USMEF seeks pork tariff relief from Philippines

The Philippine Tariff Commission is conducting a comprehensive review of its most favored nation (MFN) tariff schedule. The U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) filed comments in this proceeding, requesting that recent temporary reductions in the Philippines’ MFN tariff rates for imported pork be adopted long-term. Erin Borror, USMEF vice president of economic analysis, said that temporary reductions implemented in mid-2021 have smoothed supply constraints and mitigated the impact of African swine fever in the Philippines.

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