Trade and markets
 

Detail

Area
Philippines
Commodity Group
Rice
Commodity
All
Date
01/02/2013
Policy Category
Trade
Policy Instrument
Import quota
Description
Signed an agreement with industry representatives in Luzon to combat rice smuggling. The accord envisages rice imports to be carried out primarily by the National Food Authority, with involvement of the private sector in the distribution of imported rice permitted through the agency\'s “Institutionalized Farmers as Distributors programme”. Procedures to identify, seize, store and dispose of smuggled supplies were also covered under the agreement.