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Rappler talks to Socioeconomic Planning Assistant Secretary Mercedita Sombilla to discuss how the government will implement the new rice tariffication law
Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol says the government listened to some of the proposals of rice industry stakeholders
Rice farmers are questioning if the law will be properly implemented
The National Food Authority will immediately stop its regulatory functions as soon as the rice tariffication law takes effect
A meeting between Trump and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, is also expected this month
NEDA is crafting the Rice Tariffication law's implementing rules and regulations. Check out how the government intends to rollout the measure without compromising farmers' concerns
Laban Konsyumer president Victorio Dimagiba says suggested retail prices for rice should not be completely removed
The US president also says he plans to hold a summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping at his Florida estate Mar-a-Lago to sign a deal
The fight's not over, as rice industry stakeholders still have a chance to secure more safeguards before the implementing rules and regulations is finalized
Vice President Leni Robredo says measures should be in place to ensure that farmers will not suffer with the newly signed rice tariffication law
(UPDATED) But proponents of the new rice tariffication law say it will lower the price of the food staple to a level more affordable for Filipinos
The law lifts import limits on rice, which opens the doors to more imported rice entering the country – a boon to Filipino consumers, but a bane to rice farmers and the local rice sector as a whole
Conversations about rice are a national conversation
Rice industry stakeholders still hope the National Food Authority's regulatory powers will be retained, but President Rodrigo Duterte is against this
'It is alarming to note that this decision to liberalize sugar importation stemmed from a collegial body which means all economic planners are into this,' says Sugar Regulatory Administration board member Emilio Yulo
Various groups in the rice industry urge President Rodrigo Duterte to veto provisions which they say would lead to loss of jobs
Under WTO regulations, parties in a dispute can block a first request for the creation of an arbitration panel, but if the parties make a second request, it is all but guaranteed to go through
American and Chinese trade officials have until March 1 to resolve their trade war, to prevent a sharp increase in punitive US duties on $200 billion in Chinese goods
In October, the European Union threatened to withdraw the duty-free Everything But Arms scheme (EBA), which benefits exports from Cambodia's garment and footwear sector
(3rd UPDATE) Trump withdraws his threat to raise the US tariffs even more on January 1, in return for a promise from China to buy more US goods and enter into a 90-day period of talks to resolve their differences
'China's aggressive, state-directed industrial policies are causing severe harm to US workers and manufacturers,' says US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer
If the rice tariffication bill is passed into law, a Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund would be created to protect the rice industry from sudden or extreme price fluctuations
Philippine agricultural performance from 1995 to the present has been dismal, if not catastrophic
"Now that the US has adopted this type of large-scale trade restrictions, they're holding a knife to someone's throat. Under these circumstances, how can negotiations proceed?" Wang Shouwen tells a news conference.
President Rodrigo Duterte signs Administrative Order No. 13, removing non-tariff barriers in the importation of agricultural products
The latest volley against Beijing brings the amount of goods hit by duties to more than $250 billion, roughly half China's US exports, with American consumers set to increasingly feel the pain
The allegation adds an explosive new element to a tense situation after Trump pulled the trigger on 10% tariffs against another $200 billion in Chinese goods from next week, with a threat of more tariffs on another $267 billion
The tariffs are top of mind for Apple chief executive Tim Cook, who has personally lobbied Trump for months on issues of taxes and trade
President Donald Trump threatened to slap another more tariffs on all imported Chinese goods, says another $200 billion 'could take place very soon'
Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno is confident the rice tariffication bill will be approved
Who would benefit from an emergency order for imports of around a million tons because government rice stocks were artificially run down?
The comments come a day after Trump reportedly rejected an EU proposal to scrap tariffs on automobiles, reawakening a transatlantic trade spat
The latest action completes the first round of $50 billion in Chinese products that President Donald Trump targeted with Beijing striking back at American products dollar-for-dollar at each step
The two countries are expected to launch a new round of tit-for-tat tariffs on $16 billion worth of goods from each country on August 23
Senator Cynthia Villar says she won't agree to rice tariffication if farmers would not get subsidies
Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay says the tariff hikes were ordered 'within the framework of reciprocity in retaliation for the conscious attacks on our economy by the US administration'
China's commerce ministry accuses Washington of erecting trade barriers while subsidizing its domestic industry
But opposition lawmakers argue the bill 'totally abandons' Filipino farmers and puts local agriculture 'in danger of extinction'
President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to sign this August an executive order reducing the tariffs on fish and corn, says House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya
The US President is mad that the Wisconsin-based manufacturer – once a presidential favorite – announced it is moving some production out of the US
Trump on Twitter: 'I have just authorized a doubling of Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum with respect to Turkey as their currency, the Turkish Lira, slides rapidly downward against our very strong Dollar!'
China's levies will come into force at 12:01 on August 23, according to a statement on the finance ministry's web site
Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo says the proposal was discussed with economic managers but the Department of Agriculture is against it
House Bill No. 7735 creates the Rice Fund, which would be used to modernize rice farms, fund postharvest facilities, transportation and infrastructure projects, and provide rice scholarships
Some ministers have called for the early conclusion of talks for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, a 16-nation pact poised to become the world's largest free-trade agreement
China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi says the threat of retaliatory tariffs against the United States was a measure taken to 'uphold the interests of the Chinese people'
(UPDATED) The commerce ministry issues a statement saying the new duties would be applied if Washington pulls the trigger on President Donald Trump's threat to raise tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods
(UPDATED) Officials downplay suggestions the move is intended to compensate for the recent decline in the value of the Chinese currency
US president is picking international trade fights in many fronts