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Philippines: Metropolitan Cebu Market Brief

Metropolitan Cebu offers strong opportunities for direct shipments of U.S. agricultural exports. As the largest domestic shipping port, Cebu serves as a distribution hub for agricultural exports to the Philippines. Located in one of the highest...
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Philippines: Exporter Guide

As one of the world’s fastest growing markets, the Philippines presents export opportunities for U.S. food and beverage products including dairy, poultry, pork, beef, processed and fresh vegetables, fresh fruit, food preparations, sauces, condiments, chocolate and cocoa products, chewing gum and candy, dog and cat food, and bakery products.
On December 22, 2023, President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. signed Executive Order No. 50 (EO 50) extending lower tariffs on pork, corn, and rice for another year or until December 31, 2024. EO 50 was published on December 26, 2023, and took effect immediately upon publication.
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Philippines: Grain and Feed Update

FAS Manila maintains its September 2023 forecast for rice and corn production and imports, but lowers its forecast slightly for wheat imports to 6.0 million metric tons.
The Philippines is expected to experience economic growth between 2025 and 2070, due to a shift in its demographics, necessitating a robust and efficient food distribution system.
On August 23, 2023, the Philippine Department of Agriculture issued Memorandum Circular No. 37 (2023), an Addendum to the Bureau of Animal Industry Memorandum Circular No. 26 (2021), which requires traders to submit a Feed Utilization Report and...
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Philippines: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

The Philippines has been a pioneer within Asia in adopting biotechnology crops, and recently approved Bt cotton as the 4th genetically engineered (GE) crop cleared for commercial propagation after corn (2002), rice (2021), and eggplant (2022). The...
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Iceland: Iceland Exporter Guide

This exporter guide provides an economic overview of the Icelandic food industry, and provides exporters who are interested in entering the Icelandic market with background information on the current trends, demands, and trade developments of the...
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Philippines: Market Brief on Processed Vegetables

Philippine imports of processed vegetables grew 35 percent year on year, reaching $460 million in 2022. Imports increased 40 percent as of August 2023, coinciding with a five percent rise in GDP during the first half of the year. The United States...
The Philippine Department of Agriculture released "Guidelines on Targeted Vaccination as a Complementary Tool for the Control of Avian Influenza (AI)" on November 3, 2023.
The Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) released Sugar Order (SO) No. 10 or the Rules and Regulations on the Issuance of Premix Commodity Release Clearance (PCRC). SRA expanded the list of premix commodities subject to laboratory inspection upon import, which includes sugar syrups, including flavored or colored, chocolate confectionery, and gelatin.
The Philippines issued sugar policy (Sugar Order No. 1) for marketing year (MY) 2023-2024 allocating 100 percent of the estimated 1.85 million metric tons (MT) production to the domestic market.