Philippines moves to extend lower tariff rates for imported pork
Legislative Watch: CTRM approves extension; White House hunger conference; corn planting behind; USDA accepts 2 million acres in CRP; New York's Lt. Governor.
P. Scott Shearer, National Hog Farmer
May 06, 2022
The Philippines Committee on Tariff and Related Matters approved an extension of current duties on imported pork through the end of the year. The CTRM is an interagency committee that advises President Rodrigo Duterte.
The Philippines' in-quota tariff rate for imported pork muscle cuts is 30%, but currently is 15% under a temporary reduction. The out-of-quota rate is currently 25%, down from the normal rate of 40%. The lower rates expire on May 17 unless President Duterte extends them through an executive order.
White House announces hunger conference
President Joe Biden announced that the White House will host a Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health this September. The goal of the conference is to develop solutions to "End hunger and increase healthy eating and physical activity by 2030, so fewer Americans experience diet-related diseases like diabetes, obesity and hypertension."
The first White House Conference on Food, Nutrition and Health was held by President Richard Nixon in 1969. This conference resulted in an expansion of the school lunch program and the food stamp program, now called the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. The establishment of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program for Women, Infants and Children was a result of the conference.
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