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On December 22, 2022, the Department of Agriculture (DA) issued Memorandum Order 77 (MO 77) for the department to take action to stabilize sugar prices and evaluate the importation of 65,050 metric tons (MT) of refined sugar through the Minimum...
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Philippines: Validity of SPS Import Clearances Extended

The Philippine Department of Agriculture temporarily extended the validity of SPS Import Clearances for meat and poultry from 60 to 90 days.
In a bid to diversify market sources and maintain affordable rice prices, the Philippines has temporarily lowered the Most Favored Nation tariff rates for rice.
Responding to surging pork prices due to African swine fever’s devastating impact on the hog sector, the Philippines has temporarily lowered pork tariff rates and increased the quota volume.
On May 19, 2020, the Philippines formally granted market access to U.S. bovine embryos, leveling the playing field for U.S. exporters vis-à-vis the competition in Australia and Canada.
On May 24, 2020, the Philippines will formally open its market to U.S. fresh highbush blueberries.
On June 13, 2019, President Duterte issued Executive Order No. 82 (EO 82), reverting tariff rates for Mechanically Deboned or Mechanically Separated Poultry (MDM/MSP) to 5 percent for chicken....
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Philippines: Common Food Names and Geographical Indications

If properly used, Geographical Indications (GIs) have important potential to add value for agricultural producers, but can also easily be misused to stifle trade in products with common food names.
On February 20, 2017, the Philippine Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) issued Sugar Order No. 3 (SO No. 3), Series of 2016-17....
The Philippines and Member States of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) – Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland – signed a comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (FTA) on April 28, 2016.
International Agricultural Trade Report

Southeast Asia: A Fast-Growing Market for U.S. Agricultural Products

U.S. agricultural exports to Southeast Asia have experienced extremely rapid growth in recent years and, in FY 2014, they climbed to a record $11.5 billion – up 11 percent from FY 2013.
International Agricultural Trade Report

U.S. Processed Food Exports: Growth & Outlook

Exports of high-value, processed food products have been a significant contributor to the strongest five-year period for agricultural exports in U.S. history.