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Philippines tuna industry hopeful on inclusion in EU GSP+

By Thu, Nov 13, 2014 11:31AM UTC Comments Off Workers in a Philippine tuna canning plant

A possible inclusion in the European Union generalized system of preferences plus (GSP+) will provide the Philippine tuna industry a much-needed shot in the arm, according to the Department of Agriculture. Inclusion in the list of GSP+ countries will mean the lifting of the tariffs on hundreds of export products from the Philippines, including canned tuna....

Philippines tuna processors eye lucrative Middle East market

By Fri, Sep 05, 2014 8:20AM UTC Comments Off Philippine tuna has barely penetrated the Middle East market.Pic by Edwin Espejo

GENERAL SANTOS CITY - A US$2 billion food market in the Middle East is waiting for Philippine producers of fresh and processed tuna, according to Gil Herico, the country’s agriculture attaché to the United Arab Emirates....

Philippines businesses seek clear policies ahead of ASEAN integration

By Wed, Aug 20, 2014 10:11AM UTC Comments Off ASEAN memebrs Philippines and Thailand are two of the worlds top canned tuna producers.Pic by Edwin Espejo

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Philippines - Businessmen from all over Mindanao are seeking clear cut government policies on five major agenda as the country prepares for economic integration under the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in 2015....

Philippines city looks beyond tuna

By Fri, Aug 08, 2014 11:08AM UTC Comments Off Pic: AP.

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Philippines – Mayor Ronnel Rivera said it is time to look beyond the tuna industry if the city is to move as one of Mindanao’s major economic hubs....

Philippines defends exemption from tuna fishing ban

By Mon, Dec 03, 2012 2:40PM UTC Comments Off Fishport workers carry tunas for processing at the General Santos Fish Port Complex in the Philippines. Pic: AP.

MANILA – The Philippines fisheries bureau director has defended the lifting of the ban on FAD fishing in Pocket 1 High Seas in the Western Pacific region for Filipino tuna fishing vessels, telling delegates at the 9th Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) meeting that the exemption may have helped eased pressure on the country’s...

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