Thailand relaxes rules for wheat importStaff Writer | July 11, 2017
Thailand’s Ministry of Commerce will allow feedmills that produce shrimp feed, a 110,000 metric tonnes exemption to the domestic corn purchase requirements for feed wheat imports, according to a USDA GAIN report.
Food trade According to a USDA GAIN report:
USDA GAIN report’s forecast for total wheat imports remains unchanged at 3.6 million metric tonnes in marketing year 2016/17 and 3 million metric tonnes in marketing year 2017/18.
This is a 23% and 17% reduction in total wheat imports due to the government’s import restrictions on feed wheat as well as the substitution of rice for feed wheat in poultry and swine feed rations. ■