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March 25, 2019
On February 7, 2019, Japan notified the World Trade Organization that it was invoking a volume-based special safeguard on imports of cornstarch....
March 25, 2019
Post expects MY 2019/20 corn imports to reach 4.15 million metric tons (MT), up 4 percent from the previous year, due to steadily growing demand for poultry feed.
March 25, 2019
On February 14, 2019, President Rodrigo Duterte signed Republic Act (RA) No. 11203, converting quantitative restrictions on rice imports into tariffs.
March 18, 2019
Demand for feed ingredients in Japan remains strong in MY2018/19 as livestock inventories have seen little change.
March 15, 2019
MY2019/20 rice and corn production is forecast to increase to record levels due to expanded acreage driven by attractive prices.
March 15, 2019
China’s food regulatory regime continues to evolve. In 2017, China issued numerous new regulations and measures to reflect the requirements introduced under the 2015 Food Safety Law.
February 25, 2019
Overall MY2018/19 corn quality in North East China is rated as better-than-average due to higher-than-average test weights, lower moisture content and relatively low levels of aflatoxin.
February 25, 2019
The MY2018/19 rice and corn production forecast remains unchanged as the acreage that has shifted from off-season rice to corn cultivation is far below the government’s target.
February 25, 2019
From January 2018 to late October 2018, China auctioned more than 100 million tons of corn from its state-owned inventories, or about 43 million tons more than over the same period in 2017....
February 22, 2019
Corn prices have steadily risen reflecting overall tightness in feed-quality corn supplies, despite official reports of greater supplies, and weaker demand associated with the spread....
December 14, 2018
Responding to inflationary pressures, the Philippine government is set to liberalize rice imports by converting Quantitative Restrictions to tariffs.
December 4, 2018
Rice imports in 2017/18 reached 2.15 million tons, the highest level since 2011.
November 26, 2018
The Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) agreement will enter into force on December 30, 2018, and a free trade agreement between Japan and the European Union....
November 16, 2018
In March 2018, the Chinese State Council announced a governmental reorganization aimed at improving efficiency and customer service.
November 5, 2018
In Marketing Year (MY) 2018/19, heavy rains during the planting season caused farmers to opt out of the government program to reduce rice acreage and continue planting rice.
October 17, 2018
Myanmar’s total 2018 feed demand is estimated at about 3 million metric tons (MMT) including about 0.5 MMT of aqua feed.
October 1, 2018
Harvest is underway for spring/summer crops. The 2018/19 corn production forecast is lowered as weather and pest-related stress reduced yield potential.
September 19, 2018
High rice prices due to tight supplies, rising fuel prices, and market distribution inefficiencies will force the Philippine government to import more rice to stabilize prices....
September 19, 2018
Typhoons, heavy rains and prolonged high temperatures in the summer of 2018 are expected to negatively affect both the yield and quality of rice and wheat produced in Japan.
August 31, 2018
MY2018/19 rice and corn production should increase due to expanded acreage and favorable weather conditions.

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