Philippines to extend halt of onion imports, farm ministry says

May 21, 2024 - 9:24 AM
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A worker pulls a cart carrying sacks of onions at a public market in Manila, Philippines, January 28, 2023. (Reuters/Lisa Marie David/File Photo)

The Philippines will extend the suspension of onion imports until at least July because there is ample supply and prices are stable, Agriculture Minister Francisco Tiu Laurel said in a statement on Monday.

The farm ministry first suspended onion imports in January until May to protect domestic farmers.

—Reporting by Mikhail Flores; Editing by John Mair