The Philippines has warned that it may raise import duties on EU products to 24% if officials fail to implement Manila's recent request for a zero tariff on canned tuna. The call for zero duty on its canned tuna exports to the EU came after trade undersecretary Thomas Aquino revealed that the Philippines pays 24% tariff on its total gross volume exports to Europe. By contrast, other countries in Asia, Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific enjoy zero tariffs on the canned tuna they export to the EU, and Aquino maintained that the Philippine produce was on a par with, or even better than, that produced in those countries.