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Commodity policy developments

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Commodity Group
Commodity
Date
Policy Category
Policy Instrument
Description
Venezuela
Rice
All
2011.08
Production
Support prices
Producer support prices raised by 30 percent to Bolivars 2.02 per kg of Type A [...]
India
Oilseeds, oils and meals
All oilseeds
2011.07
Production
Farm support prices
Raised support prices granted to farmers in an effort to encourage oilseed production
China (Mainland)
Oilseeds, oils and meals
All edible oils
2011.07
Other
Market regulation
Introduced inspection of cooking oil at public food outlets to enforce quality standards
Canada
Oilseeds, oils and meals
Rapeseed
2011.07
Trade
Land grab
Granted public funds for foreign market development
China (Mainland)
Biofuels
Biodiesel
2011.07
Renewable energy
Renewable energy policies
Launched complete trade standard for detailed regulation of biodiesel production, distribution and sales
European Union
Biofuels
Biodiesel
2011.07
Renewable energy
Renewable energy policies
Gave support to industry-wide initiative to promote renewable, sustainably produced aviation fuel
European Union
Biofuels
Biodiesel
2011.07
Renewable energy
Renewable energy policies
Approved seven voluntary schemes for certification of sustainable production methods in utilization of biofuel
China (Mainland)
Oilseeds, oils and meals
Soybeans
2011.07
Other
GMO policies and regulations
Established officially GMO-free soybean cultivation area to distinguish domestic production from imported GMO
China (Mainland)
Meat
Live animals
2011.07
Production
Subsidies
Re-introduction of productive sow subsidies of 100 yuan (USD 15.60) per animal (subsidy suspended in [...]
China (Mainland)
Meat
All
2011.07
Trade
Free Trade Agreement
FTA in force from July 1 grants Switzerland duty-free access for dried meat.

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.