Philippines pork industry continues to struggle with African Swine Fever
By Denise Faguy
NPPC recently reported that the Philippines will be establishing two agriculture agencies to accelerate the accreditation process for foreign companies working to export meat into the country: the Pre-Inspection Committee (PIC) and the Accreditation Review Body (ARB).
NPPC's goal is to make the import of meat into the Philippines as quick and efficient as possible as this is a key market for U.S. pork – representing $133 million worth of product in 2022.
While $133 million is a significant amount, in 2021, $204 million of product was sold – the second-highest total for that country.
The United States government has been working with the Philippines to secure and expand U.S. pork exports to the country.
The Philippines pork industry is battling African Swine Fever, and as such has reduced, temporarily, its tariff on U.S. Pork exports.