“At a time when the Secretary of Agriculture, together with key economic managers, are encouraging local production the BAI is telling key industry to limit production so as to make space for imports.”

This is our follow up letter to the DA regarding imports.

To quote from our letter ” The BAI initially argued that the volume of imports was small in proportion to local production and, therefore, could not be a threat. We replied that it was not a mere threat but that it has caused actual damage in the last 25 years. The volume of imports need not be overwhelming to cause damage. “

“After saying there was no need to suspend imports, the BAI then proceeded to recommend to us (UBRA) to self regulate and limit local production”

Please read the full letter below.

June 8, 2020