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DateAreaCommodity GroupCommodityDatePolicy CategoryPolicy InstrumentDescription
19/12/14BrazilRiceAll2014.12StocksStock releaseSold 67 000 tonnes of paddy from state reserves, out of a total of 75 [...]
19/12/14MexicoRiceAll2014.12TradeImport tariffRe-instated tariffs on rice imports, last suspended in May 2008. According to the decision, effective [...]
19/12/14ThailandRiceAll2014.12StocksStock releaseAnnounced that it would auction 400 000 tonnes of white rice, glutinous rice and brokens [...]
19/12/14Sri LankaRiceAll2014.12TradeImport AgreementSigned an agreement with the Government of Bangladesh to import 25 000 tonnes of parboiled [...]
19/12/14MexicoRiceAll2014.11Production Production supportDecided to extend a Pesos 200 (USD 15) per tonne direct assistance to rice farmers [...]
19/12/14BrazilRiceAll2014.11StocksStock releaseReleased 72 600 tonnes of paddy from public reserves, from a total of 75 000 [...]
19/12/14MexicoRiceAll2014.11Production Production supportIssued new target prices for cereal and oilseed products, including rice, under the Target Income [...]
19/12/14Sri LankaRiceAll2014.11Consumption and marketingConsumer pricesAnnounced that, with immediate effect, Lak Sathosa outlets would sell imported rice at subsidised rates [...]
19/12/14PakistanRiceAll2014.11Production Production supportDecided to extend a one-off Rupees 5 000 per acre (USD 120 per hectare) direct [...]
19/12/14ThailandRiceAll2014.11Production Government procurement, support pricesEndorsed a proposal for an on-farm mortgaging program to cover 2.0 million tonnes of fragrant [...]
19/12/14VietnamRiceAll2014.11TradeMinimum export pricesLowered minimum export prices for 25% broken rice by USD 30 to USD 380 per [...]
19/12/14Taiwan province of ChinaRiceAll2014.11TradeImport banLifted import restrictions on long-grain rice originated in the United States, first imposed in 2006 [...]
19/12/14BrazilRiceAll2014.11StocksStock releasePut to auction 40 000 tonnes of paddy from public reserve, in two auctions held [...]
19/12/14MyanmarRiceAll2014.11ProductionGovernment procurementWould be considering the launch of a local procurement campaign, via the National Rice Reserves [...]
19/12/14IndonesiaRiceAll2014.11Production Production supportAnnounced that it planned to allocate Rupiah 100 trillion (USD 8.0 billion) worth of 2015 [...]
19/12/14BrazilRiceAll2014.10StocksStock releaseReleased 35 761 tonnes of paddy from state reserves, out of a total of 36 [...]
19/12/14EgyptRiceAll2014.10Production Government procurementAnnounced that the Government would procure supplies from local farmers at a price of Pounds [...]
19/12/14ThailandRiceAll2014.10StocksStock releaseAuctioned off 203 000 tonnes of brokens and 5 percent broken rice from Government stocks, [...]
19/12/14BangladeshRiceAll2014.10Production Government procurement, purchasing pricesAnnounced that it would buy 300 000 tonnes of rice from the 2014 Aman harvest [...]
19/12/14VenezuelaRiceAll2014.10Consumption and marketingPrice controlsSet ceilings on retail prices at Bolívares 25.0 (USD 4.0) per kg of Type I [...]
19/12/14SenegalRiceAll2014.10Consumption and marketingTax policyAnnounced that it would exempt domestically produced rice from value added taxes (VAT), as part [...]
19/12/14Costa RicaRiceAll2014.10TradeSafeguard measuresRuled out a provisional import tariff increase on selected classes of milled rice, pending the [...]
19/12/14Sri LankaRiceAll2014.10Production Budgetary allocations, production support, support prices, creditAnnounced that the subsidized fertilizer programme would be continued, as part of its 2015 budgetary [...]
19/12/14EgyptRiceAll2014.10TradeExport banRelaxed the ban on milled rice exports. Effective until August 2015, traders will be permitted [...]
19/12/14Republic of KoreaRiceAll2014.10StocksGovernment procurement Announced that it intended to purchase surplus produce, estimated at 180 000 tonnes, to stabilize [...]
19/12/14MalaysiaRiceAll2014.10Production Budgetary allocations, production supportAs part of its budgetary allocations for 2015, announced that Ringgit 6 billion (USD 1.8 [...]
19/12/14BrazilRiceAll2014.10StocksStock releaseAuctioned off 37 583 tonnes of paddy from state reserves, out of a total of [...]
19/12/14IndiaRiceAll2014.10Consumption and marketingFood subsidiesExtended the deadline for States and Union Territories to implement the National Food Security Act [...]
15/10/14BrazilRiceAll2014.10StocksStock releaseAuctioned off 37 583 tonnes of paddy from state reserves, out of a total of [...]
19/12/14ThailandRiceAll2014.10Production Cultivation limitsAnnounced that the Royal Irrigation Department would restrict in the Chao Phraya basin the discharge [...]
19/12/14ThailandRiceAll2014.10StocksStock releaseReportedly sold over 50 000 tonnes of rice from Government reserves to exporters through closed [...]
12/12/14United KingdomOilseeds, oils and mealsAll edible oils2014.10Consumption and marketingLabellingOpened infringement proceedings against the United Kingdom over its voluntary ‘traffic light’ nutritional labelling scheme. [...]
12/12/14ChinaOilseeds, oils and mealsSoybeans2014.10ProductionSupport pricesSet official target price for 2014/15 campaign.
12/12/14IndiaOilseeds, oils and mealsSoy oil and palm oil2014.10TradeImport tariffRaised official tariff for soybean oil, lowered for crude and refined palm olein, and [...]
12/12/14IndiaOilseeds, oils and mealsAll oilseeds2014.10ProductionSupport pricesRaised support prices for rabi oilseed crops.
12/12/14IndonesiaOilseeds, oils and mealsPalm oil2014.10TradeExport taxSuspended variable export tax on crude palm oil for the months of October and November. [...]
12/12/14IndonesiaOilseeds, oils and mealsPalm oil2014.10ProductionLand rightsApproved plantation ownership regulation with aim to maximize land usage while ensuring adequate participation of [...]
12/12/14MalaysiaOilseeds, oils and mealsPalm oil2014.10TradeExport taxExtended tax exemption on palm oil till the end of the year.
12/12/14MalaysiaBiofuelsPalm oil2014.10Renewable energyRenewable energy policyMoved nationwide implementation of 7 percent mandatory fuel blending rate (palm oil-based biodiesel) to December [...]
12/12/14United StatesOilseeds, oils and mealsSoybeans2014.10Consumption and marketingTransportation policiesTransportation of overweight truck loads allowed in the State of Iowa for certain products (soybeans, [...]
12/12/14IndonesiaOilseeds, oils and mealsOil palm2014.10ProductionEnvironmentalLaunched the Sustainable Palm Oil Initiative, SPOI, a national platform meant to help small, low-income [...]
12/12/14NigeriaOilseeds, oils and mealsOil palm2014.10ProductionSector developmentLaunched a nationwide programme for the distribution of improved oil palm seedlings to both smallholders [...]
12/12/14ItalyOilseeds, oils and mealsOlive oil2014.10Consumption and marketingMarketing regulationPassed legislation regulating the quality and transparency in the virgin olive oil chain.
15/10/14ThailandRiceAll2014.10Production Production supportApproved a budget of Baht 40 billion (USD 1.2 billion) to provide a one-off payment [...]
15/10/14ThailandRiceAll2014.09StocksStock releaseBased on official statements, in addition to releasing supplies from public stocks through auctions and [...]
15/10/14BrazilRiceAll2014.09StocksStock releaseReleased 25 000 tonnes of paddy from public reserves, out of a total of 30 [...]
15/10/14Republic of KoreaRiceAll2014.09StocksStock-holding policy, Government procurement Announce that in addition to the 370 000 tonnes to be purchased locally under the [...]
15/10/14BangladeshRiceAll2014.09TradeExport banApproved an exception to the export ban on non-aromatic rice, permitting 50 000 tonnes of [...]
15/10/14VenezuelaRiceAll2014.09Production Production support, support pricesSet paddy producer prices at Bolívares 8.6 per kilo (USD 1 363 per tonne) of [...]
15/10/14VenezuelaRiceAll2014.09TradeImport agreementAgreed, in principle, to import 32 000 tonnes of paddy and 80 000 tonnes of [...]
15/10/14ThailandRiceAll2014.09StocksStock releaseAuctioned off 139 676 tonnes of fragrant and glutinous rice from government stockpiles through a [...]
15/10/14NigeriaRiceAll2014.09ProductionProduction supportReceived approval from the Federal Executive Council to establish ten integrated rice mills and six [...]
15/10/14BangladeshRiceAll2014.09Production Government procurementExtended the Boro procurement campaign to 30 September 2014, in order to ensure targeted volumes [...]
15/10/14PhilippinesRiceAll2014.09TradeImport quotaFollowing the rejection of all bids from the 27 August 2014 import tender for 500 [...]
15/10/14BrazilRiceAll2014.09StocksStock releaseApproved the release of up to 550 000 tonnes of paddy from government stocks, at [...]
15/10/14Republic of KoreaRiceAll2014.09ProductionProduction supportIn view of plans to liberalize the rice market through tariffication, starting on 1 January [...]
15/10/14ThailandRiceAll2014.09TradeImport agreementApproved a 3-year extension to a Memorandum of Understanding with the Philippines on rice trade. [...]
15/12/14Republic of KoreaMeatBeef2014.09TradeImport ban liftedLifted a ban on the use of animal feed additive zilpaterol in beef, opening the [...]
12/12/14ArgentinaOilseeds, oils and mealsSoybeans2014.09ProductionMarket regulationAdopted - in a bid to control domestic food price inflation - legislation that authorizes [...]
12/12/14VietnamOilseeds, oils and mealsOilmeals2014.09Consumption and MarketingProducer supportDid away with the value added tax (VAT) on animal feedstuff, including oilmeals/cakes (of domestic [...]
15/10/14HondurasRiceAll2014.09TradeImport quotaEstablished a shortage import quota of 25 000 tonnes of paddy, to be brought into [...]
15/10/14Republic of KoreaRiceAll2014.09TradeImport quotaAnnounced that it would seek to impose a 513% tariff on volumes imported outside of [...]
15/10/14PanamaRiceAll2014.08ProductionProduction supportAnnounced that it would extend a Balboas 165 (USD 165) per tonne subsidy to rice [...]
15/10/14BrazilRiceAll2014.08ProductionMinimum support pricesApproved new minimum support prices (MSP) for the 2015/16 season (2014/15 season for Brazil) to [...]
15/10/14VenezuelaRiceAll2014.08TradeExport banBanned exports of basic necessities, including paddy and table rice in all their presentations.
15/10/14PanamaRiceAll2014.08TradeImport agreementEntered into an import agreement with Guyana. The accord will see 5 000 tonnes of [...]
15/10/14ThailandRiceAll2014.08StocksStock releaseIs considering channelling spoiled supplies held in government granaries to ethanol production, according to official [...]
15/10/14China (Mainland)RiceAll2014.08TradeImport agreementA memorandum of understanding signed between the state trading enterprise, COFCO, and Cambodian state-owned enterprise [...]
15/10/14China (Mainland)RiceAll2014.08TradeImport banBanned sales of rice across borders with Viet Nam, in a bid to thwart tax [...]
15/10/14NicaraguaRiceAll2014.08TradeImport quotaAnnounced that it would permit 97 000 tonnes of rice to be imported, free of [...]
15/10/14ThailandRiceAll2014.08StocksStock releaseResumed sales from government stockpiles, offering 168 000 tonnes of rice (white, fragrant and glutinous) [...]
15/10/14IndiaRiceAll2014.08ProductionProduction supportDecided to extend a 50% subsidy on the cost of diesel to farmers affected by [...]
15/12/14BelarusMeatBeef2014.08TradeImport ban liftedLifted a ban on live cattle imports from the EU.
15/12/14ChinaMeatPigmeat2014.08TradeImport ban liftedEnded a 4-month ban on imports of pigs from the United States, after the introduction [...]
15/12/14China (Hong Kong, SAR)MeatPoultry2014.08TradeImport banBanned the importation of poultry meat from Salem County, New Jersey, United States, following an [...]
15/12/14IndonesiaMeatBeef2014.08TradeImport ban liftedRevoked a 4-year ban on beef and cattle imports from Japan.
15/12/14Russian FederationMeatAll2014.08TradeImport banBanned the importation of a wide range of agricultural and food products from Australia, Canada, [...]
12/12/14ArgentinaBiofuelsBiodiesel2014.08Consumption and MarketingRenewable energy policyAdjusted the level of export taxes and domestic retail price for biodiesel with a view [...]
12/12/14BrazilBiofuelsBiodiesel2014.08Renewable energyRenewable energy policyRaised mandatory blending of transportation fuel with biodiesel to 7% (effective November 2014) and established [...]
12/12/14CanadaOilseeds, oils and mealsGrains and oilseeds2014.08Consumption and MarketingMarket regulationExtended regulation of domestic national transport sector to November 2014, to prevent logistical bottlenecks in [...]
12/12/14ChinaOilseeds, oils and mealsEdible oils2014.08ProductionHealth policyAdopted stringent pesticide residue standards for edible oils.
12/12/14EthiopiaOilseeds, oils and mealsJatropha2014.08ProductionRenewable energy policyLaunched a 5-year development programme with a view to expand domestic biofuel production, using jatropha [...]
12/12/14MalaysiaOilseeds, oils and mealsBiodiesel2014.08Renewable energyRenewable energy policyDeferred nation-wide implementation of a higher mandatory blending rate, due to delays in the construction [...]
12/12/14PakistanOilseeds, oils and mealsSoymeal2014.08TradImport policyRaised import duty of soybean meal with a view to stimulate domestic meal production.
12/12/14PakistanOilseeds, oils and mealsRapeseed2014.08ProductionSector development assistanceLaunched a new initiative to promote domestic oilseed cultivation in a bid to raise domestic [...]
12/12/14Russian FederationOilseeds, oils and mealsSoybeans, soymeal and sunflower seed2014.08TradeImport policySuspended imports of Ukrainian soybean, soymeal and sunflower seed following a breach of phytosanitary requirements. [...]
12/12/14RwandaOilseeds, oils and mealsSoybeans2014.08ProductionProduction supportPromoted commercial soybean cultivation in a bid to raise domestic supplies and reduce dependence on [...]
15/10/14NigeriaRiceAll2014.08ProductionProduction supportSigned a memorandum of understanding with Dangote Industries Limited that will see the conglomerate invest [...]
15/10/14VietnamRiceAll2014.07TradeMinimum export pricesRaised minimum export prices for 25% broken rice by USD 35 to USD 410 per [...]
15/10/14IranRiceAll2014.07TradeImport tariffSet import duties on basmati rice at 40%, up from a 22% rate applied previously. [...]
15/10/14PhilippinesRiceAll2014.07TradeImport quotaApproved imports of 500 000 tonnes of rice through a tender, for delivery by November [...]
15/10/14Republic of KoreaRiceAll2014.07TradeImport quotaAnnounced that it would not pursue the renewal of quantitative restrictions on rice, following the [...]
15/10/14BrazilRiceAll2014.07StocksStock releaseOpened bids for 13 221 tonnes of paddy from government stocks on 17 July [...]
15/10/14IndiaRiceAll2014.07ProductionBudgetary allocations, production supportAnnounced it would allocate Rupees 1.6 billion (USD 26.2 million) as part of its 2014–2015 [...]
17/07/14ThailandRiceAll2014.07StocksStock releaseAnnounced that following the completion of a nation-wide survey of rice stored in public warehouses [...]
15/10/14NigeriaRiceAll2014.07TradeImport tariffsApproved a reduction on import levies applied on husked and semi/wholly milled rice. According to [...]
15/12/14ChinaMeatBeef2014.07TradeImport ban liftedLifted a ban on imports of beef from Brazil which had been put in place [...]
15/12/14EgyptMeatBeef2014.07TradeState market interventionModified its food subsidy programme, allowing eligible citizens to receive monthly cash assistance for a [...]
15/12/14Japan-AustraliaMeatBeef2014.07TradeTariff rate quotaReduced tariff agreed for 2015, from the current 38.5% to 30.5% for frozen beef, and [...]
15/12/14MexicoMeatPoultry2014.07TradeTariff rate quotaAnnounced a duty-free import quota of 300 000 tonnes for 2014, covering fresh, chilled or frozen [...]
15/12/14SwitzerlandMeatPigmeat2014.07TradeImport banBanned pigmeat and live imports from Bulgaria, Romania and some parts of Latvia and Croatia, [...]
12/12/14ArgentinaBiofuelsBiodiesel2014.07Consumption and MarketingRenewable energy policySuspended temporarily a tax applying to domestic biodiesel consumption in an effort to support local [...]
12/12/14ThailandOilseeds, oils and mealsAll edible oils2014.07Consumption and MarketingConsumer policyObtained private sector agreement not to raise retail prices for edible oils for a 6-month [...]
15/10/14IndiaRiceAll2014.07Production Government procurementInstructed state governments to reduce quantities procured from millers under statutory levy during the 2014/15 [...]
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 [...]
15/10/14IndiaRiceAll2014.06Consumption and marketingFood subsidiesPostponed the deadline for States and Union Territories to implement the National Food Security Act, [...]
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 [...]
15/12/14China (Hong Kong, SAR)MeatBeef2014.06TradeImport accessFully opened its market to several cuts of beef and offal from the United States. [...]
15/12/14China-CanadaMeatBeef2014.06TradeFree Trade AgreementSigned a memorandum-of-understanding on agricultural trade and investment, which will increase market access for beef [...]
15/12/14KazakhstanMeatPoultry2014.06TradeTariff rate quotaAllocated second tranche – 74 250 tonnes – of 2014 import quota of 110 000 tonnes. [...]
21/07/14RussiaOilseeds, 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 [...]
19/12/14ColombiaRiceAll2014.05Production Production supportExtended the marketing assistance program, which provides Pesos 100 000 (USD 52) per tonne of [...]
15/12/14China (Hong Kong, SAR)MeatPoultry2014.05TradeImport banBanned poultry from Seijong Special Autonomous City, Korea, due to an outbreak of highly pathogenic [...]
15/12/14EgyptMeatBeef2014.05TradeImport banBanned the import of beef from Mato Grosso state (Brazil), following a case of bovine [...]
15/12/14MexicoMeatBeef2014.05TradeImport ban liftedRevised requirements for the importation of beef and beef products from the United States.
15/12/14PeruMeatBeef2014.05TradeImport banSuspended imports of beef and beef-by-products from Brazil for a 6-month period, following a case [...]
15/12/14UkraineMeatAll2014.05TradeHarmonization of protocolsRecognized EU production and control systems for products of animal origin as equivalent to those [...]
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 [...]
19/12/14MoroccoRiceAll2014.04Production Production supportSigned an agreement with sector representatives to see MAD 270 million (USD 33 million) invested [...]
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 [...]
15/10/14IranRiceAll2014.03TradeImport tariffLowered thresholds of acceptable presence of heavy metals, namely arsenic, in basmati rice consignments and [...]
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 [...]

Disclaimer: The policy records included in the tool are based on publicly available information from both official and private sources. While efforts have been made to verify its content, FAO does not guarantee the full accuracy or comprehensiveness of the information and recommends to consult / refer to other FAO publications reporting policy developments, especially the Oilcrops Monthly Price and Policy Update, the Monthly News Report on Grains and the FAO Rice Market Monitor. The frequency of updates may differ across commodities.