Farmers call for gov’t-backed push to make industry competitive under RCEP

AGRICULTURE industry representatives said the government has not adequately supported farmers in achieving competitiveness against imports, which they called a necessary step before opening up the market under the terms of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP). During a Senate hearing on the world’s largest free trade agreement on Tuesday, United Broiler Raisers Association President […]

BoC working on trade facilitation upgrades in EU-backed project

THE Bureau of Customs (BoC) said it is working with ARISE Plus Philippines to improve trade facilitation in a European Union (EU)-backed project. The collaboration focuses on creating new policy and procedures for trade facilitation mainly through e-commerce, authorized economic operators, and integrated risk management programs, the BoC said in a statement on Monday. The […]

Opposition to container monitoring policy flares anew

RENEWED opposition has ignited against a Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) order prescribing the registration and monitoring of containers, as trade groups argue the regulation will only add to the undue cost burdens of businesses and consumers amid runaway inflation and container delays. The organizations—Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI), Philippine Exporters Confederation Inc. (Philexport), […]

Philippine police chief quits amid call to rid ranks of drug scalawags

By John Victor D. Ordoñez, Reporter THE PHILIPPINES’ national police chief on Thursday quit his job after a call for hundreds of high-ranking police officers to resign and help cleanse their ranks of the “deep infection” of the illegal drug trade. Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Rodolfo Azurin, Jr. submitted his resignation letter to […]

ASEAN Ceramics 2022 celebrates its return as the Ceramic Hub of Southeast Asia in Bangkok

The resumption of the leading and only regional exhibition for Ceramics More than 100 exhibitors and brands globally The trade fair consisting of exhibitions and its holistic supporting programs attracted 2,128 attendees spanning from nearly 30 countries BANGKOK, Dec 16, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via – Once again, the ASEAN Ceramics trade fair has […]