From tariff reduction, trade agenda and discourse have shifted to the elimination of non-tariff measures (NTMs) to address behind-the-border trade barriers. As the country combats the pandemic under a state of calamity, it is imperative that cross-border movement of goods remains unhampered by unnecessary behind-the-border NTMs.
As part of the RESPOND (Regulatory Reform Support Program for National Development) project, we now look into NTMs on food products with a previous webinar held last August 5, 2020 on meat and processed food products.
Objectives and Concerns
Find out recent changes in NTMs on fishery and aquaculture-based products in response to COVID-19 pandemic;
Understand the reasons that helped bring about recent changes in NTMs for fishery and aquaculture-based products;
Examine how critically needed NTMs are during the health crisis; and
Determine lessons learned from recent experience in formulating future NTMs for fishery and aquaculture-based products.
This next webinar on NTMs affecting fishery and aquaculture-based food, the fourth forum in a series of advocacy activities organized with public and private partners aims to tackle the following objectives/concerns:
In cooperation with:
Come join us in this free webinar about NTMs: “Philippine Trade Policy Response Amid COVID-19 Pandemic: NTMs on Food as Essential Item” with focus on Fishery and Aquaculture-based Food on September 30, Wednesday at 2:00-5:00 PM via Zoom.
We are privileged to have as resource speakers:
Ms. Jenna Diallo, Deputy Director, Office of Economic Development and Governance -United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Mr. Francisco J. Buencamino, Executive Director, Tuna Canners Association of the Philippines /Canned Sardines Manufacturers Association
Ms. Lourdes Tanco, Managing Director, Mida Trade Ventures International/ Mida Food Distributors
Commodore Eduardo B. Gongona, PCG (Ret), Undersecretary and National Director, Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, Department of Agriculture
Dr. Marissa Maricosa A. Paderon, Commissioner, Tariff Commission
Dr. Enrico L. Basilio, Chief of Party, University of the Philippines Public Administration Research and Extension Services Foundation, Inc. (UPPAF)-RESPOND
Forum moderator: Dr. Thomas G. Aquino, Chairperson, REID Foundation (UPPAF-RESPOND Sub-grantee).