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BoC, DA urged to go after smugglers of agri products By Benjamin B. Pulta 05/31/2012

Thursday, May 31, 2012

BoC, DA urged to go after smugglers of agri products

By Benjamin B. Pulta 05/31/2012

A holiday on the sale of rice, vegetables, fish, pork and chicken is being mulled by leaders of the agricultural sector to force the government to dismantle the smuggling syndicates.

“We do not want to come to that point but the continued inaction leads us to the strong possibility of a market holiday to dramatize our point against the continued smuggling of foodstuffs which is threatening the local agricultural producers,” Abono chairman and Swine Development Council director Rosendo said, adding the allied industries of the pork and chicken sectors have decided to join them in forming a united front to confront the problems of uncontrolled smuggling and over-importation.

The group called on Customs Commissioner Rufino Biazon to institute the necessary mechanisms to check rampant syndicated smuggling of agricultural products..... MORE

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URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/metro/20120531met1.html

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