PHL, Vietnam eye agri deal to boost trade
Manila and Hanoi are keen on forging an agri-fishery agreement to expand agricultural trade between the Philippines and Vietnam, according to President Duterte.
Trade Secretary Ramon M. Lopez, who accompanied Mr. Duterte on his state visit, told reporters on Thursday that the President agreed to start talks for a mutual recognition agreement (MRA) on food safety and quality-control management.
“There was an agreement toward developing an MRA on food safety and quality-management control, especially for agricultural and aqua, fishing and marine-resources products,” Lopez said via text message.
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