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China confirms purchase of 20,000 tonnes of rice
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China confirms purchase of 20,000 tonnes of rice

China has agreed to buy 20,000 tonnes of white rice from Thailand through a government-to-government (G2G) deal, scheduled for delivery between June and July this year. According to Keerati Rushchano, director-general of the Foreign Trade Department, the purchase came after his department negotiated with China National Cereals, Oils and Foodstuffs Corporation (Cofco), a state enterprise...

Government to slash rice export tax
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Government to slash rice export tax

The cabinet on Tuesday approved in principle the Commerce Ministry’s plan to reduce surcharges for Thai rice exporters on rice shipments under the EU and UK quotas. Rachada Dhnadirek, a deputy government spokeswoman, said the export surcharge has been reduced to 1,500 baht per tonne for grains bound for the EU and 1,200 baht a...

Thailand’s rice export target set at 6m tonnes this year
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Thailand’s rice export target set at 6m tonnes this year

Thailand’s rice export target has been set at 6 million tonnes this year, the Commerce Ministry reported on Monday. The target was set after talks between the Foreign Trade Department (FTD) and the Thai Rice Exporters Association, said FTD director-general Keerati Rushchano. The target was appropriate but challenging as the Thai rice price was higher...

Thai jasmine rice exports up 1.57% from last year
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Thai jasmine rice exports up 1.57% from last year

Thai jasmine rice exports in the first 11 months of 2020 grew 1.57 per cent from a year earlier, the Commerce Ministry revealed on Wednesday.Jasmine rice exported from January to November totalled 1.29 million tonnes, or $1.312 billion in value, said the Department of Foreign Trade. The export rate remained stable despite its high price...

Thai rice export rates hit two-month high on supply risks
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Thai rice export rates hit two-month high on supply risks

Anjishnu MondalNovember 19, 2020·2 min read By Anjishnu Mondal (Reuters) – Thai rice export prices rose to their highest in nearly two months this week on concerns over supply even as demand remained sluggish, while a strong rupee kept rates for the Indian variety near an eight-month trough. Thailand’s benchmark 5% broken rice prices rose...

December 25, 2020December 25, 2020by in News
Cabinet okays price-guarantee scheme for rice farmers
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Cabinet okays price-guarantee scheme for rice farmers

NationalNov 10. 2020 By The NationIn response to concerns over the drop in the price of jasmine rice due to export slowdown and limited tourism owing to the Covid-19 crisis, the Cabinet has given the go-ahead to a rice-guarantee scheme for farmers who will harvest their rice crop at the end of the rainy season. ADVERTISEMENT...

November 25, 2020November 25, 2020by in News
How DNA technology helps control the premium quality of Thai Hom Mali Rice
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How DNA technology helps control the premium quality of Thai Hom Mali Rice

Professor Dr Apichart Vanavichit, at the Rice Science Center, explains how DNA technology can create a high-quality Thai Jasmine Rice Products of the poor Hom Mali rice has been widely grown in one of the poorest land on the largest lowland rain-fed paddy field in the Northeast of Thailand. With its low soil fertility and...

Rice price guarantees unchanged
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Rice price guarantees unchanged

Thai rice export prices at 4-month low amid sluggish world demand Guaranteed rice prices for the 2020-21 crop year will be unchanged from those of the previous season, the National Rice Policy Committee decided on Friday. The guarantee programme, to run from Sept 1 to May 31, is expected to cost 85 billion baht, deputy...

Five types of rice covered by new price-guarantee scheme
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Five types of rice covered by new price-guarantee scheme

The National Rice Policy Committee has approved a rice price-guarantee scheme for crop year 2020-21 for five types of rice with effect from September 1 until the end of harvesting season in May 2021, Deputy PM and Commerce Minister Jurin Laksanawisit said on Friday (July 17). The five types of rice to be guaranteed under...