5 months DOF approves importation of 300,000 MT of corn MB |Biz
By Madelaine B. Miraflor The government will proceed with the importation of as much as 300,000 metric tons (MT) of corn at lower tariffs as the country prepares for the surge in demand for livestock feeds. Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol said the Department of Finance (DOF) already approved the importation of about 300,000 MT of yellow corn from the United States to support the country’s livestock industry. The Philippines’ demand for livestock feeds, which are largely made of corn, is seen to increase as the government moved to tighten security against the deadly pork disease African ... more