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Commodity policy developments

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Commodity Group
Commodity
Date
Policy Category
Policy Instrument
Description
Saudi Arabia
Grains
Maize
2020.05
Consumption and marketing
Government market intervention
Allocated SAR 2 billion (USD 533 million) to fund imports of agricultural products in efforts [...]
United States of America
Grains
Maize
2020.04
Consumption and marketing
Government market intervention
In an attempt to protect domestic consumers from impurities, Government tightened restrictions on use of [...]
European Union
Grains
Maize
2020.04
Trade
Import duty
Increased the import duty on maize to EUR 5.27 (USD 5.72) per tonne, triggered by [...]
Kazakhstan
Grains
All
2020.04
Production
Production support
Announced that it will provide KZT 200 billion (USD 0.5 billion) to support 2020/21 spring [...]
Russian Federation
Grains
All
2020.04
Trade
Export policy
Announced the suspension of grain exports, including wheat, rye, barley and maize, until 1 July. [...]
Tajikistan
Grains
All
2020.04
Trade
Export ban
Imposed a temporary ban on grain exports, to protect food markets and ensure sufficient volumes [...]
Chad
Grains
All
2020.04
Trade
Import duty
Exempted basic food products, including maize, millet and wheat, from import custom duties in order [...]
Kazakhstan
Grains
Wheat
2020.04
Trade
Export quota
Increased April wheat and wheat flour export quotas from 200 000 to 250 000 tonnes, [...]
Bilateral/Multilateral
Grains
Rye and Buckwheat
2020.04
Trade
Import tariff
In order to minimize the negative economic consequences of COVID-19, and prevent the deficit of [...]
Turkey
Grains
All
2020.04
Trade
Import tariff
Lowered import tariff from 40 percent to 0 percent for cereals and pulses.

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.