Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Tariffs on rice imports

Tariffs hinders competition and decreases productivity.
It is protectionism at its best. Protecting government subsidized importers and producers of rice.
It is not protecting the individual consumers and small producers of rice.
Tariffs inhibits creative activity in production and marketing of rice, badly needed to compete in the global world we live in.
The Philippines government must let go of it's hold on individual investors, small business entrepreneurs and individual consumers with lower taxes and negligible tariffs to create an environment of individual creative endeavors and self-reliance.

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