Sign up | Log in



Home  >>   Daily News  >>   Asean News  >>   Agriculture  >>   Asean rice alliance formed
NEWS UPDATES 23 August 2010

Asean rice alliance formed

Related Stories

August  20, 2010
Philippines on food insecurity list

August 17, 2010
Philippines may need to import rice

July 8, 2010
Philippines aims for zero rice imports

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) has formed a rice millers' alliance, to strengthen production and stabilise the prices of rice exported from Asean.

The initiative will strengthen the role of millers, middlemen in the rice production process. The effort taps the capacities of rice millers among Asean members that produce 25 percent of the world's total output of 448 million tonnes and supply up to 65 percent of the world’s 29-million-tonne global rice trade. Two of the group's members, Thailand and Vietnam, rank one and two, respectively, as the world’s biggest rice exporters.

The move comes after Asean removed the import tariffs on many farm products including rice. The six original Asean member countries: Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, the Philippines and Brunei have applied the plan since the start of this year.

The other four members: Burma, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos, will join the zero-tariff program in 2015.

This was confirmed by heads

Reach Southeast Asia!
10- Nations, 560- Million Consumers
And $1 -Trillion Market
We are the Voice of Southeast Asia Media Kit
The only Media Dedicated to Southeast Asia Advertising Rates for Magazine
  Online Ad Rates

Comment on this Article. Send them to

Letters that do not contain full contact information cannot be published.
Letters become the property of AseanAffairs and may be republished in any format.
They typically run 150 words or less and may be edited
submit your comment in the box below




1.  Verifier

1. Verifier

For security purposes, we ask that you enter the security code that is shown in the graphic. Please enter the code exactly as it is shown in the graphic.
Your Code
Enter Code

Home | About Us | Contact Us | Special Feature | Features | News | Magazine | Events | TV | Press Release | Advertise With us

Our Products | Work with us | Terms of Use | Site Map | Privacy Policy | Refund Policy | Shipping/Delivery Policy | DISCLAIMER |

Version 5.0
Copyright © 2007-2015 TIME INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT ENTERPRISES CO., LTD. All rights reserved.
Bangkok, Thailand