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10/06/14Bilateral/MultilateralGrainsMaize and wheat2014.04TradeTradePolitical provisions of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement were signed. The EU will temporarily remove customs [...]
10/06/14China (Mainland)GrainsMaize2014.04TradeGMO policies and regulationsRejected nearly 1.45 million tonnes of U.S. maize shipments since late 2013 after the detection [...]
10/06/14European UnionGrainsMaize and wheat2014.04TradeImport duty Set duty-free import quotas for Ukrainian grains. Until October 31 Ukraine will supply 950 000 [...]
10/06/14PakistanGrainsWheat2014.04Production Price SupportApproved increase in support price of wheat from Rs1200 (12.2 USD) per 40 kg to [...]
10/06/14PakistanGrainsWheat2014.03Consumption and marketing Government procurementDecided to reduce its strategic reserves and release them in the market in an attempt [...]
10/06/14ArgentinaGrainsWheat2014.02TradeExport QuotaAuthorised 0.5 million tonnes export of total proyected of 1.5 million tonnes of wheat from [...]
10/06/14China (Mainland)GrainsMaize2014.02Production Production support, sector policy frameworkAnnounced that around 130 000 ha of rice area would be shifted towards the cultivation [...]
10/06/14KazakhstanGrainsWheat2014.02Consumption and marketing Government procurementAnnounced that 509 000 tonnes of grain would be sold at a fixed price of [...]
10/06/14ArgentinaGrainsWheat2014.01TradeExport QuotaAuthorised export of total proyected of 1.5 million tonnes of wheat from the 2013/14 crop, [...]
10/06/14China (Mainland)GrainsMaize and wheat2014.01Production Production support, sector policy frameworkIssued the "Number one document" which sets the country\'s policy priorities for the year. Announced [...]
10/06/14Bilateral/MultilateralGrainsMaize2013.12TradeImport TariffRepublic of South Korea eliminated the wheat import duty on shipments from Australian wheat.
10/06/14MexicoGrainsMaize and sorghum2013.12TradeImport TariffAnnounced the reintroduction of a 20%, import tariff on white maize, which was abolished in [...]
10/06/14MoroccoGrainsWheat2013.12TradeImport Tariff/Import SubsidySuspended the import duty for common wheat (45%) from January 1, 2014 until April 30, [...]
10/06/14EgyptGrainsWheat2013.11Consumption and marketing Government procurement The government provided details on its plan to achieve self-sufficiency in wheat for 2019, which [...]
10/06/14China (Mainland)GrainsMaize2013.11TradeTradeChina has agreed to allow imports of Brazilian maize.
10/06/14BrazilGrainsWheat2013.10TradeImport TariffTrade Ministry increased the quota for tariff-free wheat imports from non-Mercosur states by 0.6 million [...]
10/06/14China (Mainland)GrainsWheat2013.10Consumption and marketing Government procurement and procurement priceThe National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) set the wheat support price at CNY 2360 [...]
11/11/13IndiaGrainsWheat2013.10Consumption and marketing Price controlRaised the price that the government will pay to farmers for wheat next year to [...]
10/06/14China (Mainland)GrainsMaize and wheat2013.09TradeImport TariffThe National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) maintained the 2014 low-tariff import quotas at 2013 [...]
11/11/13ArgentinaGrainsMaize2013.09TradeExport QuotaAuthorised export of 3 million tonnes of maize from the 2012/13 crop.
11/11/13IndiaGrainsWheat2013.09Consumption and marketingFood subsidiesApproved an additional allocation of 5.0 million tonnes of subsidized wheat and rice for distribution [...]
11/11/13IndiaGrainsAll2013.09Consumption and marketingFood subsidiesSigned the National Food Security Bill into law, following receipt of parliamentary approval in August. [...]
11/11/13China (Mainland)GrainsMaize2013.08TradeGMO policies and regulationsApproved the first import of GM maize from Argentina, with 60 000 tonnes already cleared by [...]
11/11/13IndiaGrainsWheat2013.08TradeExport QuotaAuthorised export of 2 million tonnes of wheat. The export floor price has been maintained [...]
11/11/13JapanGrainsWheat2013.08Consumption and marketing Price controlRaised the selling price of imported wheat for domestic millers for October 2013 to March [...]
11/11/13MoroccoGrainsWheat2013.08TradeImport TariffRaised the import duty for common wheat to 45 percent, an increase of 28 percent. [...]
11/11/13ZambiaGrainsMaize2013.08Consumption and marketing Government procurementAnnounced that the Food Reserve Agency had lowered its 2013 maize procurement target by 50 percent, [...]
11/11/13CameroonGrainsMaize2013.07Production Government procurement and procurement priceAnnounced the government’s contribution of XAF 1 billion (USD 1.99 million) and of technical assistance on [...]
11/11/13China (Mainland)GrainsWheat2013.07Consumption and marketing Government procurement Announced that China Grain Reserves Corporation (Sinograin) suspended wheat purchasing operations in the top producing [...]
11/11/13China (Mainland)GrainsMaize2013.07Production Government procurement and procurement priceAnnounced the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) increased 2013/14 maize procurement prices in the [...]
11/11/13JapanGrainsWheat2013.07TradeGMO policies and regulationsAnnounced that the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries is reopening tenders for US WW [...]
11/11/13JapanGrainsWheat2013.07TradeGMO policies and regulationsBegan the release of stocks of US WW wheat that had been held back following [...]
11/11/13Republic of KoreaGrainsWheat2013.07TradeGMO policies and regulationsLifted the temporary Korean Flour Mills Industry Association’s suspension of imports of US WW wheat [...]
11/11/13United States of AmericaGrainsMaize2013.07TradeGMO policies and regulationsence of GM wheat extended only to the incidence detected at a single farm in [...]
11/11/13ArgentinaGrainsWheat2013.07TradeExport restrictionPrioritized wheat and wheat flour supply to the domestic market, in response of low stocks [...]
20/08/13IndiaGrainsAll2013.07Consumption and marketingFood subsidiesApproved the National Food Security Bill through an executive order. Parliamentary approval is still [...]
20/08/13IndiaGrainsWheat2013.07Consumption and marketingFood subsidiesApproved an additional allocation of 5.0 million tonnes of subsidized wheat and rice for distribution [...]
11/11/13IndiaGrainsWheat2013.06Consumption and marketing Government procurement Approved 10.0 million tonnes of wheat and 500 000 of rice for sale from government [...]
11/11/13IndonesiaGrainsWheat2013.06TradeGMO policies and regulationsTrade Minister stated that incoming US wheat shipments would be monitored and tested for GM [...]
11/11/13IndonesiaGrainsWheat2013.06TradeImport TariffIssued Trade Minister proposal for an indefinite extension to the current 20 percent emergency tariff on [...]
11/11/13Republic of KoreaGrainsWheat2013.06TradeGMO policies and regulationsAnnounced that the Korean Flour Millers Industrial Association would continue the US wheat imports suspension [...]
11/11/13TurkeyGrainsWheat2013.06Consumption and marketing Price controlSet the procurement price (including incentives) at TRY 843/t (US$450) for local milling wheat, and [...]
11/11/13IndiaGrainsWheat2013.06Consumption and marketingGovernment procurementIssued statement from the Food Ministry that 2013/14 wheat procurement was forecast to decline to [...]
11/11/13ArgentinaGrainsMaize2013.06TradeExport QuotaAuthorised export of 16 million tonnes of maize from the 2013/14 crop.
20/08/13BangladeshGrainsAll2013.06Consumption and marketingBudgetary allocations, food subsidies As part of its 2013/2014 budgetary allocations, announced a plan to distribute 2.73 million tonnes [...]
11/11/13European UnionGrainsWheat2013.05TradeGMO policies and regulationsEuropean Commission recommended that all imports of US soft white wheat that had recently arrived [...]
11/11/13JapanGrainsWheat2013.05TradeGMO policies and regulationsAnnounced that the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries had temporarily suspended imports of Western [...]
20/08/13European UnionGrainsBarley and Wheat 2013.05TradeImport dutyExtension of zero import duties for feed wheat and barley quotas beyond the end of [...]
14/06/13ArgentinaGrainsWheat2013.05Production Finance and credit facilitiesProvide producers a refund of USD 30 per tonnes of exported wheat.
14/06/13Bilateral/MultilateralGrainsMaize2013.05Trade Trade allianceFormed an alliance of maize producers - ABRAMHILO (Brazil), MAIZAR (Argentina), U.S. Grains Council- collectively [...]
14/06/13China (Mainland)GrainsMaize2013.05Consumption and marketing Procurement priceAnnounced increase of procurement price for maize in 2013.
14/06/13European UnionGrainsAll2013.05Production Seed RegulationAdoption by the European Commission of a package of measures to strengthen the enforcement of [...]
14/06/13IndiaGrainsWheat2013.05Consumption and marketing Food subsidiesApproved an additional allocation of 4.2 million tonnes of wheat and 2.0 million tonnes of [...]
14/06/13IranGrainsWheat2013.05TradeExport banIntroduction of export ban on wheat in order to curb cross-border trading of wheat from [...]
14/06/13ArgentinaGrainsMaize2013.04Trade Export quotaApproved additional exports of 4.4 million tonnes of maize from 2012/13 crop.
14/06/13BrazilGrainsWheat2013.04Trade Import quotaDoubled non-Mercosur import quota for wheat and waived tariff. The quota will remain in [...]
14/06/13ChileGrainsMaize2013.04Trade Import tariffIntroduced 9.7 percent countervailing import tariff on Argentine maize on grounds of unfair competition [...]
14/06/13EgyptGrainsWheat2013.04Production Government procurementAllocated EGP 11 billion (USD 1.6 billion) for the purchase of 4.5 million tonnes of [...]
14/06/13PeruGrainsMaize2013.04Production Farmers Income Tax Reduced maize farmers\' income tax by 1.5 percent.
14/06/13South AfricaGrainsWheat2013.04Production Price SupportIncrease of the dollar-based reference price for locally produced wheat by 37 percent, in order [...]
14/06/13ArgentinaGrainsWheat2013.03Trade Export quotaAuthorized 5 million tonnes of wheat export from the 2013/14 crop. In addition, approved [...]
14/06/13BangladeshGrainsWheat2013.03Consumption and marketing Procurement priceIncreased procurement price of wheat by 4 percent to BDT 25 (USD 0.32) per kg, [...]
14/06/13China (Mainland)GrainsWheat2013.03Consumption and marketing Stock ReleaseSold 1.29 million tonnes of wheat from state reserves in order to ease tight [...]
14/06/13EgyptGrainsWheat2013.03Production Government market interventionAnnounced plans to build 150 silos ahead of the 2014 wheat harvest.
14/06/13IndiaGrainsAll2013.03Consumption and marketing Food subsidiesA revised version of the National Food Security Act approved by the Indian Cabinet. The [...]
14/06/13IndiaGrainsWheat2013.03Trade Export measuresAllowed private traders to export 5 million tonnes of wheat from the 2012 harvest from [...]
14/06/13PakistanGrainsWheat2013.03Consumption and marketing Government procurementPurchase of 9 million tonnes of wheat from the farmers by Pakistan Agricultural Storage and [...]
14/06/13RussiaGrainsWheat2013.03Consumption and marketing Government procurement Announced plans to purchase wheat on the domestic market during August-October 2013 in order to [...]
14/06/13UkraineGrainsWheat2013.03TradeExport quotaIncreased wheat export quotas by 500 000 tonnes, to 7 million tonnes in 2012/2013 (July/June). [...]
14/06/13ZambiaGrainsMaize2013.03TradeExport restrictionLifted export restrictions on maize.
14/06/13ArgentinaGrainsMaize2013.02Trade Export quotaAuthorised export of 3 million tonnes of maize in addition to 15 million tonnes already [...]
14/06/13BrazilGrainsWheat2013.02Trade Import duty Exempted 1 million tonnes of wheat from non-Mercosur origins from the 10 percent import duty [...]
14/06/13EgyptGrainsWheat2013.02Production Government procurement and procurement priceIncreased procurement price for wheat in 2013/14 MY by 5 percent to EGP [...]
14/06/13IndiaGrainsAll2013.02Consumption and marketing Budgetary allocations, food subsidiesAs part of its 2013-2014 budgetary allocations, set aside Rupees 100 billion (USD 1.8 billion) [...]
14/06/13IndiaGrainsWheat2013.02Consumption and marketing Budgetary allocations, production support, crop diversification, agricultural credit, storageFurther Rupees 5.0 billion (USD 92 million) were allocated to encourage crop diversification in original [...]
14/06/13JapanGrainsMaize2013.02StocksIncrease animal feed reservesIncreased animal feed grain reserves, including maize would be increased by 44 percent year-on-year, [...]
14/06/13JapanGrainsSorghum2013.02StocksIncrease animal feed reservesIncreased animal feed grain reserves, including maize would be increased by 44 percent year-on-year, [...]
14/06/13JapanGrainsWheat2013.02Consumption and marketing Price controlIncrease of domestic sales prices by 10 percent, for imported wheat as of April 2013 [...]
14/06/13PhilippinesGrainsMaize2013.02Production Finance and credit facilitiesProvide insurance coverage for maize farmers through the Provincial Government of Northern Samar and [...]
14/06/13European UnionGrainsWheat2013.01Other Futures market developmentAnnounced the first Europe-based durum futures market would be launched on 21 January. The new [...]
22/04/13SyriaGrainsBarley and Wheat 2013.01TradeImport tariffAnnounced removal of import tariffs on several basic commodities, including wheat and barley, due to [...]
22/04/13AlgeriaGrainsAll2013.01TradeImport measureLaunch of a joint importing operation between Algeria and Morocco.
11/11/13IndonesiaGrainsWheat2012.12TradeImport TariffIntroduced 20 percent emergency tariff on wheat flour imports for 200 days.
14/06/13EcuadorGrainsMaize2012.12Production Productive assets Approved the Plan Semillas de Alto Rendimiento for maize, which finances the access small-scale farmers [...]
22/04/13IndiaGrainsWheat2012.12Trade Export limitApproval of the 2013 wheat export limit at 2.5 million tonnes, 500 000 tonnes higher [...]
22/04/13IndiaGrainsWheat2012.12Production Minimum support priceMSP for wheat in 2013 increased by 5 percent, reaching INR 1 350 per 100 [...]
22/04/13IndonesiaGrainsFlour2012.12TradeImport TariffImport tariff for wheat flour raised at 20 percent for a period of 200 days [...]
22/04/13MoroccoGrainsWheat2012.12TradeImport Duty Extention of the zero duty on imports of soft wheat until the end of April [...]
14/06/13RussiaGrainsAll2012.11Consumption and marketing Government market intervention Expanded sales from grain intervention stocks to all regions, not just Siberia, the Urals and [...]
14/06/13RussiaGrainsWheat2012.11Trade Import duty Remove of 5 percent import tax – from early April until July 2013. 
13/06/13IndiaGrainsAll2012.11Consumption and marketingFood subsidiesApproved an additional allocation of 500 000 tonnes of rice and an equal amount of [...]
26/04/13UkraineGrainsWheat2012.11TradeExport banExport ban on wheat, announced in October 2012 and to be effective from 15 November [...]
22/04/13UkraineGrainsWheat2012.11TradeExport quotaWheat export quotas increased by 300 000 tonnes, to 5.8 million tonnes.
22/04/13China (Mainland)GrainsMaize2012.11Production Governement procurement from farmers Increase of governemt procuremet price for maize in 2013 by 7%, in an effort to [...]
22/04/13EgyptGrainsWheat2012.11TradeImport restrictionsUkraine removed from list of approved wheat suppliers during 2013, after the announcement of the [...]
22/04/13European UnionGrainsBarley and Wheat 2012.11TradeImport tariffSuspention of import duties on wheat of low and medium quality and feed barley extended [...]
22/04/13IndiaGrainsWheat2012.11StocksReleasing stocksApproval od 500 000 tonnes from government stocks through retail outlets, in order to ease [...]
22/04/13RussiaGrainsAll2012.10Consumption and marketing Government market intervention Determined to sell 1 million tonnes of grains from intervention stocks in the market to [...]
22/04/13ArgentinaGrainsWheat2012.10TradeExport quotaIncreased wheat exports quota by 1 million tonnes, reaching 5 million tonnes for the 2012/13 [...]
22/04/13China (Mainland)GrainsMaize and Wheat2012.10TradeImport tariff rate quotaConfirmed low-tariff import quota for maize and wheat at 9.6 million tonnes and 7.2 million tonnes, [...]
22/04/13European UnionGrainsMaize2012.10Trade GMO policies and regulationsAuthorized import of genetically modified (GM) maize (MIR162) produced by Syngenta for food and feed [...]
22/04/13TurkeyGrainsBarley, Maize and Wheat2012.09TradeImport measureApproved duty-free import of 1 million tonnes of wheat and 500 000 of maize and barley [...]
22/04/13UkraineGrainsBarley, Maize and Wheat2012.09Trade Other export restrictionEstablished voluntary and informal agreement between the Ministry of Agriculture and Grain Trade Unions on [...]
22/04/13ArgentinaGrainsMaize2012.09TradeExport quotaApproved additional 2.75 million tonnes of maize export from 2011/2012 crop, for a total of [...]
22/04/13China (Mainland)GrainsWheat2012.09Production Minimum support priceIncreased Minimum Support Price (MSP) of wheat by 10 percent, to CNY 2.240 per tonne [...]
22/04/13European UnionGrainsMaize2012.09Production GMO policies and regulationsExtended (France) ban on genetically modified crops cultivation, especially maize.
22/04/13European UnionGrainsWheat2012.09Other Futures market measureIntroduced delivery limit on feed wheat futures and options by the NYSE Commodity Exchange. Effective [...]
22/04/13MoroccoGrainsWheat2012.09Trade Import subsidyReduced subsidies for imported soft wheat. Between 1 October and end-December 2012, millers will receive [...]
22/04/13AlgeriaGrainsMaize2012.09TradeImport banSuspended maize import duties for 11 months, in an effort to ease domestic market prices. [...]
22/04/13China (Mainland)GrainsMaize2012.08ProductionSubsidiesProvided CNY 600 million (USD 95.3 million) in subsidies to protect maize fields in northeastern [...]
22/04/13JapanGrainsWheat2012.08Consumption and marketing Price ControlIncrease of domestic sales prices for imported wheat of 3% by October 2012. The domestinc [...]
22/04/13KazakhstanGrainsAll2012.08Trade SubsidiesSuspended state subsidy for the transportation of grains to the Black Sea and Baltic ports [...]
22/04/13BrazilGrainsAll2012.07Production Finance and Credit FacilitiesExpanded farm credit by 7.5 percent from last year to BRL 115.2 billion (USD 55 [...]
22/04/13IndiaGrainsWheat2012.07TradeReleasing StocksApproval of 2 million tonnes of wheat export from pubblic stocks, subject to a base [...]
22/04/13NigeriaGrainsFlour2012.07TradeTariffSet new levy on wheat and wheat flour imports, increasing the existing duties from 5 percent [...]
12/04/13IndiaGrainsAll2012.07Consumption and marketing Food subsidiesApproved an additional allocation of 5.0 million tonnes of subsidized grains for distribution to below [...]
22/04/13RussiaGrainsAll2012.06TradeOther measures affecting exportsLowered grain handling tariff by 5 percent, to RUB 600 per tonnes (USD 18) in an [...]
22/04/13Bilateral/MultilateralGrainsWheat 2012.06Other Futures marketLaunched the Black Sea Wheat futures contract through the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Group (CME), with [...]
22/04/13European UnionGrainsWheat2012.06TradeImport tariffExtended suspension of import duties for low and medium quality wheat until December 2012, in [...]
22/04/13AlgeriaGrainsBarley and Wheat 2012.06TradeImport banIntroduced durum wheat and barley import ban until end of 2012 due to good production [...]
22/04/13BurundiGrainsFlour2012.05TradeImport tariffRemoved import taxes on basic foods, including maize flour and wheat flour.
22/04/13China (Mainland)GrainsMaize2012.05TradeImport banRemoved import ban on Argentine maize (by the General Administration of Quality Supervision and Quarantine), [...]
22/04/13IndiaGrainsWheat2012.05Other Food assistanceIncreased supplies of subsidized wheat and rice for state-run welfare programmes by 10 million tonnes to [...]
22/04/13IndiaGrainsMaize2012.05Production Minimum support pricesIncreased MSP for a number of crops, in order to boost production of summer sown [...]
22/04/13KazakhstanGrainsAll2012.05Trade SubsidiesProvided a government subsidy of USD 27 per tonnes until the end of the marketing [...]
22/04/13MoroccoGrainsWheat2012.05Trade Import tariffSuspended wheat import tariff until end of May 2012, but then will be reinstated and [...]
22/04/13MoroccoGrainsBarley2012.05Trade Import tariffSuspended wheat import tariff until end of May 2012, but then will be reinstated and [...]
12/04/13IndiaGrainsAll2012.05Consumption and marketing Food subsidiesApproved an additional allocation of 6.0 million tonnes of subsidized grains for distribution to above [...]
22/04/13CanadaGrainsBarley and Wheat 2012.04Trade Export subsidiesIntroduced subsidies to grain handlers for the shipment of grain through the Arctic port, Churchill, [...]
22/04/13UkraineGrainsWheat2012.03Production Minimum PriceMinimum intervention prices for milling wheat in 2012/13 MY increased by 50 UAH/tonnes (USD 6). [...]
22/04/13IndiaGrainsFlour2012.03Trade Export restrictionsExport restrictions on wheat flour removed, under the Open General License (OGL) scheme.
12/04/13China (Mainland)GrainsAll2012.03ProductionBudgetary allocations, Production supportRaised 2012 budgetary allocations to the agricultural sector by 18 percent to US$189 billion [...]
22/04/13PhilippinesGrainsWheat2012.02TradeImport tariffImport tariff on wheat permanently removed.
22/04/13UkraineGrainsAll2012.02TradeExport restrictionsTemporary ban on grain-carrying rail wagons leaving the country to ensure adequate domestic supplies.
22/04/13ArgentinaGrainsMaize2012.02TradeTrade agreementTrade agreement and sanitary protocol signed with China for maize exports crop.
22/04/13JapanGrainsWheat2012.02Trade Price ControlImport wheat price lowered by 15 percent from 1 st April 2012.
12/04/13China (Mainland)GrainsAll2012.02Other Sector policy frameworkRelease of draft Grains Law by the State Council Legislative Affairs Office for public commentary. [...]
22/04/13RussiaGrainsWheat2012.01Production Market intervention Suspention of grain procurement interventions (purchase of wheat from Ural and Siberian farmers for State [...]
22/04/13RussiaGrainsAll2012.01Production Producer priceGrain prices during the government’s purchasing interventions in 2012 will be mantained unchanged from 2011 [...]
22/04/13ZimbabweGrainsMaize2012.01StocksFood stocks policyFRA increased maize reserve stocks from 300 000 to 600 000 tonnes.
22/04/13ArgentinaGrainsWheat2012.01TradeExport quota Announced wheat export plan removing export quotas. Under the new plan exporters will be [...]
22/04/13KazakhstanGrainsAll2012.01Other Transportation subsidies (rail)Transport subsidies on grain exports (Azov, the Black and Baltic seas) through the Russian [...]
22/04/13CanadaGrainsBarley and Wheat 2011.12Other PrivatizationMarketing Freedom for Grain Farmers Act approved. It ends the Canadian Wheat Board\'s monopoly on [...]
22/04/13China (Mainland)GrainsMaize2011.12Production Governement procurement from farmers and minimum support priceProcurement of 10-12 million tonnes of maize from farmers at above market price until April [...]
22/04/13IndiaGrainsAll2011.12Consumption and marketing Food subsidiesNew Food Security Bill submitted to the parliament. It will create legal entitlement to subsidized [...]
22/04/13IndonesiaGrainsAll2011.12Trade Import tariff Import tariff for designated grain, feed and oilseed products increased to 5 percent.
22/04/13MalawiGrainsMaize2011.12Trade Export banSuspention of maize and maize products exports and revocation of export licenses from private [...]
22/04/13MoroccoGrainsWheat2011.12Production Input subsidiesMaximum price threshold and subsidies for domestic commercialization introduced on imported wheat, durum wheat [...]
22/04/13MoroccoGrainsBarley2011.12Production Input subsidiesMaximum price threshold and subsidies for domestic commercialization introduced on imported wheat, durum and [...]
22/04/13ThailandGrainsMaize2011.11TradeImport tariff rate quotaNew maize tariff-rate quotas (TRQ) approved. Imports in 2012 are limited to 54 700 tonnes. [...]
22/04/13ZimbabweGrainsMaize2011.11Consumption and marketing Food subsidiesFood Reserve Agency (FRA) sale of 1 067 000 tonnes of maize at a reduced [...]
22/04/13El SalvadorGrainsMaize2011.11Production Seed programmeUSD 11 million provided to compensate losses caused by the excessive rains.
22/04/13European UnionGrainsBarley and Wheat 2011.11TradeImport tariff Suspention of import duties on soft wheat of low and medium quality and feed barley [...]
22/04/13IndiaGrainsWheat2011.11Production Minimum support priceIncrease of minimim purchase price of wheat in order to encourage farmers to sell [...]
22/04/13KazakhstanGrainsAll2011.11Trade Export facilitation measureAbolition of grain export licenses from 1st February 2012.
22/04/13NigeriaGrainsWheat2011.11TradeImport tariff and import banTariff increse for imported wheat to promote the substitution of wheat flour with 40 percent [...]
22/04/13ArgentinaGrainsWheat2011.11TradeExport quotaAdditional exports of 2.7 million tonnes of wheat approved from 2010/11 crop.
26/04/13MoroccoGrainsWheat2011.10Trade Import tariffImport duties on soft and durum wheat suspended until end of February 2012 and subsequently [...]
22/04/13RussiaGrainsAll2011.10TradeExport DutyGovernment is considering to impose export taxes if shipments of grains exceed 24/25 million [...]
22/04/13TanzaniaGrainsAll2011.10TradeExport ban Export ban on grains lifted.
22/04/13UkraineGrainsAll2011.10TradeExport DutyWheat and maize export duties suspended. Barley duty is kept at the current level (14 [...]
22/04/13United States of AmericaGrainsWheat2011.10Trade Entry into force of a free trade agreementFree trade agreements (FTAs) passed with Colombia, Panama and South Korea.
22/04/13CanadaGrainsBarley and Wheat 2011.10Other PrivatizationThe Marketing Freedom for Grain Farmers Act (draft legislation) removing the Canadian Wheat Board\'s (CWB) [...]
22/04/13EgyptGrainsWheat2011.10Production Government procurement from farmers and Minimum support priceEGP 11 billion (USD 1.8 billion) allocated for the purchase of wheat from farmers in [...]
22/04/13EgyptGrainsWheat2011.10TradeImport ban Import ban on wheat of Ukrainian origin lifted.
22/04/13KazakhstanGrainsAll2011.10Trade Other import measureNational Rail Company will lease 5 500 grain wagons from Russia, to resolve any rail [...]
22/04/13MoroccoGrainsWheat2011.10Trade Import tariffImport tariff on soft wheat will be suspended between 15 November and 31 December 2011, [...]
26/04/13China (Mainland)GrainsMaize2011.09StocksStock ReleaseRelease of additional 3.7 million tonnes of maize (following the sale of 100 000 tonnes [...]
22/04/13RussiaGrainsAll2011.09TradeExport taxesRail taxes halved for long-distance shipments of grain from Siberia and the Urals region, to [...]
22/04/13ZimbabweGrainsMaize2011.09Production Government procurement/ Input programmeGrain Marketing Board grants about USD 10 million to pay farmers who delivered maize to its [...]
22/04/13China (Mainland)GrainsWheat2011.09Production Minimum support price increase Minimum purchase price for wheat in the country\'s major wheat-producing areas increased, from CNY 95 [...]
22/04/13EthiopiaGrainsWheat2011.09Consumption and marketing Food distribution in case of emergencyDistribution of around 15 000 tonnes of wheat granted by Japan to millers hit by [...]
22/04/13EthiopiaGrainsWheat2011.09StocksFood stocks set upDepleted Ethiopian Food Emergency Relief Reserve (EFSRR) replenished through market stabilization interventions with 300 000 [...]
22/04/13IndiaGrainsWheat2011.09Trade Export ban Wheat export ban, imposed in early 2007, suspended, allowing 2 million tonnes for exports, after a [...]
22/04/13IndiaGrainsWheat2011.09StocksReleasing stocksWheat from public stocks sold in open market to create space in warehouses for rice [...]
26/04/13MexicoGrainsAll2011.08Production Finance and credit facilitiesInterest rates applied to loans for grain and livestock producers decreased by 6 percent, to [...]
22/04/13RussiaGrainsAll2011.08TradeOther measures affecting exportsBan imposed by railway authorities on export grain transport to Black Sea port, Novorossiisk, the [...]
22/04/13Taiwan province of ChinaGrainsWheat2011.08TradeImport tariff Wheat and wheat flour import tariff halved for further 6 months.
22/04/13UkraineGrainsAll2011.08Production Government procurement from producers1.7 million tonnes of grain purchased to support producers and replenish state reserves for the [...]
22/04/13VenezuelaGrainsSorghum2011.08Production Producer prices policyMaximum producer prices for sorghum increased, from VEF 50 per tonne (USD 170) to VEF [...]
22/04/13ZimbabweGrainsMaize2011.08Trade Import tariff Import duty re-established to protect local food industry, effective from August for maize meal (10 [...]
22/04/13BangladeshGrainsWheat2011.08TradeTrade agreementGovernment–to–government deal made to buy 100 000 tonnes of wheat from Ukraine.
22/04/13KazakhstanGrainsAll2011.08Trade Export subsidiesExport subsidies introduced on grain shipped to the Black Sea and the Baltic Sea, compensating [...]
22/04/13KenyaGrainsMaize2011.08Trade Other import measureGenetically modified maize imports allowed.
22/04/13KenyaGrainsMaize2011.08StocksFood stock policyAllocation of KES 5 billion (USD 49 million ) to the National Cereals and Produce [...]
22/04/13KenyaGrainsMaize2011.08Production Minimum procurement priceNational Cereals and Produce Board to buy maize from farmers at a set price of [...]
22/04/13NicaraguaGrainsMaize2011.08TradeImport quota and tariffDuty free import quota approved for yellow maize equivalent to 8 000 tonnes.
22/04/13RussiaGrainsAll2011.07TradeExport banExport ban on grains lifted.
22/04/13RussiaGrainsAll2011.07Production Financial instrument for risk managementFederal Law on the State Support of Agricultural Insurance approved, increasing guarantees of compensation payments [...]
22/04/13TanzaniaGrainsMaize2011.07Production Government procurement from farmersTZS 17.6 billion (USD 11 million) allocated for the purchase of 200 000 tonnes of [...]
22/04/13UkraineGrainsWheat2011.07Consumption and marketing Price controlSelling price of wheat flour produced from state reserves increased. Wheat flour premium class price [...]
22/04/13ZimbabweGrainsMaize2011.07Consumption and marketing Food distribution/food vouchers50 000 tonnes of maize released from the Grain Marketing Board (GMB) for free distribution [...]
22/04/13AzerbaijanGrainsWheat2011.07TradeImport tariff VAT (18 percent) on imported wheat, rye and flours re-imposed, previously removed in December 2010. [...]
22/04/13AzerbaijanGrainsRye2011.07TradeImport tariff VAT (18 percent) on imported wheat, rye and flours re-imposed, previously removed in December 2010. [...]
22/04/13BangladeshGrainsWheat2011.07StocksIncreasing stocksGovernment tenders issued to import 50 000 tonnes of wheat and 50 000 tonnes of non-basmati [...]
22/04/13IndiaGrainsWheat2011.07Trade Export quotaExport quota of 650 000 tonnes of wheat products approved, including flour and semolina, until [...]
22/04/13KenyaGrainsWheat2011.07Trade Import tariff Duty free import of wheat approved for one year, starting from July 2011.
22/04/13ZimbabweGrainsAll2011.06Production Minimum price on food staple food commoditiesProducer price set at USD 285 per tonne for maize and all grains. The Grain [...]
22/04/13GuatemalaGrainsMaize2011.06Trade Duty-free import extensionExtension of duty-free imports of maize beyond 21 June 2011 deadline – until the end [...]
22/04/13IndiaGrainsWheat2011.06Trade Trade agreementSupply of 250 000 tonnes of wheat from state reserves sent to Afghanistan, following [...]
22/04/13ArgentinaGrainsWheat2011.06TradeExport quotaAdditional 600 000 tonnes of wheat export approved from 2010-2011 crop.
15/04/13IndiaGrainsAll2011.06Consumption and marketingFood subsidiesAdditional allocation of 5.0 million tonnes of subsidized rice and wheat approved for distribution under [...]
22/04/13Taiwan province of ChinaGrainsMaize2011.05TradeImport tariff 50 percent tariff reduction on maize and soybeans imports (introduced in December 2010) extended [...]
22/04/13TanzaniaGrainsAll2011.05TradeExport banBan on food exports reintroduced for at least three months in order to limit price [...]
22/04/13UkraineGrainsWheat2011.05TradeExport quotaExport duties of 9 percent to replace export quotas from June to December 2011.
22/04/13UkraineGrainsAll2011.05TradeExport taxes Grains export quota system abolished and export taxes introduced: 9 percent for wheat – [...]
22/04/13VenezuelaGrainsMaize2011.05Production State market interventionProducer support price increased 30 percent for maize, rice and soybeans.
22/04/13ZambiaGrainsMaize2011.05Consumption and marketing Government procurement Food Reserve Agency (FRA) purchases 1.3 million tonnes of maize between June and October, following a [...]
22/04/13KenyaGrainsMaize2011.05Trade Import duty Import duty on maize and wheat, and taxes on kerosene and diesel removed in an [...]
22/04/13MoldovaGrainsWheat2011.05Trade Export ban Wheat export ban, in force since February 2011, lifted.
22/04/13MoroccoGrainsWheat2011.05Production Marketing interventionWheat storage subsidy of DH 2 per 100 kg (USD 0.25 per 100 Kg) for [...]
22/04/13MoroccoGrainsWheat2011.05Trade Import tariff 135 percent import tariff on soft wheat reintroduced, to support domestic production, with 80 percent [...]
22/04/13AlgeriaGrainsWheat2011.05TradeImport tariff Import tariff on durum wheat, in force since July 2010, suspended for an indefinite period [...]
22/04/13Republic of KoreaGrainsMaize and Wheat2011.04Production Institutional measureInternational grain procurement company set up in an effort to secure supply of staple farm [...]
22/04/13UkraineGrainsMaize2011.04TradeExport quota Maize export quotas abolished from July 2011.
22/04/13EgyptGrainsAll2011.04Consumption and marketing SubsidiesAdditional EGP 10 million (USD 168 million) allocated for food subsidies until the end [...]
22/04/13IndiaGrainsWheat2011.04Production State market interventionGovernment procurement price of wheat increased 4.5 percent to 11.7 rupees (USD 264) per tonne, to [...]
22/04/13SerbiaGrainsWheat2011.03TradeExport banThree-month ban on wheat export set until 15 July 2011, after record exports of wheat [...]
22/04/13United Arab EmiratesGrainsWheat2011.03Consumption and marketing Food subsidiesSubsidies set for rice and bread (wheat) in effort to curb inflation start in April [...]
22/04/13China (Mainland)GrainsAll2011.03StocksStock releaseTwo auctions resulted in sale of 1.1 million tonnes of wheat from government reserves, in [...]
22/04/13IndiaGrainsAll2011.03Production Productive asset infrastructureAdditional storage capacity for foodgrain in the rural sector created by new measures such as [...]
22/04/13KenyaGrainsMaize and Wheat2011.03Production Input subsidiesFarmers provided with subsidized fertilizers, with 50 kg bags available at KES 1100 (USD 12.8), [...]
15/04/13China (Mainland)GrainsAll2011.03Production Budgetary allocations, Production support2011 budgetary allocations to the agricultural sector raised by Yuan 130.48 billion (USD 20 [...]
15/04/13China (Mainland)GrainsAll2011.03Production Production targetTarget announced to preserve arable land over 1.818 billion mu (121 million hectares), in order [...]
22/04/13RussiaGrainsWheat2011.02Production Minimum price Minimum prices of milling wheat will cover average production costs through July 2011, under agreement [...]
22/04/13Republic of KoreaGrainsAll2011.02StocksFood stock policyWheat, soybeans and maize added to state reserves, in addition to rice, to secure their [...]
22/04/13Republic of KoreaGrainsMaize2011.02TradeImport tariff Import tariffs removed on maize, soymeal and 32 other items to ensure supply and control [...]
22/04/13TurkeyGrainsWheat2011.02TradeImport quota Wheat and oats 130 percent import tariff suspended until 1 May 2011.
22/04/13BangladeshGrainsWheat2011.02Consumption and marketing Food subsidiesFood grains sold by government at subsidized prices to 300 000 most vulnerable civil servants. [...]
22/04/13China (Mainland)GrainsAll2011.02Production Government procurementMajor state-linked grain buyers suspended purchases in order to combat food inflation.
22/04/13European UnionGrainsBarley and Wheat 2011.02TradeImport duty Import duties on low and medium quality wheat and feed barley suspended until 20 June [...]
22/04/13PakistanGrainsWheat2011.02ProductionMinimum price and government procurementWheat procurement target for 2011 set at 6.5 million tonnes, with a minimum support price [...]
22/04/13PeruGrainsMaize2011.02TradeImport tariff Import tariff removed on some food products including maize and rice, in order to stabilize [...]
22/04/13ArgentinaGrainsMaize and Wheat2011.02TradeExport quota Additional wheat and maize export quota, allowing 1 million tonnes of wheat and 7 million [...]
15/04/13BangladeshGrainsAll2011.02Consumption and marketingFood subsidiesSupplementary Fair Price Card programme launched to provide eligible households with up to 20 kg [...]
15/04/13BangladeshGrainsAll2011.02Consumption and marketingFood subsidiesTargeted distributions of foodgrains to fourth class government workers launched.
15/04/13China (Mainland)GrainsAll2011.02Production Production supportPackage of Yuan 12.9 billion (USD 2.0 billion) allocated for drought mitigation measures.
22/04/13RussiaGrainsAll2011.01Stocks Stock releaseAdditional 2 million tonnes of grains from intervention stocks released in regions hit by summer [...]
22/04/13Saudi ArabiaGrainsWheat2011.01StocksFood stock policyWheat reserves set to double over three years to ensure adequate domestic supplies.
22/04/13EthiopiaGrainsAll2011.01Consumption and marketing Price controlMaximum consumer prices established for 17 basic commodity items, including bread, rice, imported milk, pasta [...]
22/04/13LibyaGrainsWheat2011.01Trade Food tax and import tariff Taxes and custom duties removed on locally produced and imported food products, including wheat by-products, [...]
22/04/13MoroccoGrainsWheat2011.01Trade Import subsidySystem introduced to compensate milling soft wheat importers from January to April 2011, if prices [...]
22/04/13RussiaGrainsAll2010.12StocksStock releaseGrains totaling 1.3 million tonnes released from intervention stocks and will be sold at low [...]
22/04/13TurkeyGrainsWheat2010.12TradeImport quotaImport wheat quota of 1 million tonnes at a zero tariff rate allowed to the [...]
22/04/13UkraineGrainsAll2010.12TradeTaxVAT 20 percent refund for grain exporters eliminated from 1 July 2011.
22/04/13China (Mainland)GrainsAll2010.12StocksStock release and food subsidiesGrain reserve released 25 million tonnes of grain and soybeans to stabilize domestic prices
22/04/13MexicoGrainsMaize2010.12StocksSet up strategic reservePurchase of maize authorized in futures market to alleviate the impact of maize price increases [...]
22/04/13PakistanGrainsWheat2010.12TradeExport quota Private sector granted export licenses for 1 million tonnes of wheat, after export plans were [...]
22/04/13OmanGrainsWheat2010.11Consumption and marketingFood subsidiesWheat miller subsidies reintroduced in order to stabilize domestic flour prices
22/04/13MoroccoGrainsWheat2010.11Trade Import tariff Durum wheat 80 percent import tariff suspended until the end of 2010.
22/04/13ArgentinaGrainsMaize2010.11TradeExport quotaInitial export quota of 2011 maize crop set at 5 million tonnes.
22/04/13TanzaniaGrainsMaize2010.10TradeExport ban Ban on maize and maize flour exports dating from Jan 2009 lifted after good 2010 [...]
22/04/13UkraineGrainsBarley, Maize and Wheat2010.10TradeExport quotasExport quota of 500 000 tonnes for wheat, 200 000 for barley, and three million [...]
22/04/13China (Mainland)GrainsWheat2010.10Production Support priceMinimum support price for wheat raised by 5.5 percent
22/04/13IranGrainsWheat2010.09Trade Import banImports of several agricultural products, including wheat and rice, banned until December 2010, to support [...]
22/04/13MoroccoGrainsWheat2010.09Trade Import tariff Tariff on soft wheat imports suspended until 31 December 2010, in effort to ensure domestic [...]
22/04/13RussiaGrainsAll2010.08TradeExport banExport ban on wheat, wheat flour, barley, rye, rye flour and maize set to expire [...]
22/04/13PakistanGrainsWheat2010.08TradeExports suspensionPlanned exports of 2 million tonnes of wheat suspended after summer floods
22/04/13BangladeshGrainsWheat2010.07TradeImport quotaImports of 400 000 tonnes of wheat allowed to stabilize market prices
22/04/13EthiopiaGrainsAll2010.07Trade Export banExport ban on cereals lifted following good harvests and lower domestic prices.
22/04/13IndiaGrainsWheat2010.07Consumption and marketing Food subsidiesMore than 3 million tonnes of food grain distributed by government since May 2010 to [...]
22/04/13Bilateral/MultilateralGrainsWheat2010.03Trade Import tariff Wheat, rye and oats 5 percent import duty cancelled by the Customs Union of Kazakhstan, [...]
22/04/13Bilateral/MultilateralGrainsRye2010.03TradeImport tariff Wheat, rye and oats 5 percent import duty cancelled by the Customs Union of Kazakhstan, [...]
22/04/13Bilateral/MultilateralGrainsOats2010.03TradeImport tariff Wheat, rye and oats 5 percent import duty cancelled by the Customs Union of Kazakhstan, [...]

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