Biodiesel jun 18 biofuel policy proposed the blending

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Biodiesel Jun-18 Biofuel policy Proposed the blending mandates for renewable fuels in 2019 and 2020, entailing i) increases in ‘cellulosic biofuel’ and ‘advanced biofuel’ volumes in 2019; ii) unchanged levels of ‘conventional’ biofuels in 2019; and iii) a moderate increase for ‘biomass-based diesel’ targets in 2020. Trans-fatty acid Jun-18 Health policy Decided, with regard to the nationwide ban on food products containing partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs), to extend the compliance date for certain specified applications of PHOs to 1 June 2019. Also allowed all food products containing PHOs produced prior to 18 June 2018 to be distributed until 1 January 2020. Glyphosate Jul-18 Pesticide regulation Federal courts are considering cases linking the use of glyphosate, a herbicide widely employed for soybeans and other crops, to human health issues. Crops, livestock products Aug-18 Agricultural policy Announced details of public assistance to be provided to farmers impacted by China’s introduction of retaliatory tariffs, including direct payments, Government procurement of affected commodities for distribution to public nutrition programmes, and trade promotion programmes to assist in developing new export markets. United States/ Mexico/Canada Oilcrops Sep-18 Trade agreement Agreed to replace North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), under which trade facilitation measures for oilcrops would remain in place. Viet Nam Soybeans, wheat Sep-18 Import policy Sent non-compliance notifications to the United States regarding wheat and soybean consignments contaminated with seeds of perennial weed cirsium arvense . Zimbabwe Soybeans Jul-18 Sector development measures Raised the price of soybeans delivered to the state-run Grain Marketing Board in a bid to stimulate domestic soybean production.
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Major policy developments 46 FOOD OUTLOOK NOVEMBER 2018 MEAT: MAJOR POLICY DEVELOPMENTS MID-JUNE TO MID-OCTOBER 2018* COUNTRY DATE PRODUCT POLICY CATEGORY/ INSTRUMENT DESCRIPTION Argentina Sep-18 Bovine meat Export tax Imposed an export tax on meat products (four pesos per USD for raw/primary products and three pesos per USD for value- added products), and reduced the original export tax rebate from 3.5 percent to 1.0 percent for chilled beef, and from 4.0 percent to 1.25 percent for frozen beef. Canada Jul-18 Bovine meat Tariff rate Announced a list of goods, including beef, targeted for retaliation over tariffs imposed by the United States on steel and aluminium imports from Canada. China (Mainland) Jun-18 Poultry meat Anti-dumping measure Imposed a temporary anti-dumping measure on poultry meat imports from Brazil, which requires Chinese importers of Brazilian poultry meat to pay deposits ranging from 18.8 percent to 38.4 percent of the value of the shipments from 9 June 2018.
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