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Saturday, July 17, 2004


Australia bans Philippine bananas and other fruit imports due to its claims of phytosanitary threats. 
The pytosanitary claims I believe are unfounded as New Zealand also and continues to import the same Philippine bananas and pineapples.  (New Zealand by the way has very strict phytosanitary regulations.)  I believe other Filipino fruits are exported to 'developed' nations without this phystosanitary issue.
This import ban is just another barrier to free trade.  This is unfair.
Selfish interests still abound.