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last release: April 2019

Policy Developments

  • On 7 March, the EU increased the import duty for non- basmati husked rice originating in countries not party to a preferential trade agreement with the EU, falling within CN code 1006 20, from EUR 30 to EUR 65 (from USD 33.8 to USD 73.1) per tonne (Regulation 2019/371). The new tariff became effective on 8 March 2019.
  • On 13 March, with a view to reducing its rice import bill, the Ministry of Agriculture in Egypt announced a 37.5 percent increase in the rice cultivation area from 800 000 acres in 2018 to 1.1 million acres in 2019.