Philippine eyes rice imports from Pakistan
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MANILA: As countries continue to close borders to protect themselves from the new coronavirus pandemic, the Philippine government said it would work with the country’s Asean trading partners to ensure the stable flow of exports.
In a bulletin released by the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases on Friday, Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said they would be heeding the Department of Agriculture’s recommendation to work with the Asean to refrain from any imposition of trade-restrictive measures.
This followed Vietnam’s announcement that it would suspend its exportation of rice. The initiative would also include the Departments of Finance and the Department of Trade and Industry.