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PH-ROK Bilateral Meeting in Agriculture

Author: DA Communications Group | 28 November 2019

Secretary William Dar of the Philippine Department of Agriculture (DA) and Vice Minister Lee Jae-Ouk of the Korean Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (MAFRA) led the PH-ROK Bilateral Meeting in Agriculture on 28 November 2019 in Seoul, South Korea. Among the topics highlighted during the bilateral included agri-trade and market access issues, and technical cooperation between the two countries.

South Korea is one of the leading food importers in the world, requiring almost USD30 billion food imports. In 2018, it ranked fifth among the top market destinations of Philippine agri-fisheries exports valued at USD 420 million, resulting in 26 percent growth since 2017.

The majority of food exports of the Philippines to Korea are fresh tropical fruits including bananas, pineapple, mangoes, and papayas.