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Duterte suspends rice importation but won’t scrap tariffication

Duterte suspends rice importation but won’t scrap tariffication

Nov. 20 | Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the temporary suspension of rice importation during the local harvest season as a way to protect Filipino farmers that have been affected by the Rice Tariffication Law. Duterte, in a press conference on...

BOC issues interim supplemental rules on rice importation

BOC issues interim supplemental rules on rice importation

Mar. 29 | All rice shipments that arrived at Philippine ports starting March 5, 2019, regardless of the date of their departure from the port of origin, are no longer required under the new Rice Tariffication Law to have import permits, according to the Bureau...

Delay in release of rice imports? Don’t look at us, BOC says

Delay in release of rice imports? Don’t look at us, BOC says

Sep. 16 | Photo courtesy of the Bureau of Customs. The Bureau of Customs (BOC) is not the cause of delay in release of rice shipments from Philippine ports, according to Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapeña in a recent statement. “To set the record straight, I...

P300M worth of imported rice confiscated in Bulacan warehouse raids

P300M worth of imported rice confiscated in Bulacan warehouse raids

Sep. 16 | The 125,000 sacks of rice were imported from Thailand, China and India. Photo courtesy of the Bureau of Customs. The Bureau of Customs (BOC) and Philippine National Police (PNP) seized about 125,000 sacks of imported rice with an estimated market value...

BOC to intensify drive vs rice and sugar smuggling, expedite auction amid undersupply

BOC to intensify drive vs rice and sugar smuggling, expedite auction amid undersupply

Aug. 15 | Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III has ordered the Bureau of Customs (BOC) to keep a closer watch on the entry of “hot” rice and sugar in the Philippines, and speed up the auction of seized stocks amid the current supply and price issues concerning...

Calamba warehouse yields P25M in suspected smuggled rice

Calamba warehouse yields P25M in suspected smuggled rice

Jul. 30 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has seized P25 million worth of alleged smuggled rice in a warehouse in Calamba, Laguna. “We received a tip that there [were] various sacks of rice stored in a warehouse in No. 234 J.P. Rizal Street, Calamba, Laguna. Our...

DOF: Removing QR will cut rice prices by P7 per kilo

DOF: Removing QR will cut rice prices by P7 per kilo

Dec. 22 | The lifting of the quantitative restriction (QR) on Philippine rice imports in favor of tariffs will bring several benefits to the economy, including slashing the retail price of the food staple by as much as P7 per kilo, according to the Department...

First-time PH corn exports seen with production at record highs

First-time PH corn exports seen with production at record highs

Jan. 23 | The Philippines for the time is ready to export corn to neighboring countries in the region as corn harvests this year are seen to breach the domestic requirement of 5.6 million tons (MT), according to the Department of Agriculture (DA). The country’s...

BOC imposes strict ‘no import permit, no release’ policy for rice shipments

BOC imposes strict ‘no import permit, no release’ policy for rice shipments

Jan. 23 | The Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) is now strictly prohibiting the entry of rice into the Philippines without the importer showing an import permit from the National Food Authority (NFA). Previously, traders were allowed to import the staple even...

New task force eyes zero rice smuggling in PH

New task force eyes zero rice smuggling in PH

Jan. 19 | At the media briefing announcing the task force designed to prevent rice smuggling, from left, Customs commissioner Nicanor Faeldon, Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco, Jr., and National Food Authority administrator Jason Aquino. An inter-agency task force...