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Philippines: PCCI pushes calibrated importation of pork

MANILA, Philippines — The country’s largest business organization is pushing for a calibrated importation program and stronger support for local production to help secure supply and bring down prices of pork. In a statement yesterday, Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) president Benedicto Yujuico said there are measures the government should implement immediately to […]

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Philippines: BSP expands e-payment platform

MANILA, Philippines — The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) is further expanding the country’s digital payment platforms to speed up the transition to a cash-lite and eventually to a coinless and cashless society. BSP Governor Benjamin Diokno said various payment digitalization initiatives would be implemented successively starting April as the central bank aims to transform […]

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Philippines, Russia eye cooperation on tax data capture

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines and Russia are exploring possible bilateral cooperation that could further improve the country’s tax administration and compliance. Officials of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) met with the Federal Tax Service (FTS) of Russia last Jan. 13 to discuss the latter’s best practices that could be applied in the Philippines. […]

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