Posts Tagged imported rice

Millers urge government to buy locally-produced rice

Marje Pelayo   •   May 21, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Under Executive Order 135, the tariff on rice from countries like India, Pakistan and China will be reduced to 35% from 40% to 50%. Agriculture group Samahan...

Farmers group fears losing over P140B to Rice Tariffication Law, plans protest

Marje Pelayo   •   November 18, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – A group of farmers is planning a massive protest against the implementation of the Rice Tariffication Law. Federation of Free Farmers Chair Leonardo Montemayor said farmers might...

Cash assistance for farmers affected by rice tariffication urged

Marje Pelayo   •   November 18, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Francis Pangilinan expressed his sentiments for local farmers who are suffering from the influx of imported rice in the country as a result of the government’s...

NFA to reduce rice prices for retailers, gov’t agencies

Marje Pelayo   •   October 28, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Retailers and government agencies may now purchase rice from the National Food Authority (NFA) at a reduced price of P25/kg, instead of P27/kg. Such measure aims at...

Lost revenue of farmers due to lowering price of palay reaches P50-B – farmers group

Maris Federez   •   October 22, 2019

The amount of losses that rice farmers have incurred has reached P50-Billion, based on the computation of the Federation of Free Farmers (FFF). In a phone-patch interview, FFF’s national manager...

DA to double tariffs on imported rice to aid local farmers

Marje Pelayo   •   September 21, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — Agriculture Secretary William Dar announced on Friday (September 20) that the Department of Agriculture (DA) will impose double tariff on imported rice effective end of this month....

Customs’ tariff collection from imported rice now at P5.9B — DOF

Marje Pelayo   •   July 10, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Since the implementation of the Rice Tariffication Law in February this year, about 1.43 million metric tons or around 28.6 million sacks of imported rice made their...

DTI expects cheaper rice once Tariffication Act fully takes effect

Robie de Guzman   •   March 25, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Filipinos can expect lower prices of rice once the Rice Tariffication Law is fully implemented. President Rodrigo Duterte signed the Republic Act No. 11203 or the Rice...

N. Ecija farmers fret about low-priced imported rice ahead of tariffication

Marje Pelayo   •   February 27, 2019

NUEVA ECIJA, Philippines – The Rice Tariffication law is yet to take effect on March 5 this year. But supply of cheap imported rice is now in abundance in local...

A portion of rice tariff revenues to be used on local farmers’ welfare — DA

admin   •   November 15, 2018

  Senate Bill No. 1998 or the Rice Tarrification Bill has passed the 3rd and final reading.  If enacted into law, it will allow private sectors to import more rice....


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