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WTO approval means Philippines can maintain high rice import duties

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WTO approval means Philippines can maintain high rice import duties

By RJ Whitehead

The Philippines’ special treatment in rice, which allows the country to keep high duties on rice imports, is expected to continue after the World Trade Organisation’s Goods Council approved the country’s waiver request for its extension. 

Typhoon-hit farmers begin massive replanting programme

Typhoon-hit farmers begin massive replanting programme

By RJ Whitehead

One month after Typhoon Haiyan struck a devastating blow to the Philippines, farmers who lost essential crops and supplies are receiving the first wave of emergency seeds, restoring hope for a productive planting season and much-needed food for the coming...

Processing plant seeks to wean Pinoy farmers off tobacco

Processing plant seeks to wean Pinoy farmers off tobacco

By RJ Whitehead

Struggling tobacco farmers in the northern Philippines have been thrown a lifeline by the government, which will soon open a multi-million dollar food processing plant in Ilocos Sur, along with a trading centre in the province.

Philippines looking towards India for growth

Philippines looking towards India for growth

By RJ Whitehead

The Philippines government has urged Filipino exporters to look for opportunities in India as a means to mitigate the current downturn in key markets like the United States and Europe.

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