Government Imposes New Requirement for Agricultural Importers

Importers of agricultural products, including meat, are now required to follow an additional step before the release of their products from the Bureau of Customs. This comes after the Department of Agriculture (DA) cancelled all import permits, except for rice and corn, in an effort to curb smuggling. The DA said that importers would need to revalidate their permits once their cargo arrives in the country. It promised to release the…

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