The Philippines launches safeguard investigation on rice

Today, the Philippines notified the WTO’s Committee on Safeguards that it initiated on 11 September 2019 a “preliminary safeguard investigation” on rice.

In a document submitted together with the notification (see footnote of the notification) the Philippines indicated, among other things, as follows:

“[I]interested parties are requested to submit their comments and position on this matte thru the Policy Research Service (PRS), 3rd Floor, Department of Agriculture, Elliptical Road, Diliman, Quezon City, 1100, within five (5) days from the date of publication of this notice. For inquiries and other details, please contact the PRS at tel. nos. (02) 926-7439, 920-4084 or at fax no. 928-9590 an email address:

Further information can be found here