The Philippines intends to import 400,000 tons of pork

Published Apr 30, 2021

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The Philippines is currently 23% dependent on pork imports, but this dependence could increase as the country faces the ongoing ASF epidemic. Since 2019, more than 400,000 pigs have been slaughtered in 5 provinces of the country, and pork imports are the only salvation to meet the domestic meat demand. The Philippines is currently 23% dependent on pork imports, but this dependence could increase as the country faces the ongoing ASF epidemic.

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The Filipino market intends to accept 400,000 tons of pork at a rate of 5% instead of 30%, as the Asian country is struggling with a huge animal protein shortage and rising prices. Additional pork imports of up to 200,000 tonnes into the country will be subject to a 15% tariff instead of 40%, according to an order signed by President Duterte, valid until June. Said Jet Ambalada, director of the Processors Association's Philippine meat division. Currently, pork is still sold on the market at higher prices as import tariffs range from 30% to 40%. - said Jesus Cham, president of the Philippine Association of Meat Importers and Traders. Szczepan Wójcik: The fur sector wants to show that exports to China are possible The Philippines is currently 23% dependent on pork imports, but this dependence could increase as the country faces the ongoing ASF epidemic. Since 2019, more than 400,000 pigs have been slaughtered in 5 provinces of the country, and pork imports are the only salvation to ...
Source: SwiatRolnika
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