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Philippines: Poultry MDM Tariffs Extended Through 2024

On January 13, 2023, President Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. signed Executive Order (EO) 13, series of 2023, extending 5 percent tariffs for mechanically deboned or separated poultry (chicken and turkey) imports through December 31, 2024. The EO was published on January 20, 2023 and takes effect immediately.
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Thailand: Rice Price - Weekly

Rice export prices increased slightly due to the strengthening of the Thai baht.
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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).
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Indonesia: Cotton and Products Update

Indonesian cotton imports in 2021/22 increased by 11.7 percent to 2.57 million bales due to increased economic activity following relaxed COVID-19 restrictions. However, due to the global economic slowdown leading to lower demand for Indonesian textiles and products, cotton imports in 2022/23 are forecast to slightly decline to 2.50 million bales.
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Thailand: Rice Price - Weekly

Rice export prices rose 2-5 percent higher due to exporters’ concerns about the strengthening of the Thai baht.
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.
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Thailand: Rice Price - Weekly

Rice export prices increased 4-6 percent due to the strengthening of the Thai baht.
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...