Policy-Related News

2015.04.01
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Malaysia will implement the Goods and Services Tax (GST) on 1 April 2015. GST is a multiple tax on domestic consumption. GST is charged on all taxable supplies of goods and services in Malaysia except those specifically exempted. GST is also charged on importation of goods and services into...
2015.03.31
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The "No. 1 Central Document" of 2015 was released on Sunday, Feb. 1 by the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and the State Council pointed out that the countryside is a weak link in China's striving for the rule of law.  As China's agricultural and rural...
2015.03.31
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A team led by Yuan Longping, known in China as "the father of hybrid rice" has made a record for hybrid rice production with an average yield of 1,004.5 kilograms per mu (0.0667 hectares). The new record was confirmed by experts from the Hunan Hybrid Rice Research Center and the...
2015.03.31
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The first policy paper of each year, known as the "Number One Document", is considered an important indicator of the Chinese government's annual priorities. It's the 12th year in a row that the document has focused on rural reform.  The shift began in 2004, when the theme...
2015.03.26
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According to Presidential Decree No.5/2015, the government’s purchase price of rice has increased by 12.1 % from IDR 3,300/kg to IDR 3,700/kg (at the farmgate).  Likewise, the price of dried rice has been increased by 10.7% from IDR 4,200/kg to IDR 4,650/kg at the BULOG (National...
2015.03.26
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The Ministry  of Trade has issued the permit to import 945,000 tons of raw sugar for the period of April-June 2015.  The quantity of import permitted is larger than the quantity permitted during previous quarter to anticipate the higher demand during this coming ramadhan month in June...
2015.03.25
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  “The Malaysian government will continue to focus on efforts to intensify the involvement of women in the job market and entrepreneurial activities. Women now represent only 38% of the total workforce in the country. Therefore, to enhance the contribution of women in national...
2015.03.24
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On March 16, 2015, several Korean newspapers including Farmers Newspaper had reported that the Korean government is considering the introduction of trade benefits sharing system for compensating the damage in the agricultural sector after the launch of Korea-China FTA. Korean Agricultural...

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