IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 27 Jun 2014 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import tariff quota

On 27 June 2014, the Department of Agriculture of the Philippines amended the quantitative restrictions on rice in the following way: previously, a tariff rate quota (known as the Minimum Access Volume, or MAV) was set at 350,000 metric tons (MT), with a 40% in-quota tariff and a 50% out-of-quota tariff. About half of the quota was allocated to specific countries. The MAV has been increased to 805,000 MT and the in-quota tariff lowered to 35%. The out-of-quota tariff rate remains unchanged. Conversely, a much larger proportion of the quota has been allotted to the following countries:

  • El Salvador: 4,000 MT
  • Australia: 15,000 MT
  • China, India, and Pakistan: 50,000 MT each
  • Thailand and Vietnam: 293,000 MT each

The remaining 50,000 MT are omnibus volume, i.e. available for all WTO members (including the countries mentioned above). Of the old 350,000 MT quota, 187,000 MT was omnibus volume. For this reason, the GTA assesses this measure as amber, as it may involve discrimination against foreign commercial interests.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

011 Cereals
1006 Rice.
100610 Rice in the husk (paddy or rough)
231 Grain mill products
1006 Rice.
100630 Semimilled or wholly milled rice, whether or not polished or glazed

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