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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...