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Following the signing of Republic Act (RA) 11524, February 26, 2021, then President Rodrigo R. Duterte signed Executive Order (EO) 172, Series of 2022, on June 2, 2022, approving the Coconut Farmers and Industry Development Plan. This paves the way for the use of the PHP75 billion ($1.4) fund to rehabilitate the coconut industry.
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Philippines: Biofuels Annual

Post sees Philippine biofuels consumption partially recovering in 2022 due to economic growth, as fuel ethanol demand grows 13 percent to 660 million liters and biodiesel increases 31 percent to 250 million liters with the projected movement from B2 to B5 blend and the fuel pool increases as forecast. Ethanol production is almost flat with one percent growth to 360 million liters.
This report contains a table comparing the various validity periods and key conditions applicable to SPS Import Clearances (SPSIC) relevant to plant, animal, and fishery products under the oversight of the Philippines Department of Agriculture.
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Philippines: Deli Shops Market Brief

The convenience provided by deli shops combined with the popularity of online platforms facilitated increased home consumption of imported premium products, especially U.S. beef, during the pandemic. As the country rolls back pandemic mobility restrictions, deli stores supplying to individuals, restaurants, hotels, and events should experience continued sales increases, recovering to pre-pandemic level in 2023.
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Philippines: Retail Foods

The easing of pandemic mobility restrictions and the recent national elections boosted food and beverage retail sales. Though the sector failed to sustain growth last year, key retail companies remain confident about growing the market in 2022.
On June 25, 2022, the Philippine Department of Agriculture (DA) Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) informed domestic stakeholders at a consultative meeting that it will be enforcing BAI Memorandum Circular No. 26 (MC26), dated August 11, 2021.
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Philippines: Grain and Feed Update

Executive Order #171, Series of 2022, modifies market access for MFN tariffs on corn and rice through December 31, 2021, necessitating changes to Post’s corn and wheat balance sheets but not rice.
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Philippines: Livestock and Poultry Update

FAS Manila maintains 2022 pork production while increasing imports 25,000 MT to 400,000 MT, reflecting improved market access conditions. No changes are made to the chicken PSD.
On May 19, 2022, the Philippine Department of Agriculture issued Memorandum Circular No. 8, governing the rules and procedures for evaluating new plant breeding techniques.
On April 26, 2022, the Philippine Department of Health’s Food and Drug Administration notified the World Trade Organization of a “Draft Administrative Order Revised Rules and Regulations on the Licensing of Food Establishments and Registration of Processed Food, and Other Food Products, and for Other Purposes Repealing Administrative Order 2014-0029.” Trading partners and other stakeholders have until June 25, 2022 to submit comments.
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Philippines: Seafood Products Market Brief

The Philippines has long been an underserved market and an anomaly in Southeast Asia for U.S. seafood, accounting for less than $10 million of the total foreign supply in 2021, valued at $970 million.
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Philippines: FAIRS Annual Country Report Annual

This report outlines Philippine government requirements for the importation of food and agricultural products. The report aims to assist U.S. exporters by providing information on labeling, packaging, permitted ingredients, and other relevant information.