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The Bank of Ghana restricted access to foreign exchange for a select list of imported products, including rice, poultry, vegetable oils, and pasta, among other items, to implement a directive from the President of Ghana.
On July 6, the Government of Costa Rica published a draft executive decree that would dramatically reduce tariffs on imported milled and rough rice. The vast majority of U.S. rice exported to Costa Rica in 2021 (valued at $25 million) entered under a duty free quota for rough rice established by the Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement.
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Taiwan: Final 2021 Tenders for U.S. Rice

On December 1, 2021, Taiwan completed the last tender for approximately 12,000 MT of U.S. long grain brown rice, thus concluding tenders for 2021 country specific quota (CSQ) for U.S. rice.
As international rice prices gained competitiveness over Chinese rice prices, significant import volumes have entered China since November 2020.
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Mexico: Grain and Feed Update

Post forecasts 2021/22 production, utilization, and trade for corn, rice, sorghum, and wheat.
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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India: Grain and Feed Update

FAS New Delhi is lowering its India MY 2021/2022 (April-March) wheat production forecast to 105 million metric tons (MMT) compared to the pre-harvest forecast of 107 MMT
The Government of Ethiopia (GOE) through the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MOTI) has issued three separate international tenders to purchase 400,000 metric tons (MT) of milling wheat...
Honduras Set a 118,800 MT Rough Rice Shortage Import Quota for 2021 after local production was severely hit by Hurricanes Eta and Iota.
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Mexico: Mexico Announces Unilateral Rice TRQs

On August 7, 2020, the Secretariat of Economy (SE) published in Mexico’s Federal Register (“Diario Oficial” – DOF) an agreement establishing the specific provisions governing the unilateral tariff...
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Taiwan: Taiwan Completes First US Rice Tender of 2020

Price volatility and U.S. logistical challenges caused by COVID-19 delayed Taiwan's rice tendering process until the summer. On July 21, 2020,
On May 12, 2020, China notified the National Food Safety Standard for Quick-Frozen Flour and Rice Products and Quick-Frozen Prepared Foods (Draft for Comments) to the WTO SPS Committee...