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No halt to rice importation, just stricter rules

No halt to rice importation, just stricter rules

Nov. 22 | The Philippines will not suspend importation of rice but will instead implement stricter measures—including pre-shipment inspection (PSI)—on the commodity’s entry into the country, clarified Agriculture Secretary William Dar. In a press statement...

No suspension of rice importation yet

No suspension of rice importation yet

Nov. 18 | The Philippine government said there is no directive yet from President Rodrigo Duterte to suspend the importation of rice. Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III and Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo issued the clarification in separate statements...

PH set to dislodge China as world’s top rice importer

PH set to dislodge China as world’s top rice importer

Nov. 13 | Philippine rice imports are projected to reach a record 3 million metric tons (MT) by year-end, making the country the top rice importer in 2019, beating China, according to a monthly report by the United States (US) Department of Agriculture-Foreign...

DA starts process to impose safeguard duty on rice imports

DA starts process to impose safeguard duty on rice imports

Sep. 24 | The Department of Agriculture (DA) has launched investigations that will lead to the imposition of a general safeguard duty on rice imports to arrest the influx of this basic staple, particularly this forthcoming main harvest season, and to protect local...

BOC on track to meet P10B rice tariff collection goal

BOC on track to meet P10B rice tariff collection goal

Jul. 13 | The Bureau of Customs attributed to the Rice Import Tariffication Law the 422.25% jump in privately imported rice to 966,690 metric tons from March to June 2019 from 185,100 metric tons year-on-year. Photo from BOC. The Bureau of Customs (BOC) expects...

Rice tariff collection hits P5.9B; Subic contributes biggest share

Rice tariff collection hits P5.9B; Subic contributes biggest share

Jul. 6 | The Philippine government has so far collected P5.9 billion in tariffs from 1.43 million metric tons (MT) of rice stocks imported by private traders, following the enactment of the Rice Tariffication Law that liberalized imports of the grain, preliminary...

IRR on rice tariffication law finally out

IRR on rice tariffication law finally out

Apr. 5 | Policymakers have finally signed the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of the Rice Tariffication Law, which liberalizes rice imports and no longer requiring a National Food Authority (NFA) permit, license or registration to trade and import rice. Joint...

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...

BOC interim rules on rice importation released

BOC interim rules on rice importation released

Mar. 16 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has issued interim guidelines for importation of rice shipments pending the issuance of implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of the new Rice Tariffication Law. Customs commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero on March 5 signed...

Imposition of rice tariffs begins March 5

Imposition of rice tariffs begins March 5

Feb. 24 | Under the newly enacted Rice Tariffication Law, tariff on imported rice will be imposed starting on March 5, according to the Department of Finance (DOF). DOF in a statement said the National Food Authority (NFA) Council approved the implementation of...