Philippines : SRA seeks more sugar shipments to Japan

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The Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) made a demand for Japan to relax its import restrictions on Philippine sugar, stressing that Tokyo has failed to reciprocate a reduction in tariffs on farm products required by the two countries’ free-trade agreement.

Both countries are currently reviewing the Japan-Philippine Economic Partnership Agreement (Jpepa ) in a bid to renegotiate commitments made under the accord.

The Philippine panel is pushing for a regular sugar quota of 150,000 metric tons to 200,000MT and a reduction of tariffs to zero.


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