Philippines continues debate on pork import quota
Government proposing to raise minimum access volume to 400,000 metric tons to address shortages and higher prices.
Krissa Welshans, National Hog Farmer?
Feb 12, 2021
The Philippines?government has moved one step closer to expanding the quota for pork imports, the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) reported Friday.?
Specifically, NPPC said the government is proposing to raise the minimum access volume (MAV) to 400,000 metric tons (MT) to address shortages and higher prices for the preferred protein.
揟he current MAV is 54,000 MT, and the country抯 initial proposal increased the figure to 164,000 MT. The proposal will need to be approved by the MAV Management Committee before it is submitted to President Duterte for approval,?NPPC relayed.
From there, the proposal would need to be ratified by Congress.
The latest proposal comes on the heels of NPPC抯 recent meeting with the Philippines...