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No takers for RP bananas despite China clearance By Fernan J. Angeles 05/25/2012

Friday, May 25, 2012

No takers for RP bananas despite China clearance

By Fernan J. Angeles 05/25/2012

While Malacaang hailed the clearance for the entry of Philippine bananas to China as a progress in the efforts to address the more stringent quarantine measures being imposed by Beijing, there were no takers for the bananas, which have rotten during the three weeks they were held in abeyance at the Chinese port of entry.

At the regular Palace press briefing, deputy presidential spokesaman Abigail Valte said the 170 containers included the 40 containers that were earlier given the green light to enter China.

Valte said both countries were adhering to the quarantine measures they have drafted to ensure that all of Beijings phytosanitary requirements were met..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/nation/20120525nat8.html

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