Philippines: Philippines Extends Meat and Poultry Labeling Flexibilities Indefinitely

  |   Attaché Report (GAIN)   |   RP2021-0066

On November 4, 2021, the Philippine Department of Agriculture's Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) and National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS) issued Joint BAI-NMIS Memorandum Circular No. 3. The Joint Memo Circular indefinitely extends the moratorium on the strict implementation of minimum labeling requirements for imported meat and poultry until existing guidelines and regulations are reviewed and amended.

Related Reports

Attaché Report (GAIN)

New Zealand: Dairy and Products Semi-annual

New Zealand fluid milk production is forecasted to be 21.2 million metric tons (MMT) in the 2024 market year (MY). This is a decrease on the previous 5-year average of ~21.6 MMT, reflecting the decreasing herd numbers and the short-term effects of the following: El Niño weather pattern, softening revenue, high cost of debt servicing, and challenging feed and fertilizer prices.
On April 4, 2024, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) published on its website, Order F. No. TIC-B02/2/2022-IMPORTS-FSSAI. The FSSAI order extends the effective implementation date for the mandatory registration of foreign food manufacturing facilities (FFMF) for the import of certain categories of foods such as milk and milk products; meat and meat products including poultry, fish, and their products; egg powder; infant food; and nutraceuticals to India.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Thailand: Rice Price - Weekly

Rice export prices further increased 2-3 percent mainly due the strengthening of the Thai baht.