NFA to control rice imports

Despite the latest pronouncement of President Duterte to liberalize the importation of rice, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piol said prospective importers still needed to secure the necessary permits from the National Food Authority (NFA).   Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, the official said that while the NFA Council has already allowed rice retailers to directly import the staple, they would still have to go through the NFA process of accreditation and licensing.   This ran counter to the statement of former presidential spokesperson Harry Roque, who said that the President authorized the "unimpeded" importation of rice.   "The President never used th...Keep on reading: NFA to control rice imports

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