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· Farmers’ group urges Duterte not to sign proposal on higher pork imports
· More pork imports at lower tariff await Duterte signature
Farmers’ group urges Duterte not to sign proposal on higher pork imports
by Jhon Aldrin Casinas, Manila Bulleting (Philippines)
February 16, 2021
President Duterte was urged Tuesday, Feb. 16, not to sign the Department of Agriculture’s (DA) proposal to increase pork importation, as small hog raisers fear that such a move would result in their bankruptcy.
In a statement, Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) called on the President to stop the signing of the DA’s proposal to increase the Minimum Access Volume (MAV) of pork from 54,000 metric tons (MT) to 404,210 MT.
“More than 400,000 MT of pork imports will flood our local markets and deprive Filipino pork producers of sales,” said KMP National Chairperson Danilo Ramos...
More pork imports at lower tariff await Duterte signature
Louise Maureen Simeon, The Philippine Star
February 17, 2021
MANILA, Philippines — The proposal to import more pork at lower tariffs is awaiting the signature of President Duterte as supply and prices remain volatile due to the African swine fever (ASF).
During the Congress hearing yesterday, Agriculture Secretary William Dar said the more than 400,000 metric tons of pork imports that would be imposed with lower tariffs are in its final stage.
“Last night (Monday), we submitted to Malacañang the resolution by the MAV (minimum access volume) Management Council recommending an increase for MAV for pork,” Dar said...