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  Daily Global Rice E-Newsletter by Riceplus Magazine   Contact us for Advertisement & Specs: mujahid.riceplus@gmail.com +92 321 369 2847      Today’s News Headlines…    FPCCI advises rice exporters to seek zero-rated tax status  Addressing problems: FPCCI advises rice exporters to prepare proposal  Rice millers, growers express concern on low paddy price  China reveals “magic” land treatment success.    Indonesia's new president targets food self-sustainability  Surprise Rice Price Fall on Harvest News  Agri experts raise alarm as Basmati rice prices crash in MP  MoU signed on rice, ecosystem  MMTC, STC float tenders for import of 40k tonne rice.  Arkansas Farm Bureau Daily Commodity Report  History: More than a crop, rice was an industry  Keeping Arsenic Out Of Rice  AFRICA INVESTMENT-Africa's richest man targets Nigeria's rice deficit  A Recipe for Curried Rice With Smoked Haddock and Eggs  Time for another Green Revolution  USA Rice Leadership Class Alumnus Visit China  AARQ Association for the Administration of Rice Quotas, Inc Contact & Visit www.ricepluss.com mujahid.riceplus@gmail.com 7 th  Floor,Suite 11 Central Plaza New Garden Town Lahore-54600 Landline :92 3584 5551 For Advertisement Specs & Rates: Contact: mujahid.riceplus@gmail.com 92 321 3692874   Daily Global  Rice E-Newsletter 7 th  November, 2014 www.ricepluss.com   Daily Global Rice E-Newsletter by Riceplus Magazine   Contact us for Advertisement & Specs: mujahid.riceplus@gmail.com +92 321 369 2847    News Detail….   FPCCI advises rice exporters to seek zero-rated tax status our correspondent   Friday, November 07, 2014 From Print Edition KARACHI: The Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) on Thursday advised the rice exporters to prepare proposals for the government to clinch zero-rated tax status. President FPCCI Zakaria Usman, in a meeting with a delegation of Rice Exporters Association of Pakistan (Reap), discussed various problems, which are causing hi   gh cost to rice exports, eroding the competitive edge in the global market. Usman suggested the exporters to submit proposals for the government to include rice in the list of sectors operating under zero-rated sales tax regime, such as textile, leather, surgical goods, exportable goods and carpet industries.   He further advised the delegation to prepare  proposals to seek export development fund (EDF) for the installation of a dedicated line from K-Electric feeder to their cluster area to ensure smooth supply of power. Reap members, led by its Chairman Rafique Suleman, were asked to get land from its own resources and then apply for EDF for the construction of building and  procurement of equipment and machinery for the development of rice research institutes.Exporters highlighted issues, such as non-availability of containers especially for rice, ever-increasing container terminal charges, inordinate delay in refund claims on sale tax paid by the rice exporters on their electricity bills, transfer of fuel adjustment charges to the industry, etc.The Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry chief deplored the  poor services of container terminal operators (CTOs) during the examination of goods by anti narcotic force at ports. He told the delegation that a meeting with government officials and other stakeholders had decided CTOs would either hire skilled manpower to improve services or take assistance of a third  party with professional expertise in re- packing of goods and re-stuffing containers. The Reap members also pointed out  problems related to export proceeds and charges of different freight rates at variable rupee-dollar parity rates by shipping companies.They blamed non-monitoring of foreign exchange policy by the State Bank of Pakistan for this disparity.Usman urged the shipping companies to reduce the charges for rice as it is a low value and high volume item as compared to other value-added goods like textile etc. He said that he would take up the foreign exchange issue with the SBP‘s governor.Khurram Sayeed and Ismail Suttar, vice presidents of Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Saquib Fayyaz Magoon, chairman of FPCCI Standing Committee on Customs and others were also  present. Addressing problems: FPCCI advises rice exporters to prepare proposal By Our Correspondent    Published: November 7, 2014  Daily Global Rice E-Newsletter by Riceplus Magazine   Contact us for Advertisement & Specs: mujahid.riceplus@gmail.com +92 321 369 2847      The proposal will discuss problems related to export proceeds and charging of different freight rates at different rupee-dollar parity  by shipping companies. STOCK IMAGE KARACHI: Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) President Zakaria Usman has advised Rice Exporters Association of Pakistan (REAP) to prepare a comprehensive proposal to prepare its case to present to the government.  The proposal will discuss  problems related to export  proceeds and charging of different freight rates at different rupee-dollar parity by shipping companies due to non-monitoring of Foreign Exchange Policy by the central  bank.He discussed the issue while talking to a REAP delegation that met him on Thursday and discussed different issues of the rice industry.   For the document, Usman asked REAP to include rice as a traditional item in zero-rated sales tax regime like textile, leather, surgical goods, sports goods and carpet industrial sub-sectors.He asked the association members to  prepare the proposal ahead of State Bank of Pakistan governor‘s scheduled visit to FPCCI shortly.He also urged the shipping companies to reduce container charges for rice as it is a low-value and high volume item compared to other value-added goods like textile.Usman, responding to the poor services extended by the container terminal operators (CTOs) during examination of goods by Anti Narcotic Force (ANF) at ports, informed that the FPCCI had recently organised two joint meetings of all the stakeholders involved in these processes at ports.During the meeting, traders, regional directorate of ANF; port operating companies (KICT, PICT and QICT), KPT; PQA, SBP mutually decided that CTOs would either hire sufficient trained and skilled manpower for the improvement in their services or outsource it to a third party with  professional expertise in re-packing of goods and re-stuffing in containers, he said.The FPCCI president also asked the delegation to  prepare its proposal seeking financial assistance from the Export Development Fund (EDF) for the development of a steady line from K-Electric feeders to their cluster area to ensure smooth supply of power.  Published in The Express Tribune, November 7  th  , 2014.    Like  Business on  Facebook  ,   follow @TribuneBiz  on Twitter to    stay informed and join in the conversation.   Rice millers, growers express concern on low paddy price Staff Report      November 07, 2014 ISLAMABAD: Rice millers asked Ministry for Food Security and Research ((MFS&R) to intervene in the market to stabilise low price of paddy.A delegation of rice growers, office  bearers of Kissan Board and Rice Millers‘ Association of Pakistan meeting with federal food minister said export of rice to Iran also decreased due to lot of reasons like international sanctions, registration of exported firms and political reasons.   Federal minister assured team leader Jaffar Iqbal member National Assembly and others government was sensitised on this issue. In this regard a record note would be forwarded to Prime Minister‘s Office for fixation of  paddy rice price for 2014-15 crop and its  procurement by Pakistan Agriculture Storage and Services Corporation (PASSCO). The matter would also be taken up in Economic  Daily Global Rice E-Newsletter by Riceplus Magazine   Contact us for Advertisement & Specs: mujahid.riceplus@gmail.com +92 321 369 2847      Coordination Committee of the Cabinet meeting next week China reveals “ magic ”  land treatment success.  By Dave Armstrong - 06 Nov 2014 19:25:0 GMT   The rice harvest is being gathered. In Hebie  province, would you eat the rice if it has not been thoroughly tested? Many international companies and Chinese enterprises are involved but how long has the complex bacterial action been allowed to work with so much land unavailable for agriculture? Harvest image; Credit: © Shutterstock    Hebie is a Chinese province that is being  progressive. They call it bioremediation, but essentially, the new idea is to treat soil that is affected by waste with degrading bacteria such as  Dehalococcoides  and other microorganisms. Many other Chinese  provinces are also involved as the revitalised  paddy fields have proved able to produce crops. Only 85% of contaminants and salt are removed, but this seems sufficient, for  plants at least. The worst pollution at the moment in China is caused by heavy metals: cadmium, mercury and copper, associated also with arsenic, contaminating 50 million hectares. The microbes are able to fix these poisons so that they are not available to plants, and reside in the soil just like the miniscule amounts in rock. With many farms closed down for this treatment, there must be worries that the treatment will work in the long-term, after flooding or if other bacteria reverse the process. However, the companies involved are in most cases capable of this bioengineering. Earth Times is having a close look at the secretive technology. The closest we have is the rock-breathing bacterium, that can be used for this kind of function, although it is  better known for oil spill clean-ups. It is related to iron bacteria, sulphur bacteria, nitrogen bacteria and other chemosynthesisers. Farm production will rise by between 15 and 80% if the crops can be safely eaten. Even more land from oil-spill pollution could also  be recovered in a similar way. Even there, though, there have been concerns that enough time needs to pass before  bioremediation effectively removes enough toxins from the environment. New Zealand vets have reservations about food safety there, following oil contamination. With 12 million tonnes of rice and other staples polluted each year, the highly toxic heavy metals pouring into the Yangzi and other rivers also have to be stopped, of course. The Chinese vice minister of land and resources, Wang Shiyuan, said that 3.3 million hectares of arable land is contaminated land, in grain-producing areas. We just hope he ‘ s willing to eat all his rice from there, when it is declared safe for human consumption. Indonesia's new president targets food self-sustainability By REUTERS PUBLISHED: 07:06 GMT, 7 November 2014 | UPDATED: 07:06 GMT, 7 November 2014
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