Easing of rules for imported pork sale eyed

Due to inflated prices of pork outside the National Capital Region (NCR) brought about by limited supply, authorities are considering easing previously established restrictions on the selling of imported pork nationwide. The problem with supply is still primarily caused by the threat of African swine fever (ASF). According to Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Karl Kendrick Chua, the NCR was in a similar situation before the government decided to permit more pork imports and lower tariff rates. The Department of Agriculture (DA) has also approved allowing the entry of more fish imports in anticipation of a possible decline from November to February.

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