oil and oilseeds traders may hold in stock to [...]
17/04/13IndiaOilseeds, oils and mealsAll edible oils2011.02Consumption and marketingGovernment procurementDomestic procurement of edible oils increased to assist low-income consumers through public welfare schemes
17/04/13BangladeshOilseeds, oils and mealsAll edible oils2011.02TradeImport policyReduced import tariff to shield consumers from surges in international prices
17/04/13IndiaOilseeds, oils and mealsAll edible oils2011.02TradeImport policyDiscontinued 10% tariff on crude palm stearin
17/04/13European UnionOilseeds, oils and mealsSoymeal2011.02OtherGMO policies and regulationsGranted technical clearance for change to EU regulations on traces of unauthorized GMO in animal [...]
17/04/13Republic of KoreaOilseeds, oils and mealsSoybeans2011.02Consumption and marketingState purchasesAnnounced inclusion in public reserves to stabilize domestic supplies
17/04/13UkraineOilseeds, oils and mealsSunflowerseed and sunflower oil2011.02TradeMarket regulationPrivate sector agreed to temporary, voluntary export restrictions to secure domestic supplies
17/04/13LibyaOilseeds, oils and mealsAll edible oils2011.02TradeSales taxSuspended sales taxes and custom duties to check impact of rising prices on consumers
17/04/13CanadaOilseeds, oils and mealsRapeseed2011.01ProductionResearch and developmentIntroduced public funding programmes aimed at raising domestic value addition and creating new market opportunities [...]
17/04/13CanadaOilseeds, oils and mealsSoybeans2011.01ProductionResearch and developmentIntroduced public funding programmes aimed at raising domestic value addition and creating new market opportunities [...]
17/04/13CanadaOilseeds, oils and mealsCamelina seed2011.01ProductionResearch and developmentIntroduced public funding programmes aimed at raising domestic value addition and creating new market opportunities [...]
17/04/13EthiopiaOilseeds, oils and mealsAll edible oils2011.01OtherMarket regulationWithdrew licenses from selected vegetable oil refiners due to quality concerns
17/04/13LiberiaOilseeds, oils and mealsOil palm2011.01ProductionSector development assistanceGranted concessions to foreign investors for the large scale development of oil palm plantations
17/04/13MalaysiaOilseeds, oils and mealsOil palm2011.01ProductionSector development assistanceAnnounced new oil palm replanting scheme to check slow output growth and stagnating yield levels. [...]
17/04/13PakistanOilseeds, oils and mealsSunflowerseed2011.01ProductionFarm support pricesNegotiated farm gate price rise to stimulate domestic production
17/04/13PhilippinesOilseeds, oils and mealsCoconut2011.01ProductionSector development assistancePresented six-year programme meant to raise the productivity of the sector
17/04/13Sri LankaOilseeds, oils and mealsCoconut2011.01ProductionSector development assistanceOffered chemical fertilizers at subsidized prices to producers to increase production
17/04/13EthiopiaOilseeds, oils and mealsAll edible oils2011.01Consumption and marketingPrice control and market interventionSet temporary ceilings on retail prices and introduced public sales
17/04/13MalaysiaOilseeds, oils and mealsPalm oil2011.01Consumption and marketingPublic salesOrdered producers to raise subsidized oil supplies by 20% to counter hoarding and tight supplies [...]
17/04/13ThailandOilseeds, oils and mealsPalm oil2011.01Consumption and marketingMarket regulationGranted one-time palm oil import permissions; introduced public sales at subsidised prices; modified biodiesel production [...]
17/04/13IndonesiaOilseeds, oils and mealsSoybeans2011.01TradeImport policySuspended import duties to prevent consumer protests and stabilize markets
17/04/13JapanOilseeds, oils and mealsAll edible oils2011.01OtherHealth policyMoved to voluntary disclosure of levels of trans fatty acids in food products to reduce [...]
17/04/13ThailandOilseeds, oils and mealsSoymeal2011.01TradeImport policyExtended 2% import duty to encourage local production

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