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Post expects the Philippine food service sector to shrink by a further 13 percent to $7.4 billion in 2021, following its 44 percent decline in 2020. With the spread of the Delta variant of COVID-19, people are hesitant to return to restaurants.
Quarterly Agricultural Export Forecast

Quarterly Agricultural Export Forecast

FAS and the Economic Research Service jointly publish the quarterly Outlook for U.S. Agricultural Trade. The agricultural export forecast is updated February, May, August, and November.
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.
On July 27, the Philippine Department of Agriculture's National Meat Inspection Service issued Memorandum Circular No. 07-2021-018, reiterating the minimum labeling requirements for imported meat.
The Philippine Department of Energy recently revised its biofuel accreditation guidelines through the issuance of Department Circular No. 2021-06-0014 in order to better ensure compliance with the country’s Biofuels Act.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Philippines: Philippines Bans the Use of Trans Fat

On June 18, 2021, the Department of Health issued Administrative Order No. 2021-0039 (AO 2021-0039) “National Policy on the Elimination of Industrially Produced Trans-Fatty Acids for the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases.”
On June 26, 2021 the Philippine Department of Agriculture released the guidelines for implementing the increased tariff rate quota for pork imports, known as Minimum Access Volume (MAV).
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.
As companies introduce higher-quality products and make improvements in e-commerce and delivery services, U.S. suppliers can grab a share of a growing market by introducing shelf-stable and frozen ready meals.
On April 5, 2021, the first U.S. commercial beef cattle embryo shipment (valued at $28,000) arrived in the Philippines. Juliana's Cattle Farm, owned by Mr. Rolando Lagaya and located in Batangas, purchased 93 straws to improve their herd genetics and...
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Philippines: Plant-based Food Products Market Brief

Supported by growing awareness and adoption of global trends, plant-based foods in the Philippines have taken hold of a recognizable niche marketplace in the past year.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Philippines: FAIRS Export Certificate Report Annual

This report outlines the Philippine government’s required documents of the United States in order to facilitate the importation of U.S. food and agricultural products.