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Commodity policy developments

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Commodity Group
Commodity
Date
Policy Category
Policy Instrument
Description
Malawi
Grains
Maize
2018.09
Consumption and marketing
Government market intervantion
Announced that maize grain held by the Agricultural Development and Marketing Corporation (ADMARC), a Government [...]
Costa Rica
Rice
All
2018.09
Trade
Safeguard measures
Decided that imports of selected classes of husked rice (SAC codes 100620000091 and 1006200099), originating [...]
Philippines
Rice
All
2018.09
Trade
Import requirements, facilitation
Issued an Administrative Order instructing the National Food Authority, the Sugar Regulatory Administration, and the [...]
Georgia
Grains
Wheat
2018.09
Consumption and marketing
Transport measures
Postponed banning wheat imports until 1 October 2019.
Republic of Korea
Rice
All
2018.09
Production
Government procurement
Announced that the Government would purchase 340 000 tonnes of rice from the 2018 harvest [...]
Argentina
Oilseeds, oils and meals
Soybeans, sunflower seed, groundnut (incl. respective oils/meals)
2018.09
Trade
Export policy
Reduced the export tax on soybeans, soymeal and soyoil to 18 percent, after deciding to [...]
Argentina
Biofuels
Biodiesel
2018.09
Renewable energy
Biofuel policy
Implemented three successive increases in the price that oil companies are required to pay for [...]
Brazil
Oilseeds, oils and meals
Grains, oilseeds
2018.09
Other
Transportation policy
Raised the countrywide minimum truck freight rates by 5 percent, following a rise in the [...]
Canada
Oilseeds, oils and meals
Rapeseed
2018.09
Production
Sector development measures
Granted state funding to the country’s Canola Council in a bid to advance growth and [...]
Canada
Oilseeds, oils and meals
Oilcrops
2018.09
Trade
Trade agreement
Agreed to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement [...]

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.