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17/07/14ThailandRiceAll2014.07StocksStock releaseAnnounced that following the completion of a nation-wide survey of rice stored in public warehouses [...]
17/07/14PanamaRiceAll2014.07Consumption and marketingPrice controlsSet maximum retail prices for twenty-two basic food products for a period of six months, [...]
17/07/14PanamaRiceAll2014.07Consumption and marketingPrice controlsDecided to extend a Balboa 0.08 (USD 0.08) per pound subsidy to rice processors to [...]
17/07/14PhilippinesRiceAll2014.06Consumption and marketingFood subsidiesApproved a set of measures to temper increases in domestic rice quotations. Further to importing [...]
17/07/14PhilippinesRiceAll2014.06TradeImport quotaAnnounced that as a repeat order of rice purchased through the 15 April tender, the [...]
17/07/14China (Mainland)RiceAll2014.06StocksStock-holding policy, Government procurement Announced that it would raise state grain reserves by 25 million tonnes, maintaining the equivalent [...]
17/07/14IndiaRiceAll2014.06ProductionSupport pricesRaised minimum producer support prices by 4 percent to Rupees 13 600 (USD 227) per [...]
17/07/14KenyaRiceAll2014.06TradeImport tariffRenewed exemptions to the 75 percent rice import duty applicable under the Common External Tariff [...]
17/07/14RwandaRiceAll2014.06TradeImport tariffRenewed exemptions to the 75 percent rice import duty applicable under the Common External Tariff [...]
17/07/14ThailandRiceAll2014.06Production Production supportApproved new set of support measures to replace the paddy pledging program during the 2014/15 [...]
17/07/14PhilippinesRiceAll2014.06TradeImport quotaReceived approval from the WTO Council for Trade in Goods to extend quantitative restrictions on [...]
17/07/14Sri LankaRiceAll2014.06TradeImport quotaAnnounced that the Government would import 100 000 tonnes of rice for sale at controlled [...]
17/07/14BangladeshRiceAll2014.06TradeExport banRenewed the ban on non-aromatic rice exports, effective until 30 June 2015.
17/07/14IndiaRiceAll2014.06Consumption and marketingFood subsidiesAnnounced that the Government would release 5.0 million tonnes of rice from state granaries and [...]
17/07/14BangladeshRiceAll2014.06Production Production supportAnnounced that Taka 100 million (USD 1.3 million) would be allocated to provide seed and [...]
17/07/14IndiaRiceAll2014.06TradeExport restrictionsAnnounced that it would henceforth exempt Bhutan from any ban or quantitative restriction on exports [...]
17/07/14NigeriaRiceAll2014.06TradeImport tariffsPending the issuance of the revised rice tariff regime, declared that rice shipments awaiting clearance [...]
17/07/14SenegalRiceAll2014.06ProductionProduction supportAnnounced that the Government would settled FCFA 11.5 billion (USD 24 million) worth of debt [...]
17/07/14BangladeshRiceAll2014.06ProductionBudgetary allocations, production support, Government procurement, food subsidies As part of its 2014/2015 budgetary allocations, decided to maintain allotments to agricultural subsidies steady [...]
17/07/14BangladeshRiceAll2014.06TradeExport dutyAs part of its 2014/2015 budgetary allocations, announced that it would impose a 10 percent [...]
21/07/14Russian FederationOilseeds, oils and mealsOilseeds and vegetable oil2014.06ProductionSector developmentApproved a 2-year programme promoting the development of the nation’s oilseed production and vegetable oil [...]
21/07/14ThailandOilseeds, oils and mealsAll vegetable oils2014.06Consumption and marketingPrice controlMaintained prices for essential consumer goods – including cooking oils – frozen until November 2014. [...]
21/07/14CanadaOilseeds, oils and mealsSunflower seed2014.06ProductionSector developmentProvided grant for the development of disease-resistant and herbicide-tolerant confectionary sunflower hybrids that meet the [...]
21/07/14European UnionOilseeds, oils and mealsSunflower oil2014.06TradeImport restrictionsEnded import restrictions on sunflower oil from Ukraine
17/07/14ThailandRiceAll2014.05StocksStock releaseHalted sales from government stockpiles, in a bid to ease downward pressure on domestic quotations. [...]
17/07/14ThailandRiceAll2014.05Production Government procurement Instructed relevant government agencies to ready Baht 90 billion (USD 2.8 billion) to settle all [...]
17/07/14PeruRiceAll2014.05ProductionProduction adjustment programAnnounced that under a new program, the Government would promote quinoa cultivation as an alternative [...]
17/07/14ThailandRiceAll2014.05StocksStock releaseOpened bids for 450 000 tonnes of rice from government stocks through an open tender [...]
21/07/14IndiaOilseeds, oils and mealsAll oilseeds2014.05ProductionSupport pricesRaised the minimum support prices for selected kharif oilseed crops, though soybean and groundnut, [...]
17/07/14VenezuelaRiceAll2014.04Consumption and marketingPrice controlsFollowing the January 2014 passage of the Fair Price Law (Ley Orgánica de Precios Justos), [...]
17/07/14LiberiaRiceAll2014.04TradeImport tariffRenewed import tariff exemptions on semi/wholly milled and broken rice so as to keep local [...]
17/07/14LiberiaRiceAll2014.04Production Production supportSuspended import tariffs on agricultural equipment, seeds, live animals for breeding and other goods employed [...]
17/07/14GhanaRiceAll2014.04Production Production target, production supportAnnounced it aims to be fully self-sufficient in rice by 2018, when paddy production is [...]
17/07/14ThailandRiceAll2014.04StocksStock releaseConducted a tender for 213,000 tonnes of fragrant and 5 percent broken rice from government [...]
17/07/14TurkeyRiceAll2014.04TradeImport quota, import tariffsAuthorized the Turkish Grain Board (TMO) to import 200 000 tonnes of rice, free of [...]
17/07/14CambodiaRiceAll2014.04TradeCustoms processing feesDecided to remove custom\'s processing fees charged on rice exports, effective 1 May 2014.
17/07/14VietnamRiceAll2014.04TradeMinimum export pricesRaised minimum export prices for 25 percent broken rice by USD 20 to USD 375 [...]
17/07/14ThailandRiceAll2014.04StocksStock releasePut 438 000 tonnes of rice from government stocks on sale through two tenders held [...]
17/07/14ColombiaRiceAll2014.04Production Production supportDecided to extend a Pesos 100 000 (USD 53) per tonne assistance package for up [...]
17/07/14Sri LankaRiceAll2014.04Consumption and marketingPrice controlsSet maximum retail prices for rice at Rupees 77 (USD 0.6) in the case of [...]
17/07/14Sri LankaRiceAll2014.04TradeImport tariff, tax policyRemoved the Rupees 20 per kilo (USD 153 per tonne) duty levied on rice, together [...]
11/04/14ThailandRiceAll2014.04StocksStock releaseOpened bids for 198 000 tonnes of white and fragrant rice from government stocks through [...]
17/07/14IndonesiaRiceAll2014.04TradeImport regulationIssued new rice import regulations: imports of medium quality rice (with up to 25% brokens) [...]
03/07/14European UnionOilseeds, oils and mealsSunflower oil2014.04TradeImport policyApproved proposal to remove, as of 23 April, import tariffs on several Ukrainian agricultural commodities [...]
03/07/14MalaysiaOilseeds, oils and mealsPalm oil2014.04TradeBilateral trade agreementObtained preferential access for exports of Malaysian palm oil to Turkey, under newly signed comprehensive [...]
03/07/14TurkeyOilseeds, oils and mealsPalm oil2014.04TradeBilateral trade agreementGranted preferential access to imports of palm oil from Malaysia, under newly signed comprehensive free [...]
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 [...]
09/06/14RussiaMilk and dairy productsDairy products2014.04TradeImport banImposed ban on imports from a number of dairies in the Ukraine, citing public health [...]
09/06/14RussiaMilk and dairy productsDairy products2014.04TradeImport banImposed ban on imports from a number of dairies in the Ukraine, citing public health [...]
05/06/14AustraliaMeatAll2014.04TradeFree trade agreementConcluded negotiations for a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the Republic of Korea, Australia’s third-largest [...]
05/06/14EcuadorMeatBeef2014.04TradeImport accessOpened import permit requests for US beef.
05/06/14AustraliaMeatAll2014.04TradeFree trade agreementConcluded negotiations for a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the Republic of Korea, Australia’s third-largest [...]
05/06/14EcuadorMeatBeef2014.04TradeImport accessOpened import permit requests for US beef.
22/05/14AustraliaMeatAll2014.04TradeFree trade agreementConcluded negotiations for a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the Republic of Korea, Australia’s third-largest [...]
22/05/14EcuadorMeatBeef2014.04TradeImport accessOpened import permit requests for US beef.
16/05/14AustraliaMeatAll2014.04TradeFree trade agreementConcluded negotiations for a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the Republic of Korea, Australia’s third-largest [...]
16/05/14EcuadorMeatBeef2014.04TradeImport accessOpened import permit requests for US beef.
11/04/14UruguayRiceAll2014.04Production Production supportAnnounced that it would open a USD 40 million trust fund in support of the [...]
11/04/14ThailandRiceAll2014.03StocksStock releaseAnnounced that it would seek to sell 1.0 million tonnes of rice from government stocks [...]
11/04/14VenezuelaRiceAll2014.03Production Production support, support pricesApproved a Bolívares 4.7 subsidy per kg (USD 746 per tonne) of paddy produced between [...]
17/07/14HaitiRiceAll2014.03TradeImport agreementReached a government-to-government agreement with Viet Nam for the provision of 200 000 tonnes of [...]
11/04/14ColombiaRiceAll2014.03Production Production support, minimum purchasing prices, warehouse receiptsEstablished minimum purchasing prices for green paddy produced in selected regions of the country, namely [...]
11/04/14ThailandRiceAll2014.03StocksStock releaseOffered 50 600 tonnes of fragrant rice and 183 000 tonnes of 5 percent [...]
11/04/14Dominican RepublicRiceAll2014.03Production Support prices, warehouse receiptsPaddy support prices set by the National Rice Commission at Pesos 1 950 – 2 [...]
11/04/14BangladeshRiceAll2014.03Production Government procurement, purchasing pricesAnnounced that it intends to buy 1.0 million tonnes of rice and 150 000 tonnes [...]
17/07/14CambodiaRiceAll2014.03TradeTax policyIssued orders setting value added taxes on entities supplying rice for export to 0%.
11/04/14ThailandRiceAll2014.03StocksStock releaseHeld a tender for 80 400 tonnes of fragrant rice and 164 100 tonnes of [...]
11/04/14ThailandRiceAll2014.03StocksStock releaseOpened bids for 100 000 tonnes of rice from government stocks on 18 March 2014, [...]
10/06/14PakistanGrainsWheat2014.03Consumption and marketing Government procurementDecided to reduce its strategic reserves and release them in the market in an attempt [...]
11/04/14PhilippinesRiceAll2014.03TradeImport quotaAnnounced that it would conduct an open tender on 15 April to import 800 000 [...]
11/04/14ThailandRiceAll2014.03StocksStock releaseOffered 518 000 tonnes of rice (5 percent white and fragrant) from government stocks through [...]
11/04/14VietnamRiceAll2014.03TradeMinimum export pricesLowered minimum export prices for 25-100 percent broken rice to USD 355 per tonne, down [...]
11/04/14China (Mainland)RiceAll2014.03TradeImport agreementBased on Thai official statements, the state trading enterprise, COFCO, signed an agreement to import [...]
11/04/14VietnamRiceAll2014.03Production Government procurementAnnounced that member companies of the Vietnam Food Association would purchase 1.0 million tonnes of [...]
03/07/14ArgentinaBiofuelsBiodiesel2014.03TradeTrade policyRequested the World Trade Organization\'s Dispute Settlement Body to establish a panel addressing the EU [...]
03/07/14AustraliaOilseeds, oils and mealsAll vegetable oils2014.03TradeBilateral trade agreementSigned trade agreement with Japan, including import tariff elimination for Australian rapeseed oil entering Japan. [...]
03/07/14CanadaOilseeds, oils and mealsSoybeans and rapeseed2014.03TradeBilateral trade agreementObtained preferential access for exports of Canadian agricultural products to the Republic of Korea – [...]
03/07/14CanadaOilseeds, oils and mealsFlaxseed2014.03Consumption and marketingMarket regulationAllowed food processors to use health claims linking the use of flaxseed to lower levels [...]
03/07/14ChinaOilseeds, oils and mealsAll2014.03ProductionProduction supportIssued new guidelines to improve access of farmers and small companies to adequate credit lines. [...]
03/07/14ChinaOilseeds, oils and mealsRapeseed oil and soybeans2014.03StocksState reservesOrdered release of rapeseed oil and soybean reserves in order to make room for procurement [...]
03/07/14ChinaOilseeds, oils and mealsRapeseed2014.03TradeImport restrictionsAllowed imports of Canadian rapeseed meal to resume, following the new registration protocol in place [...]
03/07/14IndiaOilseeds, oils and mealsAll oilseeds2014.03ProductionEmergency reliefAnnounced measures to support farmers affected by heavy rains in the states of Maharashtra and [...]
03/07/14JapanOilseeds, oils and mealsAll vegetable oils2014.03TradeBilateral trade agreementSigned trade agreement with Australia, including import tariff elimination for Australian rapeseed oil entering Japan. [...]
03/07/14Republic of KoreaOilseeds, oils and mealsSoybean and rapeseed2014.03TradeBilateral trade agreementGranted preferential access to agricultural imports from Canada – including soybeans and rapeseed, under newly [...]
05/06/14BelarusMeatPigmeat2014.03TradeImport banImposed temporary ban on the importation of live pigs and pigmeat from Ukraine, due to [...]
05/06/14CanadaMeatPigmeat2014.03TradeAnimal welfare regulationsAnnounced mandatory national pig traceability system, effective 1 July 2014.
05/06/14China (Mainland)MeatPoultry2014.03TradeImport accessApproved import of poultry meat from an additional five Brazilian plants, bringing the total number [...]
05/06/14Hong Kong MeatPoultry2014.03TradeImport banImplemented several measures to prevent the spread of the H7N9 virus. Closed its broiler [...]
05/06/14IndiaMeatAll2014.03TradeMarket regulationApproved an allocation of USD 44.75 million to the National Livestock Mission, which supports livestock [...]
05/06/14RussiaMeatPigmeat2014.03TradeImport ban liftedResumed imports of pigmeat from the United States, providing it is certified as ractopamine free. [...]
05/06/14RussiaMeatPigmeat2014.03TradeImport banImposed a temporary ban on pork imports from Ukraine, due to concerns over ability of [...]
05/06/14RussiaMeatBeef2014.03TradeImport banSuspended purchase of beef from eight Paraguayan meat plants following detection of prohibited substances in [...]
05/06/14BelarusMeatPigmeat2014.03TradeImport banImposed temporary ban on the importation of live pigs and pigmeat from Ukraine, due to [...]
05/06/14CanadaMeatPigmeat2014.03TradeAnimal welfare regulationsAnnounced mandatory national pig traceability system, effective 1 July 2014.
05/06/14China (Mainland)MeatPoultry2014.03TradeImport accessApproved import of poultry meat from an additional five Brazilian plants, bringing the total number [...]
05/06/14Hong Kong MeatPoultry2014.03TradeImport banImplemented several measures to prevent the spread of the H7N9 virus. Closed its broiler [...]
05/06/14IndiaMeatAll2014.03TradeMarket regulationApproved an allocation of USD 44.75 million to the National Livestock Mission, which supports livestock [...]
05/06/14RussiaMeatPigmeat2014.03TradeImport ban liftedResumed imports of pigmeat from the United States, providing it is certified as ractopamine free. [...]
05/06/14RussiaMeatPigmeat2014.03TradeImport banImposed a temporary ban on pork imports from Ukraine, due to concerns over ability of [...]
05/06/14RussiaMeatBeef2014.03TradeImport banSuspended purchase of beef from eight Paraguayan meat plants following detection of prohibited substances in [...]
22/05/14BelarusMeatPigmeat2014.03TradeImport banImposed temporary ban on the importation of live pigs and pigmeat from Ukraine, due to [...]
22/05/14CanadaMeatPigmeat2014.03TradeAnimal welfare regulationsAnnounced mandatory national pig traceability system, effective 1 July 2014.
22/05/14China (Mainland)MeatPoultry2014.03TradeImport accessApproved import of poultry meat from an additional five Brazilian plants, bringing the total number [...]
22/05/14Hong Kong MeatPoultry2014.03TradeImport banImplemented several measures to prevent the spread of the H7N9 virus. Closed its broiler [...]
22/05/14IndiaMeatAll2014.03TradeMarket regulationApproved an allocation of USD 44.75 million to the National Livestock Mission, which supports livestock [...]
22/05/14RussiaMeatPigmeat2014.03TradeImport ban liftedResumed imports of pigmeat from the United States, providing it is certified as ractopamine free. [...]
22/05/14RussiaMeatPigmeat2014.03TradeImport banImposed a temporary ban on pork imports from Ukraine, due to concerns over ability of [...]
22/05/14RussiaMeatBeef2014.03TradeImport banSuspended purchase of beef from eight Paraguayan meat plants following detection of prohibited substances in [...]
16/05/14BelarusMeatPigmeat2014.03TradeImport banImposed temporary ban on the importation of live pigs and pigmeat from Ukraine, due to [...]
16/05/14CanadaMeatPigmeat2014.03TradeAnimal welfare regulationsAnnounced mandatory national pig traceability system, effective 1 July 2014.
16/05/14China (Mainland)MeatPoultry2014.03TradeImport accessApproved import of poultry meat from an additional five Brazilian plants, bringing the total number [...]
16/05/14Hong Kong MeatPoultry2014.03TradeImport banImplemented several measures to prevent the spread of the H7N9 virus. Closed its broiler [...]
16/05/14IndiaMeatAll2014.03TradeMarket regulationApproved an allocation of USD 44.75 million to the National Livestock Mission, which supports livestock [...]
16/05/14RussiaMeatPigmeat2014.03TradeImport ban liftedResumed imports of pigmeat from the United States, providing it is certified as ractopamine free. [...]
16/05/14RussiaMeatPigmeat2014.03TradeImport banImposed a temporary ban on pork imports from Ukraine, due to concerns over ability of [...]
16/05/14RussiaMeatBeef2014.03TradeImport banSuspended purchase of beef from eight Paraguayan meat plants following detection of prohibited substances in [...]
17/04/14IndiaSugar All2014.03Trade Export subsidiesNotified an incentive of 3,300 rupees ($53.20) per tonne for production of raw sugar for [...]
11/04/14ThailandRiceAll2014.02StocksStock releaseAuctioned off 162 000 tonnes of 5 percent rice and 69 000 tonnes of fragrant [...]
11/04/14BangladeshRiceAll2014.02Production Government procurementExtended the Aman procurement target by an additional 200 000 tonnes to 400 000 tonnes. [...]
11/04/14RussiaRiceAll2014.02TradeImport restrictions, phytosanitary measuresLifted the temporary import restrictions imposed in October 2013 on all quarantine products of high [...]
11/04/14VietnamRiceAll2014.02TradeImport quotaRenewed import duty exemptions on rice originating from Cambodia. Effective for 2014 and 2015, 300 [...]
11/04/14VietnamRiceAll2014.02TradeImport quotaRenewed import duty exemptions on 70 000 tonnes of rice originating from the Lao PDR, [...]
11/04/14CambodiaRiceAll2014.02TradeCertification of originLaunched a self-regulatory mechanism (code of conduct), together with industry representatives, to certify the origin [...]
11/04/14IndiaRiceAll2014.02Consumption and marketingTax policyExempted loading, unloading, packing and storage and warehousing of rice from service taxes.
11/04/14IndiaRiceAll2014.02Consumption and marketingFood subsidiesAs part of its 2014-15 budget, raised allocations to food subsidies to Rupees 1.15 trillion [...]
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 [...]
11/04/14ThailandRiceAll2014.02StocksStock releaseOpened bids for 167 000 tonnes of 5 percent broken rice and 74 500 tonnes [...]
11/04/14China (Mainland)RiceAll2014.02Production Support pricesRaised government paddy procurement prices for the 2014 season by 2 percent to Yuan 135 [...]
11/04/14ThailandRiceAll2014.02StocksStock releaseOffered 468 000 tonnes of rice (white, fragrant and glutinous) from government stocks through an [...]
17/07/14Costa RicaRiceAll2014.02TradeSafeguard measuresInitiated a safeguard investigation on imports of selected classes of milled rice (HS codes 1006309091 [...]
11/04/14ThailandRiceAll2014.02Production Government procurementAnnounced that it could not extend the paddy pledging programme to cover 2013/14 offseason crops [...]
11/04/14BrazilRiceAll2014.02StocksStock releaseReleased 38 700 tonnes of paddy from public reserves, out of a total of [...]
11/04/14United States of AmericaRiceAll2014.02Production Production support, sector policy frameworkPassed the Agricultural Act of 2014, or 2014 Farm Bill, authorizing agricultural programs for the [...]
11/04/14China (Mainland)RiceAll2014.02TradeImport agreementAccording to Thai officials, a state enterprise from Heilongjiang, Beidahuang, cancelled an import agreement for [...]
11/04/14IranRiceAll2014.02Consumption and marketingFood subsidiesDistributed free packages of food containing 10 kilos of rice to 15 million families earning [...]
09/06/14BrazilMilk and dairy productsDairy products2014.02ProductionState market regulationAnnounced a comprehensive dairy sector development strategy, “More milk”, with short-, medium- and long-term goals [...]
09/06/14BulgariaMilk and dairy productsDairy products2014.02ProductionState market interventionApproved an allocation of Leva 114 million (USD 80.6 million) to be paid to the [...]
05/06/14CanadaMeatPoultry2014.02TradeAnimal welfare regulationsAnnounced an investment of C$4 million (USD 3.6 million) in the Canadian Poultry Research Council [...]
05/06/14Hong Kong MeatPoultry2014.02TradeImport banExtended ban on imports of live poultry from mainland China – consequent on H7N9 virus. [...]
05/06/14Hong Kong MeatPoultry2014.02TradeImport banResumed sales of live local chicken on February 19 after it had been suspended for [...]
05/06/14MexicoMeatPoultry2014.02TradeTariff rate quotaExtended the period during which Mexican companies can import poultry under a 300 000-tonne duty-free, TRQ [...]
05/06/14RussiaMeatPigmeat2014.02TradeImport ban liftedResumed imports of pigmeat from Brazil, following a prohibition based on concerns about its food [...]
05/06/14South AfricaMeatAll2014.02TradeExport ban liftedLifted ban on export of red meat when international authorities declared South Africa a disease-free [...]
05/06/14CanadaMeatPoultry2014.02TradeAnimal welfare regulationsAnnounced an investment of C$4 million (USD 3.6 million) in the Canadian Poultry Research Council [...]
05/06/14Hong Kong MeatPoultry2014.02TradeImport banExtended ban on imports of live poultry from mainland China – consequent on H7N9 virus. [...]
05/06/14Hong Kong MeatPoultry2014.02TradeImport banResumed sales of live local chicken on February 19 after it had been suspended for [...]
05/06/14MexicoMeatPoultry2014.02TradeTariff rate quotaExtended the period during which Mexican companies can import poultry under a 300 000-tonne duty-free, TRQ [...]
05/06/14RussiaMeatPigmeat2014.02TradeImport ban liftedResumed imports of pigmeat from Brazil, following a prohibition based on concerns about its food [...]
05/06/14South AfricaMeatAll2014.02TradeExport ban liftedLifted ban on export of red meat when international authorities declared South Africa a disease-free [...]
22/05/14CanadaMeatPoultry2014.02TradeAnimal welfare regulationsAnnounced an investment of C$4 million (USD 3.6 million) in the Canadian Poultry Research Council [...]
22/05/14Hong Kong MeatPoultry2014.02TradeImport banExtended ban on imports of live poultry from mainland China – consequent on H7N9 virus. [...]
22/05/14Hong Kong MeatPoultry2014.02TradeImport banResumed sales of live local chicken on February 19 after it had been suspended for [...]
22/05/14MexicoMeatPoultry2014.02TradeTariff rate quotaExtended the period during which Mexican companies can import poultry under a 300 000-tonne duty-free, TRQ [...]
22/05/14RussiaMeatPigmeat2014.02TradeImport ban liftedResumed imports of pigmeat from Brazil, following a prohibition based on concerns about its food [...]
22/05/14South AfricaMeatAll2014.02TradeExport ban liftedLifted ban on export of red meat when international authorities declared South Africa a disease-free [...]
16/05/14CanadaMeatPoultry2014.02TradeAnimal welfare regulationsAnnounced an investment of C$4 million (USD 3.6 million) in the Canadian Poultry Research Council [...]
16/05/14Hong Kong MeatPoultry2014.02TradeImport banExtended ban on imports of live poultry from mainland China – consequent on H7N9 virus. [...]
16/05/14Hong Kong MeatPoultry2014.02TradeImport banResumed sales of live local chicken on February 19 after it had been suspended for [...]
16/05/14MexicoMeatPoultry2014.02TradeTariff rate quotaExtended the period during which Mexican companies can import poultry under a 300 000-tonne duty-free, TRQ [...]
16/05/14RussiaMeatPigmeat2014.02TradeImport ban liftedResumed imports of pigmeat from Brazil, following a prohibition based on concerns about its food [...]
16/05/14South AfricaMeatAll2014.02TradeExport ban liftedLifted ban on export of red meat when international authorities declared South Africa a disease-free [...]
17/04/14PakistanSugar All2014.02Trade Export subsidiesDecided to hold fiscal incentives for exports until the crushing season ends. The decision to [...]
17/04/14EgyptSugar All2014.02Consumption and marketing  Planned to allocate EGP 2.83 billion (403 million USD) from the budget to supply basic [...]
17/04/14IndonesiaSugar All2014.02Production  Gave the go ahead to two state-controlled plantation companies to conduct Initial Public Offerings this [...]
11/04/14SenegalRiceAll2014.02Production Production supportIntroduced the Program for the Relaunch and Acceleration of Senegalese Agriculture (PRACAS). The scheme's rice [...]
19/02/14United States of AmericaOilseeds, oils and mealsAll2014.02ProductionAgricultural policyPassed new farm bill covering the period 2014-2018.
11/04/14PhilippinesRiceAll2014.01Consumption and marketingFood subsidiesDoubled allocations of Government subsidized rice released through accredited dealers in Manila, San Juan and [...]
11/04/14PhilippinesRiceAll2014.01TradeImport quotaAnnounced that applications to import 163 000 tonnes of rice under 2014 Minimum Access Volume [...]
11/04/14BrazilRiceAll2014.01StocksStock releaseReleased 66 400 tonnes of paddy from public reserves, out of a total of [...]
11/04/14ThailandRiceAll2014.01StocksStock releaseAuctioned off 38 500 tonnes of fragrant rice and 110 500 tonnes of 5 percent [...]
11/04/14BoliviaRiceAll2014.01Production Production supportAnnounced that farmers in the main producing region of Santa Cruz would receive support in [...]
11/04/14NigeriaRiceAll2014.01Production Production supportAllocated Naira 14 billion (USD 84 million) to fund the continuation of input subsidies [...]
11/04/14BrazilRiceAll2014.01StocksStock releaseReleased 85 186 tonnes of paddy from public reserves, out of a total of 94 [...]
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 [...]
11/04/14Costa RicaRiceAll2014.01Production Support pricesDelayed the elimination of fixed prices for rice by another six months, to 1 March [...]
11/04/14ColombiaRiceAll2014.01Production Production supportExtended the marketing assistance program launched in December 2013 by two additional month. Producers in [...]
11/04/14ColombiaRiceAll2014.01Production Support prices, warehouse receipts programExtended the storage incentive programme, expired on 30 December 2013, to 31 March 2014. [...]
11/04/14ThailandRiceAll2014.01StocksStock releaseGranted permission for the care-taker government to resume the release of rice from government stocks. [...]
11/04/14BrazilRiceAll2014.01StocksStock releaseReleased 90 298 tonnes of paddy from public reserves, out of a total of 100 [...]
09/06/14RussiaMilk and dairy productsDairy products2014.01TradeImport ban liftedLifted ban on dairy imports from Lithuania, imposed in October 2013.
09/06/14RussiaMilk and dairy productsDairy products2014.01TradeImport ban liftedLifted ban on dairy imports from Lithuania, imposed in October 2013.
05/06/14MexicoMeatAll2014.01TradeMarket regulationAnnounced almost USD 50 million to support inspection and regulation services for abattoirs and processing [...]
05/06/14Republic of KoreaMeatPoultry2014.01TradeExport banSuspended all poultry exports due to an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza, H5N8 type, [...]
05/06/14RussiaMeatPigmeat2014.01TradeImport ban liftedLifted ban on Belarus pigmeat imports, following concerns about ASF.
05/06/14RussiaMeatPigmeat2014.01TradeImport banProhibited imports of pigmeat and live pigs from the EU, following limited instances of ASF [...]
05/06/14MexicoMeatAll2014.01TradeMarket regulationAnnounced almost USD 50 million to support inspection and regulation services for abattoirs and processing [...]
05/06/14Republic of KoreaMeatPoultry2014.01TradeExport banSuspended all poultry exports due to an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza, H5N8 type, [...]
05/06/14RussiaMeatPigmeat2014.01TradeImport ban liftedLifted ban on Belarus pigmeat imports, following concerns about ASF.
05/06/14RussiaMeatPigmeat2014.01TradeImport banProhibited imports of pigmeat and live pigs from the EU, following limited instances of ASF [...]
22/05/14MexicoMeatAll2014.01TradeMarket regulationAnnounced almost USD 50 million to support inspection and regulation services for abattoirs and processing [...]
22/05/14Republic of KoreaMeatPoultry2014.01TradeExport banSuspended all poultry exports due to an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza, H5N8 type, [...]
22/05/14RussiaMeatPigmeat2014.01TradeImport ban liftedLifted ban on Belarus pigmeat imports, following concerns about ASF.
22/05/14RussiaMeatPigmeat2014.01TradeImport banProhibited imports of pigmeat and live pigs from the EU, following limited instances of ASF [...]
16/05/14MexicoMeatAll2014.01TradeMarket regulationAnnounced almost USD 50 million to support inspection and regulation services for abattoirs and processing [...]
16/05/14Republic of KoreaMeatPoultry2014.01TradeExport banSuspended all poultry exports due to an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza, H5N8 type, [...]
16/05/14RussiaMeatPigmeat2014.01TradeImport ban liftedLifted ban on Belarus pigmeat imports, following concerns about ASF.
16/05/14RussiaMeatPigmeat2014.01TradeImport banProhibited imports of pigmeat and live pigs from the EU, following limited instances of ASF [...]
11/04/14GhanaRiceAll2014.01TradeImport restrictionsIn response to reports suggesting that the ban on rice imports via land borders had [...]
11/04/14MalaysiaRiceAll2014.01Consumption and marketingFood subsidiesAnnounced that subsidized Super Tempatan 15 (ST15) rice would only be distributed in selected outlets [...]
11/04/14MalaysiaRiceAll2014.01Production Support pricesSet paddy producer prices at Ringgit 1200 per tonne (USD 366). The measure will [...]
11/04/14Republic of KoreaRiceAll2014.01Production Production supportRaised direct area payments to rice farmers under the Rice Income Compensation Act by 13 [...]
19/02/14European UnionOilseeds, oils and mealsPalm oil2014.01TradePreferential tradeEnded preferential import duties for palm oil, palm oil-based oleochemicals and biofuels from Indonesia.
19/02/14IndiaOilseeds, oils and mealsAll edible oils2014.01TradeImport dutyRaised import duty on refined vegetable oils, widening the duty differential between crude and refined [...]
19/02/14IndonesiaOilseeds, oils and mealsSoybeans2014.01ProductionProduction supportRaised government-set farm gate price for soybeans to stimulate domestic production.
19/02/14IndonesiaOilseeds, oils and mealsPalm oil2014.01TradeExport dutyLeft in place sliding export tax regime used to prevent hikes in consumer prices (via [...]
19/02/14IranOilseeds, oils and mealsAll edible oils2014.01Consumption and marketingFood subsidyStarted public distribution of food packages, including vegetable oil.
19/02/14RussiaOilseeds, oils and mealsSoybeans2014.01ProductionGMO cultivation Allowed cultivation of GM soybean throughout the Russian Federation from July 2014.
19/02/14ThailandBiofuelsBiodiesel2014.01Renewable energyBiodiesel blending level.Raised the country’s mandatory biodiesel blending rate from 5 to 7 percent.
11/04/14PhilippinesRiceAll2013.12TradeImport quotaExtended to 31 January 2014 the permissible period of arrival of imports undertaken as part [...]
11/04/14ThailandRiceAll2013.12StocksStock releaseOpened bids for 17 000 tonnes of fragrant rice and 139 000 tonnes of 5 [...]
11/04/14BrazilRiceAll2013.12StocksStock releaseReleased 66 555 tonnes of paddy from public reserves, out of a total of 70 [...]
11/04/14Costa RicaRiceAll2013.12Production Support pricesDelayed the elimination of fixed producer and consumer prices for rice, originally foreseen for 1 [...]
11/04/14European UnionRiceAll2013.12Production Production support, sector policy frameworkAdopted the common agricultural policy (CAP) reform package providing an agricultural policy framework for the [...]
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, [...]
11/04/14BrazilRiceAll2013.12StocksStock releaseReleased 39 876 tonnes of paddy from public reserves, out of a total of 50 [...]
11/04/14ColombiaRiceAll2013.12Production Production supportDecided to extend a Pesos 100 000 (USD 49) per tonne assistance package for [...]
09/06/14AustraliaMilk and dairy productsDairy products2013.12TradeFree Trade AgreementAnnounced a new free trade agreement with Korea. Tariffs of up to 300% will be [...]
09/06/14Costa RicaMilk and dairy productsDairy products2013.12TradeFood safety measuresRevised import requirements for dairy products, requiring questionnaires to be completed on origin and residues/microbiology. [...]
09/06/14MexicoMilk and dairy productsMilk powder2013.12TradeImport restrictionsAnnounced modifications to the rules for the duty-free import of milk powder from Most Favored [...]
09/06/14RussiaMilk and dairy productsDairy products2013.12TradeImport banInitiated a limited ban on imports of dairy products from the Netherlands, citing food safety [...]
09/06/14RussiaMilk and dairy productsDairy products2013.12TradeImport banImposed ban on imports from a number of dairies in Estonia, citing public health concerns. [...]
09/06/14ChinaMilk and dairy productsDairy products2013.12TradeFood safety measuresStrengthened government oversight for domestic and imported infant formula. Announced revisions to the inspection [...]
09/06/14RussiaMilk and dairy productsDairy products2013.12TradeImport banInitiated a limited ban on imports of dairy products from the Netherlands, citing food safety [...]
09/06/14RussiaMilk and dairy productsDairy products2013.12TradeImport banImposed ban on imports from a number of dairies in Estonia, citing public health concerns. [...]
05/06/14China (Mainland)MeatAll2013.12TradeMarket regulationApproved Chongqing, a municipality directly under the Central Government, to be China’s first inland meat [...]
05/06/14European UnionMeatAll2013.12TradeMarket regulationAgreed to maintain support for EU beef production through maintaining the budget for coupled payments [...]
05/06/14JapanMeatBeef2013.12TradeImport ban liftedLifted the import ban on Irish beef. Japan banned imports of beef from the [...]
05/06/14ThailandMeatAll2013.12TradeImport ban liftedLifted ban on United States live cattle imports, following World Animal Health Organization’sreclassification of the [...]
05/06/14China (Mainland)MeatAll2013.12TradeMarket regulationApproved Chongqing, a municipality directly under the Central Government, to be China’s first inland meat [...]
05/06/14European UnionMeatAll2013.12TradeMarket regulationAgreed to maintain support for EU beef production through maintaining the budget for coupled payments [...]
05/06/14JapanMeatBeef2013.12TradeImport ban liftedLifted the import ban on Irish beef. Japan banned imports of beef from the [...]
05/06/14ThailandMeatAll2013.12TradeImport ban liftedLifted ban on United States live cattle imports, following World Animal Health Organization’sreclassification of the [...]
22/05/14China (Mainland)MeatAll2013.12TradeMarket regulationApproved Chongqing, a municipality directly under the Central Government, to be China’s first inland meat [...]
22/05/14European UnionMeatAll2013.12TradeMarket regulationAgreed to maintain support for EU beef production through maintaining the budget for coupled payments [...]
22/05/14JapanMeatBeef2013.12TradeImport ban liftedLifted the import ban on Irish beef. Japan banned imports of beef from the [...]
22/05/14ThailandMeatAll2013.12TradeImport ban liftedLifted ban on United States live cattle imports, following World Animal Health Organization’sreclassification of the [...]
16/05/14China (Mainland)MeatAll2013.12TradeMarket regulationApproved Chongqing, a municipality directly under the Central Government, to be China’s first inland meat [...]
16/05/14European UnionMeatAll2013.12TradeMarket regulationAgreed to maintain support for EU beef production through maintaining the budget for coupled payments [...]
16/05/14JapanMeatBeef2013.12TradeImport ban liftedLifted the import ban on Irish beef. Japan banned imports of beef from the [...]
16/05/14ThailandMeatAll2013.12TradeImport ban liftedLifted ban on United States live cattle imports, following World Animal Health Organization’sreclassification of the [...]
19/02/14ArgentinaBiofuelsBiodiesel2013.12TradeDispute settlementFiled a complaint at WTO over the European Union’s decision to impose definitive anti-dumping duties [...]
19/02/14CanadaOilseeds, oils and mealsSoybeans2013.12TradeExport promotionGranted federal funding for the promotion of food-grade soybean exports.
19/02/14ChinaOilseeds, oils and mealsSoybeans2013.12TradeImport restrictionsSigned protocols that allow soybeans from Ukraine to enter China.
19/02/14ChinaOilseeds, oils and mealsSoybeans2013.12StocksPublic procurement/state reservesAnnounced end of public procurement, stockpiling and auctioning system for soybeans
11/04/14IndiaRiceAll2013.11StocksStock limits, licensing requirementsExempted exporters from stockholding limits applicable for rice, paddy, edible oils and edible oilseeds.
11/04/14China (Mainland)RiceAll2013.11Consumption and marketingTransport subsidyExtended a Yuan 140 per tonne (USD 23) subsidy to companies purchasing Japonica paddy and [...]
11/04/14IndiaRiceAll2013.11StocksStock limits, licensing requirementsExtended orders permitting states to impose stock limits and licensing requirements on rice and paddy [...]
11/04/14EgyptRiceAll2013.11TradeExport ban, export licensesRe-introduced the ban on milled rice exports and revoked the export licenses for 102 000 [...]
11/04/14Sri LankaRiceAll2013.11Consumption and marketingTax policyRemoved the exemptions of value added tax (VAT) on imported rice, paddy and rice flour, [...]
11/04/14Sri LankaRiceAll2013.11Production Production supportAs part of its 2014 budgetary allocations, announced that fertilizers would continue to be sold [...]
11/04/14Sri LankaRiceAll2013.11TradeExport promotionAs part of its 2014 budgetary allocations, announced plans to donate 50 000 tonnes of [...]
11/04/14PhilippinesRiceAll2013.11TradeImport quotaApproved imports of 500 000 tonnes of rice to refurbish inventories and service relief operations [...]
10/06/14EgyptGrainsWheat2013.11Consumption and marketing Government procurement The government provided details on its plan to achieve self-sufficiency in wheat for 2019, which [...]
10/06/14United States of AmericaBiofuelsEthanol2013.11Production Producer subsidiesEPA proposes reduced Renewable Fuel Standard for 2014.
11/04/14Côte d'IvoireRiceAll2013.11Production Foreign agricultural investmentSigned a partnership agreement with the Singaporean Export Trading Group (ETG) and sector representatives to, [...]
10/06/14China (Mainland)GrainsMaize2013.11TradeTradeChina has agreed to allow imports of Brazilian maize.
09/06/14CanadaMilk and dairy productsDairy products2013.11ProductionAnimal welfare regulationsEstablished a Support Program for Food Safety, Bio-security, Traceability and Animal Health and Welfare Systems, [...]
09/06/14RussiaMilk and dairy productsWhey and whey products2013.11TradeTariff rate quotaAnnounced 2014 Whey tariff rate quotas (TRQs), including setting a 15 000 tonne TRQ for imports [...]
09/06/14CanadaMilk and dairy productsDairy products2013.11ProductionAnimal welfare regulationsEstablished a Support Program for Food Safety, Bio-security, Traceability and Animal Health and Welfare Systems, [...]
09/06/14RussiaMilk and dairy productsWhey and whey products2013.11TradeTariff rate quotaAnnounced 2014 Whey tariff rate quotas (TRQs), including setting a 15 000 tonne TRQ for imports [...]
05/06/14BangladeshRiceAll2013.11Production Government procurement, purchasing pricesSet an Aman procurement target of 200 000 tonnes of parboiled rice, to be purchased [...]
05/06/14BelarusMeatPigmeat2013.11TradeTariff rate quotaReduced TRQ for fresh, chilled and frozen pork and pork trimmings (from 47 200 tonnes in [...]
05/06/14IraqMeatPoultry2013.11TradeImport ban liftedLifted the ban on imports of poultry from Arkansas which had been imposed following a [...]
05/06/14KazakhstanMeatAll2013.11TradeTariff rate quotaReduced the TRQ volume for fresh, chilled and frozen beef, from 15 400 tonnes in 2013 [...]
05/06/14RussiaMeatAll2013.11TradeTariff rate quotaConfirmed TRQ volumes for 2014, the same as in 2013, consistent with WTO commitments.
05/06/14BelarusMeatPigmeat2013.11TradeTariff rate quotaReduced TRQ for fresh, chilled and frozen pork and pork trimmings (from 47 200 tonnes in [...]
05/06/14IraqMeatPoultry2013.11TradeImport ban liftedLifted the ban on imports of poultry from Arkansas which had been imposed following a [...]
05/06/14KazakhstanMeatAll2013.11TradeTariff rate quotaReduced the TRQ volume for fresh, chilled and frozen beef, from 15 400 tonnes in 2013 [...]
05/06/14RussiaMeatAll2013.11TradeTariff rate quotaConfirmed TRQ volumes for 2014, the same as in 2013, consistent with WTO commitments.
22/05/14BelarusMeatPigmeat2013.11TradeTariff rate quotaReduced TRQ for fresh, chilled and frozen pork and pork trimmings (from 47 200 tonnes in [...]
22/05/14IraqMeatPoultry2013.11TradeImport ban liftedLifted the ban on imports of poultry from Arkansas which had been imposed following a [...]
22/05/14KazakhstanMeatAll2013.11TradeTariff rate quotaReduced the TRQ volume for fresh, chilled and frozen beef, from 15 400 tonnes in 2013 [...]
22/05/14RussiaMeatAll2013.11TradeTariff rate quotaConfirmed TRQ volumes for 2014, the same as in 2013, consistent with WTO commitments.
16/05/14BelarusMeatPigmeat2013.11TradeTariff rate quotaReduced TRQ for fresh, chilled and frozen pork and pork trimmings (from 47 200 tonnes in [...]
16/05/14IraqMeatPoultry2013.11TradeImport ban liftedLifted the ban on imports of poultry from Arkansas which had been imposed following a [...]
16/05/14KazakhstanMeatAll2013.11TradeTariff rate quotaReduced the TRQ volume for fresh, chilled and frozen beef, from 15 400 tonnes in 2013 [...]
16/05/14RussiaMeatAll2013.11TradeTariff rate quotaConfirmed TRQ volumes for 2014, the same as in 2013, consistent with WTO commitments.
11/04/14JapanRiceAll2013.11Production Production adjustment programAnnounced that it planned to abolish the long-standing rice production adjustment programme by end March [...]
11/04/14NigeriaRiceAll2013.11TradeCustoms valuationFollowing an agreement with sector representatives, announced plans to lower import duties on rice. The [...]
19/01/14ArgentinaBiofuelsBiodiesel2013.11ProductionRenewable energy policyRaised mandatory blending of diesel transportation fuel with soyoil-based biodiesel from 8% to 10%. [...]
19/01/14BrazilOilseeds, oils and mealsAll2013.11ProductionPest control Declared state of emergency due to latest outbreak of caterpillar helocoverpa armigera in four central [...]
19/01/14ChinaOilseeds, oils and mealsRapeseed oil2013.11StocksState reservesConfirmed the presence of imported produce in the state’s temporary rapeseed oil reserves.
19/01/14ChinaBiofuelsBiodiesel2013.11Renewable energyProductionImposed tax on consumption of fuels blended with less than 30 percent of biodiesel, with [...]
19/01/14ChinaOilseeds, oils and mealsSoybeans2013.11TradeImport policyBarred imported soybeans from entering Northeast China and Inner Mongolia with view to shield production [...]
19/01/14ChinaOilseeds, oils and mealsSoybeans2013.11StocksState reservesReleased state reserves with view to ease supply tightness, thus checking the rise in domestic [...]
19/01/14ChinaOilseeds, oils and mealsSoybeans2013.11StocksState reservesContinued procurement of soybeans to constitute state reserves for future market interventions and to support [...]
19/01/14European UnionBiofuelsBiodiesel2013.11TradeSupply controlConfirmed plans to allow only a given volume of biodiesel imports from selected EU companies [...]
19/01/14IndiaOilseeds, oils and mealsGroundnut2013.11StocksPublic procurementSet to resume state procurement following this year\'s bumper crop.
19/01/14IndonesiaOilseeds, oils and mealsSoybeans2013.11Consumption and marketingState purchasesContinued state purchases with view to stabilize domestic prices of soy food products.
19/01/14IndonesiaOilseeds, oils and mealsPalm oil 2013.11TradeExport taxContinued implementation of sliding export tax regime used to stimulate growth in downstream palm oil [...]
19/01/14MalaysiaOilseeds, oils and mealsPalm oil 2013.11TradeExport taxContinued implementation of sliding export tax regime used to stimulate growth in downstream palm oil [...]
19/01/14European UnionOilseeds, oils and mealsOlive oil2013.11Consumption and marketingLabellingImposed restaurants and hospitality sector to serve olive oil only in its original packaging, [...]
19/01/14United States of AmericaBiofuelsBiodiesel2013.11ProductionRenewable energy policyProposed to maintain mandatory consumption of biomass-based diesel at the same level as this [...]
10/12/13EgyptRiceAll2013.11TradeExport licencesOpened bids for 100 000 tonnes worth of export licences on 7 November 2013. Volumes [...]
10/12/13ThailandRiceAll2013.11StocksStock releaseTendered 452 538 tonnes of rice (fragrant and white) from government stocks on 19 November [...]
10/12/13ThailandRiceAll2013.11StocksStock release, futures tradeOpened bids for 31 163 tonnes of Hom Mali rice and 94 798 tonnes of [...]
10/06/14BrazilGrainsWheat2013.10TradeImport TariffTrade Ministry increased the quota for tariff-free wheat imports from non-Mercosur states by 0.6 million [...]
19/01/14IndiaOilseeds, oils and mealsOilseeds and oil palm2013.10ProductionSector development assistanceEstablished "National Mission on Oilseeds and Oil Palm" charged to promote oilseed production and bring [...]
19/01/14IndiaOilseeds, oils and mealsEdible oils2013.10TradeExport policyAdjusted minimum export price for branded/packaged edible oil to reflect developments in international market prices [...]
19/01/14PeruOilseeds, oils and mealsFish meal and oil2013.10ProductionResource managementIncreased fishing quotas for 2013/14, thus raising the country's export availabilities.
19/01/14South AfricaOilseeds, oils and mealsBiodiesel2013.10Renewable energyRenewable energySet October 2015 as beginning date form which mandatory blending of petrol and diesel [...]
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 [...]
11/04/14RussiaRiceAll2013.10TradeImport restrictions, phytosanitary measuresImposed temporary import restrictions on quarantine products of high phytosanitary risk, including rice, originated in [...]
19/01/14BrazilOilseeds, oils and mealsAll oilseeds2013.10StocksPublic storageExpanded storage capacity of Brazil's state run food supply company (CONAB) in an effort to [...]
19/01/14CanadaOilseeds, oils and mealsRapeseed2013.10TradeTrade agreementReached agreement of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)
19/01/14European UnionOilseeds, oils and mealsRapeseed2013.10TradeTrade agreementReached agreement of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)
19/01/14ChinaBiofuelsBiodiesel2013.10TradeDuty-exempt importsOffered trade incentives to stimulate domestic biofuel consumption: biodiesel imports from ASEAN counties are duty [...]
19/01/14ChinaOilseeds, oils and mealsSoybeans2013.10StocksSales suspensionSuspended public sales in mid-October in preparation for procurement operations from the new harvest.
19/01/14ChinaOilseeds, oils and mealsRapeseed2013.10TradeImport restrictionsRelaxed restrictions of importation of rapeseed from Russia.
19/01/14IndiaOilseeds, oils and mealsRapeseed2013.10ProductionSupport priceRaised official procurement price for the rabi rapeseed crop.
19/01/14IndiaOilseeds, oils and mealsOlive oil2013.10Consumption and marketingMarket regulationIssued regulations for the domestic olive oil market by the Food Safety and Standards Authority, [...]
19/01/14IndonesiaBiofuelsBiodiesel2013.10ProductionBlending ratesImplemented mandatory 10 percent blending rate requirement.
19/01/14Republic of KoreaOilseeds, oils and mealsSoybeans2013.10StocksPublic stocksSet up public stocks of wheat and soybeans.
19/01/14PeruOilseeds, oils and mealsFish meal and oil2013.10ProductionFishing quotasSet season\'s catch quota, raising it from last year\'s multi-year low.
19/01/14United States of AmericaBiofuelsBiodiesel2013.10ProductionResearch fundingGranted funding for research and support payments for producers of advanced biofuel.
19/01/14United States of AmericaBiofuelsBiodiesel2013.10ProductionRenewable energy policyRaised biodiesel consumption promotion further in the state of Minnesota.
10/12/13ArgentinaRiceAll2013.10Production Production supportAgreed to establish a Pesos 5 million (USD 860 000) revolving fund together with sector [...]
10/12/13BoliviaRiceAll2013.10Production Government procurement, purchasing pricesDecided with industry representatives that the state enterprise EMAPA would procure supplies from the 2014 [...]
10/12/13BrazilRiceAll2013.10Production Production supportStated that the federal government had no plans to provide official incentives to produce ethanol [...]
10/12/13China (Mainland)RiceAll2013.10TradeImport agreementA memorandum of understanding signed between the state trading enterprise, COFCO, and Thai traders to [...]
10/12/13China (Mainland)RiceAll2013.10OtherFutures tradeApproved the listing of japonica and late indica rice futures in the Zhengzhou Commodity Exchange. [...]
10/12/13GhanaRiceAll2013.10TradeImport restrictionsAnnounced that, effective 1 November 2013, rice imports would only be permitted through the ports [...]
10/12/13IraqRiceAll2013.10TradeImport requirementsAnnounced that it would accept rice from Brazil in future import tenders.
10/12/13MalaysiaRiceAll2013.10Production Budgetary allocations/ production support/tax policyAs part of its 2014 budgetary allocations, announced that Ringgit 2.4 billion (USD 737 million) [...]
10/12/13NicaraguaRiceAll2013.10TradeImport quotaRaised the 2013 shortage import quota by 35 311 tonnes of paddy, bringing total volumes [...]
10/12/13PhilippinesRiceAll2013.10TradeImport quotaClarified that no additional imports would be undertaken by the government in 2013, in response [...]
10/12/13ThailandRiceAll2013.10StocksStock releaseAnnounced that it would auction 300 340 tonnes of rice from government stocks on 14 [...]
10/12/13ThailandRiceAll2013.10Production Government procurementApproved an additional allocation of Baht 6.7 billion (USD 214 million) to complete payments to [...]
10/12/13ThailandRiceAll2013.10StocksStock releaseAuctioned off 109 775 tonnes of 5 percent broken rice and 30 669 tonnes of [...]
10/12/13ThailandRiceAll2013.10Production Government procurementApproved an additional allocation of Baht 1.9 billion (USD 61 million) to compensate farmers [...]
10/12/13VenezuelaRiceAll2013.10TradeImport requirementsTook steps to expedite imports of basic necessities, including rice, and to simplify administrative procedures [...]
10/12/13VietnamRiceAll2013.10TradeMinimum export pricesRaised the minimum export price for 25 percent broken rice by USD 15 to USD [...]
11/11/13IndiaGrainsWheat2013.10Consumption and marketing Price controlRaised the price that the government will pay to farmers for wheat next year to [...]
06/11/13RussiaMeatPigmeat2013.10Trade Import banBanned imports from 10 meat processing plants in Brazil due to concern over the presence [...]
06/11/13RussiaMilk and dairy productsDairy products2013.10Trade Import banBanned imports from Lithuania, as a result of health and safety concerns.
10/06/14China (Mainland)GrainsMaize and wheat2013.09TradeImport TariffThe National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) maintained the 2014 low-tariff import quotas at 2013 [...]
19/01/14CanadaOilseeds, oils and mealsCamelina sativa and mustard seed 2013.09ProductionSector development assistanceSupported research and development of new varieties of minor oilseeds.
19/01/14ChinaOilseeds, oils and mealsRapeseed2013.09TradeImport restrictionsLiberalized imports of rapeseed from Russia with a view to help meet domestic demand.
19/01/14IndiaOilseeds, oils and mealsEdible oils and oilseeds2013.09Consumption and marketingConsumer protectionExtended restrictions on stock private holding for one year, in a bid to curb surges [...]
19/01/14IndonesiaOilseeds, oils and mealsSoybeans2013.09TradeImport regulationsLiberalized importation of soybeans to ensure domestic demand is met.
11/11/13ArgentinaGrainsMaize2013.09TradeExport QuotaAuthorised export of 3 million tonnes of maize from the 2012/13 crop.
10/06/14European UnionBiofuelsBiofuels2013.09Production Producer subsidiesEuropean Parliament passed an amendment to cap the proportion of first-generation biofuels derived from traditional [...]
19/01/14VietnamOilseeds, oils and mealsSoy oil and palm oil2013.09TradeImport taxImposed anti-dumping duty on imports of refined soya and palm oil, so as to protect [...]
10/12/13BrazilRiceAll2013.09StocksStock releaseReleased 44 629.8 tonnes of paddy from public reserves, out of a total of 50 [...]
10/12/13China (Mainland)RiceAll2013.09TradeImport quotaDecided to keep the 2014 tariff-rate import quota for rice unchanged at 5.32 million tonnes. [...]
10/12/13IndiaRiceAll2013.09Consumption and marketingFood subsidiesSigned the National Food Security Bill into law, following receipt of parliamentary approval in August. [...]
10/12/13IndiaRiceAll2013.09Consumption and marketingFood subsidiesApproved an additional allocation of 5.0 million tonnes of subsidized foodgrains for distribution to Below [...]
10/12/13IndonesiaRiceAll2013.09StocksStock-holding policyAnnounced that it would allocate Rupiah 2 trillion (USD 180 million) to increase public rice [...]
10/12/13PhilippinesRiceAll2013.09TradeImport quotaDeclared that rice imports in 2014 would be kept within the minimum access volume (MAV) [...]
10/12/13ThailandRiceAll2013.09StocksStock releaseAnnounced that the Public Warehouse Organization (PWO) would open bids for 200 000 tonnes of [...]
10/12/13VietnamRiceAll2013.09Production Production targetAnnounced that it would encourage farmers to substitute rice with alternative crops, in particular maize [...]
10/12/13VietnamRiceAll2013.09TradeMinimum export pricesLowered the minimum export price for 25 percent broken rice by USD 15 to USD [...]
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. [...]
06/11/13European UnionMeatBeef2013.09Trade Import ban liftedReopened market to beef imports from Chile.
06/11/13RussiaMilk and dairy productsDairy products2013.09Trade Import ban liftedLifted ban on New Zealand dairy products, following unfounded alarm over the possible presence of [...]
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. [...]
11/11/13United States of AmericaBiofuelsEthanol2013.08Production Producer subsidiesMaintained the overall Environmental Protecton Agency (EPA) target for maize-based ethanol and other renewable fuel [...]
11/11/13ZambiaGrainsMaize2013.08Consumption and marketing Government procurementAnnounced that the Food Reserve Agency had lowered its 2013 maize procurement target by 50 percent, [...]
19/01/14BrazilOilseeds, oils and mealsAll2013.08ProductionAgricultural policyRenewed agricultural support programme for the 2013/14 campaign, focusing on investment aid, support to family [...]
19/01/14European UnionBiofuelsBiodiesel2013.08Renewable energyEnvironmental policyConsidered proposal to cap the use of crop-based fuels for transportation at 6 percent (as [...]
19/01/14IndiaOilseeds, oils and mealsBasic foodstuffs2013.08Consumption and marketingFood subsidy schemeApproved a food bill that, renews and expands the distribution of subsidized wheat, rice and [...]
19/01/14IndonesiaOilseeds, oils and mealsPalm oil2013.08TradePreferential trade agreementImplemented free trade agreement with Pakistan that reduces Pakistan\'s import duty on Indonesian palm oil. [...]
19/01/14IndonesiaBiofuelsBiodiesel2013.08Renewable energyEnvironmental policyConfirmed plans to raise the mandatory biodiesel blending rate for transportation fuels from currently 7.5 [...]
19/01/14IndonesiaOilseeds, oils and mealsAll2013.08ProductionAgricultural policyApproved a comprehensive bill aimed at stimulating agricultural production and improving incomes from agriculture.
19/01/14MalaysiaOilseeds, oils and mealsBiodiesel2013.08Renewable energyEnvironmental policyConfirmed plans to raise mandatory biodiesel blending rate first to 7.5% and then to 10%, [...]
19/01/14MalaysiaOilseeds, oils and mealsPalm oil2013.08ProductionEnvironmental policyConfirmed introduction of national certification scheme for sustainable palm oil production in 2014; initially on [...]
19/01/14PakistanOilseeds, oils and mealsPalm oil2013.08TradePreferential trade agreementImplemented free trade agreement with Indonesia that reduces Pakistan\'s import duty on Indonesian palm oil. [...]
19/01/14RussiaOilseeds, oils and mealsAll oilseeds2013.08TradeExport taxImplemented reductions in export taxes on oilseeds in line with the country\'s WTO accession agreement. [...]
10/12/13BrazilRiceAll2013.08StocksStock releaseReleased 32 486 tonnes of paddy from public inventories through two auctions held on 6 [...]
10/12/13ComorosRiceAll2013.08TradeImport agreementSigned a memorandum of understanding with Viet Nam for the provision of 60 000 tonnes [...]
10/12/13JapanRiceAll2013.08OtherFutures tradeExtended the rice futures trial listing on the Osaka Dojima Commodity Exchange by two years. [...]
10/12/13RussiaRiceAll2013.08TradeImport restrictionsAnnounced that, as of 1 September 2013, it will lift the temporary import restrictions imposed [...]
10/12/13ThailandRiceAll2013.08StocksStock release, futures tradeAnnounced that it would release 50 000 tonnes of Hom Mali rice and 100 000 [...]
10/12/13ThailandRiceAll2013.08StocksStock release, futures tradePostponed plans to sell 50 000 tonnes of Hom Mali rice and 100 000 tonnes [...]
10/12/13ThailandRiceAll2013.08StocksStock releaseReleased 30 000 tonnes of 5 percent broken rice through an auction held 19 August [...]
10/12/13ThailandRiceAll2013.08Production Government procurement, support pricesApproved the extension of the Paddy Pledging Program for 2013/2014 crops with a budget of [...]
10/12/13VenezuelaRiceAll2013.08Production Production supportApproved a Bolívares 2.13 subsidy per kg of paddy produced (USD 338 per tonne). [...]
10/12/13VietnamRiceAll2013.08Production Government procurementExtended the purchase drive of summer-autumn rice until 15 August 2013. The move is geared [...]
10/12/13VietnamRiceAll2013.08TradeExport requirementsAmended rules regarding the issuance of rice export certificates. Starting in 2015, the number of [...]
06/11/13Bilateral/MultilateralMeatAll2013.08Trade Market regulationAnnounced agreement between China and Vietnam on animal disease control and human health safeguards for [...]
06/11/13European UnionMeatAll2013.08Trade Import ban liftedLifted trade barriers with Colombia, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama.
06/11/13RussiaMeatPigmeat2013.08Trade Import ban liftedLifted the ban on breeding pigs from Lithuania, imposed because of an outbreak of classical [...]
06/11/13Bilateral/Multilateral Milk and dairy productsDairy products2013.08Trade Import banBanned New Zealand dairy products due to contamination concerns in Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus
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 [...]
17/07/14Sri LankaRiceAll2013.07TradeExport restrictions, minimum export pricesRescinded orders issued in June 2012, which established a minimum export price of Rupees 300 [...]
11/11/13ArgentinaGrainsWheat2013.07TradeExport restrictionPrioritized wheat and wheat flour supply to the domestic market, in response of low stocks [...]
19/01/14BrazilOilseeds, oils and mealsSoybeans2013.07Consumption and marketingPhytosanitary measuresContinued implementation of 90-day soybean free period, meant to check spread of diseases.
19/01/14BulgariaOilseeds, oils and mealsAll edible oils2013.07ProductionCompetition policySanctioned group of vegetable oil producers and retailers for creating a price cartel.
19/01/14CanadaOilseeds, oils and mealsRapeseed and soybeans2013.07ProductionSector development assistanceSupported R&D programs to enhance competitiveness and sustainability of the country\'s rapeseed and soybean industries. [...]
19/01/14ChinaOilseeds, oils and mealsSoybeans2013.07StocksState reservesReleased state reserves with view to ease supply tightness, thus checking the rise in domestic [...]
19/01/14ChinaOilseeds, oils and mealsRapeseed2013.07StocksState reservesTightened procurement policies to prevent imported rapeseed oil from entering public reserves.
19/01/14ChinaOilseeds, oils and mealsSoybeans2013.07TradeGMO trade and marketing policiesApproved for importation three varieties of genetically modified soybeans.
19/01/14European UnionOilseeds, oils and mealsAll2013.07ProductionAgricultural poicyReached agreement on the direction of the block\'s common agricultural policy during 2014-2020. Including the [...]
19/01/14European UnionOilseeds, oils and mealsPalm oil2013.07ProductionSales taxesProvided assurance that domestic palm oil sales would not be subject to tax hikes on [...]
19/01/14IndiaOilseeds, oils and mealsAll2013.07ProductionSupport pricesRaised minimum support prices for oilseeds and other arable crops, with a view to stimulate [...]
19/01/14IndiaOilseeds, oils and mealsCoconut2013.07ProductionSector development assistanceExtended support for replanting and rejuvenation of coconut palm to entire country, with aa view [...]
19/01/14IndiaOilseeds, oils and mealsCoconut2013.07ProductionSector development assistanceConsidered measures to increase farmer uptake of the country\'s Coconut Palm Insurance Scheme.
19/01/14IndonesiaOilseeds, oils and mealsSoybeans2013.07StocksState reservesResumed state purchases with a view to stabilize domestic prices of soy-food products.
19/01/14PakistanOilseeds, oils and mealsRapeseed2013.07TradeImport policyIntroduced tax on rapeseed imports with a view to encourage domestic production of oilseeds.
19/01/14SenegalOilseeds, oils and mealsAll edible oils2013.07Consumption and marketingMarket regulationImposed caps on edibile oil retail prices in the Dakar region to protect consumers. [...]
10/12/13IndiaRiceAll2013.07Consumption and marketingFood subsidiesApproved the National Food Security Bill through an executive order. Parliamentary approval is still [...]
10/12/13IndiaRiceAll2013.07Consumption and marketingFood subsidiesApproved an additional allocation of 5.0 million tonnes of subsidized wheat and rice for distribution [...]
10/12/13ColombiaRiceAll2013.07Production Production supportIntroduced a subsidy programme for rice marketed between 16 July and 15 November 2013. Subsidy [...]
10/12/13IndiaRiceAll2013.07TradeImport tariffRemoved import duties on rice bran and rice bran oil cake, effective 1 October 2013. [...]
10/12/13IranRiceAll2013.07TradeImport agreementReached a government-to-government agreement with Thailand for the provision of 250 000 tonnes of [...]
06/11/13BrazilMeatBeef2013.07Trade Import ban liftedLifeted ban on imports of cattle from the San Pedro region of Paraguay.
06/11/13European UnionMeatPoultry2013.07Trade Export subsidies liftedEnded export subsidies for poultry.
06/11/13European UnionMeatOvine2013.07Trade Market regulationGranted duty-free quota for imports of lamb from the Ukraine.
06/11/13MexicoMeatPigmeat2013.07Trade Import banBanned imports of live pigs from the US due to presence of porcine epidemic diarrhea [...]
06/11/13ParaguayMeatBeef2013.07Trade Export ban liftedAnnounced all government-registered abattoirs in Paraguay are now able to market beef to Chile, following [...]
10/09/13BrazilOilseeds, oils and mealsSoybeans2013.07ProductionPhytosanitary measuresContinued implemantation of 90-day soybean free period, meant to cheack spread of diseases.
10/09/13BulgariaOilseeds, oils and mealsAll edible oils2013.07Consumption and marketingCompetition policySanctioned group of vegetable oil producers and retailers for creating a price cartel.
10/09/13CanadaOilseeds, oils and mealsRapeseed and soybeans2013.07ProductionSector development assistanceSupported R&D programs to enhance competitiveness and sustainability of the country's rapeseed and soybean industries. [...]
10/09/13ChinaOilseeds, oils and mealsSoybeans2013.07StocksState reservesResumed release of state soybean reserves set to resume.
10/09/13ChinaOilseeds, oils and mealsRapeseed2013.07StocksState reservesTightened procurement policies to prevent imported rapeseed oil from entering public reserves.
10/09/13ChinaOilseeds, oils and mealsSoybeans2013.07TradeGMO trade and marketing policiesApproved for importation three varieties of genetically modified soybeans.
10/09/13European UnionOilseeds, oils and mealsAll2013.07ProductionAgricultural poicyReached agreement on set of reforms to be applied on the bloc\'s common agricultural policy [...]
10/09/13European UnionBiofuelsAll2013.07Renewable energyRenewable energy policyEU parliament endorsed draft proposal to cap the contribution of food-based biofuels in the transportation [...]
10/09/13European UnionOilseeds, oils and mealsPalm oil2013.07Consumption and marketingSales taxesAssured that palm oil sales are not subject to tax hikes on environmental or [...]
10/09/13IndiaOilseeds, oils and mealsAll2013.07ProductionSupport pricesRaised minimum support prices for oilseeds and other crops.
10/09/13IndiaOilseeds, oils and mealsCoconut2013.07ProductionSector development assistanceAgreed to extend support for replanting and rejuvenation of coconut palm to entire country.
10/09/13IndiaOilseeds, oils and mealsCoconut2013.07ProductionSector development assistanceConsidered measures to increase farmer uptake of the country\'s Coconut Palm Insurance Scheme.
10/09/13IndonesiaOilseeds, oils and mealsSoybeans2013.07StocksState reservesAgreed to resume State purchases with a view to stabilize domestic prices of soy-food products. [...]
10/09/13IndonesiaOilseeds, oils and mealsPalm oil2013.07TradeExport taxContinued implementation of sliding export tax regime.
10/09/13MalaysiaBiofuelsBiodiesel2013.07Renewable energyRenewable energy policyDecided to extend mandatory commercialization of B5 biodiesel set to be extended to the entire [...]
10/09/13MalaysiaOilseeds, oils and mealsPalm oil2013.07TradeExport taxContinued implementation of sliding export tax regime.
10/09/13PakistanOilseeds, oils and mealsRapeseed2013.07TradeImport policyIntroduced tax on rapeseed imports with a view to encourage domestic production of oilseeds.
10/09/13PhilippinesBiofuelsBiodiesel2013.07Renewable energyRenewable energy policyComitted to increased the country’s mandated biodiesel blend from currently 2 percent to 5 percent [...]
10/09/13SenegalOilseeds, oils and mealsAll edible oils2013.07Consumption and marketingMarket regulationImposed price limits for edibile oil retail sales in the Dakar region.
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 [...]
20/08/13Bilateral/MultilateralRiceAll2013.07TradeTrade agreementBarter agreement reached between Pakistan and the Islamic Republic of Iran that will see wheat [...]
20/08/13PhilippinesRiceAll2013.07Consumption and marketingFood subsidiesGave approval to the National Food Authority to sell well-milled rice, in addition to regular [...]
20/08/13Sri LankaRiceAll2013.07StocksStock releaseAnnounced that the Paddy Marketing Board would release 50 000 tonnes of paddy for processing [...]
20/08/13ThailandRiceAll2013.07ProductionGovernment procurement Revoked the 20 percent price cut on paddy pledging prices, which had been approved twelve [...]
20/08/13ThailandRiceAll2013.07StocksStock releaseAnnounced that it would accelerate public stock releases. Starting in July, between 500 000 tonnes [...]
20/08/13ThailandRiceAll2013.07StocksStock releaseAnnounced that it would open bids to auction 350 000 tonnes of rice from Government [...]
20/08/13VietnamRiceAll2013.07TradeMinimum export pricesRaised the minimum export price for 25 percent broken rice by USD 10 to USD [...]
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 [...]
19/01/14ChinaOilseeds, oils and mealsRapeseed2013.06StocksState reservesResumed procurement of rapeseed to reconstitute state reserves for future market interventions and to support [...]
10/12/13IndiaRiceAll2013.06Consumption and marketing Government procurement Approved the release of 10.0 million tonnes of wheat and 500 000 tonnes of rice [...]
11/11/13ArgentinaGrainsMaize2013.06TradeExport QuotaAuthorised export of 16 million tonnes of maize from the 2013/14 crop.
06/11/13ChileMeatBeef2013.06Trade Import ban liftedGranted full market access granted for beef imports from Canada.
06/11/13ChinaMeatBeef2013.06Trade Import ban liftedRemoved foot-and-mouth disease-linked prohibition on imports of beef from Colombia.
06/11/13IndonesiaMeatBeef2013.06Trade Import ban liftedReopened market for US meat and bone meal (MBM), bone-in beef, bone-derived gelatin and beef [...]
06/11/13New Zealand MeatPigmeat2013.06Trade Import banBanned the import of raw pigmeat, pending a ruling by the Supreme Court, due to [...]
06/11/13QatarMeatPoultry2013.06Trade Import ban liftedLifted a ban on imports of poultry meat from Thailand, originally imposed following 2003 outbreak [...]
06/11/13IndiaMilk and dairy productsMilk2013.06Trade Import ban Extended ban on import of products from China – a ban that has been in [...]
07/10/13VietnamRiceAll2013.06TradeMinimum export pricesLowered the minimum export price for 35 percent broken rice by USD 5 to USD [...]
10/09/13IndonesiaOilseeds, oils and mealsPalm oil2013.06TradeExport taxContinued implementation of sliding export tax regime.
10/09/13MalaysiaOilseeds, oils and mealsPalm oil2013.06TradeExport taxContinued implementation of sliding export tax regime.
20/08/13BangladeshRiceAll2013.06ProductionBudgetary allocations, production support, Government procurementAs part of its 2013/2014 budgetary allocations, set aside Taka 90 billion (USD 1.2 billion) [...]
20/08/13BangladeshRiceAll2013.06TradeImport tariffsAnnounced that it would maintain import duty exemptions on rice and set an import target [...]
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 [...]
20/08/13BoliviaRiceAll2013.06TradeExport restrictionsAnnounced that rice export permits would not be issued in 2013, in order to ensure [...]
20/08/13BrazilRiceAll2013.06ProductionMinimum support pricesApproved new minimum support prices (MSP) for the 2014/15 season (2013/14 season for Brazil) to [...]
20/08/13BurundiRiceAll2013.06TradeImport tariffDecided to apply an import duty of 30 percent for milled/semi-milled rice until 30th June [...]
20/08/13China (Mainland)RiceAll2013.06Production Food safety measuresDeclared that a national soil survey would be carried out to probe the extend of [...]
20/08/13European UnionRiceAll2013.06TradeImport requirements, treatment of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)Extended an earlier decision laying down testing requirements for presence of unauthorized genetically modified strains [...]
20/08/13European UnionRiceAll2013.06TradePreferential trade arrangementReinstated trade preferences for Myanmar under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP). The measure grants [...]
20/08/13GambiaRiceAll2013.06TradeImport banAnnounced plans to prohibit rice imports starting in 2016, in line with efforts to promote [...]
20/08/13IndiaRiceAll2013.06ProductionSupport pricesRaised minimum support prices by 5 percent to Rupees 13 100 (USD 220) per tonne [...]
20/08/13IndiaRiceAll2013.06StocksStock releaseApproved the release of 10.0 million tonnes of wheat and 500 000 tonnes of rice [...]
20/08/13KenyaRiceAll2013.06TradeImport tariffLowered the 75 percent rice import duty applicable under the Common External Tariff of the [...]
20/08/13MaliRiceAll2013.06TradeImport tariffsIn light of sufficient local stock availabilities, decided not to suspend import duties on rice [...]
20/08/13MexicoRiceAll2013.06TradeSanitary/phytosanitary measures, import restrictionsStepped-up inspection and quarantine measures on rice originated from Pakistan, following found presence of khapra [...]
20/08/13RwandaRiceAll2013.06TradeImport tariffLowered the 75 percent rice import duty applicable under the Common External Tariff of the [...]
20/08/13TanzaniaRiceAll2013.06TradeImport tariffDecided to apply a duty rate of 25 percent on imported rice and of 10 [...]
20/08/13ThailandRiceAll2013.06ProductionGovernment procurement Reduced pledging prices for secondary paddy crops by 20 percent to Baht 11 040-12 000 [...]
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 [...]
17/07/14IndiaRiceAll2013.05Production Government procurementInstructed state governments to reduce quantities procured from millers under statutory levy to a maximum [...]
19/01/14ChinaOilseeds, oils and mealsRapeseed2013.05TradeTrade restrictionsRelaxed restrictions of importation of rapeseed from Canada.
19/01/14ChinaOilseeds, oils and mealsRapeseed2013.05TradeTrade restrictionsAgreed on new strict shipment protocol that allowed resumption of India’s rapeseed meal exports to [...]
19/01/14Egypt Oilseeds, oils and mealsSunflower oil2013.05TradeSouth-south cooperationSigned a joint agricultural project with Sudan that would secure Egypt\'s import requirement in sunflower [...]
19/01/14IndonesiaOilseeds, oils and mealsAll2013.05ProductionEnvironmental policyExtended ban on clearing primary rain forest and carbon-rich peatland, for two years.
19/01/14MoroccoOilseeds, oils and mealsAll oilseeds2013.05ProductionSector development assistanceSigned agreement with the national oilseeds industry federation aimed at tripling country’s area seeded with [...]
19/01/14ParaguayOilseeds, oils and mealsSoybeans2013.05TradeExport taxConsidered introduction of export taxation for soybeans, soyoil, soymeal and other grains.
19/01/14Sudan Oilseeds, oils and mealsSunflower oil2013.05ProductionSouth-south cooperationAgreed to implement a joint agricultural project with Egypt that would help meeting Egypt\'s import [...]
19/01/14TurkeyOilseeds, oils and mealsRapeseed2013.05TradeGMO importsSuspended entry of selected genetically modified products, including rapeseed, into the country, based on concerns [...]
19/01/14VietnamOilseeds, oils and mealsSoy and palm oil2013.05TradeImport policyApplied temporary duty surcharges to imports of refined soy and palm oil imports.
10/12/13IndiaRiceAll2013.05Consumption and marketing Food subsidiesApproved an additional allocation of 4.2 million tonnes of wheat and 2.0 million tonnes of [...]
10/12/13BrazilRiceAll2013.05StocksStock releaseDeclared that the Government would release rice from state reserves should producer prices exceed Reals [...]
07/10/13VietnamRiceAll2013.05ProductionGovernment procurementAnnounced plans to purchase 1.0 million tonnes of summer-autumn rice from farmers, starting 15 June [...]
10/09/13TurkeyOilseeds, oils and mealsRapeseed2013.05TradeGMO importsSuspended entry of a number of genetically modified products (including rapeseed) into the country citing [...]
10/09/13United States of AmericaBiofuelsBiodiesel2013.05Renewable energyRenewable energy policyDecided tha all biofuel and biofuel feedstock, including rapeseed, approved in Canada automatically meet the [...]
10/09/13VietnamOilseeds, oils and mealsSoy and palm oil2013.05TradeImport policyApplied temporary surcharges to the imports of refined soy and palm oil imports.
10/09/13ArgentinaBiofuelsBiodiesel2013.05TradeDispute settlementFiled a new WTO complaint against the European Union concerning the latter\'s biodiesel importation and [...]
10/09/13ArgentinaBiofuelsBiodiesel2013.05Renewable energyRenewable energy policyRaised mandatory blending with soyoil-based biodiesel to 10.
10/09/13ChinaOilseeds, oils and mealsRapeseed2013.05StocksState reservesate-owned firms to purchase 5 mln tons of rapeseed from the country’s forthcoming crop. [...]
10/09/13ChinaOilseeds, oils and mealsRapeseed2013.05TradeTrade restrictionsRelaxed restrictions of imprtation of rapeseed from Canada.
10/09/13ChinaOilseeds, oils and mealsRapeseed2013.05TradeTrade restrictionsAgreed on new strict shipment protocol that allowed resumption of India’s rapeseed meal exports to [...]
10/09/13Egypt Oilseeds, oils and mealsSunflower oil2013.05OtherSouth-south cooperationSigned a joint agricultural project with Sudan that would secure Egypt's import requirements in sunflower [...]
10/09/13Sudan Oilseeds, oils and mealsSunflower oil2013.05OtherSouth-south cooperationAgreed to implement a joint agricultural project with Egypt that would help meeting Egypt's import [...]
10/09/13European UnionBiofuelsBiodiesel2013.05TradeTrade restrictionsImposed provisional anti-dumping duties on imports of biodiesel and biodiesel blends from Argentina and Indonesia. [...]
10/09/13IndonesiaOilseeds, oils and mealsOil palm2013.05ProductionEnvironmental policyExtended ban on clearing primary rain forest and carbon-rich peatland (e.g. for oil palm plantations), [...]
10/09/13IndonesiaOilseeds, oils and mealsPalm oil2013.05TradeExport taxContinued implementation of sliding export tax regime.
10/09/13MalaysiaOilseeds, oils and mealsPalm oil2013.05TradeExport taxContinued implementation of sliding export tax regime.
10/09/13MoroccoOilseeds, oils and mealsAll oilseeds2013.05ProductionSector development assistanceSigned agreement with the national oilseeds industry federation aimed at tripling country’s area seeded with [...]
10/09/13ParaguayOilseeds, oils and mealsSoybeans2013.05TradeExport taxConsidered introduction of export taxation for soybeans, soyoil, soymeal and other grains.
20/08/13BoliviaRiceAll2013.05TradeImport quotaAnnounced that it would import 9 200 tonnes of rice from regional suppliers and impose [...]
20/08/13CambodiaRiceAll2013.05Production Development of producer organizationsAdopted a law on farmer cooperatives, laying down guidelines for their establishment and recognition. Cooperatives [...]
20/08/13Costa RicaRiceAll2013.05Other Sector policy framework, production, consumption and marketingSet in place a transitional mechanism to phase out the price support system for rice. [...]
20/08/13EgyptRiceAll2013.05TradeExport restrictionsAnnounced that rice exports would not be permitted until the September start to the 2013 [...]
20/08/13IndonesiaRiceAll2013.05Consumption and marketingFood subsidiesAnnounced that the State Logistics Agency (Bulog) would distribute three additional monthly rations of rice [...]
20/08/13IranRiceAll2013.05Production Self-sufficiency planDevelopment strategy for rice approved by Parliament. The document envisages the country attaining self-sufficiency in [...]
20/08/13SenegalRiceAll2013.05Consumption and marketingConsumer pricesSet ceiling prices on non-fragrant broken rice along with other products. In the case of [...]
20/08/13ThailandRiceAll2013.05ProductionGovernment procurement Confirmed intentions to extend the paddy pledging program to 2013/14 crops. The scheme is expected [...]
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 [...]
13/06/13NigeriaRiceAll2013.05TradeImport restrictionsAnnounced that it would step-up border protection in order to curb rice smuggling. All rice [...]
13/06/13ThailandRiceAll2013.05StocksStock releaseAnnounced plans to expedite the release of rice from Government stocks to domestic and international [...]
13/06/13VenezuelaRiceAll2013.05Production Production supportApproved a one-time subsidy for the 2013 summer crop cycle. Producers are to receive Bolívares [...]
13/06/13Bilateral/MultilateralRiceAll2013.05StocksTrade agreementGovernments of Guyana and Venezuela agreed to renew the PetroCaribe rice trade agreement for an [...]
05/06/13UkraineMeatPoultry2013.05Trade Export banSuspended exports of chicken meat to the Russian Federation from two producing firms while investigating [...]
05/06/13UkraineMeatPigmeat2013.05Trade Import banBanned imports of pigs, pork and products made of it from Belarus, due to the [...]
05/06/13UkraineMeatLive animals2013.05Trade Import banBanned imports of pigs, pork and products made of it from Belarus, due to the [...]
16/05/13Bilateral/MultilateralSugar Sugar2013.05Trade Import dutiesThe Customs Union of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan has doubled the raw sugar import duty [...]
16/05/13BrazilSugar Ethanol2013.05Other Blend ratioGovernment of Brazil decided to increase the amount of ethanol blended into gasoline to 25 [...]
20/08/13Dominican RepublicRiceAll2013.04ProductionSupport pricesPaddy support prices set at Pesos 2 150 - 2 250 per 120 kilo [...]
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 [...]
13/06/13IndonesiaRiceAll2013.04Consumption and marketingFood subsidiesAnnounced that effective January 2014, rations under the public subsidized distribution scheme (Raskin) will be [...]
13/06/13IndonesiaRiceAll2013.04TradeImport agreementSigned a Memorandum of Understanding with Myanmar for the annual provision of up to 500 [...]
13/06/13MyanmarRiceAll2013.04Production Government procurement, support pricesAnnounced plans to procure 100 000 tonnes of rice during the 2013-2014 fiscal year to [...]
13/06/13PanamaRiceAll2013.04Production Credit, marketing assistanceAnnounced that USD 6 million worth of credit and marketing assistance would be provided to [...]
13/06/13PeruRiceAll2013.04Production Production support, export promotion, promotion of local productsAgreed with industry representatives to promote exports to fellow Andean countries, greater domestic consumption of [...]
13/06/13PhilippinesRiceAll2013.04Production Production supportAllocated Pesos 500 million (USD 12 million) to encourage greater hybrid rice cultivation in 2013 [...]
13/06/13PhilippinesRiceAll2013.04TradeImport agreementSigned a Memorandum of Understanding with Cambodia, enabling the National Food Authority to import rice [...]
13/06/13ThailandRiceAll2013.04StocksStock releaseAnnounced a plan to release 500 000 tonnes of white rice from Government stocks through [...]
13/06/13ThailandRiceAll2013.04StocksStock releaseDelayed plans to release 500 000 tonnes of white rice from government stocks through tender, [...]
13/06/13TurkeyRiceAll2013.04TradeImport quota, import tariffsAllocated a 100 000 tonne, free of duty, import quota to the Turkish Grain Board [...]
13/06/13VietnamRiceAll2013.04TradeMinimum export pricesLowered floor prices for 35 percent broken rice by USD 5 to USD 365 per [...]
13/06/13BoliviaRiceAll2013.04Production Government procurement, purchasing pricesAnnounced that the state enterprise EMAPA would procure supplies from the 2013 harvest at USD [...]
13/06/13EcuadorRiceAll2013.04Production Production support, support pricesFollowing a meeting of the Rice Consultative Council, announced a 4 percent increase in paddy [...]
05/06/13BelarusMeatPoultry2013.04Trade Import ban liftedLifted the ban on the import of poultry meat from Czech Republic.
05/06/13CanadaMeatBeef2013.04Consumption and marketing State market interventionExtended the national beef levy until 30 June 2015. The non-refundable national levy (expected to [...]
05/06/13ChileMeatBeef2013.04Trade Export banSuspended beef exports to the EU while it investigates supply chain weaknesses identified by a [...]
05/06/13ColombiaMeatAll2013.04Trade Export banRestricted meat exports to Venezuela to prevent domestic shortages and rising domestic prices.
05/06/13KyrgyzstanMeatPoultry2013.04Trade Import banBanned imports of poultry and poultry products from China in connection with the spread of [...]
05/06/13MalaysiaMeatPoultry2013.04Trade Import banSuspended temporarily the import of chicken products from China as a precaution against the H7N9 [...]
05/06/13RussiaMeatBeef2013.04Trade Import banBanned virtually all beef and pork from Canada, after Canadian farmers were granted permission to [...]
05/06/13RussiaMeatPigmeat2013.04Trade Import banBanned virtually all beef and pork from Canada, after Canadian farmers were granted permission to [...]
05/06/13RussiaMeatBeef2013.04Trade Import banBanned almost all imports of Mexican beef because of concerns that Mexican producers had not [...]
05/06/13VietnamMeatPoultry2013.04Trade Import banSuspended poultry imports from China after detection of the new avian influenza strain H7N9.
05/06/13BrazilMilk and dairy productsDairy products2013.04Trade Tariff rate quota Established a tariff rate quota (TRQ) on lactose products for 4 476 tonnes, subject to an [...]
05/06/13IraqMilk and dairy productsAll2013.04Trade Export ban liftedLifted import ban on milk and dairy products from Egypt, which had been in place [...]
16/05/13IndiaSugar Sugar2013.04Consumption and marketing Taxes and quotasRemoved levy quota mechanism under which sugar mills had to sell 10% of production at [...]
10/12/13IndiaRiceAll2013.03Consumption and marketing Food subsidiesA revised version of the National Food Security Act approved by the Indian Cabinet. The [...]
18/06/13CanadaOilseeds, oils and mealsRapeseed2013.03Consumption and marketingSector development assistanceLaunched three support programmes focusing on the adaptation to emerging market opportunities, commercialization of new [...]
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.
13/06/13EgyptRiceAll2013.03Production Cultivation limitsDeclared that sufficient irrigation water would be provided to cultivate 1.76 million feddans (739 000 [...]
13/06/13GuineaRiceAll2013.03TradeImport agreementSigned a Memorandum of Understanding with Viet Nam for the annual provision of 300 000 [...]
13/06/13IraqRiceAll2013.03TradeImport requirementsAgreed to modify tender specifications for rice originating in the United States. Certification of non-GMO [...]
13/06/13PhilippinesRiceAll2013.03TradeImport quotaAnnounced plans to import 187 000 tonnes of rice by 30 June 2013, as part [...]
13/06/13PhilippinesRiceAll2013.03TradeImport quotaAnnounced that applications to import 163 000 tonnes of rice under Minimum Access Volume (MAV) [...]
13/06/13ThailandRiceAll2013.03Production Government procurement, support pricesApproved the extension of the Paddy Pledging Program for 2012–/2013 off-season crops. Farmers will continue [...]
13/06/13ThailandRiceAll2013.03StocksStock releaseApproved the release of 20 000 tonnes of Hom Mali rice and 10 000 tonnes [...]
13/06/13ThailandRiceAll2013.03StocksStock releaseAnnounced a target of redeeming Baht 180 billion (USD 6.1 billion) worth of revenue from [...]
13/06/13VietnamRiceAll2013.03TradeMinimum export pricesSuspended minimum export prices for 5 percent broken rice and raised them for 35 percent [...]
13/06/13BangladeshRiceAll2013.03Production Government procurement, purchasing pricesAnnounced that government will buy 900 000 tonnes of rice and 150 000 tonnes of [...]
13/06/13BangladeshRiceAll2013.03Production Production supportAllocated Taka 430 million (USD 5.4 million) to support Aus crop cultivation during the 2013 [...]
13/06/13BeninRiceAll2013.03Consumption and marketingFood subsidiesExtended the subsidized sales programme for rice and maize for a second round. Locally produced [...]
13/06/13BrazilRiceAll2013.03Consumption and marketingTax policyExonerated products composing the basic food basket, including rice, from Social Integration Program (PIS), Contribution [...]
13/06/13ColombiaRiceAll2013.03Production Support prices, warehouse receipts programAgreed to institute reference floor/ceiling prices for paddy. Producers are to receive a minimum of [...]
05/06/13BelarusMeatPigmeat2013.03Trade Import ban liftedLifted the ban it had imposed in early January on the import of pork, poultry [...]
05/06/13BelarusMeatPoultry2013.03Trade Import ban liftedLifted the ban it had imposed in early January on the import of pork, poultry [...]
05/06/13RussiaMeatPoultry2013.03Trade Import ban liftedRestricted temporarily imports from the one specific poultry farm in Ukraine, and introduced enhanced [...]
05/06/13RussiaMeatPoultry2013.03Trade Import ban liftedApproved imports of poultry from two processing plants in Brazil, in a first concrete step [...]
05/06/13RussiaMeatLive animals2013.03Production State market interventionApproved, with Resolution Nr 338, the disbursement of subsidies from the 2013 federal budget to [...]
05/06/13UkraineMeatPigmeat2013.03Trade Import banBanned imports of pork from Brazil, on claims that various companies from Brazil [...]
05/06/13Bilateral/MultilateralMilk and dairy productsAll2013.03Trade Import dutiesRussia-Belarus-Kazakhstan: Customs Union increased the import duties on certain types of cheese by 5–10 percent [...]
16/05/13European UnionSugar Sugar and isoglucose2013.03Consumption and marketing TaxesAdopted on 22 March 2013. Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No. 281/2013 laying down measures with [...]
16/05/13IndiaSugar Sugar2013.03Trade QuotasMillers are permitted to sell 10,4 million tonnes of non-levy sugar from April to September [...]
16/05/13PakistanSugar Sugar2013.03Trade Export subsidy and taxesFreight subsidy of Rs 1.75/kg ($18/ton) approved by the Economic Coordination Committee of the Cabinet [...]
10/12/13IndiaRiceAll2013.02Consumption and marketing Budgetary allocations, food subsidiesAs part of its 2013-2014 budgetary allocations, set aside Rupees 100 billion (USD 1.8 billion) [...]
18/06/13CanadaOilseeds, oils and mealsAll oilseeds2013.02ProductionSector development assistanceLaunched, together with concerned private sector bodies, voluntary standards to control major plant pests and [...]
18/06/13CanadaOilseeds, oils and mealsRapeseed2013.02ProductionSector development assistanceRaised coverage and areas included under the crop insurance programme of Manitoba province; added soybean [...]
18/06/13CanadaOilseeds, oils and mealsSoybeans2013.02ProductionSector development assistanceRaised coverage and areas included under the crop insurance programme of Manitoba province; added soybean [...]
18/06/13CanadaOilseeds, oils and mealsSunflowerseed2013.02ProductionSector development assistanceRaised coverage and areas included under the crop insurance programme of Manitoba province; added soybean [...]
18/06/13CanadaBiofuelsAll2013.02Renewable energyRenewable energy policyAnnounced phasing out of biofuel production subsidies by 2017 – drawing attention to the biodiesel [...]
18/06/13China (Mainland)Oilseeds, oils and mealsRapeseed2013.02TradeImport policyRelaxed 3-year old ban on rapeseed imports from Australia.
18/06/13China (Mainland)Oilseeds, oils and mealsAll2013.02ProductionProduction supportRenewed commitment to reach self-sufficiency in grains as a means to tackle rural poverty [...]
18/06/13China (Mainland)Oilseeds, oils and mealsRapeseed2013.02TradeImport restrictionsConsidered removal of remaining import restrictions for rapeseed (introduced in 2009 on phytosanitary grounds).
18/06/13China (Mainland)Oilseeds, oils and mealsSoybeans2013.02StocksState reservesReleased state reserves to ease domestic supply tightness and stabilize domestic prices.
18/06/13China (Mainland)Oilseeds, oils and mealsRapeseed oil2013.02StocksState reservesReleased state reserves to ease domestic supply tightness and stabilize domestic prices.
18/06/13CubaBiofuelsBiodiesel2013.02Renewable energyRenewable energy policy Promoted the establishment of a national biodiesel industry based on locally produced jatropha oil.
18/06/13FijiOilseeds, oils and mealsCoconut 2013.02ProductionSector development assistanceSupported coconut industry rehabilitation through encouragement of planting/replanting activities using improved seedlings.
18/06/13IndiaOilseeds, oils and mealsCopra2013.02Consumption and marketingMarketing support Marketing assistance provided to small coconut producers in Tamil Nadu state.
18/06/13IndonesiaOilseeds, oils and mealsSoybeans2013.02StocksMarket regulation / state reserves Reiterated plan to set up public reserves of soybeans with a view to regulate domestic [...]
18/06/13IndonesiaOilseeds, oils and mealsCoconut 2013.02ProductionSector development assistanceLaunched new public-private partnership to strengthen smallholder coconut farming, so as to enhance the sector\'s [...]
18/06/13IranOilseeds, oils and mealsAll2013.02Consumption and marketingConsumer supportEngaged in discussions about a plan to provide subsidized staple foods (including rice, vegetable oil [...]
18/06/13IranBiofuelsBiodiesel2013.02Renewable energyRenewable energy policyPromoted the establishment of a national biodiesel industry, based on locally produced jatropha oil and [...]
18/06/13MalaysiaBiofuelsBiodiesel2013.02Renewable energyRenewable energy policyAnnounced plans to shift to 10 percent mandatory blending by mid-2014, with aim to pursue environmental [...]
18/06/13MalaysiaOilseeds, oils and mealsPalm oil2013.02OtherEnvironmental policySupported the launch of two national schemes for the certification of sustainably produced palm oil. [...]
18/06/13PhilippinesOilseeds, oils and mealsCoconut 2013.02ProductionSector development assistanceLaunched new public-private partnership to strengthen smallholder coconut farming, aiming at the development of a [...]
18/06/13Saudi ArabiaBiofuelsBiodiesel2013.02Renewable energyRenewable energy policy Endorsed establishment of a national biodiesel industry using used cooking oil as feedstock.
18/06/13UkraineOilseeds, oils and mealsSunflowerseed2013.02Consumption and marketingMarket regulationAdjusted downward the minimum prices of sunflower seed, oil and meal to reflect weakening domestic [...]
18/06/13UkraineOilseeds, oils and mealsSoybeans2013.02ProductionProduction supportExtended subsidization of crop insurance to maize, soybean and sugar beet.
18/06/13United States of AmericaOilseeds, oils and mealsRapeseed2013.02ProductionProduction supportAdapted federal crop insurance programme to specific needs of farmers growing high-oleic rapeseed.
18/06/13United States of AmericaOilseeds, oils and mealsCamelina oil2013.02Renewable energyRenewable energy policyApproved oil of camelina seed as biodiesel feedstock, meeting the 50 percent GHG reduction threshold required [...]
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 [...]
13/06/13European UnionRiceAll2013.02TradeProtected geographical indicationEntered Thai “Khao Hom Mali Thung Kula Rong-Hai” rice into the register of protected designations [...]
13/06/13IndiaRiceAll2013.02Production Budgetary allocations, production support, crop diversification, agricultural credit, storageRenewed the “Bringing the Green Revolution to Eastern India” (BGREI) scheme through a Rupees 10.0 [...]
13/06/13PhilippinesRiceAll2013.02TradeImport quotaSigned an agreement with industry representatives in Luzon to combat rice smuggling. The accord envisages [...]
13/06/13RussiaRiceAll2013.02TradeImport restrictions, phytosanitary measuresAnnounced that temporary import restrictions on Indian rice would be imposed due to detection of [...]
13/06/13VietnamRiceAll2013.02TradeMinimum export pricesSet minimum export prices for 5 percent broken rice at USD 410 per tonne and [...]
13/06/13BangladeshRiceAll2013.02TradeExport banIncluded non-aromatic rice in the list of items prohibited for export under the country’s export [...]
13/06/13China (Mainland)RiceAll2013.02Production Support pricesRaised government paddy procurement prices for the 2013 season by 10 percent to Yuan 132 [...]
13/06/13EcuadorRiceAll2013.02Consumption and marketingReference pricesApproved the institution of reference wholesale prices for a set of 46 products, including selected [...]
13/06/13EgyptRiceAll2013.02TradeExport licensesAwarded export licenses for 173 000 tones through a tender held on 14 February 2013. [...]
05/06/13Bilateral/MultilateralMeatPoultry2013.02Trade Animal welfare regulationsRussia-Belarus-Kazakhstan: Approved veterinary certificate for export of poultry from USA to the Customs Union.
05/06/13ChileMeatBeef 2013.02Trade Import ban liftedEnded its ban on US beef and beef products, imposed in 2003 after a US cow [...]
05/06/13JapanMeatBeef2013.02Trade Import ban liftedLifted its ban on imports of beef from the US, France and the Netherlands.
05/06/13RussiaMeatAll2013.02Trade Import banBanned imports of chilled pork, beef and poultry from Germany for, allegedly, excessively lax [...]
05/06/13RussiaMeatPigmeat2013.02Trade Import banBanned the imports of frozen pork and beef, as well as turkey meat and by-products [...]
05/06/13RussiaMeatBeef2013.02Trade Import banBanned the imports of frozen pork and beef, as well as turkey meat and by-products [...]
05/06/13RussiaMeatPoultry2013.02Trade Import banBanned the imports of frozen pork and beef, as well as turkey meat and by-products [...]
05/06/13ThailandMeatBeef2013.02Trade Import ban liftedLifted the ban on imports of beef products from the EU which was imposed in [...]
05/06/13United Arab EmiratesMeatPoultry2013.02Trade Import banBanned poultry imports from Bulgaria to prevent the entry of epidemic diseases .
05/06/13United States of AmericaMilk and dairy productsDairy products2013.02Trade Tariff rate quota Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) published an advance notice of proposed rulemaking, requesting public comments on [...]
10/12/13BrazilRiceAll2013.01StocksStock releaseReleased 45 416 tonnes of paddy from state reserves, out of a total of 69 [...]
20/08/13BurundiRiceAll2013.01TradeImport tariffSuspended the 75 percent rice import duty applicable under the Common External Tariff of the [...]
18/06/13ArgentinaOilseeds, oils and mealsAll edible oils2013.01TradeImport policyTemporarily raised import tariffs above MERCOSUR\'s common external tariff.
18/06/13China (Mainland)Oilseeds, oils and mealsAll edible oils2013.01Consumption and marketingQuality standardsIntroduced stricter quality controls on edible oil imports to guarantee product safety.
18/06/13European UnionBiofuelsBiodiesel2013.01TradeImport policyIntroduced mandatory registration of biodiesel imports originating from Argentina and Indonesia in the context of [...]
18/06/13IndiaOilseeds, oils and mealsAll edible oils2013.01TradeImport policyReinstated import duties on crude vegetable oils and changed method for calculating the base import [...]
18/06/13IndonesiaBiofuelsBiodiesel 2013.01Renewable energyRenewable energy policyRaised government-set price for palm oil-based biodiesel to further stimulate domestic production.
18/06/13MalaysiaBiofuelsBiodiesel2013.01Renewable energyRenewable energy policyMoved to nationwide implementation of 5 percent mandatory fuel blending rate (palm oil-based biodiesel) and considered [...]
18/06/13ThailandOilseeds, oils and mealsPalm oil2013.01StocksMarket regulationAccepted to take palm oil into public stock to stem a fall in farmgate price. [...]
18/06/13United States of AmericaOilseeds, oils and mealsAll2013.01ProductionAgricultural policyProvisionally extended 2008-2012 Farm Bill for nine months, i.e. through the 2013 crop-growing season, with [...]
18/06/13VietnamOilseeds, oils and mealsPalm oil2013.01TradeImport policyConsidered charging “emergency import tariffs” on refined soy and palm oil to prevent rising imports [...]
18/06/13VietnamOilseeds, oils and mealsSoybean oil2013.01TradeImport policyConsidered charging “emergency import tariffs” on refined soy and palm oil to prevent rising imports [...]
14/06/13European UnionGrainsWheat2013.01Other Futures market developmentAnnounced the first Europe-based durum futures market would be launched on 21 January. The new [...]
13/06/13LiberiaRiceAll2013.01TradeImport tariffRenewed import tariff exemptions on semi/wholly milled rice and broken rice, in an effort to [...]
13/06/13MyanmarRiceAll2013.01Production Production support, creditAnnounced that seasonal loan limits for summer paddy crops would be raised from Kyat 80 [...]
13/06/13Republic of KoreaRiceAll2013.01StocksStock releaseAnnounced that the government would release 211 000 tonnes of rice from reserves to local [...]
13/06/13Republic of KoreaRiceAll2013.01TradeImport quotaAnnounced its 2013 Minimum Market Access (MMA) purchase plan ahead of time, in order to [...]
13/06/13SyriaRiceAll2013.01TradeImport tariffAnnounced plans to eliminate import duties on rice and 16 other staple products, in addition [...]
13/06/13VietnamRiceAll2013.01Production Government procurementAnnounced that member companies of the Vietnam Food Association would purchase 1.0 million tonnes of [...]
13/06/13BrazilRiceAll2013.01StocksStock releaseAnnounced that public stock releases would be stopped so as to avert downward pressure on [...]
13/06/13Côte d'IvoireRiceAll2013.01Production Foreign agricultural investmentSigned a framework agreement with Louis Dreyfus, a multinational commodity trading company, that will seek [...]
05/06/13BelarusMeatBeef2013.01Trade Import banSuspended imports of Brazilian beef due to the outbreak of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in [...]
05/06/13BelarusMeatPoultry2013.01Trade Import banImposed temporary restrictions on the import of poultry and poultry product from Bulgaria to prevent [...]
05/06/13China (Mainland)MeatBeef2013.01Trade Import banSuspended imports of Brazilian beef due to the outbreak of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in [...]
05/06/13JordanMeatBeef2013.01Trade Import banSuspended imports of Brazilian beef due to the outbreak of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in [...]
05/06/13PeruMeatBeef2013.01Trade Import banSuspended imports of Brazilian beef due to the outbreak of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in [...]
05/06/13QatarMeatBeef2013.01Trade Import banSuspended imports of Brazilian beef due to the outbreak of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in [...]
05/06/13UkraineMeatLive animals2013.01Production State market interventionAnnounced a record allocation of UAH 650 million (USD 80.4 million) from the state budget to be [...]
05/06/13BulgariaMilk and dairy productsDairy products2013.01Trade Marketing and TradeIntroduced a regulation to limit production of dairy products containing vegetable oil (palm oil) ingredients. [...]
05/06/13KenyaMilk and dairy productsMilk2013.01Consumption and marketing Sales banKenya Dairy Board (KDB) imposed a ban on the sale of raw milk.
16/05/13IndiaSugar Sugar2013.01Trade Taxes and quotasGovernment eases penalty for conversion of unsold sugar into levy sugar in the given period [...]
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.
11/04/14IndiaRiceAll2012.12StocksStock limits, licensing requirementsExtended orders permitting states to impose stock holding limits and licensing requirements on rice and [...]
10/12/13BrazilRiceAll2012.12StocksStock releaseReleased 24 929 tonnes of paddy from state reserves, out of a total of 80 [...]
11/11/13IndonesiaGrainsWheat2012.12TradeImport TariffIntroduced 20 percent emergency tariff on wheat flour imports for 200 days.
18/06/13China (Mainland)Oilseeds, oils and mealsAll edible oils2012.12TradeImport/export policyLowered administrative custom fees for exports and imports to stimulate trade growth.
18/06/13China (Mainland)Oilseeds, oils and mealsRapeseed2012.12OtherMarket regulationEncouraged futures trading in rapeseed and rapeseed meal (in addition to rapeseed oil).
18/06/13China (Mainland)Oilseeds, oils and mealsCoconut products2012.12Consumption and marketingSouth-South cooperationAgreed to help develop the coconut industry in Sri Lanka, to enhance exportation of coconut-based [...]
18/06/13Sri LankaOilseeds, oils and mealsCoconut products2012.12Consumption and marketingSouth-South cooperationAgreed to help develop the coconut industry in Sri Lanka, to enhance exportation of coconut-based [...]
18/06/13PeruOilseeds, oils and mealsFish meal and oil2012.12ProductionResource managementCut the catch quota cut for the key fishing months of December-January 2012/13 to allow [...]
18/06/13ThailandOilseeds, oils and mealsPalm oil2012.12ProductionProducer support / consumer protectionEstablished a minimum price range for oil palm fruit purchases by palm oil factories so [...]
18/06/13United States of AmericaBiofuelsBiodiesel2012.12OtherTax creditGranted retroactive federal tax credit for biodiesel for all of 2012, and extended up to [...]
14/06/13EcuadorGrainsMaize2012.12Production Productive assets Approved the Plan Semillas de Alto Rendimiento for maize, which finances the access small-scale farmers [...]
13/06/13HaitiRiceAll2012.12TradeImport agreement, production supportReached a government-to-government agreement with Viet Nam for the provision of rice on preferential terms. [...]
13/06/13MyanmarRiceAll2012.12StocksGovernment procurementAnnounced that the Myanmar Rice Federation would procure 100 000 tonnes of rice between December [...]
13/06/13RussiaRiceAll2012.12TradeImport restrictions, phytosanitary measuresCalled for urgent consultations with Indian officials, after khapra beetle was found in a small [...]
13/06/13ThailandRiceAll2012.12StocksStock releaseScaled back earlier announced plans to release 600 000 tonnes of fragrant rice from government [...]
13/06/13VenezuelaRiceAll2012.12Consumption and marketingConsumer pricesRaised ceilings on consumer prices by 28 percent to Bolívares 7.2 (USD 1.7 ) per [...]
13/06/13VietnamRiceAll2012.12TradeImport quotaExempted 70 000 tonnes of rice originating from the Lao PDR from import duties, valid [...]
13/06/13VietnamRiceAll2012.12TradeMinimum export pricesIntroduced a Minimum Export Price (MEP) of USD 370 per tonne for 35 percent broken [...]
13/06/13AustraliaRiceAll2012.12TradeExport and marketing arrangementsSingle-desk arrangement for rice renewed by the Government of New South Wales until 30 June [...]
13/06/13BangladeshRiceAll2012.12TradeImport agreementAgreed to renew the memorandum of understanding with Thailand until 2016, envisaging the supply of [...]
13/06/13BoliviaRiceAll2012.12Production Government procurementAnnounced plans to procure up to 60 000 tonnes from the 2013 harvest.
13/06/13BurundiRiceAll2012.12Consumption and marketingConsumer prices, value added taxesExtended the exemption of value added taxes and other administrative charges levied on rice and [...]
13/06/13EcuadorRiceAll2012.12Production Production supportAnnounced the introduction of a support programme for small-scale producers of maize and rice. The [...]
13/06/13EgyptRiceAll2012.12TradeExport licensesAwarded export licenses for 188 000 tonnes of rice through a tender held on 3 [...]
05/06/13China (Mainland)MeatBeef2012.12Trade Import banSuspended imports of Brazilian beef due to the outbreak of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in [...]
05/06/13EgyptMeatBeef2012.12Trade Import banSuspended imports of Brazilian beef due to the outbreak of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in [...]
05/06/13IndonesiaMeatPoultry2012.12Trade Import banSuspended the import of poultry from Australia following notification from the World Organization for Animal [...]
05/06/13JapanMeatBeef2012.12Trade Import banSuspended imports of Brazilian beef due to the outbreak of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in [...]
05/06/13Republic of KoreaMeatBeef2012.12Trade Import banSuspended imports of Brazilian beef due to the outbreak of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in [...]
05/06/13Saudi ArabiaMeatBeef2012.12Trade Import banSuspended imports of Brazilian beef due to the outbreak of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in [...]
05/06/13South AfricaMeatBeef2012.12Trade Import banSuspended imports of Brazilian beef due to the outbreak of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in [...]
05/06/13KuwaitMeatLive animals2012.12Trade Import banBan on imports of birds and eggs from the Islamic Republic of Iran following reports [...]
05/06/13MexicoMilk and dairy productsDairy products2012.12Trade Import quotaAnnounced it will allow a total of 44 200 metric tonnes of dairy product preparations (dairy [...]
05/06/13MexicoMilk and dairy productsMilk powder 2012.12Trade Import quotaAnnounced opening of a duty free 80,000 tonne import quota for milk powder imported from [...]
05/06/13Bilateral/MultilateralMilk and dairy productsAll2012.12Trade Free trade agreementNew Zealand-United States of America: Agreement signed between New Zealand and the US Food and [...]
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 [...]
10/12/13IndiaRiceAll2012.11Consumption and marketingFood subsidiesApproved an additional allocation of 500 000 tonnes of rice and an equal amount of [...]
10/12/13BrazilRiceAll2012.11StocksStock releaseReleased 38 072 tonnes of paddy from state reserves, out of a total of 74 [...]
10/12/13BrazilRiceAll2012.11StocksStock releaseReleased 29 123 tonnes of paddy from state reserves, out of a total of 80 [...]
18/06/13CanadaOilseeds, oils and mealsBrassica carinata oil2012.11Renewable energyRenewable energy policyBacked research on industrial applications of carinata oil, including as aviation biofuel.
18/06/13DenmarkOilseeds, oils and mealsAll edible oils2012.11OtherHealth policyRepealed one-year old tax on fat consumption as it did not produced the changes sought. [...]
18/06/13European UnionOilseeds, oils and mealsOlive oil2012.11Consumption and marketingMarket regulationConsidered changes to the EU\'s olive oil marketing regime, focusing on increased quality controls and [...]
18/06/13MalaysiaOilseeds, oils and mealsPalm oil2012.11ProductionProduction policyLaunched new oil palm replanting scheme with the immediate objective of halting the rise in [...]
18/06/13MalaysiaOilseeds, oils and mealsPalm oil2012.11TradeExport policyPeriodically adjusted export taxes in line with the newly introduced sliding tax regime.
18/06/13PakistanOilseeds, oils and mealsSunflowerseed2012.11ProductionSupport priceRaised purchase price of sunflower seed with a view to stimulate domestic production growth.
18/06/13ParaguayOilseeds, oils and mealsSoybeans2012.11TradeExport policyConsidered taxing exports of soybeans with a view to encourage shipment of value-added soyoil and [...]
18/06/13ThailandOilseeds, oils and mealsCoconut2012.11ProductionSector development assistanceIssued 5-year action plan for the development of national coconut production.
18/06/13ThailandBiofuelsBiodiesel2012.11Renewable energyBiofuel regulationRaised mandatory fuel blending rate (with palm oil-based biodiesel) to 5 percent.
18/06/13ZimbabweOilseeds, oils and mealsSoybeans2012.11ProductionSector development assistanceProvided incentives for the development of soybean production.
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 [...]
13/06/13IndiaRiceAll2012.11Production Production supportExtended the National Food Security Mission-Rice coverage to an additional 24 states.
13/06/13IndiaRiceAll2012.11TradeExport restrictionsDecided to continue permitting the unrestricted export of non-basmati rice and wheat, in light of [...]
13/06/13IndiaRiceAll2012.11TradeTrade promotionIncluded rice, along with 21 other commodities, among the list of items permitted to be [...]
13/06/13KenyaRiceAll2012.11Production Production supportWaived Shillings 442 million (USD 5.0 million) worth of debt accrued by paddy farmers in [...]
13/06/13MyanmarRiceAll2012.11StocksGovernment procurementIn collaboration with the Myanmar Rice Federation, launched a procurement round for 25 percent broken [...]
13/06/13NigeriaRiceAll2012.11Production Production supportAnnounced a programme to bolster off-season paddy production to supplement broader flood recovery efforts, which [...]
13/06/13Sri LankaRiceAll2012.11Production Production support, procurement, support prices, insurance, creditAnnounced that an estimated 100 000 drought-stricken farmers would be provided with credit relief and [...]
13/06/13ThailandRiceAll2012.11StocksStock releaseApproved the release of 600 000 tonnes of fragrant rice and 500 000 tonnes of [...]
13/06/13ThailandRiceAll2012.11TradeTrade promotionMinisterial proposals to enhance rice trade cooperation with four other ASEAN nations (Cambodia, Lao PDR, [...]
13/06/13BangladeshRiceAll2012.11Production Government procurement, purchasing pricesSet a procurement target of 250 000 tonnes of parboiled rice and 50 000 tonnes [...]
13/06/13Bilateral/MultilateralRiceAll2012.11TradeCooperation agreement, import agreementMemorandum of understanding signed by the Governments of Thailand and China (Mainland) to enhance cooperation [...]
13/06/13ColombiaRiceAll2012.11TradeImport quotaApproved imports of 250 000 tonnes of rice, in a bid to ease local supply [...]
13/06/13Costa RicaRiceAll2012.11TradeSafeguard measuresRejected a local industry request to impose safeguard measures against selected classes of milled rice [...]
05/06/13PhilippinesMeatPoultry2012.11Trade Import banSuspended temporarily the importation of poultry and other poultry products from Australia because of the [...]
05/06/13PhilippinesMeatPoultry2012.11Trade Import ban liftedLifted the ban on poultry products imported from the Chinese Province of Taiwan after global [...]
05/06/13IndiaMilk and dairy productsDairy products2012.11Trade Export ban liftedLifted the ban on the export of milk and cream, concentrated and/or sweetened milk and [...]
05/06/13IndiaMilk and dairy productsMilk powder2012.11Trade TRQ revisedRevised tariff rate quota on skim milk powder to permit imports up to 10 000 MT [...]
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 [...]
10/12/13BrazilRiceAll2012.10StocksStock releaseReleased 33 380 tonnes of paddy from state reserves in three auctions held on 02 [...]
10/12/13BrazilRiceAll2012.10StocksStock releaseReleased 29 325 tonnes of paddy from state reserves in three auctions held on [...]
10/12/13BrazilRiceAll2012.10StocksStock releaseReleased 25 331 tonnes of paddy from state reserves in two auctions held on 18 [...]
10/12/13BrazilRiceAll2012.10StocksStock releaseReleased 16 238 tonnes of paddy from state reserves through three auctions held on 25 [...]
18/06/13AlgeriaOilseeds, oils and mealsSoymeal2012.10TradeImport policyTemporarily suspended import duties on soymeal (and other feedstuff) to contain costs for domestic livestock [...]
18/06/13ArgentinaOilseeds, oils and mealsSoybeans2012.10OtherMarket controlPenalized leading grain firms during investigations into alleged export tax evasion.
18/06/13ArgentinaBiofuelsBiodiesel2012.10TradeExport policyAdjusted level of export tax and of domestic retail price for soyoil-based diesel with a [...]
18/06/13CanadaOilseeds, oils and mealsRapeseed2012.10ProductionSector development assistanceSupported R&D projects to secure continued growth in the sector.
18/06/13China (Mainland)Oilseeds, oils and mealsSoybeans2012.10OtherGMO policies and regulationsDelayed import approval for second generation GM soy variety meant for direct human consumption. [...]
18/06/13European UnionOilseeds, oils and mealsAll2012.10OtherGMO policies and regulationsDeclared illegitimate the national bans on GM cultivation introduced by single member States on top [...]
18/06/13European UnionOilseeds, oils and mealsFirst-generation biofuels2012.10Renewable energyRenewable energy policyProposed to limit contribution of first-generation biofuels to the EU transport fuel consumption target at [...]
18/06/13European UnionOilseeds, oils and mealsAll oilseeds2012.10OtherMarket regulationConsidered means to control excessive speculation in commodities futures trading, in particular in food-related commodities. [...]
18/06/13IndiaOilseeds, oils and mealsAll oilseeds2012.10ProductionSector development assistanceMeasures to raise national oilseed production and enhance oil palm cultivation included in 12th Five-Year-Plan [...]
18/06/13IndiaOilseeds, oils and mealsOlive oil2012.10ProductionProduction supportSupported efforts to launch domestic production and consumption of olive oil.
18/06/13IndiaOilseeds, oils and mealsAll edible oils2012.10Consumption and marketingConsumer protectionExtended, until end September 2013, nationwide distribution of imported edible oils at subsidized price and [...]
18/06/13IndiaOilseeds, oils and mealsAll oilseeds2012.10Consumption and marketingConsumer protectionExtended, until end September 2013, nationwide distribution of imported edible oils at subsidized price and [...]
18/06/13IndiaOilseeds, oils and mealsAll edible oils2012.10TradeExport policyLiberalized exportation of edible oils in branded consumer packs, though setting a fixed minimum export [...]
18/06/13IndiaOilseeds, oils and mealsAll edible oils2012.10TradeImport policyContinuously adjusted reference prices used for calculating import levies, so as to pre-empt under-invoicing by [...]
18/06/13IndonesiaOilseeds, oils and mealsSoybeans2012.10StocksMarket regulation / state reservesConsidered to establish, for soybeans, state reserves together with fixed procurement and sale prices, aiming [...]
18/06/13IndonesiaOilseeds, oils and mealsOil palm 2012.10OtherEnvironmentalRevoked logging permit of one oil palm company for infringing environmental regulations.
18/06/13MalaysiaOilseeds, oils and mealsPalm oil2012.10TradeMarket regulation / export policyDiscontinued duty free export quotas for crude palm oil with a view to secure adequate [...]
18/06/13MalaysiaOilseeds, oils and mealsPalm oil2012.10TradeMarket regulation / export policyLowered export tax on crude palm oil to check build-up in domestic stocks, which push [...]
18/06/13MalaysiaOilseeds, oils and mealsPalm oil2012.10ProductionProduction supportLaunched new oil palm replanting scheme with the immediate objective of halting the rise in [...]
18/06/13MalaysiaOilseeds, oils and mealsPalm oil2012.10OtherEnvironmental policyEnforced environmental laws regarding pollution control in palm oil mills.
18/06/13MexicoOilseeds, oils and mealsOils and fats2012.10TradeMarket regulationLowered tariffs on crude and refined vegetable/animal oils and fats in an effort to control [...]
18/06/13New ZealandBiofuelsBiodiesel2012.10Renewable energyRenewable energy policyAllowed government programme in support of biodiesel production, including investment aids and subsidized sales of [...]
18/06/13SerbiaOilseeds, oils and mealsSoybeans2012.10TradeEmergency relief Introduced temporary export limitations for soybean and sunflower and provided financial assistance to farmers after [...]
18/06/13SerbiaOilseeds, oils and mealsSunflowerseed2012.10TradeEmergency relief Introduced temporary export limitations for soybean and sunflower and provided financial assistance to farmers after [...]
18/06/13UkraineOilseeds, oils and mealsSoybeans2012.10TradeExport policySought access to Chinese soybean import market under government-to-government loan-for-crop deal.
18/06/13United States of AmericaBiofuelsBiodiesel2012.10Renewable energyBiofuel regulationRaised the required amount of bio-based diesel to be incorporated into the national fuel market [...]
18/06/13United States of AmericaOilseeds, oils and mealsAll2012.10OtherMarket regulationConsidered means to control excessive speculation in commodities futures trading, in particular in food-related commodities. [...]
13/06/13PhilippinesRiceAll2012.10Production Promotion of local production and consumption patternsDeclared 2013 as the National Year of Rice and November of each year as the [...]
13/06/13EgyptRiceAll2012.10TradeExport licensesAwarded export licenses for 101 500 tonnes of milled rice through a tender held on [...]
05/06/13Saudi ArabiaMeatPoultry2012.10Trade Export banBanned the export of chicken in a bid to control spiralling prices that have triggered [...]
05/06/13Sri LankaMeatPoultry2012.10Consumption and marketing Price controlConsumer Affairs Authority increased imposed price controls on chicken by 30 rupees per kg. [...]
05/06/13UkraineMeatLive animals2012.10Production State Market InterventionAllocated USD 3.3 million in compensation for farmers who have suffered losses as a result [...]
05/06/13China (Mainland)MeatAll2012.10Production Price controlProvided VAT exemption for wholesale or retail sale of fresh meat and egg products listed [...]
05/06/13European UnionMeatPoultry2012.10Trade Export refunds reducedReduced export refunds for frozen whole chickens (65%-70%) from Euro 32.50 per 100kg to Euro [...]
05/06/13Republic of KoreaMeatLive animals2012.10Production State Market InterventionDecided to promote slaughter (through subsidies) as well as the consumption of domestic beef and [...]
05/06/13NorwayMilk and dairy productsCheese2012.10Trade Import dutiesAnnounced a new range of import duties for foreign cheese products, such as grana padano, [...]
05/06/13PeruMilk and dairy productsMilk powder2012.10Trade Import dutiesImposed a 21 per cent surtax on imported milk powder.
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 [...]
12/04/13Republic of KoreaRiceAll2012.10Trade Import restrictionsLifted suspension of sales and imports of rice from the United States, after examinations allayed [...]
12/04/13NigeriaRiceAll2012.10Trade Import tariffAnnounced that effective 1 January 2013, imported husked and milled/semi-milled rice would attract a 10 [...]
12/04/13NigeriaRiceAll2012.10Production Production supportAnnounced that it would distribute seeds to farmers to help them replant crops as part [...]
12/04/13ThailandRiceAll2012.10Production Government procurement, support pricesApproved a budget of USD 7.7 billion (bath 240 billion) to extend the Paddy Pledging [...]
12/04/13VietnamRiceAll2012.10Trade Minimum export pricesRaised minimum export prices for 5 percent broken rice to USD 460 and to USD 435 [...]
12/04/13China (Mainland)RiceAll2012.10Trade Import quotaLeft the tariff-rate import quota for 2013 unchanged at 5.32 million tonnes.
12/04/13GhanaRiceAll2012.10Production Support pricesRaised minimum guaranteed prices for the 2012/2013 season by 25 percent to USD 307 (Cedi 50 [...]
10/12/13BrazilRiceAll2012.09StocksStock releaseReleased 58 959 tonnes of paddy from state reserves through two auctions held on 18 [...]
13/06/13NamibiaRiceAll2012.09Production Foreign assistanceApproved the renewal of a cooperation agreement with Viet Nam for the provision of technical [...]
13/06/13NamibiaRiceAll2012.09Production Production supportAnnounced expansionary plans for the Kalimbeza Rice Project, including investment in irrigation infrastructure and storage [...]
05/06/13LibyaMeatLive animals2012.09Trade Import ban liftedLifted a 9-year ban on Canadian cattle, dating back to the 2003 discovery of mad [...]
05/06/13OmanMeatPoultry2012.09Trade Import ban liftedLifted import ban on poultry from India put in place due to bird flu concerns [...]
05/06/13RussiaMeatLive animals2012.09Trade Import ban liftedLifted a 5-year-old ban on breeding cattle from British Columbia (Canada) allowing for immediate exports [...]
05/06/13RussiaMeatPigmeat2012.09Trade Import restrictionsTightened controls on US pork exports after finding listeria and antibiotics in a shipment of [...]
05/06/13United States of AmericaMeatLive animals2012.09Production State market interventionExpanded USD 11.8 million in additional financial and technical assistance to help crop and livestock [...]
05/06/13ArgentinaMeatPigmeat2012.09Trade Import banStopped to release import declarations for Brazilian pork in September; in October, the two countries [...]
05/06/13BrazilMeatPigmeat2012.09Production State market interventionProvides payroll tax relief to over 25 sectors of the economy, including the pig and [...]
05/06/13BrazilMeatPoultry2012.09Production State market interventionProvides payroll tax relief to over 25 sectors of the economy, including the pig and [...]
05/06/13IndonesiaMeatLive animals2012.09Production SubsidiesProvided IDR 300 million (USD 32 000) government support to each farmer’s group developing cattle ranches in [...]
05/06/13Bilateral/MultilateralMilk and dairy productsDairy products2012.09Trade Import restrictionsRussia-Belarus-Kazakhstan: Customs Union imposed temporary export restrictions on 5 Ukrainian dairy producers as of 4 [...]
05/06/13China (Mainland)Milk and dairy productsMilk powder2012.09Consumption and marketing Food safety measuresPlaced a ban on adding colostrum to infant formula milk powder or infant foods.
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. [...]
12/04/13IndonesiaRiceAll2012.09Trade Import agreementRenewed import agreement with Viet Nam, giving Indonesia the option to buy up to 1.5 [...]
12/04/13IndonesiaRiceAll2012.09Production Production supportAnnounced that a budget of USD 20 million (rupiah 199 billion) would be allocated [...]
12/04/13Republic of KoreaRiceAll2012.09Trade Import restrictionsTemporarily halted imports and sales of rice from the United States, amid concerns over arsenic [...]
12/04/13LaosRiceAll2012.09Production Support pricesAnnounced the institution of minimum prices for glutinous paddy. During the 2012/2013 season, farmers are [...]
12/04/13MalaysiaRiceAll2012.09Production Budgetary allocations, production supportAs part of its 2013 budgetary allocations, announced the establishment of four new granaries in [...]
12/04/13MyanmarRiceAll2012.09StocksStock releaseReleased supplies from public reserves to prevent increases in domestic quotations, after floods hit various [...]
12/04/13Côte d'IvoireRiceAll2012.09Production Production supportAnnounced that USD 3.9 billion (FCFA 2 trillion) would be invested in the local rice [...]
12/04/13EgyptRiceAll2012.09Trade Export banLifted the ban on milled rice exports, effective 1 October 2012, and instituted an export [...]
12/04/13EgyptRiceAll2012.09Production Government procurement, purchasing pricesAllocated a budget of USD 161 million (pounds 1.0 billion) to fund purchase of 500 000 [...]
12/04/13EgyptRiceAll2012.09Production Cultivation limitsAnnounced that fines levied on farmers exceeding rice cultivation limits during the 2011 and 2012 [...]
12/04/13IndiaRiceAll2012.09Production Production supportAnnounced that it would prioritize development of rice production in seven eastern states, as part [...]
20/12/13IndiaRiceAll2012.08ProductionProduction supportIntroduced the Diesel Subsidy Scheme and Enhanced Seed Subsidy Scheme to support farmers in drought-hit [...]
10/12/13BrazilRiceAll2012.08StocksStock releaseReleased 43 815 tonnes of paddy from state reserves through two auctions held on 31 [...]
18/06/13ArgentinaOilseeds, oils and mealsSoybeans2012.08TradeImport policyTemporarily allowed soybean imports to address problems of excess capacity in domestic crushing.
18/06/13ArgentinaBiofuelsBiodiesel2012.08TradeTrade policyFiled a complaint at the WTO against the EU over Spain’s biofuel import policy (later [...]
18/06/13BangladeshOilseeds, oils and mealsPalm oil2012.08TradeImport policy / market regulationStarted regular imports by state agency to guarantee domestic supplies and stabilize prices.
18/06/13China (Mainland)Oilseeds, oils and mealsPalm oil2012.08Consumption and marketingMarket controlAsked top edible oil producers to regularly report their raw material, wholesale and retail prices, [...]
18/06/13IndiaOilseeds, oils and mealsPalm oil2012.08TradeImport policyChanged method for calculating the base import price for refined palm olein, now to [...]
18/06/13IndiaOilseeds, oils and mealsAll oilmeals2012.08TradeImport policySuspended duties on oilmeal imports on concerns over renewed food price inflation. Also considered a [...]
18/06/13IndonesiaOilseeds, oils and mealsOil palm 2012.08ProductionIndustry support Barred palm oil plantations from using state subsidized petrol.
18/06/13IndonesiaOilseeds, oils and mealsSoybeans2012.08TradeImport policyTemporarily suspended import tax on soybeans to bring down domestic prices for soy food products. [...]
18/06/13MalaysiaOilseeds, oils and mealsPalm oil2012.08TradeMarket regulation / export policyRaised duty free export quota for crude palm oil with a view to check build-up [...]
18/06/13TanzaniaOilseeds, oils and mealsOil palm 2012.08ProductionSector development assistanceRenewed commitment to support the development of the oil palm sector. [...]
18/06/13United States of AmericaOilseeds, oils and mealsAll2012.08ProductionEmergency relief Provided assistance to farmers affected by exceptional drought.
05/06/13PhilippinesMeatPoultry2012.08Trade Import banBanned temporarily imports of poultry from the province of Utrecht, the Netherlands, due to an [...]
05/06/13RussiaMeatLive animals2012.08Trade Import ban liftedLifted the restrictions on imports of breeding swine from the Czech Republic.
05/06/13RussiaMeatLive animals2012.08Trade Import banImposed import ban on cattle from Switzerland after cases of Schmallenberg virus.
05/06/13RussiaMeatPigmeat2012.08Trade Import ban liftedLifted import ban on Brazilian pork. Brazilian companies lost trading permissions to Russia last year [...]
05/06/13RussiaMeatPoultry2012.08Trade Import restrictionsRestricted imports of some poultry products from the Netherlands after Dutch outbreak of avian influenza [...]
05/06/13United Arab EmiratesMeatBeef2012.08Trade Import ban liftedGranted full market access to Canadian beef producers, including beef from animals over 30 months [...]
05/06/13United States of AmericaMeatBeef2012.08Trade Import ban liftedResumed beef imports from Japan, suspended since April 2010 after foot-and-mouth disease was found in [...]
05/06/13AlgeriaMeatPoultry2012.08Trade State market interventionRemoved VAT and exempted raw poultry materials and finished products from customs duties from 1 [...]
05/06/13ArgentinaMeatBeef2012.08Trade WTO complaint filedFiled a complaint with WTO against the US over its restrictions on imports of Argentinean [...]
05/06/13CanadaMeatLive animals2012.08Production State market interventionOffered livestock tax deferrals to producers in drought-affected municipalities which allows eligible producers in designated [...]
05/06/13European UnionMeatBeef2012.08Trade Import quota increasedIncreased the zero-duty quota for high quality beef from 20 000 mt to 45 000 mt. Further, the [...]
05/06/13FijiMeatPoultry2012.08Trade Import ban Banned poultry imports from Brazil due to the risks associated with diseases on the packaging [...]
05/06/13JapanMeatPigmeat2012.08Trade Import restrictions Completed risk assessment of pork from the southern Brazilian state of Santa Catarina, Brazil\'s only [...]
05/06/13RussiaMilk and dairy productsAll2012.08Trade WTO accessionAnnounced that, following the formal access to the WTO on 22 August 2012, the duty [...]
05/06/13UkraineMilk and dairy productsDairy products2012.08Trade Import banBanned imports of milk powder and other dairy products from Belarus.
08/05/13BrazilRiceAll2012.08StocksStock releaseAnnounced that the National Food Supply Company (CONAB) would put rice from state reserves up [...]
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 [...]
12/04/13BangladeshRiceAll2012.08Trade Export banRenewed the ban on non-aromatic rice exports until June 2013.
12/04/13Côte d'IvoireRiceAll2012.08Trade Import duties and taxesSuspended import duties and taxes on rice for a period of three months.
20/12/13IndiaRiceAll2012.07Consumption and marketingFood subsidiesApproved an additional allocation of 5.0 million tonnes of subsidised grains for distribution to Below [...]
10/12/13IndiaRiceAll2012.07Consumption and marketing Food subsidiesApproved an additional allocation of 5.0 million tonnes of subsidized grains for distribution to below [...]
05/06/13KyrgyzstanMeatPoultry2012.07Trade Import banBanned the import of poultry and poultry products from Ireland following the outbreak of H5N2 [...]
05/06/13New ZealandMeatLive animals2012.07Other Animal welfare regulationsIntroduced new standards covering the welfare of chickens raised for their meat. The new code [...]
05/06/13RussiaMeatPoultry2012.07Production Subsidies reducedReduced poultry industry support until 2020 cutting the financing program by more than half – [...]
05/06/13RussiaMeatLive animals2012.07Trade Import duties Cut the import duty for shipments inside the annual quota of 430 000 tonnes (kept equal [...]
05/06/13RussiaMeatPigmeat2012.07Trade Import duties Cut the import duty for shipments inside the annual quota of 430 000 tonnes (kept equal [...]
05/06/13Bilateral/MultilateralMeatPoultry2012.07Trade Import banRussia-Belarus-Kazakhstan: Ban by Customs Union of poultry from Mexico, due to the recent outbreak of [...]
05/06/13Taiwan province of ChinaMeatBeef2012.07Other Animal welfare regulationsPassed bill setting maximum level of ractopamine allowed in imported beef at 10 ppb. Previously, Taiwan [...]
05/06/13UkraineMeatPoultry2012.07Trade Import banBanned imports of poultry, poultry products and raw material from several provinces of China due [...]
05/06/13United States of AmericaMeatLive animals2012.07Other Animal health regulationsThe Codex Alimentarius Commission adopted official maximum residue limit (MRL) on the feed additive ractopamine, [...]
05/06/13UkraineMeatPoultry2012.07Trade Import banBanned imports of poultry, poultry products and raw material from several provinces of China due [...]
05/06/13AustraliaMeatLive animals2012.07Production State market interventionIncreased the pig slaughter levy for "marketing" from AUD 1.35 to AUD 2.25. This increase [...]
05/06/13BrazilMeatLive animals2012.07Production State market interventionUnder the pork buyback programme, 76 000 metric tonnes of excess live swine were bought back [...]
05/06/13European UnionMeatPoultry2012.07Trade Import ban liftedLifted 8-year ban on the imports of fresh chicken meat from Thailand as of 1 [...]
05/06/13European UnionMeatLive animals2012.07Other Animal welfare regulationsAdopted a resolution in support of the new EU Animal Welfare Strategy 2012–2015, encouraging the [...]
05/06/13IndiaMilk and dairy productsMilk powder2012.07Trade Import ban extendedExtended the ban on the import of milk and milk products from China until 23 [...]
05/06/13UkraineMilk and dairy productsAll2012.07Trade Free Trade AgreementRatified Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with seven Commonwealth of Independent States countries, namely Russian Federation, [...]
05/06/13Bilateral/MultilateralMilk and dairy productsDairy products2012.07Trade Trade AgreementUnited States of America - Indonesia: agreed to a process to facilitate issuance of import [...]
05/06/13AustraliaMilk and dairy productsMilk2012.07Production State market interventionIncreased the dairy levy from 1 percent to 10 percent for every 1 million litres of milk [...]
05/06/13BrazilMilk and dairy productsMilk2012.07Production State market interventionPassed a new law to give producers greater bargaining power: dairies will have to [...]
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 [...]
12/04/13NepalRiceAll2012.07Trade Export banLifted the ban on rice exports that had been in place since 2008.
12/04/13PhilippinesRiceAll2012.07Trade Import quotaIssued official statements suggesting that, pending the completion of negotiations on the extension of quantitative [...]
12/04/13VietnamRiceAll2012.07Production Government procurementAnnounced that exporters would purchase 500 000 tonnes of summer-autumn paddy between 10 July and [...]
12/04/13BangladeshRiceAll2012.07Trade Export banLifted the ban on aromatic rice exports, in place since 2008.
12/04/13Taiwan province of ChinaRiceAll2012.07Production Production supportAnnounced that farmers incurring losses from floods caused by tropical storm Talim would be extended [...]
12/04/13Costa RicaRiceAll2012.07Production Support pricesCourt sentence ruled in favor of rice producers and instructed damages be paid to them. [...]
12/04/13Côte d'IvoireRiceAll2012.07Trade Import agreementReached a government-to-government agreement with Thailand for the provision of 240 000 tonnes of rice. [...]
12/04/13IndiaGrainsAll2012.07Consumption and marketing Food subsidiesApproved an additional allocation of 5.0 million tonnes of subsidized grains for distribution to below [...]
18/06/13IndiaOilseeds, oils and mealsAll oilseeds2012.06ProductionFarm support pricesSignificantly raised minimum support prices for summer (kharif) as well as winter (rabi) oilcrops in [...]
05/06/13BrazilMeatPoultry2012.06Trade WTO complaint filedFiled complaint with WTO against the anti-dumping duties South Africa imposed on Brazilian chicken.
05/06/13IndiaMilk and dairy productsMilk powder2012.06Trade Export measureAmended export promotional measure to include skimmed milk powder (SMP). The program incentivizes exports through [...]
05/06/13IndiaMilk and dairy productsMilk powder2012.06Trade Export ban liftedLifted the ban on the export of SMP to improve finances of dairy firms and [...]
05/06/13UkraineMilk and dairy productsAll2012.06Consumption and marketing State market interventionAdded raw milk to the list of products subject to state price regulations, which already [...]
05/06/13China (Mainland)Milk and dairy productsAll2012.06Consumption and marketing Food safety measuresReleased a 5-year Food Safety Plan which includes safety standards for dairy products, specifying limits [...]
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 [...]
12/04/13KenyaRiceAll2012.06Trade Import tariffLowered the 75 percent rice import duty applicable under the Common External Tariff of the [...]
12/04/13MaliRiceAll2012.06Trade Import tariffs, taxes and consumer pricesExtended the suspension of VAT taxes and import duties on rice until August and lowered [...]
12/04/13RwandaRiceAll2012.06Trade Import tariffApproved a reduction of 75 percent rice import duty applicable under the Common External Tariff [...]
12/04/13Sri LankaRiceAll2012.06Trade Export restrictionsAnnounced that rice and paddy exports would be stopped to ensure sufficient domestic availabilities until [...]
12/04/13TanzaniaRiceAll2012.06Production Production supportAnnounced that, under the Tanzania Agriculture and Food Security Investment Plan (TAFSIP), USD 10.4 million [...]
12/04/13BurundiRiceAll2012.06Consumption and marketing Consumer prices, value added taxes, import tariffsExempted rice, along with eleven other foodstuffs, from value added taxes and administrative levies. The [...]
12/04/13IndiaRiceAll2012.06Production Support pricesRaised minimum support prices by 16 percent to USD 236 (rupees 12 500) per tonne [...]
10/12/13IndiaRiceAll2012.05Consumption and marketing Food subsidiesApproved an additional allocation of 6.0 million tonnes of subsidized grains for distribution to above [...]
18/06/13ArgentinaOilseeds, oils and mealsArable land2012.05OtherLand taxationCarried out revaluation of agricultural land with a view to raise real estate taxation.
18/06/13AustraliaBiofuelsAll2012.05Renewable energyRenewable energy policyGranted federal tax exemptions plus financial assistance from state governments to biofuel companies.
18/06/13CanadaOilseeds, oils and mealsSoybeans2012.05Consumption and marketingSector development assistanceSupported diversification of soybean marketing to tap into new export and domestic markets. [...]
05/06/13Hong KongMeatPoultry2012.05Trade Import restrictions liftedResumed the import of the poultry from mainland provinces after bird flu.
05/06/13IndiaMilk and dairy productsWhey and whey products2012.05Trade Export regulationsAmended the policy for the export of casein and casein products, moving them from “prohibited” [...]
05/06/13MexicoMilk and dairy productsDairy products2012.05Consumption and marketing State Market RegulationPublished two official norms related to the regulation of dairy products on 3 May 2012: [...]
05/06/13RussiaMilk and dairy productsCheese2012.05Trade Import ban relaxedRelaxed some restrictions on the import of cheese and allowed some imports with compulsory laboratory [...]
05/06/13Bilateral/MultilateralMilk and dairy productsAll2012.05Trade Free Trade AgreementAustralia-Malaysia: signed Free trade Agreement 22 May to take effect 1 January 2013. Under the [...]
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 [...]
12/04/13Bilateral/MultilateralRiceAll2012.05Trade Trade agreementSigned the Malaysia-Australia Free Trade Agreement, to come into force in January 2013. Under the [...]
12/04/13NigeriaRiceAll2012.05Trade Customs valuationSet the benchmark price for customs valuation at USD 699 per tonne, applicable during the [...]
12/04/13PeruRiceAll2012.05Production Production supportAnnounced plans to purchase 20 000 tonnes from small-scale farmers in main producing regions through [...]
12/04/13VietnamRiceAll2012.05Production Production support/Land conservationApproved measures to arrest the conversion of area dedicated to rice cultivation to other uses, [...]
12/04/13BangladeshRiceAll2012.05Production Government procurement, purchasing pricesSet a procurement target of 900 000 tonnes of Boro rice and 150 000 tonnes [...]
12/04/13ColombiaRiceAll2012.05Trade Import quotaApproved the importation of 35 000 tonnes of paddy from Andean Community to be brought [...]
12/04/13CubaRiceAll2012.05Production Production supportAnnounced that USD 450 million would be invested in the sector through 2016, to purchase [...]
12/04/13EcuadorRiceAll2012.05Production Support pricesFollowing agreement by the Rice Consultative Council, raised paddy producer prices by 7 percent to [...]
12/04/13IndiaGrainsAll2012.05Consumption and marketing Food subsidiesApproved an additional allocation of 6.0 million tonnes of subsidized grains for distribution to above [...]
18/06/13ArgentinaBiofuelsBiodiesel2012.04Renewable energyRenewable energy policyPostponed the increase in mandatory biodiesel blending (from B7 to B10) to 2013.
18/06/13China (Mainland)Oilseeds, oils and mealsSoybeans and soyoil2012.04StocksState reservesReleased state reserves with a view to ease supply tightness, thus checking the rise in [...]
18/06/13ColombiaOilseeds, oils and mealsSoybean, soy meal and soyoil2012.04TradeBilateral tradeSigned trade agreement with the United States, allowing improved access for US soybean products to [...]
18/06/13Bilateral/MultilateralOilseeds, oils and mealsAll edible oils2012.04TradeImport policyExtended import duty applied to tropical vegetable oils.
18/06/13IndonesiaBiofuelsBiodiesel2012.04Renewable energyRenewable energy policyMandated 2 percent share of locally produced (palm oil-based) biodiesel in total domestic fuel consumption. [...]
18/06/13IndonesiaOilseeds, oils and mealsPalm oil2012.04TradeExport policyLeft in place sliding export tax regime used to prevent hikes in consumer prices (via [...]
18/06/13Republic of KoreaOilseeds, oils and mealsSoybean, soy meal and soyoil2012.04TradeBilateral trade Signed trade agreement with the United States, allowing improved access for US soybean products to [...]
18/06/13RussiaOilseeds, oils and mealsSoybeans2012.04TradeExport policyTemporarily lowered export duty on soybeans to facilitate exportation following a bumper crop.
18/06/13ThailandOilseeds, oils and mealsPalm oil2012.04Consumption and marketingConsumer protectionEnforced retail price cap and hoarding prohibition for palm oil to protect consumers, and introduced [...]
18/06/13United States of AmericaOilseeds, oils and mealsSoybean, soy meal and soyoil2012.04TradeBilateral tradeSigned trade agreement with Colombia, securing improved access for soybean products to the Colombian market. [...]
18/06/13United States of AmericaOilseeds, oils and mealsSoybean, soy meal and soyoil2012.04TradeBilateral tradeSigned trade agreement with the Republic of Korea, securing improved access for soybean products to [...]
18/06/13United States of AmericaOilseeds, oils and mealsAll oilseeds2012.04Consumption and marketingMarket regulationRaised margin participants need to deposit, in order to guarantee speculative futures positions for all [...]
18/06/13United States of AmericaBiofuelsAll2012.04Renewable energyRenewable energy policyProvided financial assistance to producers of biofuel and to entities conducting research on advanced biofuels, [...]
13/06/13BeninRiceAll2012.04Consumption and marketingFood subsidiesLaunched a subsidized sales programme for rice and maize. The initiative will see close [...]
05/06/13European UnionMeatPoultry2012.04Trade Import ban Lifted the eight-year ban on the imports of fresh chicken meat from Thailand, effective July [...]
05/06/13European UnionMeatPigmeat2012.04Trade Export subsidiesCut export refunds on processed pork to zero; lowered export refunds on beef carcasses from [...]
05/06/13European UnionMeatBeef2012.04Trade Export subsidiesCut export refunds on processed pork to zero; lowered export refunds on beef carcasses from [...]
05/06/13Bilateral/MultilateralMeatLive animals2012.04Trade Import restrictionsRussian Federation, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Ukraine, Turkey, Egypt, Kuwait, Lebanon, Algeria, Jordan, Morocco, Japan, Mexico, Argentina, [...]
05/06/13JapanMeatBeef2012.04Trade Import ban Lifted an import suspension on a U.S. meat processing company after it ensured compliance with [...]
05/06/13JapanMeatBeef2012.04Trade Import quotaIncreased import quota for Mexican beef from the current 6,000 tonnes per year to 10,500 [...]
05/06/13Republic of KoreaMeatPigmeat2012.04Trade Import quota Reduced duty free tariff rate quota (TRQ) for fresh/frozen pork bellies from the initial 70,000 [...]
05/06/13TurkeyMeatLive animals2012.04Trade Import requirementsSuspended release of import licenses on cattle from the EU after Schmallenberg virus outbreak
05/06/13Bilateral/MultilateralMilk and dairy productsAll2012.04Trade Technical regulationsRussia-Belarus-Kazakhstan: Customs Union discussed major differences on the CU technical regulation “On milk and dairy [...]
22/04/13CanadaGrainsBarley and Wheat 2012.04Trade Export subsidiesIntroduced subsidies to grain handlers for the shipment of grain through the Arctic port, Churchill, [...]
12/04/13BangladeshRiceAll2012.04ProductionProduction supportEarmarked US$4.2 million (taka 350 million) to support Aus crop cultivation during the 2012 season. [...]
12/04/13Dominican RepublicRiceAll2012.04Production Support prices/Production supportSet paddy support prices at US$425–-446 per tonne (pesos 2 000-–2 100 per 120 kilos) [...]
12/04/13VenezuelaRiceAll2012.04Production Support pricesRaised paddy producer prices by 24 percent to US$581 per tonne (Bolivars 2.50 per kilo) [...]
12/04/13VietnamRiceAll2012.04TradeMinimum export pricesRaised minimum export prices for 5 percent broken rice to US$450 per tonne, and to [...]
12/04/13JamaicaRiceAll2012.04Production Production targetAnnounced a rice development programme with the aim of substituting 15 percent of the country’'s [...]
12/04/13SenegalRiceAll2012.04Consumption and marketing Consumer pricesFollowing consultations with industry stakeholders, set ceilings on retail prices of rice and other basic [...]
12/04/13Côte d'IvoireRiceAll2012.04Consumption and marketing Consumer pricesInstituted ceiling prices for imported rice, ranging from USD 585 to 881 per tonne (FCFA [...]
18/06/13European UnionOilseeds, oils and mealsOlive oil2012.03StocksStorage aidAgreed to provide temporary support to private storage of butter and olive oil to address [...]
05/06/13ArgentinaMeatPigmeat2012.03Trade Import restrictionsImplemented import restrictions requiring exporters to apply for import licenses .
05/06/13AzerbaijanMeatLive animals2012.03Trade Import accessAzerbaijan ports opened to Canadian live cattle exports.
05/06/13Republic of KoreaMeatBeef2012.03Trade Free Trade AgreementReduced tariff in the Republic of Korea on US beef imports from 40 percent, to [...]
05/06/13Republic of KoreaMeatPigmeat2012.03Trade Import quotaExtended duty-free tariff-rate quota (TRQ) for chilled/frozen pork bellies for 70,000 tonnes, effective from April [...]
05/06/13KuwaitMeatLive animals2012.03Trade Import banBan on imports of poultry, eggs and chicks from Sri Lanka and Australia
05/06/13KuwaitMeatPoultry2012.03Trade Import banBan on imports of poultry, eggs and chicks from Sri Lanka and Australia
05/06/13KuwaitMeatPoultry2012.03Trade Import ban Lifted ban on imports of all US poultry products
05/06/13OmanMeatPoultry2012.03Trade Import banImposed ban on imports of poultry from India based on the World Organization for Animal [...]
05/06/13RussiaMeatAll2012.03Trade Import banLifted ban on imports of protein feeds of animal origin from all EU countries as [...]
05/06/13RussiaMeatLive animals2012.03Trade Import banImposed ban on imports of live cattle, pig, sheep and goats from the EU as [...]
05/06/13South AfricaMeatPoultry2012.03Trade Import DutyImposed provisional anti-dumping tariffs of 6 to 63 percent on imports of Brazilian whole frozen [...]
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.
17/04/13IndiaOilseeds, oils and mealsCopra2012.03ProductionFarm support pricesSupport price for milling and ball copra raised for calendar year 2012.
17/04/13China (Mainland)Oilseeds, oils and mealsRapeseed2012.03OtherImport policyBan on rapeseed imports from Canada relaxed further.
17/04/13MexicoOilseeds, oils and mealsAll edible oils2012.03OtherPublic health policyHealth claims ecouraging the use of poly/mono-unsaturated fat authorized on food product labels.
12/04/13BangladeshRiceAll2012.03Production Government procurement, purchasing pricesExtended Aman procurement target to cover an additional 150 000 tonnes to 350 000 tonnes. [...]
12/04/13BangladeshRiceAll2012.03TradeImport agreementSigned Memorandum of Understanding with Thailand, giving Bangladesh priority in the provision of up to [...]
12/04/13BoliviaRiceAll2012.03TradeExport quotaIssued government permit for 30 000 tonnes of milled/semi-milled rice and 20 000 tonnes paddy/brokens [...]
12/04/13BoliviaRiceAll2012.03Production Government procurement, purchasing pricesEnabled state enterprise EMAPA to procure supplies from the 2012 harvest at US$ 230 per [...]
12/04/13BrazilRiceAll2012.03Production Support pricesAllocated US$403 million (reais 737 million) to implement the minimum guaranteed price policy for up [...]
12/04/13Bilateral/MultilateralRiceAll2012.03TradeImport quotaGovernments of Brazil and Argentina announced agreement to limit the volume of Brazilian rice imports [...]
12/04/13China (Mainland)GrainsAll2012.03ProductionBudgetary allocations, Production supportRaised 2012 budgetary allocations to the agricultural sector by 18 percent to US$189 billion [...]
12/04/13European UnionRiceAll2012.03TradeImport dutiesLowered import duties on husked rice (excluding basmati)from euro 42.5 to euro 30 (US$40) per [...]
12/04/13IndiaRiceAll2012.03Production Budgetary allocations, production supportRaised allotments to the “Bringing the Green Revolution in Eastern India” (BGREI) programme by US$115 [...]
12/04/13JapanRiceAll2012.03Production Cultivation limitsRevised safety threshold of concentration of radioactive caesium down to 100 Becquerels per kilogram, applicable [...]
12/04/13MaliRiceAll2012.03Consumption and marketingImport tariffs, taxes, trade, consumer pricesSuspended VAT taxes and import duties on rice from 1 March to 31 May. A [...]
12/04/13Sri LankaRiceAll2012.03Production Government procurement, credit, stocksEstablished US$222 million (rupees 28.5 billion) worth of credit to facilitate public and private sector [...]
12/04/13VietnamRiceAll2012.03TradeMinimum export pricesReduced minimum export prices for 5 percent broken rice to US$425, and to US$400 per [...]
12/04/13VietnamRiceAll2012.03Production Government procurement, support pricesAnnounced that member companies of the Vietnam Food Association will purchase 1.0 million tonnes paddy, [...]
05/06/13JapanMeatPoultry2012.02Trade Import banImposed import ban on Australian poultry following an outbreak of avian flu at a Victorian [...]
05/06/13JapanMeatPoultry2012.02Trade Import ban Lifted an AI-induced import ban on US poultry coming from the state of North Carolina. [...]
05/06/13RussiaMeatPoultry2012.02Trade Import ban liftedLifted import ban on Ukraine poultry produced by the Myronivska poultry farm (Kaniv, Cherkasy region). [...]
05/06/13SwazilandMeatPigmeat2012.02Trade Import banImposed import ban on South African pork and pig products after outbreak of African Swine [...]
05/06/13RussiaMilk and dairy productsCheese2012.02Trade Import banBanned imports of cheese from selected Ukrainian facilities due to products’ noncompliance with the Russian [...]
05/06/13European UnionMilk and dairy productsMilk2012.02Production Quota regulationSigned off on an EU regulation that will allow contracts between dairy farmers and processors [...]
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.
17/04/13ParaguayOilseeds, oils and mealsSoybeans2012.02ProductionEmergency assistanceSpecial drought relief measures put in place for farmers and rural communities.
17/04/13BangladeshOilseeds, oils and mealsAll edible oils2012.02Consumption and marketingPrice controlRetail price control measures (to shield consumers from surges in international prices) extented.
17/04/13China (Mainland)Oilseeds, oils and mealsOlive oil2012.02TradeImport policyImports of oilve oil from Italy suspended to verify labelling practices.
12/04/13China (Mainland)RiceAll2012.02Production Support pricesRaised government paddy procurement prices for the 2012 season by 18 percent to US$378 per [...]
12/04/13China (Mainland)GrainsAll2012.02Other Sector policy frameworkRelease of draft Grains Law by the State Council Legislative Affairs Office for public commentary. [...]
12/04/13Côte d'IvoireRiceAll2012.02Production Production targetRevised rice development strategy for the period 2012-–2020, with the aim of raising output to [...]
12/04/13IndiaRiceAll2012.02TradeMinimum export pricesCut minimum export prices on basmati rice by US$200 to US$700 per tonne.
12/04/13IndiaRiceAll2012.02TradeExport restrictionsGranted official permission for non-basmati rice exports to continue.
12/04/13IndiaRiceAll2012.02TradeExport restrictionsPermitted rice exports through Indo-Bangladesh and Indo-Nepal border on non-EDI Land Custom Stations. State trading [...]
12/04/13IndonesiaRiceAll2012.02Production Government procurement, purchasing pricesRaised government purchasing price by 25 percent to US$363–-369 per tonne (rupiah 3 300-–3 350 [...]
12/04/13ThailandRiceAll2012.02Production Government procurement, support pricesExtended Paddy Pledging Program to cover 2011/–2012 off-season crops, from 1 March until 15 September [...]
05/06/13BotswanaMeatPigmeat2012.01Trade Import banImposed import ban on South African pork and pig products after outbreak of African Swine [...]
05/06/13Hong KongMeatPoultry2012.01Trade Import banSuspension of imports of live poultry and poultry products from parts of neighbouring Shenzhen (China) [...]
05/06/13IndonesiaMeatBeef2012.01Trade Import quotaCut beef import quota for 2012, from 50,000 - 60,000 tonnes per year to [...]
05/06/13IndonesiaMeatLive animals2012.01Trade Import quotaLowed the quota for live cattle imports from 520,000 to 280,000 head.
05/06/13IsraelMeatPoultry2012.01Trade SubsidiesConfirmed continuation of poultry subsidies
05/06/13KazakhstanMeatPigmeat2012.01Trade Import banImposed import ban on pork from the Saratov and Orenburg regions of the Russian [...]
05/06/13Republic of KoreaMeatBeef2012.01Trade Import ban Lifted nine-year import ban on Canadian beef; the decision marks the official re-opening of the [...]
05/06/13MexicoMeatPigmeat2012.01Trade Import restrictionsUS pork plant in Iowa removed from eligible exporters list
05/06/13ParaguayMeatLive animals2012.01Other Animal welfare regulationsImposed mandatory vaccination against Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD). Cattle and buffaloes vaccinated from [...]
05/06/13RussiaMeatBeef2012.01Trade Import quotasEstablished beef, pork, poultry TRQs for 2012: 530,000 tonnes TRQ for frozen beef; 30,000 tonnes [...]
05/06/13RussiaMeatPigmeat2012.01Trade Import quotasEstablished beef, pork, poultry TRQs for 2012: 530,000 tonnes TRQ for frozen beef; 30,000 tonnes [...]
05/06/13RussiaMeatPoultry2012.01Trade Import quotasEstablished beef, pork, poultry TRQs for 2012: 530,000 tonnes TRQ for frozen beef; 30,000 tonnes [...]
05/06/13Saudi ArabiaMeatPoultry2012.01Trade Import ban liftedLifted import ban on poultry from Turkey which had been in place since the last [...]
05/06/13IndiaMilk and dairy productsAll2012.01Production Production policyInitiated the National Dairy Plan (NDP) in response to growing consumer demand for dairy products [...]
05/06/13IndiaMilk and dairy productsAll2012.01Trade Import banExtended the import prohibition on milk and milk products from China for six months. The [...]
05/06/13MexicoMilk and dairy productsMilk powder2012.01Trade Import quotaAnnounced the 2012 Milk Powder TRQ: duty-free import of 80 000 MT under the Most [...]
05/06/13United Arab EmiratesMilk and dairy productsDairy products2012.01Trade Import restrictionsLiberalized trade in 12 areas, including dairy, as part of efforts to strengthen UAE economic [...]
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 [...]
17/04/13PhilippinesOilseeds, oils and mealsCoconut2012.01ProductionSector development assistanceGovernment programmes in support of coconut replanting strengthened.
17/04/13China (Mainland)Oilseeds, oils and mealsRapeseed2012.01StocksState reservesState reserves reconstituted for future market interventions and to support domestic farm gate prices.
17/04/13China (Mainland)Oilseeds, oils and mealsAll oilmeals2012.01TradeImport policyOilmeal imports from India suspended based on detection of hazardous substances in rapeseedmeal consignments.
17/04/13IndonesiaOilseeds, oils and mealsPalm oil2012.01TradeImport policyImport tax on soybeans, soybean flour and certain oilmeals reinstated to 5%.
17/04/13IndonesiaOilseeds, oils and mealsPalm oil2012.01TradeFree Trade AgreementFree Trade Agreement with Pakistan entered into force, including reduction of Pakistani import duty on [...]
17/04/13PakistanOilseeds, oils and mealsPalm oil2012.01TradeFree Trade AgreementFree Trade Agreement with Indonesia entered into force, including tariff concessions on palm oil imports [...]
17/04/13UzbekistanOilseeds, oils and mealsAll edible oils2012.01TradeImport policyExcise duty on edible oil imports raised.
17/04/13European UnionBiofuelsBiodiesel2012.01Renewable energyRenewable energy policiesGermany admitted biodiesel produced from used cooking oil for double counting within the EU’s bioenergy [...]
17/04/13ThailandOilseeds, oils and mealsPalm oil2012.01Renewable energyRenewable energy policiesNational certification scheme for sustainable palm oil adopted and ready for implementation.
17/04/13United States of AmericaBiofuelsBiodiesel2012.01Renewable energyRenewable energy policiesOfficial target volumes and percentage standards for renewable fuels in 2012 revised upward.
17/04/13United States of AmericaOilseeds, oils and mealsPalm oil2012.01Renewable energyRenewable energy policiesPalmoil-based biodiesel not qualifying as renewable fuel under US bioenergy policy due to insufficient reduction [...]
17/04/13European UnionOilseeds, oils and mealsSoybeans2012.01OtherGMO policies and regulationsEuropean Commission set to approve four new GM soy varieties for importation and processing, though [...]
17/04/13MalaysiaOilseeds, oils and mealsPalm oil2012.01OtherEnvironmental policyInternational Oil Palm Biomass Centre set up in support of private efforts in the areas [...]
17/04/13ArgentinaOilseeds, oils and mealsOilseeds and other arable crops2012.01OtherLand rightsNew limits on foreign ownership of land introduced.
17/04/13RussiaOilseeds, oils and mealsSunflowerseed2012.01TradeExport policySunflowerseed export tax to be reduced over 4 years under WTO accession agreement.
17/04/13IndonesiaBiofuelsBiodiesel2012.01Renewable energyRenewable energy policiesSubsidy for biodiesel manufacturers raised further.
12/04/13Dominican RepublicRiceAll2012.01Production Support prices, warehouse receiptsSet producer price floor of US$319–414 (pesos 1 850-–1 950) per tonne, and a ceiling [...]
12/04/13Dominican RepublicRiceAll2012.01TradeExport quotaProvided government approval for export of 45 000 tonnes of rice.
12/04/13IndonesiaRiceAll2012.01Production Production supportSet allocation of US$990 million (rupiah 9 trillion) for state companies to bring 100 000 [...]
12/04/13IndonesiaRiceAll2012.01TradeImport agreementSigned Memorandum of Understanding with Myanmar to purchase 200 000 tonnes of rice annually.
12/04/13MyanmarRiceAll2012.01TradeExport taxesExtended exemption of taxes on rice exports and other commodities to 14 July 2012.
12/04/13Sierra LeoneRiceAll2012.01Production Foreign agricultural investmentAnnounced a six-year project by the government and Chinese investors to put 135 000 ha [...]
12/04/13Sri LankaRiceAll2012.01StocksStock releaseRelease of 100 000 tonnes of paddy by Paddy Marketing Board, ahead of start to [...]
12/04/13Sri LankaRiceAll2012.01TradeExport targetSet rice export target of 200 000 tonnes for 2015. Export zones in Ampara, Polonnaruwa, [...]
12/04/13VietnamRiceAll2012.01TradeMinimum export pricesReduced minimum export prices for 5 percent and 25 percent broken rice to US$485 and [...]
12/04/13VietnamRiceAll2012.01TradeMinimum export pricesReduced minimum export prices for 5 percent broken rice to US$450 per tonne, and to [...]
12/04/13VietnamRiceAll2012.01TradeImport quotaExempted 300 000 tonnes of rice from Cambodia from import duties annually, valid from 17 [...]
20/12/13NigeriaRiceAll2011.12ProductionProduction supportPlans to overhaul the fertilizer distribution system announced, as part of the Agricultural Transformation Action [...]
05/06/13MexicoMeatAll2011.12Trade Import requirementsNew certification required on shipments of certain meat and poultry products from the United States. [...]
05/06/13Bilateral/MultilateralMeatBeef2011.12Trade Import quotaRussia-Belarus-Kazakhstan: established 2012 tariff rate quotas on total meat and poultry under the Customs [...]
05/06/13Bilateral/MultilateralMeatPigmeat2011.12Trade Import quotaRussia-Belarus-Kazakhstan: established 2012 tariff rate quotas on total meat and poultry under the Customs [...]
05/06/13Bilateral/MultilateralMeatPoultry2011.12Trade Import quotaRussia-Belarus-Kazakhstan: established 2012 tariff rate quotas on total meat and poultry under the Customs [...]
05/06/13Bilateral/MultilateralMeatAll2011.12Other Food safety measuresRussia-Belarus-Kazakhstan: Convened Customs Union (CU) Commission on December 9, 2011, which decided adoption of the [...]
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 [...]
17/04/13IndiaOilseeds, oils and mealsRapeseed2011.12ProductionFarm support pricesSupport price for rapeseed raised to foster national oilseed production.
17/04/13JordanOilseeds, oils and mealsOlive oil2011.12ProductionMarket regulationGovernment procurement of oilve oil continued in an effort to assist farmers.
17/04/13BelarusOilseeds, oils and mealsRapeseed and rapeseed oil2011.12TradeExport policyExports of rapeseed and rapeseed oil banned temporarily to prevent domestic vegetable oil shortage.
17/04/13BhutanOilseeds, oils and mealsAll edible oils2011.12TradeImport policyVegetable oil imports from India secured under Gov-to-Gov deal.
17/04/13BrazilOilseeds, oils and mealsSoybean oil2011.12TradeSocial policySocial tax rebate applying to soyoil and meal destined for exports discontinued.
17/04/13European UnionOilseeds, oils and mealsSunflowerseed2011.12TradeImport policyNew Bilateral Trade Agreement with Ukraine allows Ukraine to maintain export tax aimed at protecting [...]
17/04/13IndiaOilseeds, oils and mealsAll edible oils2011.12TradeExport policyBhutan exempted from Indian export ban on edible oils under Gov-to-Gov deal.
17/04/13UkraineOilseeds, oils and mealsSunflowerseed2011.12TradeExport policyNew Bilateral Trade Agreement with the European Union allows Ukraine to maintain export tax aimed [...]
17/04/13MalaysiaBiofuelsBiodiesel2011.12Renewable energyRenewable energy policiesMandatory sale of palmoil-based biodiesel (B5) implemented in parts of the country.
17/04/13United States of AmericaBiofuelsBiodiesel2011.12Renewable energyRenewable energy policiesPublic funding granted to support production and product development efforts of biofuel industry.
17/04/13United States of AmericaBiofuelsBiodiesel2011.12Renewable energyRenewable energy policiesBiodiesel tax credit expired without renewal.
17/04/13United States of AmericaBiofuelsBiodiesel2011.12Renewable energyRenewable energy policiesPublic funding granted to support production and product development efforts of biofuel industry.
17/04/13BrazilOilseeds, oils and mealsSoybeans2011.12OtherEnvironmental policyVoluntary moratorium on trading and financing of soybeans grown on land illegaly cleared in the [...]
17/04/13CanadaOilseeds, oils and mealsCamelina seed2011.12ProductionProduction supportPublic funding granted to advance sustainable production of new oils for industrial applications other than [...]
17/04/13CanadaOilseeds, oils and mealsSafflower seed2011.12ProductionProduction support Public funding granted to advance sustainable production of new oils for industrial applications other than [...]
17/04/13China (Mainland)Oilseeds, oils and mealsSoybeans2011.12OtherForeign agricultural investment Investment by state-owned grain company in crushing facilities in Brazil.
17/04/13United States of AmericaOilseeds, oils and mealsAll oilseeds2011.12OtherMarket regulationVolume of future contracts that are traded by financial investors restricted.
12/04/13BangladeshRiceAll2011.12ProductionGovernment procurement, purchasing pricesSet Aman rice procurement target at 200 000 tonnes, to be bought between 5 December [...]
12/04/13European UnionRiceAll2011.12TradeImport requirements, treatment of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)Imposed more rigorous controls on rice and rice-based products originated in or delivered from China [...]
12/04/13LaosRiceAll2011.12Production Production supportAllocated US$16 million (kip 130 billion) of a US$48 million (kip 400 billion) flood rehabilitation [...]
12/04/13NigeriaRiceAll2011.12TradeImport leviesAnnounced that, starting 1 July 2012, husked rice will accrue a levy of 25 percent [...]
12/04/13VietnamRiceAll2011.12TradeMinimum export pricesSet minimum export prices at US$500 per tonne of 5 percent broken rice and at [...]
11/04/14IndiaRiceAll2011.11StocksStock limits, licensing requirementsExtended orders permitting the states of Andrah Pradesh, National Capital Territory of Delhi, Manipur, Maharashtra, [...]
05/06/13China (Mainland)MeatAll2011.11Trade Import requirementsAnnounced new policy on all imports of breeding animals and frozen semen and embryos - [...]
05/06/13European UnionMeatLive animals2011.11Other Animal welfare regulationsReview of the regulation on the animal welfare for animals during transport.
05/06/13United States of AmericaMeatAll2011.11Consumption and marketing Marketing requirementsU.S. law on mandatory country-of-origin labelling (COOL) requirements for livestock and meat (among other products) [...]
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.
12/04/13IndonesiaRiceAll2011.11TradeImport agreementSigned Memorandum of Understanding with Thailand, giving Indonesia priority in the provision of up to [...]
12/04/13MyanmarRiceAll2011.11StocksGovernment procurement, strategic reserveAnnounced purchase of 500 000 tonnes of paddy from local markets by government and traders, [...]
12/04/13ThailandRiceAll2011.11Production Government procurementApproved on-farm storage plan for volumes mortgaged under the Paddy Pledging Program. The scheme covered [...]
11/04/14IndiaRiceAll2011.10StocksStock limits, licensing requirementsExtended orders permitting states to impose stock holding limits and licensing requirements on rice and [...]
05/06/13AzerbaijanMeatPoultry2011.10Trade Import banBan on poultry from Iran
05/06/13UkraineMeatAll2011.10Trade Import banBan on imports of meat from Nicaragua, Uruguay, Israel due to desease outbreaks in those [...]
05/06/13Bilateral/MultilateralMeatBeef2011.10Trade Free Trade AgreementThree Free Trade Agreements (South Korea, Colombia and Panama) approved by US Congress. The greatest [...]
05/06/13Bilateral/MultilateralMeatPigmeat2011.10Trade Free Trade AgreementThree Free Trade Agreements (South Korea, Colombia and Panama) approved by US Congress. The greatest [...]
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, [...]
17/04/13IndonesiaOilseeds, oils and mealsPalm oil2011.10TradeExport policyModified upper and lower boundaries applied under the sliding export tax regime with a view [...]
17/04/13European UnionBiofuelsBiodiesel2011.10Renewable energyRenewable energy policiesRelease of guidelines on the impact of land use changes (ILUC) on carbon savings in [...]
17/04/13IndonesiaOilseeds, oils and mealsSoybeans2011.10TradeExport policySliding export tax regime maintained to ensure adequate domestic supplies and prevent hikes in consumer [...]
15/04/13Bilateral/MultilateralRiceAll2011.10StocksStrategic reserveMemorandum of Understanding on ASEAN + 3 Emergency Rice Reserve (APTERR) signed, to establish a [...]
15/04/13Republic of KoreaRiceAll2011.10Production Production targetRice reduction plan to continue into 2012, with paddy plantings cut by 40 000 ha. [...]
15/04/13MalaysiaRiceAll2011.10TradeImport agreementMemorandum of Understanding signed with Viet Nam, guaranteeing provision of 800 000 tonnes of rice [...]
15/04/13ThailandRiceAll2011.10Production Government procurement, support pricesPrice pledging scheme reinstated, with a budget of Baht 435 billion (USD 14 billion). Producers [...]
15/04/13ThailandRiceAll2011.10StocksPrivate stocksTraders and millers possessing 15 tonnes of rice or more required to report stockpiles to [...]
15/04/13ThailandRiceAll2011.10StocksStock releaseReleased 100 000 tonnes of rice from government stocks at market prices to relieve shortages [...]
11/04/14IndiaRiceAll2011.09StocksStock limits, licensing requirementsExtended orders permitting states to impose stock holding limits and licensing requirements on rice and [...]
05/06/13FijiMeatOvine2011.09Consumption and marketing Price control removedPrice Controls for imported lamb removed.
05/06/13New ZealandMeatLive animals2011.09Other Animal welfare regulationsNew code of welfare sets minimum standards of animal welfare and recommended best practices for [...]
05/06/13UkraineMeatPigmeat2011.09Trade Import ban liftedPork Import ban from Azerbajan lifted.
05/06/13United States of AmericaMeatPoultry2011.09Trade WTO complaint filedComplaint with WTO filed against China on anti-dumping and countervailing duties on shipments from the [...]
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 [...]
17/04/13United States of AmericaOilseeds, oils and mealsRapeseed oil2011.09Renewable energyRenewable energy policiesApproved use of Canadian rapeseed oil in US biodiesel production and consumption
17/04/13MalaysiaOilseeds, oils and mealsPalm oil2011.09OtherEnvironmental policyPromoted public / private partnerships to further conversion of waste products from milling process into [...]
17/04/13European UnionOilseeds, oils and mealsOlive oil2011.09ProductionMarket supportGranted support payments for private storage to address short-term marketing problems
17/04/13KazakhstanOilseeds, oils and mealsAll edible oils2011.09TradeExport policyVegetable oil exports temporarily banned to prevent domestic shortages.
17/04/13IndiaOilseeds, oils and mealsAll edible oils2011.09Consumption and marketingState tradingExtended state import programme for public distribution at subsidized prices
17/04/13China (Mainland)Oilseeds, oils and mealsSoybeans2011.09StocksState reservesState reserves released in an effort to check rise in domestic oil/meal prices.
17/04/13China (Mainland)Oilseeds, oils and mealsSoybeans2011.09StocksState reservesState reserves released in an effort to check rise in domestic oil/meal prices.
15/04/13China (Mainland)RiceAll2011.09TradeImport quotaTariff-rate import quota for 2012 set at 5.32 million tonnes.
15/04/13EgyptRiceAll2011.09Production Government procurement, support pricesPlans to build a rice stockpile through local purchases announced. Volumes procured to equal half [...]
15/04/13Guinea-BissauRiceAll2011.09TradeImports, Food subsidies, trade, consumption and marketing30 000 tonnes of rice to be imported and sold at FCFA 14 500–-14 800 per [...]
15/04/13IndiaRiceAll2011.09TradeExport banExport ban on non-basmati rice lifted. Private sector permitted to ship 2 million tonnes of [...]
15/04/13IndiaRiceAll2011.09TradeExport banCourt case concerning allocation of export quotas under 1 million tonne rice contingent, excepted from [...]
15/04/13ThailandRiceAll2011.09Production Production supportFlood-affected farmers to receive compensation of Baht 3 659 per rai (USD 738/ha) of lost [...]
15/04/13VenezuelaRiceAll2011.09Consumption and marketingConsumer pricesMaximum selling prices to consumers raised to Bolivars 5.62 per kg (USD 1 307/tonne) in [...]
05/06/13AustraliaMeatLive animals2011.08Trade Export assistance measuresSome AUD 70 million in assistance provided to cattle producers affected by the livestock export [...]
05/06/13China (Mainland)MeatBeef2011.08Trade Free Trade AgreementFTA in force from August 15; Colombian import tariffs on Canadian beef reduced to zero [...]
05/06/13China (Mainland)MeatPigmeat2011.08Trade Free Trade AgreementFTA in force from August 15; Colombian import tariffs on Canadian beef reduced to zero [...]
05/06/13Republic of KoreaMeatPigmeat2011.08Trade Import dutyElimination of tariffs on all imports of chilled pork for food processing through September 30 [...]
05/06/13MalaysiaMeatLive animals2011.08Trade Import ban liftedImport ban on live cattle and other livestock from Australia lifted (except for horses).
05/06/13ThailandMeatLive animals2011.08Consumption and marketing Price controlFurther measures to control escalating hog and pork prices endorsed (including a six-month export restriction [...]
05/06/13ThailandMeatPigmeat2011.08Consumption and marketing Price controlFurther measures to control escalating hog and pork prices endorsed (including a six-month export restriction [...]
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.
17/04/13VenezuelaOilseeds, oils and mealsSoybeans2011.08ProductionFarm support pricesImposed 30% increase in farm gate prices
17/04/13IndonesiaOilseeds, oils and mealsOil palm2011.08OtherMarket regulationMade mandatory certification of sustainable production for all plantation firms and smallholders cultivating oil palm [...]
15/04/13BangladeshRiceAll2011.08Production Government procurementBoro rice procurement target raised by 200 000 tonnes to 800 000 tonnes.
15/04/13Côte d'IvoireRiceAll2011.08Consumption and marketingConsumer pricesFollowing agreement with industry representatives, 25% broken rice to be sold at no more than [...]
15/04/13IndiaRiceAll2011.08TradeMinimum export pricesMinimum export prices of Sona Masoori, Ponni Samba and Matta rice varieties, permitted for export [...]
15/04/13MyanmarRiceAll2011.08TradeExport taxesRice exports and those of six other commodities to be exempted from 5 percent export [...]
15/04/13NigeriaRiceAll2011.08Production Production targetTarget of putting 650 000 hectares under rice cultivation, as part of Agricultural Transformation Action [...]
15/04/13Sierra LeoneRiceAll2011.08Consumption and marketingConsumer pricesImported rice prices set at LE 136 000 per 50 kg (USD 598/tonne) bag of [...]
15/04/13VenezuelaRiceAll2011.08Production Support pricesProducer support prices raised by 30 percent to Bolivars 2.02 per kg of Type A [...]
17/04/13IndiaOilseeds, oils and mealsAll oilseeds2011.07ProductionFarm support pricesRaised support prices granted to farmers in an effort to encourage oilseed production
17/04/13China (Mainland)Oilseeds, oils and mealsAll edible oils2011.07OtherMarket regulationIntroduced inspection of cooking oil at public food outlets to enforce quality standards
17/04/13CanadaOilseeds, oils and mealsRapeseed2011.07TradeLand grabGranted public funds for foreign market development
17/04/13China (Mainland)BiofuelsBiodiesel2011.07Renewable energyRenewable energy policiesLaunched complete trade standard for detailed regulation of biodiesel production, distribution and sales
17/04/13European UnionBiofuelsBiodiesel2011.07Renewable energyRenewable energy policiesGave support to industry-wide initiative to promote renewable, sustainably produced aviation fuel
17/04/13European UnionBiofuelsBiodiesel2011.07Renewable energyRenewable energy policiesApproved seven voluntary schemes for certification of sustainable production methods in utilization of biofuel
17/04/13China (Mainland)Oilseeds, oils and mealsSoybeans2011.07OtherGMO policies and regulationsEstablished officially GMO-free soybean cultivation area to distinguish domestic production from imported GMO
20/08/13Republic of KoreaMeatBeef2011.07Consumption and marketing Price support measuresThe measure contains five main pillars to help lower fresh/chilled belly meat prices: 1.incentives for contracting [...]
05/06/13China (Mainland)MeatLive animals2011.07Production SubsidiesRe-introduction of productive sow subsidies of 100 yuan (USD 15.60) per animal (subsidy suspended in [...]
05/06/13China (Mainland)MeatAll2011.07Trade Free Trade AgreementFTA in force from July 1 grants Switzerland duty-free access for dried meat.
05/06/13Bilateral/MultilateralMeatPigmeat2011.07Trade Free Trade AgreementFTA EU - Republic of Korea in force as of 1 July 2011; by [...]
05/06/13Bilateral/MultilateralMeatPoultry2011.07Trade Free Trade AgreementFTA EU - Republic of Korea in force as of 1 July 2011; by [...]
05/06/13IndiaMeatLive animals2011.07Trade Import ban extendedExtension of the ban on imports of specified live animals and livestock products from all [...]
05/06/13IndiaMeatLive animals2011.07Trade Import ban extendedExtension of the ban on imports of specified live animals and livestock products from all [...]
05/06/13IndiaMeatLive animals2011.07Trade Import ban extendedExtension of the ban on imports of specified live animals and livestock products from all [...]
05/06/13Republic of KoreaMeatPigmeat2011.07Consumption and marketing Price support measuresThe measure contains five main pillars to help lower fresh/chilled belly meat prices:1.incentives for contracting [...]
05/06/13MalaysiaMeatPoultry2011.07Consumption and marketing Price controlCeiling price for standard chicken meat set at RM6.35 per kilogramme during Ramadan and Aidilfitri [...]
05/06/13MalaysiaMeatLive animals2011.07Trade Import banBan on imports of live cattle and other livestock from Australia after following the outbreak [...]
05/06/13RussiaMeatPigmeat2011.07Trade Import quota reducedPutin announced the reduction of 2012 pork and poultry tariff quota quantities : pork (320 [...]
05/06/13RussiaMeatPoultry2011.07Trade Import quota reducedPutin announced the reduction of 2012 pork and poultry tariff quota quantities : pork (320 [...]
05/06/13South AfricaMeatPigmeat2011.07Trade Elimination of import banReopening of the South African market to Brazilian pork announced. South Africa banned imports [...]
05/06/13ThailandMeatPoultry2011.07Consumption and marketing Price controlChicken and pork reference prices regulated
05/06/13ThailandMeatPigmeat2011.07Consumption and marketing Price controlChicken and pork reference prices regulated
05/06/13TurkeyMeatBeef2011.07Trade Import dutyCustoms tax on carcass meat increased from 60% to 75%
05/06/13UkraineMeatPoultry2011.07Trade Import licensingImport licensing of poultry, poultry fat and lard imports required.
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.
17/04/13United States of AmericaOilseeds, oils and mealsSoybeans2011.07ProductionResearch and development/ climate changeProvided funds for research that will assist farmers to modify farming techniques which help to [...]
17/04/13PakistanOilseeds, oils and mealsAll edible oils2011.07Consumption and marketingMarket regulationDirected manufacturers to refrain from activities related to costing and pricing
17/04/13IndiaOilseeds, oils and mealsPalm oil2011.07TradeBilateral trade agreementSigned free trade agreement with Malaysia including significant additional tariff concessions for Malaysia’s palm oil [...]
17/04/13MozambiqueBiofuelsBiodiesel2011.07Renewable energyRenewable energy policiesPassed into law a regulation mandating nationwide use of B3 blends by the year 2012 [...]
17/04/13United States of AmericaOilseeds, oils and mealsCamelina seed2011.07Renewable energyRenewable energy policiesGranted production subsidies to famers for up to five years
17/04/13United Arab EmiratesBiofuelsBiodiesel2011.07OtherEnvironmental policyEntered partnership with McDonald’s Restaurants to produce biodiesel based on recycled cooking oil
15/04/13ColombiaRiceAll2011.07Production Support prices, warehouse receipts programAllocated Pesos 10 billion (USD 5.2 million) to the storage incentive programme, to run from [...]
15/04/13IndiaRiceAll2011.07TradeExport banException to rice export ban approved, permitting private traders to export 1 million tonnes of [...]
15/04/13IndiaRiceAll2011.07TradeExport banExports under 1 million tonne rice contingent, excepted from the ban on rice exports in [...]
15/04/13JapanRiceAll2011.07Other Futures tradeResumption of rice futures trading approved, on a two-year trial basis, through the Tokyo Grains [...]
15/04/13MaliRiceAll2011.07TradeImport quota60 000 tonnes of rice to be imported free of taxes, to curb price rises [...]
15/04/13MyanmarRiceAll2011.07TradeExport taxesRice export taxes reduced from 8 percent to 5 percent.
15/04/13Sri LankaRiceAll2011.07Production Government procurement, support pricesPaddy Marketing Board (PMB) to procure 75 00 tonnes of Yala paddy at Rupees 30/kg [...]
15/04/13VietnamRiceAll2011.07Production Government procurementPurchase of 1 million tonnes of summer-autumn paddy from local markets suspended indefinitely.
15/04/13VietnamRiceAll2011.07TradeMinimum export pricesIssued guidelines to calculate minimum export prices. Effective August 2011, floor prices will be based [...]
10/12/13IndiaRiceAll2011.06Consumption and marketingFood subsidiesAdditional allocation of 5.0 million tonnes of subsidized rice and wheat approved for distribution under [...]
10/12/13Sierra LeoneRiceAll2011.06TradeImport agreementSigned a memorandum of understanding with Viet Nam to enhance cooperation in rice trade. The [...]
05/06/13ArgentinaMeatBeef2011.06Consumption and marketing Price controlMaximum beef wholesale and retail prices increased by about 30 percent after three years without [...]
05/06/13AustraliaMeatLive animals2011.06Trade Export banExport ban on live cattle to Indonesia, consequently lifted at the beginning of July [...]
05/06/13China (Mainland)MeatLive animals2011.06Production SubsidiesSubsidy of RMB 2.5 billion for pig breeding resumed to prevent supply shocks and price [...]
05/06/13European UnionMeatLive animals2011.06Other Animal welfare regulations Tighter regulations for the protection of chickens kept for meat production
05/06/13Republic of KoreaMeatLive animals2011.06Trade Import dutyTariff-free import of 31,000 sows (previously tariff stood at 18%) for the second half of [...]
05/06/13RussiaMeatBeef2011.06Trade Import banImport bans imposed on meat from processing plants from three Brazilian states (Mato Grosso, Parana, [...]
05/06/13RussiaMeatPoultry2011.06Trade Import banImport bans imposed on meat from processing plants from three Brazilian states (Mato Grosso, Parana, [...]
05/06/13RussiaMeatPigmeat2011.06Trade Import banImport bans imposed on meat from processing plants from three Brazilian states (Mato Grosso, Parana, [...]
05/06/13UkraineMeatAll2011.06Trade Import banBan on import of Brazilian meat.
22/04/13United States of AmericaBiofuelsEthanol2011.06Production Producer subsidiesTax credit and a tariff that subsidizes ethanol production suspended, curtailing subsidies for maize-based biofuel. [...]
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.
17/04/13MalaysiaBiofuelsBiodiesel2011.06Renewable energyproducer supportState agency allocated funds to five major petrol companies for investment in infrastructure for biodiesel [...]
17/04/13Bilateral/MultilateralOilseeds, oils and mealsSoymeal2011.06TradeImport policyTemporarily suspended 5% soymeal import tariff to counter feed grain shortages in the CIS Customs [...]
15/04/13BangladeshRiceAll2011.06TradeExport banRice export ban renewed until 30 June 2012.
15/04/13BangladeshRiceAll2011.06Production Government procurement, support pricesBoro rice procurement target set at 600 000 tonnes for the June-- September 2011 period [...]
15/04/13GuineaRiceAll2011.06Consumption and marketingFood subsidiesSecond distribution run of imported rice to local markets at subsidized prices approved.
15/04/13IndiaGrainsAll2011.06Consumption and marketingFood subsidiesAdditional allocation of 5.0 million tonnes of subsidized rice and wheat approved for distribution under [...]
15/04/13IndiaRiceAll2011.06Production Support pricesMinimum support prices raised by 8 percent to Rupee 10 800 per tonne of common [...]
15/04/13IndonesiaRiceAll2011.06Production Production supportCompensation of Rupiah 3.7 million (USD 407) per hectare of lost plantings to be offered [...]
15/04/13IraqRiceAll2011.06Production Production supportSupplementary power allocations to be provided from mid-June to October, to permit producers in central [...]
15/04/13KenyaRiceAll2011.06TradeImport tariffReduction of 75 percent rice import duty applicable under the Common External Tariff of the [...]
15/04/13KenyaRiceAll2011.06Production Production supportShilling 1.2 billion (USD 12 million) allocated to support the expansion of the Mwea irrigation [...]
15/04/13PhilippinesRiceAll2011.06Production Production supportRice mechanization programme announced with a Pesos 16 billion allocation (USD 369 million), to provide [...]
15/04/13RwandaRiceAll2011.06Other Processing and tradingRice certification, storage, packaging, quality standards and regulations issued.
15/04/13VietnamRiceAll2011.06Production Government procurement, support pricesMember companies of the Vietnam Food Association to purchase 1 million tonnes of summer-autumn paddy, starting [...]
17/04/13China (Mainland)Oilseeds, oils and mealsRapeseed2011.05StocksState reservesState reserves reconstituted after sales to check rise in consumer prices
17/04/13ArgentinaBiofuelsBiodiesel2011.05Renewable energyRenewable energy policiesGovernment-set retail price for biodiesel raised to stimulate domestic production and sales
05/06/13BelarusMeatPoultry2011.05Trade Import ban liftedImport ban lifted for pork, poultry and ready meat products containing pork from Germany (imposed [...]
05/06/13BelarusMeatPigmeat2011.05Trade Elimination of import banImport ban lifted for pork, poultry and ready meat products containing pork from Germany (imposed [...]
05/06/13ChileMeatPigmeat2011.05Trade Export authorizationAuthorization for six processing plants to export pork to China for the first time
05/06/13Republic of KoreaMeatLive animals2011.05Other Animal welfare regulationsIntroduction of measures to strengthen the country\'s livestock disease controls including farm registration, minimum space [...]
05/06/13Republic of KoreaMeatPoultry2011.05Trade Import quota A 50 000 MT zero-duty TRQ for frozen chicken meat was announced in May and [...]
05/06/13TurkeyMeatBeef2011.05Trade Import dutyCustoms tax on carcass meat increased from 45% to 60%
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 [...]
17/04/13European UnionBiofuelsBiodiesel2011.05Renewable energyRenewable energy policiesExtended anti-dumping duties already levied on US imports to biodiesel purchases from Canada
17/04/13IndonesiaOilseeds, oils and mealsOil palm2011.05OtherEnvironmental policyIntroduced two-year moratorium on forest clearing and peatland conversion
15/04/13Taiwan province of ChinaRiceAll2011.05StocksStock release10 000 tonnes of rice to be released from public stocks to curb unexpected increases [...]
15/04/13Dominican RepublicRiceAll2011.05Consumption and marketingConsumer pricesRice to be sold to consumers at no more than Pesos 22 per pound (USD [...]
15/04/13Dominican RepublicRiceAll2011.05Production Support pricesIncrease in producer prices of Pesos 200, to Pesos 2 100 per fanega (USD 455/tonne), [...]
15/04/13EcuadorRiceAll2011.05Production Support pricesFollowing agreement by the Rice Consultative Council, raised producer prices by 11 percent to USD [...]
15/04/13EgyptRiceAll2011.05Production Cultivation limitsPlantings to be kept within the 1.1 million feddans (462 000 hectares) limit in 2011, [...]
15/04/13EgyptRiceAll2011.05TradeExport banBan on rice exports upheld.
15/04/13IranRiceAll2011.05TradeImport restrictionsAccording to official statements, rice imports to be restricted during harvest time.
15/04/13MalaysiaRiceAll2011.05TradeImport rightsPadiberas Nasional Berhad's (BERNAS) exclusive right to import rice renewed to 10 Jan 2021.
15/04/13MyanmarRiceAll2011.05TradeExport banRice export ban lifted.
15/04/13PhilippinesRiceAll2011.05Consumption and marketingFood subsidiesPesos 4.23 billion (USD 97 million) allocated to fund a subsidy programme to assist population [...]
15/04/13Sierra LeoneRiceAll2011.05TradeImport tariff10% import duty on rice suspended.
17/04/13AustraliaBiofuelsBiodiesel2011.04Renewable energyAnti-dumping dutiesIntroduced anti-dumping duties on imports of biodiesel from the United States
17/04/13BrazilBiofuelsBiodiesel2011.04Renewable energyRenewable energy policiesDelayed introduction of mandatory B7 admixture to allow more time for development of domestic feedstock [...]
05/06/13China (Mainland)MeatPoultry2011.04Trade Import banImport ban on poultry products from the Netherlands after H7N1 bird flu virus outbreak on [...]
05/06/13China (Mainland)MeatPigmeat2011.04Trade Import restrictionsReporting of imports of pork, mutton, beef and their by-products onto the list of bulk [...]
05/06/13China (Mainland)MeatOvine2011.04Trade Import restrictionsReporting of imports of pork, mutton, beef and their by-products onto the list of bulk [...]
05/06/13China (Mainland)MeatBeef2011.04Trade Import restrictionsReporting of imports of pork, mutton, beef and their by-products onto the list of bulk [...]
05/06/13South AfricaMeatAll2011.04Trade Elimination of export banExport ban on red meat lifted; live animals still under the export ban.
05/06/13South AfricaMeatPoultry2011.04Trade Export banPoultry meat exports suspended following an outbreak of avian flu at ostrich farms in the [...]
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 [...]
17/04/13ThailandOilseeds, oils and mealsSoybean oil2011.04Consumption and marketingMarket regulationIntroduced temporary controls on retail prices
15/04/13BangladeshRiceAll2011.04TradeImport agreementMemorandum of Understanding signed with Viet Nam, giving Bangladesh priority in the provision of up [...]
15/04/13BangladeshRiceAll2011.04Production Production supportGovernment to provide 537 000 farmers with free fertilizers, in order to boost Aus crop [...]
15/04/13Taiwan province of ChinaRiceAll2011.04Production Support pricesPrices under three state purchasing programmes raised by TWN 3 per kg to TWN 20.6-26 [...]
15/04/13IndonesiaRiceAll2011.04TradeImport tariffRupiah 450/kg (USD 50/tonne) rice import duty reinstituted, following a three-month suspension.
15/04/13JapanRiceAll2011.04Production Cultivation limitsRice cultivation to be banned in regions were soil samples show traces of radioactive caesium [...]
15/04/13PhilippinesRiceAll2011.04Production Production supportFood Staples Self-sufficiency Roadmap 2011-–2016 announced, with the aim of ensuring food self-sufficiency by raising [...]
15/04/13ThailandRiceAll2011.04Production Cultivation limitsRice cultivation to be restricted to two crops per year.
15/04/13VietnamRiceAll2011.04Production Production targetSet a 41 million tonne paddy production target for 2011. Farmers in southern provinces to [...]
17/04/13IndiaOilseeds, oils and mealsOil palm2011.03ProductionSector development assistanceAllocated funds for new plantations aimed at increasing output of palm oil
20/12/13United Arab EmiratesRiceAll2011.03Consumption and marketingFood subsidiesRice and bread to be sold at 2004 price levels, effective from April to December [...]
05/06/13China (Mainland)MeatBeef2011.03Trade Import quotaTariff-free quota for high quality beef imports extended to Canada (March 2011), New Zealand (July [...]
05/06/13TurkeyMeatBeef2011.03Trade Import dutyCustoms tax on carcass meat increased from 30% to 45%.
05/06/13UkraineMeatLive animals2011.03Trade Import banBan on imports of pigs and pork meat from South, Central and Privolzhkiya Federal District [...]
05/06/13UkraineMeatPigmeat2011.03Trade Import banBan on imports of pigs and pork meat from South, Central and Privolzhkiya Federal District [...]
05/06/13United States of AmericaMeatPigmeat2011.03Trade Import dutyRemoval of the Mexican (retaliatory) tariffs on US pigmeat exports after settlement of the trucking-dispute [...]
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), [...]
17/04/13TanzaniaOilseeds, oils and mealsAll edible oils2011.03ProductionSector development assistanceExempted manufacturers using home-grown seeds from paying VAT to stimulate demand for local oilseeds
17/04/13MalaysiaOilseeds, oils and mealsPalm oil2011.03Renewable energyRenewable energy policiesStarted phased introduction of mandatory B5 admixture, accompanied by tax exemption and variable subsidy
17/04/13Republic of KoreaOilseeds, oils and mealsSoybeans2011.03TradeImport policyTemporarily reduced import tariff
17/04/13IndiaOilseeds, oils and mealsAll edible oils2011.03Consumption and marketingMarket regulationExtended limits on volume of edible oil and oilseeds traders may hold in stock to [...]
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)RiceAll2011.03Production Production targetTarget set to increase proportion of mechanized rice planting to 45% and mechanized harvesting to [...]
15/04/13China (Mainland)GrainsAll2011.03Production Production targetTarget announced to preserve arable land over 1.818 billion mu (121 million hectares), in order [...]
15/04/13Taiwan province of ChinaRiceAll2011.03Consumption and marketingPromotion of consumptionCampaign to promote greater consumption of rice-based products launched, with the aim of lifting per [...]
15/04/13Costa RicaRiceAll2011.03Consumption and marketingConsumer pricesPrice ceiling for type 80–20 rice lowered by 6 percent to Colones 691 per kg [...]
15/04/13Republic of KoreaRiceAll2011.03StocksStock release150 000 tonnes of rice to be released from government reserves starting in March, to [...]
15/04/13MadagascarRiceAll2011.03TradeExport banRice exports prohibited.
15/04/13PhilippinesRiceAll2011.03TradeImport quotaDuty free import quota of 660 000 tonnes allocated to the private sector, subject to [...]
15/04/13ThailandRiceAll2011.03Production Government procurement, support pricesSupplementary direct purchase programme launched to buy up to 2.0 million tonnes of secondary paddy. [...]
15/04/13ThailandRiceAll2011.03Production Support pricesPrices offered to producers under the price insurance scheme raised by 10 percent to baht [...]
15/04/13VietnamRiceAll2011.03TradeMinimum export pricesMinimum export prices for 5% broken rice set at USD 500 per tonne and at [...]
15/04/13VietnamRiceAll2011.03TradeMinimum export pricesMinimum export prices for 5% broken set at USD 480 per tonne and at USD [...]
15/04/13VietnamRiceAll2011.03TradeMinimum export pricesMinimum export prices for 5% broken set at USD 490 per tonne and at USD [...]
12/04/13PhilippinesRiceAll2011.03TradeImport quotaAllocated a duty free import quota of 380 000 tonnes to the private sector for [...]
17/04/13IndiaOilseeds, oils and mealsAll edible oils2011.02Consumption and marketingGovernment procurementDomestic procurement of edible oils increased to assist low-income consumers through public welfare schemes
17/04/13BangladeshOilseeds, oils and mealsAll edible oils2011.02TradeImport policyReduced import tariff to shield consumers from surges in international prices
17/04/13IndiaOilseeds, oils and mealsAll edible oils2011.02TradeImport policyDiscontinued 10% tariff on crude palm stearin
17/04/13CanadaBiofuelsBiodiesel2011.02Renewable energyRenewable energy policiesIntroduced nationwide mandatory B2 admixture
17/04/13European UnionOilseeds, oils and mealsSoymeal2011.02OtherGMO policies and regulationsGranted technical clearance for change to EU regulations on traces of unauthorized GMO in animal [...]
20/12/13BangladeshRiceAll2011.02Consumption and marketingFood subsidiesTargeted distributions of foodgrains to fourth class government workers launched.
20/12/13BangladeshRiceAll2011.02Consumption and marketingFood subsidiesSupplementary Fair Price Card programme launched to provide eligible household with up to 20 kilos [...]
05/06/13European UnionMeatPigmeat2011.02Production State market interventionIntroduction of a Private Storage Aid (PSA) program for European pigmeat on Feb 1 in [...]
05/06/13South AfricaMeatAll2011.02Trade Export banBan on the export of meat and live animals due to a foot-and-mouth disease outbreak [...]
05/06/13South AfricaMeatLive animals2011.02Trade Export banBan on the export of meat and live animals due to a foot-and-mouth disease outbreak [...]
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 [...]
17/04/13Republic of KoreaOilseeds, oils and mealsSoybeans2011.02Consumption and marketingState purchasesAnnounced inclusion in public reserves to stabilize domestic supplies
17/04/13UkraineOilseeds, oils and mealsSunflowerseed and sunflower oil2011.02TradeMarket regulationPrivate sector agreed to temporary, voluntary export restrictions to secure domestic supplies
17/04/13LibyaOilseeds, oils and mealsAll edible oils2011.02TradeSales taxSuspended sales taxes and custom duties to check impact of rising prices on consumers
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.
15/04/13Taiwan province of ChinaRiceAll2011.02StocksStock release65 000 tonnes of rice from public reserves to be released to the feed industry, [...]
15/04/13China (Mainland)RiceAll2011.02Production Support pricesGovernment paddy procurement prices raised by 10-–22 percent to Yuan 102-128 per 50 kg bag [...]
15/04/13ColombiaRiceAll2011.02Production Production supportAllocated funds to construct drying and storage facilities, open credit lines for work on irrigation [...]
15/04/13CubaRiceAll2011.02Consumption and marketingConsumer pricesImported rice permitted to be sold in the parallel food markets at Pesos 5.0 per [...]
15/04/13GuineaRiceAll2011.02Consumption and marketingConsumer pricesFixed retail price set at Guinea franc 160 000 per 50 kg bag (USD 448/tonne) [...]
15/04/13IndiaRiceAll2011.02TradeExport BanException to rice export ban approved, with 150 000 tonnes of Sona Masoori, Ponni Samba [...]
15/04/13IndiaRiceAll2011.02Production Production support “Extending the Green Revolution to Eastern India” programme renewed for a second season, with [...]
15/04/13IndonesiaRiceAll2011.02Production Government procurementRice procurement target set at 3.5 million tonnes.
15/04/13IndonesiaRiceAll2011.02StocksGovernment stocksStocks held by Bulog to be gradually raised from 1.5 million tonnes to 2.0 million [...]
15/04/13IndonesiaRiceAll2011.02Production Production targetDomestic production to be raised in order to allow a 10 million tonne annual rice [...]
15/04/13MyanmarRiceAll2011.02TradeExport banRice exports temporarily banned.
15/04/13SenegalRiceAll2011.02Consumption and marketingConsumer pricesSet a price ceiling of FCFA 280 per kg (USD 580/tonne) on imported broken rice [...]
15/04/13Sierra LeoneRiceAll2011.02TradeExport banRice exports prohibited.
15/04/13SyriaRiceAll2011.02TradeImport tariffImport duty reduced from 3 percent to 1 percent.
15/04/13VietnamRiceAll2011.02Production Government procurement, support pricesMember companies of the Vietnam Food Association to purchase 1 million tonnes of winter-spring paddy, starting [...]
15/04/13VietnamRiceAll2011.02TradeMinimum export pricesMinimum export prices for 5% broken rice set at USD 520 per tonne and at [...]
17/04/13CanadaOilseeds, oils and mealsRapeseed2011.01ProductionResearch and developmentIntroduced public funding programmes aimed at raising domestic value addition and creating new market opportunities [...]
17/04/13CanadaOilseeds, oils and mealsSoybeans2011.01ProductionResearch and developmentIntroduced public funding programmes aimed at raising domestic value addition and creating new market opportunities [...]
17/04/13CanadaOilseeds, oils and mealsCamelina seed2011.01ProductionResearch and developmentIntroduced public funding programmes aimed at raising domestic value addition and creating new market opportunities [...]
17/04/13EthiopiaOilseeds, oils and mealsAll edible oils2011.01OtherMarket regulationWithdrew licenses from selected vegetable oil refiners due to quality concerns
17/04/13European UnionBiofuelsBiodiesel2011.01Renewable energyRenewable energy policiesPostponed by six months the release of guidelines on the impact of land use changes [...]
05/06/13MalaysiaMeatBeef2011.01Trade Elimination of import banElimination of ban on imports of beef and beef products from the European Union (introduced [...]
05/06/13PhilippinesMeatBeef2011.01Trade Elimination of import banLast BSE ban on European beef imports lifted (ban introduced in 2000)
05/06/13Taiwan province of ChinaMeatBeef2011.01Other Food safety measuresNew residue testing measures for ractopamine (a feed additive) in beef implemented.
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 [...]
17/04/13LiberiaOilseeds, oils and mealsOil palm2011.01ProductionSector development assistanceGranted concessions to foreign investors for the large scale development of oil palm plantations
17/04/13MalaysiaOilseeds, oils and mealsOil palm2011.01ProductionSector development assistanceAnnounced new oil palm replanting scheme to check slow output growth and stagnating yield levels. [...]
17/04/13PakistanOilseeds, oils and mealsSunflowerseed2011.01ProductionFarm support pricesNegotiated farm gate price rise to stimulate domestic production
17/04/13PhilippinesOilseeds, oils and mealsCoconut2011.01ProductionSector development assistancePresented six-year programme meant to raise the productivity of the sector
17/04/13Sri LankaOilseeds, oils and mealsCoconut2011.01ProductionSector development assistanceOffered chemical fertilizers at subsidized prices to producers to increase production
17/04/13EthiopiaOilseeds, oils and mealsAll edible oils2011.01Consumption and marketingPrice control and market interventionSet temporary ceilings on retail prices and introduced public sales
17/04/13MalaysiaOilseeds, oils and mealsPalm oil2011.01Consumption and marketingPublic salesOrdered producers to raise subsidized oil supplies by 20% to counter hoarding and tight supplies [...]
17/04/13ThailandOilseeds, oils and mealsPalm oil2011.01Consumption and marketingMarket regulationGranted one-time palm oil import permissions; introduced public sales at subsidised prices; modified biodiesel production [...]
17/04/13IndonesiaOilseeds, oils and mealsSoybeans2011.01TradeImport policySuspended import duties to prevent consumer protests and stabilize markets
17/04/13JapanOilseeds, oils and mealsAll edible oils2011.01OtherHealth policyMoved to voluntary disclosure of levels of trans fatty acids in food products to reduce [...]
17/04/13ThailandOilseeds, oils and mealsSoymeal2011.01TradeImport policyExtended 2% import duty to encourage local production
15/04/13BangladeshRiceAll2011.01Consumption and marketingFood subsidiesOpen market sales resumed, providing up to 5 kg of rice per person at a [...]
15/04/13BrazilRiceAll2011.01Production Support pricesReal 303 million (USD 171 million) allocated to fund support measures for southern states through [...]
15/04/13ColombiaRiceAll2011.01TradeImport quotaApproved 40 000 tonnes of imports from Andean Community members between February and April 2011. [...]
15/04/13Costa RicaRiceAll2011.01Other Sector policy framework, production, consumption and marketingFixed producer prices to be phased out, with public support to the sector to concentrate [...]
15/04/13Costa RicaRiceAll2011.01Production Support pricesCourt order annuls 17 percent reduction in producer prices to Colones 20 050 per 73.6/kg [...]
15/04/13GuineaRiceAll2011.01TradeExport banRice exports prohibited with immediate effect.
15/04/13GuineaRiceAll2011.01Consumption and marketingFood subsidiesImported rice to be distributed in local markets to ease pressure on prices.
15/04/13IndiaRiceAll2011.01StocksStock release1.0 million tonnes of rice approved to be sold through open market operations at Rupees [...]
15/04/13IndonesiaRiceAll2011.01Production Production supportPlans announced to convert 104 639 ha fallow land to rice, corn, soybeans and sugar [...]
15/04/13MadagascarRiceAll2011.01Consumption and marketingConsumer pricesSet a fixed retail price of Ariary 1 180 per kilo of rice (USD 555/tonne). [...]
15/04/13MadagascarRiceAll2011.01Consumption and marketingFood subsidiesAnnounced that the Government would import rice and distribute it to local markets at subsidized [...]
15/04/13MadagascarRiceAll2011.01TradeImport tariffSuspended import duties and taxes on rice.
15/04/13NigeriaRiceAll2011.01TradeCustoms valuationBenchmark price used for customs valuation reduced from USD 640 to USD 560 per tonne. [...]
15/04/13NigeriaRiceAll2011.01TradeImport restrictionsImportation of rice through land borders prohibited.
15/04/13PhilippinesRiceAll2011.01TradeImport agreementThree-year agreement with Viet Nam renewed, giving the Philippines priority status to buy up to [...]
15/04/13VietnamRiceAll2011.01TradeImport quotaDuty free import quota of 250 000 tonnes of Cambodian rice or paddy of all [...]
05/06/13BhutanMeatPoultry2010.12Trade Import banBan on poultry imports from Nepal due to AI
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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