Proposal to immediately import 110K metric tons of pork opposed
By Margret Fermin, Philippines Lifestyle News
June 7, 2021
About 200,000 metric tons of imported pork have been agreed to be gradually imported into the Philippines within a year.
This was agreed upon recently at the Minimum Access Volume (MAV) Council meeting.
So the pig farmers opposed when the inter-agency committee of the Department of Agriculture (DA) recommended that half of this number be entered immediately within 3 months starting July.
“That’s a recommendation, but we subjected that to a legal review if it contradicts the real intent of the executive order na dapat we have to bring in the supply so that mayroon impact doon sa price,” said Agriculture Assistant Secretary William Medrano.
“We have to bring in the supply, additional supply, so that ma-stabilize ‘yong supply ng baboy from import and then to have a significant impact of reducing the price in the market,” he added...
Proposal to immediately import 110K metric tons of pork opposed ...