Trade and markets
 

Detail

Area
Philippines
Commodity Group
Rice
Commodity
All
Date
21/09/2018
Policy Category
Trade
Policy Instrument
Import requirements, facilitation
Description
Issued an Administrative Order instructing the National Food Authority, the Sugar Regulatory Administration, and the Department of Trade and Industry to remove administrative hurdles and non-tariff barriers to imports of agricultural commodities, with immediate effect. Such measures would include expediting goods unloading, streamlining import procedures and requirements, the reduction or removal of import fees, registration exemptions and liberalizing the issuance of rice import permits and trader accreditation. The National Food Authority Council was also authorized to import rice beyond MAV commitments, if conditions so warranted, and subject to existing legal provisions.