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Philippines: Pet Food Market Brief

With one of the highest dog and cat ownership rates in Asia, the Philippines presents a growing opportunity for U.S. pet food. As pets became more popular household companions, especially during the pandemic, pet ownership and pet food sales have grown immensely over the past five years.
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Philippines: Higher Voluntary Ethanol Blends Considered

The Philippine government is currently studying higher ethanol blends in gasoline on a voluntary basis up to 20 percent (beyond the 10 percent mandate).
Aviation is responsible for more than two percent of all global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. Most of this CO2 is emitted when fossil-fuel-derived jet fuel is combusted. Sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) is a key part of the aviation industry’s plan to reduce carbon emissions.
Malnutrition is still prevalent in the Philippines. Among 12.7 million school-aged children assessed in 2019, 13.2 percent were stunted or wasted. The School-Based Feeding Program is one intervention to address undernutrition of school children.
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Philippines: Temporary Onion Import Plan Expected to Fail

In a yet unpublished memo, the Philippine Department of Agriculture (DA) re-authorized the issuances of sanitary and phytosanitary import permits for up to 21,060 metric tons (MT) of fresh yellow and red onions in a reported effort to stabilize...
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Philippines: Livestock and Poultry Update

FAS Manila forecasts 2023 pork production at 1 million MT, as commercial pork producers plan to raise larger pigs. Pork imports, meanwhile, are forecast at 600,000 MT in response to lower tariffs that have been extended through December 31, 2023.
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...
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Philippines: Exporter Guide

The Philippines ranks as the seventh largest market for U.S. agricultural exports and the largest destination for U.S. consumer-oriented products in Southeast Asia.
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Singapore: Exporter Guide

Singapore’s economy is rebounding strongly from the COVID-19 pandemic. The city-state’s highly import dependent, multi-billion dollar food industry is driven by robust consumer spending, high disposable incomes, and intense urbanization.
World Production, Markets, and Trade Report

Dairy Monthly Imports

This monthly report includes information on U.S. and global imports of dairy products, including maximum quantities that can be imported under tariff-rate quota licensing.
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Philippines: President Marcos Extends Lowered Tariffs

On December 29, 2022, President Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. signed Executive Order 10, series of 2022, extending lowered 5 percent tariffs for corn imports, 15 percent tariffs for pork imports, and 35 percent tariffs for rice imports through December 31, 2023.
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Philippines: Grain and Feed Update

FAS Manila maintains MY 2022/23 milled rice production at 11.975 million MT, as previously stated conditions such as diminished fertilizer application still hold. FAS Manila estimates rice imports at 3.8 million MT in response to recent trade data. FAS Manila estimates wheat imports at 5.8 million MT because of high prices and industry contacts’ observations that consumers have limited purchasing power.