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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 [...]
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 [...]
China (Mainland)
Grains
Barley
2020.05
Trade
Import policy
Announced anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties totalling 80.5 percent on Australian barley imports, effective from 19 [...]
China (Mainland)
Grains
All
2020.05
Stocks
Stocks inventories
Urged state-run and private trading firms and food processors to boost inventories of grains, including [...]
India
Grains
All
2020.05
Consumption and marketing
Food security
Announced spending INR 35 billion (USD 463.1 million) to provide free food grain rations to [...]
Indonesia
Grains
All
2020.05
Trade
Bilateral agreement
Announced that the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA), a free trade agreement between the [...]
Morocco
Grains
Wheat
2020.05
Trade
Import duty
Approved the extensions of the 35 percent import duty exemption on soft wheat until 31 [...]
Egypt
Grains
Wheat
2020.05
Consumption and marketing
Government market intervention
Approved a USD 100 million financing agreement between the International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation and [...]

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.