Category Archives: Thailand Rice

Mexico grants Thailand rice quota

Thailand is expected to export 10,000 tonnes of long-grain white rice to Mexico soon after receiving a free import tariff quota from the Mexican government, says Commerce Minister Apiradi Tantraporn. Mrs Apiradi said Mexico recently allowed zero tariff for 150,000 tonnes of imported long-grain white rice from March 2 to Dec 31 this year, as… Read More »

Mexico offers zero tariff for rice import

Thailand is expected to export 10,000 tonnes of long-grain white rice to Mexico soon after receiving a free import tariff quota from the Mexican government, says Commerce Minister Apiradi Tantraporn. Mrs Apiradi said Mexico recently allowed zero tariff for 150,000 tonnes of imported long-grain white rice from March 2 to Dec 31 this year, as… Read More »

Rice growers awash in import problems

Charley Mathews Jr. says rice farmers try to do everything they can to improve efficiencies, lower costs and increase production without sacrificing quality. Charley Mathews Jr. grew up working in his family’s rice fields. “Like many farm kids, I started to drive a tractor when I was 12, irrigated rice in the summertime, and always… Read More »

Asia Rice-Rice prices advance in India, Vietnam while Thai prices drop on weaker baht

Rice prices in India and Vietnam advanced while Thai prices dropped due to a weaker baht, traders said on Thursday. In India, the world’s biggest rice exporter, 5-percent broken parboiled rice prices rose to $375-$380 per tonne from $373-$378 last week, as demand improved from African buyers. “In last few days African buyers have become… Read More »

AFAN wants governors to invest more in rice production

The All Farmers’ Association of Nigeria (AFAN), Kaduna State Chapter, on Wednesday urged governors to invest much in rice production to enable Nigeria to achieve self-sufficiency in rice. The Chairman of the chapter, Alhaji Nuhu Aminu, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Zaria that the investment became imperative in view of Nigeria’s need… Read More »

No order for Pakistani non-basmati rice in Gulfood exhibition

Pakistani non-basmati rice has failed in swamping Gulf food market as price of Indian, Vietnamese, and Thai rice is relatively lower. According to details, Pakistan’s rice exporters participated in Dubai’s ‘Gulfood Exhibition’ but did not succeed in getting a single order for non-basmati rice. “We are unable to compete Indian, Vietnamese, and Thai rice as… Read More »

Nigeria targets 2018 for rice sufficiency

In spite of selling rice to five countries, Nigeria is aiming to be self-sufficient in rice production by 2018, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, has said. He noted that Nigeria was currently selling rice to Cameroon, Niger, Chad, Mali and Mauritania. He said that though the country was not yet… Read More »