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Congress urged to probe, stop lower tariff on rice imports

MANILA, Philippines—The Federation of Free Farmers (FFF) on Tuesday urged the House of Representatives to investigate and suspend the implementation of Executive Order No. 135, which President Rodrigo Duterte issued to lower tariffs on rice imports from non-Asean countries.   In a letter addressed to Congress, the FFF said reducing rice import tariffs was “totally unjustified.”   The President’s EO temporarily…