The Philippine Department of Agriculture recently issued an administrative order imposing additional requirements on importers seeking approval of import certificates from the National Meat Inspection Service. These requirements include certification of available space at an accredited cold storage warehouse and completion of a meat importation usage report.
Although the order was signed May 2 and took effect immediately, it was not distributed publicly until this week. While it does not require any action by U.S. exporters, you may receive questions or comments about the order from importing customers in the Philippines. For questions about this issue, please contact Travis Arp.