Filipino banana exporters bat for zero tariff in Japanese market

July 14, 2015 by · Comments Off on Filipino banana exporters bat for zero tariff in Japanese market 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, July 12 (PNA) — Agriculture exporters such as the Pilipino Banana Growers and Exporters Association (PBGEA) called for a review on the concessions in the Philippines-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (PJEPA) to secure the country's position in the Japanese market and insure that the Philippine banana industry continue to be the second top exporter of world-class bananas.

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Ecuador seizes 13 tons of narcotics this year

February 24, 2015 by · Comments Off on Ecuador seizes 13 tons of narcotics this year 

QUITO, Feb. 24 — The Ecuadorian authorities reported Monday the South American country's police have seized a total of 13.29 tons of narcotics in nationwide operations so far this year, way more than the 2.53 tons seized in the same period in 2014.

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PHL in Forbes’ 20 best retirement havens for 2015

February 18, 2015 by · Comments Off on PHL in Forbes’ 20 best retirement havens for 2015 

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, Feb 17 (PNA) — If it’s retirement you seek, there are a plethora of countries to settle down to and the Philippines is just one of them, according to US business magazine Forbes.

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Ambassador says new producers start banana export to Russia from Mexico

January 25, 2015 by · Comments Off on Ambassador says new producers start banana export to Russia from Mexico 

Mexico CITY, Jan. 24 -– Russia is getting new supplies of bananas from Mexico, the country's Ambassador to Russia, Ruben Beltran, has told RIA Novosti.

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