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In a bid to diversify market sources and maintain affordable rice prices, the Philippines has temporarily lowered the Most Favored Nation tariff rates for rice.
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Pakistan: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

Although biotechnology laws (i.e., Pakistan Biosafety Rules of 2005, Seed Amendment Act 2015 and Plant Breeders Rights Act 2018, etc.) exist in Pakistan, the rules and administrative processes....
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Ghana: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

The application for commercial release of Ghana’s first genetically engineered (GE) product - Bt cowpea is now ready to be submitted to the National Biosafety Authority (NBA) for approval....
On February 6, 2020, the State Council Tariff Commission announced that China would cut in half the additional tariffs for certain commodities from the United States on February 14, 2020.
Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries added information to the published results of the Simultaneous Buy and Sell (SBS) rice tenders in connection with the U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement
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Bangladesh: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

Bangladesh is a role model of acceptance and advancement of modern agricultural biotechnology.
On December 24, 2018, Korea issued an updated list of adjustment tariffs and voluntary tariff rate quotas (TRQs) for certain agricultural, forestry and fishery products....
On August 23, 2019, the People’s Republic of China’s Ministry of Finance (MOF), State Council Tariff Commission (SCTC) announced new tariffs on certain U.S. products, valued at $75 billion USD.
The Cabinet agreed to allocate a budget of 60.36 billion baht (U.S. $1.98 billion) for three agricultural price subsidy programs for small rice and oil palm farmers.
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China: China Announces Increases to Additional Tariffs

On August 23, 2019, the People’s Republic of China’s Ministry of Finance (MOF), State Council Tariff Commission (SCTC) announced new tariffs on certain U.S. products, valued at $75 billion USD.
Turkey has removed the tariff increases imposed on US products in August 2018, halving the total additional tariffs imposed in 2018, effective immediately on May 21, 2019.
On May 13, 2019, the People’s Republic of China’s Ministry of Finance (MOF), State Council Tariff Commission (SCTC) announced that supplementary import tariffs levied on certain U.S. products....