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11th World Rice Conference (Closing)

Author: DA Communications Group | 14 November 2019

Three secretaries attended the closing sessions of The Rice Trader (TRT) 11th World Rice Conference on November 13, 2019 in Makati.

During the session, Agriculture Secretary William Dar, Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez, and Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez presented the positive impact of the Rice Tariffication Law (RTL) to the Philippine rice industry and urging the public to give the new law a chance for proper implementation.

The secretaries and the officials of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) and National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) also presented measures to make the RTL work during

In addition, the secretaries called for fair rice trade and stricter issuance of the sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) Import Clearance or SPSIC. (Photos by Gian Carlo Luague, DA-AFID)