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Commodity policy developments

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Commodity Group
Commodity
Date
Policy Category
Policy Instrument
Description
Argentina
Grains
All
2020.04
Trade
Transport measures
Brazil agreed to release 1 400 m³ of water at its Itapúa hydroelectric dam in [...]
European Union
Grains
All
2020.04
Consumption and marketing
Government market intervention
As of mid-October, farmers will receive 70 percent instead of 50 percent of their direct payments and [...]
Mali
Grains
Millet
2020.04
Trade
Export ban
Banned exports and re-exports of selected food products, including millet and pasta.
United States of America
Grains
All
2020.04
Consumption and marketing
Production support
Introduced a USD 19 billion Coronavirus Food Assistance Programme (CFAP). This new package includes direct [...]
Romania
Grains
Wheat
2020.04
Trade
Export policy
Lifted all export restrictions for wheat and other food products to non-EU destinations, enforced on [...]
India
Grains
Wheat
2020.04
Consumption and marketing
Government procurement
Launched wheat procurement operations.
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
Grains
Wheat
2020.04
Trade
Import tariff
Suspended import tariffs on wheat for a period of two years.
Kazakhstan
Grains
All
2020.04
Trade
Trade policy
Announced trade restrictions for food products until 1 September. These measures include an export ban [...]
Afghanistan
Grains
Wheat
2020.04
Consumption and marketing
Government Intervention
As part of humanitarian aid, the first consignment of 5 022 tonnes of wheat (of [...]
Romania
Grains
All
2020.04
Trade
Export policy
Suspended exports of most grains and related products to non-EU export markets during the state [...]

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.