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.
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
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.
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....
In March 2018, the Chinese State Council announced a governmental reorganization aimed at improving efficiency and customer service.
The Department of Agriculture made changes to the process for registering new plant varieties.
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Japan: SBS Grain Tenders Resume

Following Japanese media allegations that certain Japanese importers and wholesalers of rice were exchanging money to adjust the price of rice imported...
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South Korea: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

In February 2016, Korea revised the Food Sanitation Act, expanding mandatory biotech labeling to include all products with detectable biotech ingredients.