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Indian Kharif crop rice planting supported by government incentives and favourable weather

03 / 07 / 2020

Indian Kharif crop rice planting supported by government incentives and favourable weather

The pace of Indian Kharif crop rice planting is far outperforming last year, supported by government measures and the early arrival of the monsoon season. While locust outbreaks in northern states...

Senegal, Guinea, Burkina Faso and Mali rice imports to grow to 2.8 million mt in 2020/21: USDA

19 / 05 / 2020

Senegal, Guinea, Burkina Faso and Mali rice imports to grow to 2.8 million mt in 2020/21: USDA

The USDA has forecast that combined rice imports from Senegal, Guinea, Burkina Faso and Mali in the 2020/21 marketing year (October – September) will rise by 12.9% year-on-year to 2.8 million mt...

UK to maintain rice import tariffs at current levels from January 2021: UK government

19 / 05 / 2020

UK to maintain rice import tariffs at current levels from January 2021: UK government

The UK will maintain its current tariffs on rice imports when it replaces the EU’s Common External Tariff with its own UK Global Tariff on January 1, 2021, according to an article on the UK...

Cambodian government to gradually resume non-fragrant long grain exports from May 20

13 / 05 / 2020

Cambodian government to gradually resume non-fragrant long grain exports from May 20

According to a translated letter by the Ministry of Economic and Finance, the government has approved the Cambodia Rice Federation’s request to resume non-fragrant long grain milled rice and paddy...

Pakistani government clarifies that rice exports can continue

30 / 04 / 2020

Pakistani government clarifies that rice exports can continue

The Pakistani government confirmed that exports of Basmati and non-Basmati rice are allowed to continue as normal, according to several participants. The government had announced on Tuesday that...

Myanmar government expected to issue export licences for May

30 / 04 / 2020

Myanmar government expected to issue export licences for May

The Myanmar Rice Federation (MRF) and the Ministry of Commerce have agreed to a May export quota of 150,000 mt (+/- 10%), according to a statement posted on the MRF’s official Facebook page. Of...

Sri Lanka temporarily suspends rice imports

29 / 04 / 2020

Sri Lanka temporarily suspends rice imports

According to a government publication cited by the Department of Imports and Exports Control, the Sri Lankan government has temporarily suspended rice imports. The suspension applies to brown rice,...

Vietnam to fully lift rice export restrictions from May 1

29 / 04 / 2020

Vietnam to fully lift rice export restrictions from May 1

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has agreed to fully lift rice export restrictions from May 1, according to reports and market sources. This follows a proposal from the Ministry of...

India coronavirus update

21 / 04 / 2020

India coronavirus update

According to India’s Ministry of Home Affairs, all agricultural activities are to remain fully operational, despite the nationwide lockdown, which was extended until May 3. This includes farming...