An Online Public Consultation on the new Draft Fisheries Administrative Order on the Rules and Regulations Governing Food Safety and Traceability of Imported Fish is set for Wednesday, January 12 at 9:00 AM (Manila Time).
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Philippines: Grain and Feed Update

Post increases the MY 21/22 estimate for milled rice production to 12.5 million MT on positive first-quarter production data while holding imports unchanged.
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Philippines: Livestock and Poultry Update

FAS Manila raises 2022 pork production by 25,000 MT to 1.025 million MT, as some commercial hog raisers report herd rebuilding efforts. Significant repopulation remains constrained, however, by continued African Swine Fever (ASF) cases and the lack of a vaccine.
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Philippines: Biofuels Annual

Post sees Philippine biofuels consumption partially recovering in 2021 due to the loosening of quarantine restrictions, as ethanol demand grows 9 percent to 570 million liters and biodiesel increases 9 percent to 175 million liters.
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Philippines: Exporter Guide

The Philippines is the ninth largest market for U.S. agricultural exports and the largest destination for U.S. consumer-oriented products in Southeast Asia. The United States is the largest single-country supplier of agricultural products, although ASEAN countries benefit from lower tariffs and have more market share as a group.
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Philippines: Fresh Fruits Market Brief

Since the start of COVID-19, Philippine consumers have incorporated more fresh fruit into their diet. Global exports of fresh fruits to the Philippines increased 36 percent to $695 million in 2020 and are forecast to grow five percent in 2021.
The Philippine Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) on November 10, 2021 issued Revenue Memorandum Circular No. 112-2021, clarifying that all imported unprocessed fruits and vegetables are exempt from the 12 percent value-added tax.
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Philippines: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

The Philippines is a regional biotechnology leader, highlighted by its passage in 2021 of Golden Rice for commercial propagation and Bt eggplant for direct use.
On November 4, 2021, the Philippine Department of Agriculture's Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) and National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS) issued Joint BAI-NMIS Memorandum Circular No. 3.
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Philippines: Philippine Wood Products Report

The Philippines' declining production of lumber and other wood products cannot meet the country’s growing demand for residential, commercial, and public construction projects.
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Philippines: Dairy and Products Annual

The Philippines imports 99 percent of its dairy requirement as domestic production cannot meet the annual demand of 2.9 million metric tons (MT) liquid milk equivalent, according to the National Dairy Authority (NDA).
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Philippines: Sugar Semi-annual

Post maintains Marketing Year 2021/22 (September/August) sugar production at 2.1 million MT, 2 percent lower than the previous year.