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15/10/14BrazilRiceAll2014.10StocksStock releaseAnnounced that it would offer a combined 40 177 tonnes of paddy from Government stocks, [...]
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 [...]
15/10/14EgyptRiceAll2014.09TradeExport banUpheld the ban on milled rice exports, rejecting a proposal to permit up to 1.0 [...]
15/10/14BrazilRiceAll2014.09StocksStock releaseReleased 25 000 tonnes of paddy from public reserves, out of a total of 30 [...]
15/10/14Republic of KoreaRiceAll2014.09TradeGovernment procurementAnnounce 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 KoreaRiceAll2014.09TradeProduction 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. [...]
15/10/14HondurasRiceAll2014.09TradeImport 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 [...]
15/10/14NigeriaRiceAll2014.08ProductionProduction 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 [...]
15/10/14IndiaRiceAll2014.07Production 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 [...]
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 [...]
17/07/14VenezuelaRiceAll2014.04Consumption and marketingPrice controlsFollowing the January 2014 passage of the Fair Price Law (Ley Orgánica de Precios Justos), [...]
17/07/14LiberiaRiceAll2014.04TradeImport tariffRenewed import tariff exemptions on semi/wholly milled and broken rice so as to keep local [...]
17/07/14LiberiaRiceAll2014.04Production Production supportSuspended import tariffs on agricultural equipment, seeds, live animals for breeding and other goods employed [...]
17/07/14GhanaRiceAll2014.04Production Production target, production supportAnnounced it aims to be fully self-sufficient in rice by 2018, when paddy production is [...]
17/07/14ThailandRiceAll2014.04StocksStock releaseConducted a tender for 213,000 tonnes of fragrant and 5 percent broken rice from government [...]
17/07/14TurkeyRiceAll2014.04TradeImport quota, import tariffsAuthorized the Turkish Grain Board (TMO) to import 200 000 tonnes of rice, free of [...]
17/07/14CambodiaRiceAll2014.04TradeCustoms processing feesDecided to remove custom\'s processing fees charged on rice exports, effective 1 May 2014.
17/07/14VietnamRiceAll2014.04TradeMinimum export pricesRaised minimum export prices for 25 percent broken rice by USD 20 to USD 375 [...]
17/07/14ThailandRiceAll2014.04StocksStock releasePut 438 000 tonnes of rice from government stocks on sale through two tenders held [...]
17/07/14ColombiaRiceAll2014.04Production Production supportDecided to extend a Pesos 100 000 (USD 53) per tonne assistance package for up [...]
17/07/14Sri LankaRiceAll2014.04Consumption and marketingPrice controlsSet maximum retail prices for rice at Rupees 77 (USD 0.6) in the case of [...]
17/07/14Sri LankaRiceAll2014.04TradeImport tariff, tax policyRemoved the Rupees 20 per kilo (USD 153 per tonne) duty levied on rice, together [...]
11/04/14ThailandRiceAll2014.04StocksStock releaseOpened bids for 198 000 tonnes of white and fragrant rice from government stocks through [...]
17/07/14IndonesiaRiceAll2014.04TradeImport regulationIssued new rice import regulations: imports of medium quality rice (with up to 25% brokens) [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
11/04/14SenegalRiceAll2014.02Production Production supportIntroduced the Program for the Relaunch and Acceleration of Senegalese Agriculture (PRACAS). The scheme's rice [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
11/04/14Côte d'IvoireRiceAll2013.11Production Foreign agricultural investmentSigned a partnership agreement with the Singaporean Export Trading Group (ETG) and sector representatives to, [...]
05/06/14BangladeshRiceAll2013.11Production Government procurement, purchasing pricesSet an Aman procurement target of 200 000 tonnes of parboiled rice, to be purchased [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
11/04/14RussiaRiceAll2013.10TradeImport restrictions, phytosanitary measuresImposed temporary import restrictions on quarantine products of high phytosanitary risk, including rice, originated in [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
17/07/14Sri LankaRiceAll2013.07TradeExport restrictions, minimum export pricesRescinded orders issued in June 2012, which established a minimum export price of Rupees 300 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
10/12/13IndiaRiceAll2013.06Consumption and marketing Government procurement Approved the release of 10.0 million tonnes of wheat and 500 000 tonnes of rice [...]
07/10/13VietnamRiceAll2013.06TradeMinimum export pricesLowered the minimum export price for 35 percent broken rice by USD 5 to USD [...]
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 [...]
20/08/13BoliviaRiceAll2013.06TradeExport 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 [...]
17/07/14IndiaRiceAll2013.05Production Government procurementInstructed state governments to reduce quantities procured from millers under statutory levy to a maximum [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
20/08/13Dominican RepublicRiceAll2013.04ProductionSupport pricesPaddy support prices set at Pesos 2 150 - 2 250 per 120 kilo [...]
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 [...]
10/12/13IndiaRiceAll2013.03Consumption and marketing Food subsidiesA revised version of the National Food Security Act approved by the Indian Cabinet. The [...]
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 [...]
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) [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
08/05/13BrazilRiceAll2012.08StocksStock releaseAnnounced that the National Food Supply Company (CONAB) would put rice from state reserves up [...]
12/04/13BangladeshRiceAll2012.08Trade Export banRenewed the ban on non-aromatic rice exports until June 2013.
12/04/13Côte d'IvoireRiceAll2012.08Trade Import duties and taxesSuspended import duties and taxes on rice for a period of three months.
20/12/13IndiaRiceAll2012.07Consumption and marketingFood subsidiesApproved an additional allocation of 5.0 million tonnes of subsidised grains for distribution to Below [...]
10/12/13IndiaRiceAll2012.07Consumption and marketing Food subsidiesApproved an additional allocation of 5.0 million tonnes of subsidized grains for distribution to below [...]
12/04/13NepalRiceAll2012.07Trade Export banLifted the ban on rice exports that had been in place since 2008.
12/04/13PhilippinesRiceAll2012.07Trade Import quotaIssued official statements suggesting that, pending the completion of negotiations on the extension of quantitative [...]
12/04/13VietnamRiceAll2012.07Production Government procurementAnnounced that exporters would purchase 500 000 tonnes of summer-autumn paddy between 10 July and [...]
12/04/13BangladeshRiceAll2012.07Trade Export banLifted the ban on aromatic rice exports, in place since 2008.
12/04/13Taiwan province of ChinaRiceAll2012.07Production Production supportAnnounced that farmers incurring losses from floods caused by tropical storm Talim would be extended [...]
12/04/13Costa RicaRiceAll2012.07Production Support pricesCourt sentence ruled in favor of rice producers and instructed damages be paid to them. [...]
12/04/13Côte d'IvoireRiceAll2012.07Trade Import agreementReached a government-to-government agreement with Thailand for the provision of 240 000 tonnes of rice. [...]
12/04/13KenyaRiceAll2012.06Trade Import tariffLowered the 75 percent rice import duty applicable under the Common External Tariff of the [...]
12/04/13MaliRiceAll2012.06Trade Import tariffs, taxes and consumer pricesExtended the suspension of VAT taxes and import duties on rice until August and lowered [...]
12/04/13RwandaRiceAll2012.06Trade Import tariffApproved a reduction of 75 percent rice import duty applicable under the Common External Tariff [...]
12/04/13Sri LankaRiceAll2012.06Trade Export restrictionsAnnounced that rice and paddy exports would be stopped to ensure sufficient domestic availabilities until [...]
12/04/13TanzaniaRiceAll2012.06Production Production supportAnnounced that, under the Tanzania Agriculture and Food Security Investment Plan (TAFSIP), USD 10.4 million [...]
12/04/13BurundiRiceAll2012.06Consumption and marketing Consumer prices, value added taxes, import tariffsExempted rice, along with eleven other foodstuffs, from value added taxes and administrative levies. The [...]
12/04/13IndiaRiceAll2012.06Production Support pricesRaised minimum support prices by 16 percent to USD 236 (rupees 12 500) per tonne [...]
10/12/13IndiaRiceAll2012.05Consumption and marketing Food subsidiesApproved an additional allocation of 6.0 million tonnes of subsidized grains for distribution to above [...]
12/04/13Bilateral/MultilateralRiceAll2012.05Trade Trade agreementSigned the Malaysia-Australia Free Trade Agreement, to come into force in January 2013. Under the [...]
12/04/13NigeriaRiceAll2012.05Trade Customs valuationSet the benchmark price for customs valuation at USD 699 per tonne, applicable during the [...]
12/04/13PeruRiceAll2012.05Production Production supportAnnounced plans to purchase 20 000 tonnes from small-scale farmers in main producing regions through [...]
12/04/13VietnamRiceAll2012.05Production Production support/Land conservationApproved measures to arrest the conversion of area dedicated to rice cultivation to other uses, [...]
12/04/13BangladeshRiceAll2012.05Production Government procurement, purchasing pricesSet a procurement target of 900 000 tonnes of Boro rice and 150 000 tonnes [...]
12/04/13ColombiaRiceAll2012.05Trade Import quotaApproved the importation of 35 000 tonnes of paddy from Andean Community to be brought [...]
12/04/13CubaRiceAll2012.05Production Production supportAnnounced that USD 450 million would be invested in the sector through 2016, to purchase [...]
12/04/13EcuadorRiceAll2012.05Production Support pricesFollowing agreement by the Rice Consultative Council, raised paddy producer prices by 7 percent to [...]
13/06/13BeninRiceAll2012.04Consumption and marketingFood subsidiesLaunched a subsidized sales programme for rice and maize. The initiative will see close [...]
12/04/13BangladeshRiceAll2012.04ProductionProduction supportEarmarked US$4.2 million (taka 350 million) to support Aus crop cultivation during the 2012 season. [...]
12/04/13Dominican RepublicRiceAll2012.04Production Support prices/Production supportSet paddy support prices at US$425–-446 per tonne (pesos 2 000-–2 100 per 120 kilos) [...]
12/04/13VenezuelaRiceAll2012.04Production Support pricesRaised paddy producer prices by 24 percent to US$581 per tonne (Bolivars 2.50 per kilo) [...]
12/04/13VietnamRiceAll2012.04TradeMinimum export pricesRaised minimum export prices for 5 percent broken rice to US$450 per tonne, and to [...]
12/04/13JamaicaRiceAll2012.04Production Production targetAnnounced a rice development programme with the aim of substituting 15 percent of the country’'s [...]
12/04/13SenegalRiceAll2012.04Consumption and marketing Consumer pricesFollowing consultations with industry stakeholders, set ceilings on retail prices of rice and other basic [...]
12/04/13Côte d'IvoireRiceAll2012.04Consumption and marketing Consumer pricesInstituted ceiling prices for imported rice, ranging from USD 585 to 881 per tonne (FCFA [...]
12/04/13BangladeshRiceAll2012.03Production Government procurement, purchasing pricesExtended Aman procurement target to cover an additional 150 000 tonnes to 350 000 tonnes. [...]
12/04/13BangladeshRiceAll2012.03TradeImport agreementSigned Memorandum of Understanding with Thailand, giving Bangladesh priority in the provision of up to [...]
12/04/13BoliviaRiceAll2012.03TradeExport quotaIssued government permit for 30 000 tonnes of milled/semi-milled rice and 20 000 tonnes paddy/brokens [...]
12/04/13BoliviaRiceAll2012.03Production Government procurement, purchasing pricesEnabled state enterprise EMAPA to procure supplies from the 2012 harvest at US$ 230 per [...]
12/04/13BrazilRiceAll2012.03Production Support pricesAllocated US$403 million (reais 737 million) to implement the minimum guaranteed price policy for up [...]
12/04/13Bilateral/MultilateralRiceAll2012.03TradeImport quotaGovernments of Brazil and Argentina announced agreement to limit the volume of Brazilian rice imports [...]
12/04/13European UnionRiceAll2012.03TradeImport dutiesLowered import duties on husked rice (excluding basmati)from euro 42.5 to euro 30 (US$40) per [...]
12/04/13IndiaRiceAll2012.03Production Budgetary allocations, production supportRaised allotments to the “Bringing the Green Revolution in Eastern India” (BGREI) programme by US$115 [...]
12/04/13JapanRiceAll2012.03Production Cultivation limitsRevised safety threshold of concentration of radioactive caesium down to 100 Becquerels per kilogram, applicable [...]
12/04/13MaliRiceAll2012.03Consumption and marketingImport tariffs, taxes, trade, consumer pricesSuspended VAT taxes and import duties on rice from 1 March to 31 May. A [...]
12/04/13Sri LankaRiceAll2012.03Production Government procurement, credit, stocksEstablished US$222 million (rupees 28.5 billion) worth of credit to facilitate public and private sector [...]
12/04/13VietnamRiceAll2012.03TradeMinimum export pricesReduced minimum export prices for 5 percent broken rice to US$425, and to US$400 per [...]
12/04/13VietnamRiceAll2012.03Production Government procurement, support pricesAnnounced that member companies of the Vietnam Food Association will purchase 1.0 million tonnes paddy, [...]
12/04/13China (Mainland)RiceAll2012.02Production Support pricesRaised government paddy procurement prices for the 2012 season by 18 percent to US$378 per [...]
12/04/13Côte d'IvoireRiceAll2012.02Production Production targetRevised rice development strategy for the period 2012-–2020, with the aim of raising output to [...]
12/04/13IndiaRiceAll2012.02TradeMinimum export pricesCut minimum export prices on basmati rice by US$200 to US$700 per tonne.
12/04/13IndiaRiceAll2012.02TradeExport restrictionsGranted official permission for non-basmati rice exports to continue.
12/04/13IndiaRiceAll2012.02TradeExport restrictionsPermitted rice exports through Indo-Bangladesh and Indo-Nepal border on non-EDI Land Custom Stations. State trading [...]
12/04/13IndonesiaRiceAll2012.02Production Government procurement, purchasing pricesRaised government purchasing price by 25 percent to US$363–-369 per tonne (rupiah 3 300-–3 350 [...]
12/04/13ThailandRiceAll2012.02Production Government procurement, support pricesExtended Paddy Pledging Program to cover 2011/–2012 off-season crops, from 1 March until 15 September [...]
12/04/13Dominican RepublicRiceAll2012.01Production Support prices, warehouse receiptsSet producer price floor of US$319–414 (pesos 1 850-–1 950) per tonne, and a ceiling [...]
12/04/13Dominican RepublicRiceAll2012.01TradeExport quotaProvided government approval for export of 45 000 tonnes of rice.
12/04/13IndonesiaRiceAll2012.01Production Production supportSet allocation of US$990 million (rupiah 9 trillion) for state companies to bring 100 000 [...]
12/04/13IndonesiaRiceAll2012.01TradeImport agreementSigned Memorandum of Understanding with Myanmar to purchase 200 000 tonnes of rice annually.
12/04/13MyanmarRiceAll2012.01TradeExport taxesExtended exemption of taxes on rice exports and other commodities to 14 July 2012.
12/04/13Sierra LeoneRiceAll2012.01Production Foreign agricultural investmentAnnounced a six-year project by the government and Chinese investors to put 135 000 ha [...]
12/04/13Sri LankaRiceAll2012.01StocksStock releaseRelease of 100 000 tonnes of paddy by Paddy Marketing Board, ahead of start to [...]
12/04/13Sri LankaRiceAll2012.01TradeExport targetSet rice export target of 200 000 tonnes for 2015. Export zones in Ampara, Polonnaruwa, [...]
12/04/13VietnamRiceAll2012.01TradeMinimum export pricesReduced minimum export prices for 5 percent and 25 percent broken rice to US$485 and [...]
12/04/13VietnamRiceAll2012.01TradeMinimum export pricesReduced minimum export prices for 5 percent broken rice to US$450 per tonne, and to [...]
12/04/13VietnamRiceAll2012.01TradeImport quotaExempted 300 000 tonnes of rice from Cambodia from import duties annually, valid from 17 [...]
20/12/13NigeriaRiceAll2011.12ProductionProduction supportPlans to overhaul the fertilizer distribution system announced, as part of the Agricultural Transformation Action [...]
12/04/13BangladeshRiceAll2011.12ProductionGovernment procurement, purchasing pricesSet Aman rice procurement target at 200 000 tonnes, to be bought between 5 December [...]
12/04/13European UnionRiceAll2011.12TradeImport requirements, treatment of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)Imposed more rigorous controls on rice and rice-based products originated in or delivered from China [...]
12/04/13LaosRiceAll2011.12Production Production supportAllocated US$16 million (kip 130 billion) of a US$48 million (kip 400 billion) flood rehabilitation [...]
12/04/13NigeriaRiceAll2011.12TradeImport leviesAnnounced that, starting 1 July 2012, husked rice will accrue a levy of 25 percent [...]
12/04/13VietnamRiceAll2011.12TradeMinimum export pricesSet minimum export prices at US$500 per tonne of 5 percent broken rice and at [...]
11/04/14IndiaRiceAll2011.11StocksStock limits, licensing requirementsExtended orders permitting the states of Andrah Pradesh, National Capital Territory of Delhi, Manipur, Maharashtra, [...]
12/04/13IndonesiaRiceAll2011.11TradeImport agreementSigned Memorandum of Understanding with Thailand, giving Indonesia priority in the provision of up to [...]
12/04/13MyanmarRiceAll2011.11StocksGovernment procurement, strategic reserveAnnounced purchase of 500 000 tonnes of paddy from local markets by government and traders, [...]
12/04/13ThailandRiceAll2011.11Production Government procurementApproved on-farm storage plan for volumes mortgaged under the Paddy Pledging Program. The scheme covered [...]
11/04/14IndiaRiceAll2011.10StocksStock limits, licensing requirementsExtended orders permitting states to impose stock holding limits and licensing requirements on rice and [...]
15/04/13Bilateral/MultilateralRiceAll2011.10StocksStrategic reserveMemorandum of Understanding on ASEAN + 3 Emergency Rice Reserve (APTERR) signed, to establish a [...]
15/04/13Republic of KoreaRiceAll2011.10Production Production targetRice reduction plan to continue into 2012, with paddy plantings cut by 40 000 ha. [...]
15/04/13MalaysiaRiceAll2011.10TradeImport agreementMemorandum of Understanding signed with Viet Nam, guaranteeing provision of 800 000 tonnes of rice [...]
15/04/13ThailandRiceAll2011.10Production Government procurement, support pricesPrice pledging scheme reinstated, with a budget of Baht 435 billion (USD 14 billion). Producers [...]
15/04/13ThailandRiceAll2011.10StocksPrivate stocksTraders and millers possessing 15 tonnes of rice or more required to report stockpiles to [...]
15/04/13ThailandRiceAll2011.10StocksStock releaseReleased 100 000 tonnes of rice from government stocks at market prices to relieve shortages [...]
11/04/14IndiaRiceAll2011.09StocksStock limits, licensing requirementsExtended orders permitting states to impose stock holding limits and licensing requirements on rice and [...]
15/04/13China (Mainland)RiceAll2011.09TradeImport quotaTariff-rate import quota for 2012 set at 5.32 million tonnes.
15/04/13EgyptRiceAll2011.09Production Government procurement, support pricesPlans to build a rice stockpile through local purchases announced. Volumes procured to equal half [...]
15/04/13Guinea-BissauRiceAll2011.09TradeImports, Food subsidies, trade, consumption and marketing30 000 tonnes of rice to be imported and sold at FCFA 14 500–-14 800 per [...]
15/04/13IndiaRiceAll2011.09TradeExport banExport ban on non-basmati rice lifted. Private sector permitted to ship 2 million tonnes of [...]
15/04/13IndiaRiceAll2011.09TradeExport banCourt case concerning allocation of export quotas under 1 million tonne rice contingent, excepted from [...]
15/04/13ThailandRiceAll2011.09Production Production supportFlood-affected farmers to receive compensation of Baht 3 659 per rai (USD 738/ha) of lost [...]
15/04/13VenezuelaRiceAll2011.09Consumption and marketingConsumer pricesMaximum selling prices to consumers raised to Bolivars 5.62 per kg (USD 1 307/tonne) in [...]
15/04/13BangladeshRiceAll2011.08Production Government procurementBoro rice procurement target raised by 200 000 tonnes to 800 000 tonnes.
15/04/13Côte d'IvoireRiceAll2011.08Consumption and marketingConsumer pricesFollowing agreement with industry representatives, 25% broken rice to be sold at no more than [...]
15/04/13IndiaRiceAll2011.08TradeMinimum export pricesMinimum export prices of Sona Masoori, Ponni Samba and Matta rice varieties, permitted for export [...]
15/04/13MyanmarRiceAll2011.08TradeExport taxesRice exports and those of six other commodities to be exempted from 5 percent export [...]
15/04/13NigeriaRiceAll2011.08Production Production targetTarget of putting 650 000 hectares under rice cultivation, as part of Agricultural Transformation Action [...]
15/04/13Sierra LeoneRiceAll2011.08Consumption and marketingConsumer pricesImported rice prices set at LE 136 000 per 50 kg (USD 598/tonne) bag of [...]
15/04/13VenezuelaRiceAll2011.08Production Support pricesProducer support prices raised by 30 percent to Bolivars 2.02 per kg of Type A [...]
15/04/13ColombiaRiceAll2011.07Production Support prices, warehouse receipts programAllocated Pesos 10 billion (USD 5.2 million) to the storage incentive programme, to run from [...]
15/04/13IndiaRiceAll2011.07TradeExport banException to rice export ban approved, permitting private traders to export 1 million tonnes of [...]
15/04/13IndiaRiceAll2011.07TradeExport banExports under 1 million tonne rice contingent, excepted from the ban on rice exports in [...]
15/04/13JapanRiceAll2011.07Other Futures tradeResumption of rice futures trading approved, on a two-year trial basis, through the Tokyo Grains [...]
15/04/13MaliRiceAll2011.07TradeImport quota60 000 tonnes of rice to be imported free of taxes, to curb price rises [...]
15/04/13MyanmarRiceAll2011.07TradeExport taxesRice export taxes reduced from 8 percent to 5 percent.
15/04/13Sri LankaRiceAll2011.07Production Government procurement, support pricesPaddy Marketing Board (PMB) to procure 75 00 tonnes of Yala paddy at Rupees 30/kg [...]
15/04/13VietnamRiceAll2011.07Production Government procurementPurchase of 1 million tonnes of summer-autumn paddy from local markets suspended indefinitely.
15/04/13VietnamRiceAll2011.07TradeMinimum export pricesIssued guidelines to calculate minimum export prices. Effective August 2011, floor prices will be based [...]
10/12/13IndiaRiceAll2011.06Consumption and marketingFood subsidiesAdditional allocation of 5.0 million tonnes of subsidized rice and wheat approved for distribution under [...]
10/12/13Sierra LeoneRiceAll2011.06TradeImport agreementSigned a memorandum of understanding with Viet Nam to enhance cooperation in rice trade. The [...]
15/04/13BangladeshRiceAll2011.06TradeExport banRice export ban renewed until 30 June 2012.
15/04/13BangladeshRiceAll2011.06Production Government procurement, support pricesBoro rice procurement target set at 600 000 tonnes for the June-- September 2011 period [...]
15/04/13GuineaRiceAll2011.06Consumption and marketingFood subsidiesSecond distribution run of imported rice to local markets at subsidized prices approved.
15/04/13IndiaRiceAll2011.06Production Support pricesMinimum support prices raised by 8 percent to Rupee 10 800 per tonne of common [...]
15/04/13IndonesiaRiceAll2011.06Production Production supportCompensation of Rupiah 3.7 million (USD 407) per hectare of lost plantings to be offered [...]
15/04/13IraqRiceAll2011.06Production Production supportSupplementary power allocations to be provided from mid-June to October, to permit producers in central [...]
15/04/13KenyaRiceAll2011.06TradeImport tariffReduction of 75 percent rice import duty applicable under the Common External Tariff of the [...]
15/04/13KenyaRiceAll2011.06Production Production supportShilling 1.2 billion (USD 12 million) allocated to support the expansion of the Mwea irrigation [...]
15/04/13PhilippinesRiceAll2011.06Production Production supportRice mechanization programme announced with a Pesos 16 billion allocation (USD 369 million), to provide [...]
15/04/13RwandaRiceAll2011.06Other Processing and tradingRice certification, storage, packaging, quality standards and regulations issued.
15/04/13VietnamRiceAll2011.06Production Government procurement, support pricesMember companies of the Vietnam Food Association to purchase 1 million tonnes of summer-autumn paddy, starting [...]
15/04/13Taiwan province of ChinaRiceAll2011.05StocksStock release10 000 tonnes of rice to be released from public stocks to curb unexpected increases [...]
15/04/13Dominican RepublicRiceAll2011.05Consumption and marketingConsumer pricesRice to be sold to consumers at no more than Pesos 22 per pound (USD [...]
15/04/13Dominican RepublicRiceAll2011.05Production Support pricesIncrease in producer prices of Pesos 200, to Pesos 2 100 per fanega (USD 455/tonne), [...]
15/04/13EcuadorRiceAll2011.05Production Support pricesFollowing agreement by the Rice Consultative Council, raised producer prices by 11 percent to USD [...]
15/04/13EgyptRiceAll2011.05Production Cultivation limitsPlantings to be kept within the 1.1 million feddans (462 000 hectares) limit in 2011, [...]
15/04/13EgyptRiceAll2011.05TradeExport banBan on rice exports upheld.
15/04/13IranRiceAll2011.05TradeImport restrictionsAccording to official statements, rice imports to be restricted during harvest time.
15/04/13MalaysiaRiceAll2011.05TradeImport rightsPadiberas Nasional Berhad's (BERNAS) exclusive right to import rice renewed to 10 Jan 2021.
15/04/13MyanmarRiceAll2011.05TradeExport banRice export ban lifted.
15/04/13PhilippinesRiceAll2011.05Consumption and marketingFood subsidiesPesos 4.23 billion (USD 97 million) allocated to fund a subsidy programme to assist population [...]
15/04/13Sierra LeoneRiceAll2011.05TradeImport tariff10% import duty on rice suspended.
15/04/13BangladeshRiceAll2011.04TradeImport agreementMemorandum of Understanding signed with Viet Nam, giving Bangladesh priority in the provision of up [...]
15/04/13BangladeshRiceAll2011.04Production Production supportGovernment to provide 537 000 farmers with free fertilizers, in order to boost Aus crop [...]
15/04/13Taiwan province of ChinaRiceAll2011.04Production Support pricesPrices under three state purchasing programmes raised by TWN 3 per kg to TWN 20.6-26 [...]
15/04/13IndonesiaRiceAll2011.04TradeImport tariffRupiah 450/kg (USD 50/tonne) rice import duty reinstituted, following a three-month suspension.
15/04/13JapanRiceAll2011.04Production Cultivation limitsRice cultivation to be banned in regions were soil samples show traces of radioactive caesium [...]
15/04/13PhilippinesRiceAll2011.04Production Production supportFood Staples Self-sufficiency Roadmap 2011-–2016 announced, with the aim of ensuring food self-sufficiency by raising [...]
15/04/13ThailandRiceAll2011.04Production Cultivation limitsRice cultivation to be restricted to two crops per year.
15/04/13VietnamRiceAll2011.04Production Production targetSet a 41 million tonne paddy production target for 2011. Farmers in southern provinces to [...]
20/12/13United Arab EmiratesRiceAll2011.03Consumption and marketingFood subsidiesRice and bread to be sold at 2004 price levels, effective from April to December [...]
15/04/13China (Mainland)RiceAll2011.03Production Production targetTarget set to increase proportion of mechanized rice planting to 45% and mechanized harvesting to [...]
15/04/13Taiwan province of ChinaRiceAll2011.03Consumption and marketingPromotion of consumptionCampaign to promote greater consumption of rice-based products launched, with the aim of lifting per [...]
15/04/13Costa RicaRiceAll2011.03Consumption and marketingConsumer pricesPrice ceiling for type 80–20 rice lowered by 6 percent to Colones 691 per kg [...]
15/04/13Republic of KoreaRiceAll2011.03StocksStock release150 000 tonnes of rice to be released from government reserves starting in March, to [...]
15/04/13MadagascarRiceAll2011.03TradeExport banRice exports prohibited.
15/04/13PhilippinesRiceAll2011.03TradeImport quotaDuty free import quota of 660 000 tonnes allocated to the private sector, subject to [...]
15/04/13ThailandRiceAll2011.03Production Government procurement, support pricesSupplementary direct purchase programme launched to buy up to 2.0 million tonnes of secondary paddy. [...]
15/04/13ThailandRiceAll2011.03Production Support pricesPrices offered to producers under the price insurance scheme raised by 10 percent to baht [...]
15/04/13VietnamRiceAll2011.03TradeMinimum export pricesMinimum export prices for 5% broken rice set at USD 500 per tonne and at [...]
15/04/13VietnamRiceAll2011.03TradeMinimum export pricesMinimum export prices for 5% broken set at USD 480 per tonne and at USD [...]
15/04/13VietnamRiceAll2011.03TradeMinimum export pricesMinimum export prices for 5% broken set at USD 490 per tonne and at USD [...]
12/04/13PhilippinesRiceAll2011.03TradeImport quotaAllocated a duty free import quota of 380 000 tonnes to the private sector for [...]
20/12/13BangladeshRiceAll2011.02Consumption and marketingFood subsidiesTargeted distributions of foodgrains to fourth class government workers launched.
20/12/13BangladeshRiceAll2011.02Consumption and marketingFood subsidiesSupplementary Fair Price Card programme launched to provide eligible household with up to 20 kilos [...]
15/04/13Taiwan province of ChinaRiceAll2011.02StocksStock release65 000 tonnes of rice from public reserves to be released to the feed industry, [...]
15/04/13China (Mainland)RiceAll2011.02Production Support pricesGovernment paddy procurement prices raised by 10-–22 percent to Yuan 102-128 per 50 kg bag [...]
15/04/13ColombiaRiceAll2011.02Production Production supportAllocated funds to construct drying and storage facilities, open credit lines for work on irrigation [...]
15/04/13CubaRiceAll2011.02Consumption and marketingConsumer pricesImported rice permitted to be sold in the parallel food markets at Pesos 5.0 per [...]
15/04/13GuineaRiceAll2011.02Consumption and marketingConsumer pricesFixed retail price set at Guinea franc 160 000 per 50 kg bag (USD 448/tonne) [...]
15/04/13IndiaRiceAll2011.02TradeExport BanException to rice export ban approved, with 150 000 tonnes of Sona Masoori, Ponni Samba [...]
15/04/13IndiaRiceAll2011.02Production Production support “Extending the Green Revolution to Eastern India” programme renewed for a second season, with [...]
15/04/13IndonesiaRiceAll2011.02Production Government procurementRice procurement target set at 3.5 million tonnes.
15/04/13IndonesiaRiceAll2011.02StocksGovernment stocksStocks held by Bulog to be gradually raised from 1.5 million tonnes to 2.0 million [...]
15/04/13IndonesiaRiceAll2011.02Production Production targetDomestic production to be raised in order to allow a 10 million tonne annual rice [...]
15/04/13MyanmarRiceAll2011.02TradeExport banRice exports temporarily banned.
15/04/13SenegalRiceAll2011.02Consumption and marketingConsumer pricesSet a price ceiling of FCFA 280 per kg (USD 580/tonne) on imported broken rice [...]
15/04/13Sierra LeoneRiceAll2011.02TradeExport banRice exports prohibited.
15/04/13SyriaRiceAll2011.02TradeImport tariffImport duty reduced from 3 percent to 1 percent.
15/04/13VietnamRiceAll2011.02Production Government procurement, support pricesMember companies of the Vietnam Food Association to purchase 1 million tonnes of winter-spring paddy, starting [...]
15/04/13VietnamRiceAll2011.02TradeMinimum export pricesMinimum export prices for 5% broken rice set at USD 520 per tonne and at [...]
15/04/13BangladeshRiceAll2011.01Consumption and marketingFood subsidiesOpen market sales resumed, providing up to 5 kg of rice per person at a [...]
15/04/13BrazilRiceAll2011.01Production Support pricesReal 303 million (USD 171 million) allocated to fund support measures for southern states through [...]
15/04/13ColombiaRiceAll2011.01TradeImport quotaApproved 40 000 tonnes of imports from Andean Community members between February and April 2011. [...]
15/04/13Costa RicaRiceAll2011.01Other Sector policy framework, production, consumption and marketingFixed producer prices to be phased out, with public support to the sector to concentrate [...]
15/04/13Costa RicaRiceAll2011.01Production Support pricesCourt order annuls 17 percent reduction in producer prices to Colones 20 050 per 73.6/kg [...]
15/04/13GuineaRiceAll2011.01TradeExport banRice exports prohibited with immediate effect.
15/04/13GuineaRiceAll2011.01Consumption and marketingFood subsidiesImported rice to be distributed in local markets to ease pressure on prices.
15/04/13IndiaRiceAll2011.01StocksStock release1.0 million tonnes of rice approved to be sold through open market operations at Rupees [...]
15/04/13IndonesiaRiceAll2011.01Production Production supportPlans announced to convert 104 639 ha fallow land to rice, corn, soybeans and sugar [...]
15/04/13MadagascarRiceAll2011.01Consumption and marketingConsumer pricesSet a fixed retail price of Ariary 1 180 per kilo of rice (USD 555/tonne). [...]
15/04/13MadagascarRiceAll2011.01Consumption and marketingFood subsidiesAnnounced that the Government would import rice and distribute it to local markets at subsidized [...]
15/04/13MadagascarRiceAll2011.01TradeImport tariffSuspended import duties and taxes on rice.
15/04/13NigeriaRiceAll2011.01TradeCustoms valuationBenchmark price used for customs valuation reduced from USD 640 to USD 560 per tonne. [...]
15/04/13NigeriaRiceAll2011.01TradeImport restrictionsImportation of rice through land borders prohibited.
15/04/13PhilippinesRiceAll2011.01TradeImport agreementThree-year agreement with Viet Nam renewed, giving the Philippines priority status to buy up to [...]
15/04/13VietnamRiceAll2011.01TradeImport quotaDuty free import quota of 250 000 tonnes of Cambodian rice or paddy of all [...]

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