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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.
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Philippines: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

The Philippines is a biotechnology leader in Southeast Asia, highlighted by its co-sponsorship of the International Statement on Agricultural Applications of Precision Biotechnology...
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.
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Philippines: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

The Philippines continues to be a regional biotechnology leader.
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....
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Philippines: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

The Philippines continues to be a regional biotechnology leader.
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Philippines: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

The Philippines continues to be a regional biotechnology leader. Bt eggplant remains poised as the first locally-developed, genetically-engineered (GE) crop to be commercialized....
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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....