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DA and PCC MOA Signing

Author: DA Communications Group | 1 October 2019

Agriculture Secretary William Dar and Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) Chair Arsenio Balisacan signed the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the Department of Agriculture and PCC to protect local agriculture and food on October 1, 2019.

Under the agreement, the two parties will closely coordinate and collaborate to protect both the Filipino farmer and consumer against smuggling of agricultural products and other illegal trade practices. This will be in the forms of information exchange, investigation and enforcement, and pushing for action plans through shared resources to limit and put a stop to anti-competitive practices.

The agreement, according to Secretary Dar, is vital in the implementation of the Rice Tariffication Law, which was signed on February 14, this year. (Photos by Gian Carlo Luague, DA-AFID)