As observed annually, Philippine Agricultural Attaches made their return to the country as they provided updates and relevant information regarding Philippine agriculture exports and trade during FY 2019 before concerned stakeholders during the PCAF-Committee on International Trade’s 4th Quarter meeting for the year on December 17, 2019.
Participated in by agricultural diplomats assigned in the United States of America, United Arab Emirates, Thailand, South Korea, Japan, China, Belgium, Italy, and Switzerland, the session provided the opportunity for those coming from the private sector and other government programs to interact and discuss matters in relation to the agriculture and fishery business transactions of the Philippines to that of the rest of the global communities.
Among those reported by the agricultural attaches include trade performance of Philippine agri-fishery products and major agri-fishery exports, as well as prospective commodities for export. Likewise, also discussed were various areas of concern and issues affecting agricultural trade such as trade barriers imposed by importing countries and the like.
It is expected that the outcome of this consultative session will result in the crafting of the appropriate policy recommendations in making local agri-fishery products trade competitive in the global market, in response to achieving the twin goals of “Masaganang Ani at Mataas na Kita” being promoted by the Department of Agriculture under Secretary William Dar, Ph.D. – AE