CAFMech recommends support for small agri-fishery machinery suppliers

In the second regular meeting of the Committee on Agricultural and Fisheries Mechanization (CAFMech) on May 11, 2022, the Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PhilMech) shared its plan to increase the agency’s engagement with local suppliers in procuring agri-fishery machinery and equipment. In support of this and in strengthening the local manufacturing industry, continue reading…

Committee on Int’l Trade intensifies efforts against smuggling

In the special meeting of the Committee on International Trade (CIT) on April 26, 2022, Assistant Secretary for the Department of Agriculture (DA)-Wide Field Inspectorate Federico Laciste, Jr. reported the recent anti-smuggling operations conducted by the Sub-Task Group on Economic Intelligence (STG-IE) in key areas. The team concentrated in Navotas, Divisoria, Malabon, Bulacan, Quezon, Subic continue reading…

PCAF leads nat’l consultation on issues confronting the Animal Feeds, Veterinary Drugs and Biologics Industry

Representatives from the private sector and concerned Department of Agriculture (DA) agencies convened on March 18, 2022 for a national consultation on the Animal Feeds, Veterinary Drugs, and Biologics Industry. The Philippine Council for Agriculture and Fisheries, in coordination with the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Regulations and the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI), continue reading…

Committee on Int’l Trade deliberates on creation of TWG for proposed Anti-Smuggling Committee

To further intensify the country’s anti-smuggling efforts, the Committee on International Trade (CIT) discussed on March 14, 2022 the creation of a Technical Working Group (TWG) to come up with the terms of reference and membership of the  proposed Anti-Smuggling Committee. Early this quarter, the Committee adopted a resolution calling for the Bureau of Customs continue reading…