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PH CHICKEN MEAT EXPORT GETS SOUTH KOREA OK – DAR

Two Philippine poultry farms have secured the approval of the South Korean government to export chicken meat. Cariño and Sons Agri-Development, Inc (CASADI) and LDP Farms Food Corporation (LDP) secured export accreditation after final approval was issued by the Korean government, complying with the requirements of South Korea’s Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency of the […]

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BLACK SAND EXPORT BAN BILL GETS HOUSE PANEL OK

A bill banning the export of black sand and its derivatives in its raw form to other countries hurdled committee level at the House of Representatives. The House Committee on Natural Resources, chaired by Cavite Representative Elpidio Barzaga Jr. approved the substitute bill to House Bill 6321 or the proposed Black Sand Processing Act. Under […]

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EMPERADOR BRANDY NOW SOLD IN INDONESIA – DTI

The Philippine Trade and Investment Center (PTIC) – Jakarta reported that Emperador Brandy is now available in Indonesia after months of discussion with importing entities, bringing the taste of proudly Filipino-made alcoholic beverage to the largest Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) economy. “Emperador is a household name and a global brand, and we are […]

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PH NOW EXPORTING PROCESSED MEAT TO JAPAN – DAR

In addition to “chicken yakitori,” the Philippines can now export processed meat products to Japan. Agriculture Secretary William Dar said this favorable development is due to the recent inclusion of the Philippines by the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) in its list of certified countries that passed the Hazard Analysis and Critical […]

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PH TO EXPORT OKRA TO KOREA – DAR

Okra or lady’s fingers will soon hit the Korean market as the Philippines starts exporting them for the 2021-2022 season after complying with the agreed requirements set by both countries. “After the resumption of okra exports to Japan last year, we are opening yet another market access for our okra, this time with the huge […]

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PH STARTS EXPORTING OKRA TO JAPAN – DAR

Agriculture Secretary William Dar and young agripreneurs, Jeffrey Fernandez and Rap Pelayo of Jelfarm Fresh Produce Enterprise led the initial shipment of 2 tons of okra (ladies’ fingers or ochro) to Japan recently at the Pair-pags Center, Pasay City. “This is an indication that in spite of COVID-19, we are upping the game. Kagaya nitong okra export […]

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DA AIMS TO DOUBLE FARM, FISHERY PRODUCTS EXPORT TO CANADA – DAR

As the Philippines expands its economic and trade relations with Canada, the Department of Agriculture (DA) aims to export more farm and fishery products to that country, by at least doubling the value in the medium term. “We wish to improve our balance of trade with Canada in succeeding years by selling more Filipino products […]

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PH TO RESUME EXPORT OF POULTRY PRODUCTS TO SOUTH KOREA – DAR

The Korean government is set to conduct an on site inspection and accreditation of new poultry processing facilities in the Philippines following the resumption of the export of poultry products to South Korea. This was announced during a recent meeting between Agriculture Secretary William Dar and the official delegation from the Korean Ministry of Agriculture, […]

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PH TO EXPORT YOUNG COCONUTS TO THE US – PIÑOL

Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol hailed the Duterte administration for the latest achievement in the agricultural sector as the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has allowed the entry of young coconuts to the U.S. “(This is) another PRRD (President Rodrigo R. Duterte) achievement,” said Piñol. In a press release issued by the Philippine Embassy in Washington, Dr. […]

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IMPLEMENT STRICTER MEASURES ON ENTRY OF IMPORTED MEAT – PIÑOL

Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol ordered quarantine officers of the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) to implement stricter measures on the entry of meat products, especially pork from Hong Kong, following the reported outbreak of the African Swine Fever (ASF) in the territory. In his order, Piñol also warned incoming passengers that “bringing in meat and […]