Australia tells PH gov’t to lower sugar import tariff
Australian Ambassador to the Philippines Amanda Gorely said that any move from the Philippines to lower its tariff on sugar imports will be welcomed by her country, which currently has a huge sugar production.
Gorely said in a report that as of now, bulk or 80 percent of Australia’s sugar production are being sold to other countries.
However, Australians can’t yet penetrate the Philippines because of the high tariff it applies to sugar.
Gorely said lowering tariff on sugar is “beneficial to Filipino consumers who currently pay very high price for sugar”.
“Allowing competition from exports would definitely reduce the price,” she further said.