The Philippines and the United States have vowed to deepen trade relations at the recently concluded working group meeting under the Philippines-United States Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA)
US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Undersecretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney and Philippine agriculture attaché to the Americas Dr. Josyline Javelosa were present at the meeting.
Mc Kinney and Javelosa exchanged views on the status of the country’s trade ties on agriculture.
They agreed on strengthening food and agriculture issues concerning both countries amid the pandemic.
The United States remains the Philippines’ number 1 partner in terms of total agricultural and food trade and the country’s top agriculture and food supplier.
Meanwhile, the US. is the second largest destination of the Philippines’ food and agricultural exports in 2019.
TIFA meetings are conducted regularly to keep communication lines open and foster further understanding and deepening of the two countries trading relationship.