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Aug-18 Wheat Import policy Issued a moratorium on deliveries of wheat and barley from Canada.
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Major policy developments 36 FOOD OUTLOOK NOVEMBER 2018 COUNTRY DATE PRODUCT POLICY CATEGORY/ INSTRUMENT DESCRIPTION Serbia Oct-18 Wheat Bilateral agreement Reached an agreement for wheat exports to Egypt by the end of this year, after a 30-year pause. South Africa Sep-18 Wheat Import tariff Lowered wheat import tariffs from ZAR 640.5 to ZAR 294.46 (USD 45 to USD 20.7) per tonne. Sri Lanka Sep-18 Wheat Government market intervention Reversed the LKR 5 (USD 0.03) price hike imposed by Prima Company (supplier of wheat flour) on 1 kg of wheat flour, to prevent what the Government considers to be an arbitrary price hike of this essential food item. Sudan Oct-18 Wheat Government procurement Raised the minimum price of a 50 kg bag of wheat by almost 150 percent as an incentive to farmers in central parts of the country, in order to help supply wheat in the marketplace and combat wheat and bread shortages that have affected consumers in recent months. Tanzania Jul-18 Wheat Bilateral agreement Announced a joint free trade wheat agreement with Kenya. Thailand Oct-18 Maize Production support Launched a maize growing promotion scheme under the Government's San Palang Pracharat public-private partnership initiative. The aim of the programme is to encourage rice farmers to switch from off-season rice to growing maize for animal feed on 319.7 million ha of land in 33 target provinces. Turkey Jul-18 Maize and wheat Import tariff Authorized the Turkish Grain Board to open a duty free tariff rate quota to import 750 000 tonnes of wheat and 700 000 tonnes of maize. Sep-18 Wheat Export policy Introduced a temporary limit on exports of wheat flour made from domestically produced grain to 1 percent of total shipments. Limits would be removed once domestic prices have stabilized. Turkmenistan Aug-18 Grains   Signed resolutions pursuant to which 760 000 ha of land are to be allocated for winter crops, with the aim of producing 1.6 million tonnes of grains in 2019. Oct-18 Wheat Government procurement Authorized an increase in the state purchase price for wheat, starting from 2019, as part of a reform measure to improve farmers’ livelihoods. Uganda Aug-18 Maize Government market intervention Allocated SHS 100 billion (USD 26.4 million) to purchase maize from open market in order to revert falling maize prices. Ukraine Aug-18 Wheat Government market intervention Signed a memorandum of understanding with local traders, allowing 16 million tonnes of wheat exports in 2018/19 (July/June).
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37 FOOD OUTLOOK NOVEMBER 2018 Grains COUNTRY DATE PRODUCT POLICY CATEGORY/ INSTRUMENT DESCRIPTION United States Jul-18 Grains Import duty Announced that a list of products imported from China worth USD 200 billion would be subject to an additional duty of 10 percent. The list includes wheat, rice, maize and soybean products.
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