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Commodity policy developments

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Commodity Group
Commodity
Date
Policy Category
Policy Instrument
Description
India
Grains
Wheat
2019.03
Consumption and marketing
Government procurement
Set a target to purchase 130 lakh tonnes of wheat, starting 1 April 2019, through [...]
Azerbaijan
Grains
Wheat
2019.03
Consumption and marketing
Government market intervention
Announced the extension, for a further two years, of the removal of value-added tax on [...]
Brazil
Grains
Maize
2019.03
Stocks
Stocks release
Announced the sale of 300 000 million tonnes of maize from public inventories, in order [...]
Cambodia
Rice
All
2019.03
Trade
Export promotion
Outlined a series of economic reforms, including steps geared towards reducing export costs and enhancing [...]
Bangladesh
Rice
All
2019.03
Production
Government procurement, purchasing prices
Decided that it would purchase 150 000 tonnes of paddy, 1.0 million tonnes of parboiled [...]
Pakistan
Grains
Wheat
2019.03
Consumption and marketing
Procurement price
Set the wheat support price at PKR 1 300 per 40 kg (USD 229.5 per [...]
Uruguay
Rice
All
2019.03
Production
Production support, tax policy
Approved a one-year extension to the refund on value-added taxes on fuel that had been [...]
Bolivia
Rice
All
2019.03
Production
Government procurement, purchasing prices
Announced that the state enterprise EMAPA would offer USD 60 per 176.6 kg fanega (USD [...]
Bangladesh
Rice
All
2019.03
Production
Production support
Announced that some 460 000 farmers cultivating Aus rice on 61 000 hectares (ha) during [...]
Brazil
Grains
Wheat
2019.03
Trade
Import quota
Announced an agreement with the United States to implement a duty-free tariff quota (TRQ) for [...]

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.