Moroccan government lowers import tariff to head off rising wheat prices.
In an effort to encourage local wheat production and increase local supply, the Moroccan government also has been working to increase the quantity of land under irrigation as well as expanding access to crop insurance among farmers, and preserving seeds that will be provided to farmers for the next growing season, the report said.
On Sept. 20 and 21, the Cereals Office (ONCIL), under Morocco’s Ministry of Agriculture, solicited bids from importers for licenses to import wheat under the U.S. and E.U. tariff rate quotas (TRQ).
On Sept. 28, ONCIL again issued a tender for U.S. wheat under the TRQ. According to the FAS, buyers are expected to provide offers for up to 303,637 tonnes of U.S. soft white wheat when bids open on Oct. 5.