Trade Chief graces the 11th World Rice Conference

Department of Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon M. Lopez speaks before international rice traders at the 11th World Rice Conference under the Philippine Session: Making the Rice Tariffication Work.

In his speech, the Secretary highlighted how the Philippine Rice Tariffication Law (RTL) helped in tempering the inflation rate from a high of 6.7% in October 2018 to 0.8% as of October 2019. The Secretary further emphasized that the RTL is pro-Filipino, pro-consumer and pro-farmer.

The 2019 The Rice Trader (TRT) World Rice Conference, the world’s premier conference on Rice, celebrated its 11th annual conference held last 10 -13 November 2019, at the Makati Shangri-La Hotel, Manila, Philippines. This year, they combined trade perspective with a research conference to create a holistic view of the entire rice sector.

Date of Release: 13 November 2019
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