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Philippines launches investigation into increasing rice imports

16 / 09 / 2019

Philippines launches investigation into increasing rice imports

The Philippines government has launched an investigation into the recent increase in rice imports to determine whether it should introduce safeguard measures, according to local reports. The...

Indian Basmati exports to Saudi exempt from tighter controls until 2020

02 / 09 / 2019

Indian Basmati exports to Saudi exempt from tighter controls until 2020

Indian Basmati rice shipments arriving in Saudi Arabia by 31 December 2019 will be exempt from tighter import requirements, according to a statement from the All India Rice Exporters Association...

Peru's government updates rice import levies

12 / 08 / 2019

Peru's government updates rice import levies

According to local reports, the Peruvian Ministry of Economy and Finance has reduced its variable import levies from US $93 PMT to US $84 PMT for milled rice and from US $65 PMT to US $59 PMT for...

E.U. to allow duty-free imports from Vietnam

26 / 06 / 2019

E.U. to allow duty-free imports from Vietnam

The E.U. Commission is expected to sign a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Vietnam to facilitate the duty-free import of a total of 80,000 MTS of rice annually through Tariff Rate Quotas, according to...

Bangladesh lifts rice export ban

30 / 05 / 2019

Bangladesh lifts rice export ban

The Bangladeshi government lifted its rice export ban today, according to reports citing the Agriculture Minister. This follows an increase in the National Board of Revenue's regulatory duty on rice...

Turkey lowers import tariff on U.S. rice

28 / 05 / 2019

Turkey lowers import tariff on U.S. rice

According to the USDA, the Turkish government has lowered its additional import tariff on U.S. milled rice to 25%, down from 50%. This, in addition to the 45% tariff on milled rice from any origin,...

India's export subsidy to expire on 25 March

15 / 03 / 2019

India's export subsidy to expire on 25 March

Indian government officials held a meeting today (15 March), which included discussions about the 5% export subsidy scheme introduced on 26 November 2018, according to market participants. As the...

Philippines: Rice tariffication bill passed into law

18 / 02 / 2019

Philippines: Rice tariffication bill passed into law

The President of the Philippines has signed a bill into law that converts the country’s quantitative restriction on rice imports into tariffs. Under the act, the tariff for rice imported from ASEAN...