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.
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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....
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Algeria: Trade Policy Update

The Government of Algeria (GoA) introduced a temporary additional safeguard duty (DAPs) to replace the import ban established in January 2018.
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Colombia: Grain and Feed Update

The United States continues to be the main sourcing option for Colombian importers of corn and rice.
The Department of Agriculture made changes to the process for registering new plant varieties.
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Pakistan: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

Pakistan continues to make significant progress towards implementing a full-fledged biotechnology and seed regulatory structure that is expected to facilitate the introduction of new seed....