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Cagayan economic zone allows used-car importations anew

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The Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (Ceza) allowed importers to bring used cars into the country once more, and a shipment was scheduled to arrive on Dec. 14 at Port Irene in Santa Ana town in Cagayan province.

Posted: December 16th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Smuggling raps vs ‘ukay-ukay’ importers

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The Bureau of Customs (BOC) on Thursday filed before the Department of Justice (DOJ) smuggling charges against importers and brokers of P60 million worth of used clothing, popularly known as “ukay-ukay.”

Posted: October 18th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Customs misses collection target for 7th straight month

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Resigned Customs Commissioner Ruffy Biazon.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Bureau of Customs failed to meet its revenue target for the seventh straight month in July, with most of the agency’s 17 districts registering collection deficits, according to some BOC personnel in charge of collections.

Posted: August 6th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Import surveyors urged to test China rice shipments for cadmium

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Import surveyors have been advised to enable themselves to test rice shipments from China for excessive levels of the poisonous chemical cadmium and bar the entry of these cargoes if found positive, according to the National Food Authority.

Posted: June 3rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Traders ask gov’t to shield them from Thai ‘corporate behemoth’

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Saying an international “corporate behemoth” has threatened to overwhelm the country’s food producing industry, businessmen and leaders of civic organizations have joined hands at an agriculture summit to stop Thailand’s Charoen Pokphand (CP) Foods Corp. on its track.

Posted: January 12th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

PH hog raisers welcome DA move vs US meat shipment

Hogs and poultry raisers on Saturday welcomed the Department of Agriculture’s (DA) move to put restrictions on imported meat products for American troops’ use in the Philippines.

Posted: January 5th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

House probe set on tax-free imports, perks for Thai firm

A lawmaker asked a House committee to investigate the alleged grant of a seven-year tax holiday, tax incentives for importation and other perks to a foreign company that plans to put up hog and poultry farms that local hog industry leaders said would be the last nail on the coffin of the local hog trade.

Posted: November 29th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Hog raisers: Pork import, export data indicate signs of smuggling

Local hog raisers raised doubts over the entry of pork into the Philippines from Canada, saying figures tend to show technical smuggling of meat from the Northern American country.

Posted: July 26th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Imports killing backyard piggeries, says group

ROSALES, Pangasinan—Unless government intervenes soon, the backyard hog industry in the country will continue to suffer and may eventually die, an official of a hog raisers’ group here said. Rosendo So, president of the Northern Luzon Hog Raisers Cooperative, said this scenario is possible because of the country’s continuing meat importation which has resulted in [...]

Posted: April 3rd, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

PH to buy rice from Thailand, Vietnam

The Philippines is expected to buy rice from Vietnam or Thailand to protect its buffer stock for the lean months, the chief of the National Food Authority said on Monday.

Posted: March 21st, 2012 in CDN - Enterprise,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Government will import rice after all

Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala

The Philippine government has apparently backtracked on its original plan to let the private sector import the entire 500,000-metric ton rice buffer requirement for 2012.

Posted: March 15th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Customs exec urges businesses to hike imports, exports

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THE Bureau of Customs in Central Visayas (BOC-7)officials are hoping that the top exporters and importers in Cebu will increase their volume of imports and exports this year.

Posted: January 31st, 2012 in CDN - Enterprise,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Don’t belittle ‘GG’: It’s now imported

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“Galunggong,” or round scad, once considered the poor man’s fish, is now among the marine products the Philippines is importing.

Posted: January 31st, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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