NMIS Announces 2015 MEIP Projects
Five (5) Slaughterhouse Projects of local government units have been approved for implementation in 2015 under the NMIS Meat Establishment Improvement Program. The Meat Establishment Improvement Program (MEIP) provides technical and financial assistance to LGUs in the improvement or construction of “AA” meat establishment under a 50:50 NMIS:LGU funding scheme.
NMIS and Winrock International Institute for Agricultural Development Sign MOA for the Philippine Cold Chain Project
October 22, 2014 - NMIS Executive Director Minda S. Manantan and Daniel J. Gudahl, Chief-of-Party of the Winrock International Institute for Agricultural Development -Philippine Cold Chain Project (PCCP) signed the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with for the implementation of a pilot project in the CARAGA Region. The signing was witnessed by DA Assistant Secretary Davinio P. Catbagan and Ralph Bean, Agricultural Counselor, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
DA Secretary Alcala announces the new AAA Slaughterhouse Project to be located in Tanauan, Batangas
DA Secretary Alcala announces the new AAA Slaughterhouse Project to be located in Tanauan, Batangas 28 October 2014. During the inauguration of the NMIS Meat Inspection Training and Development Center (MITDC) last October 22, DA Secretary Prospero J. Alcala announced the approval of the AAA Slaughterhouse Project in Tanauan, Batangas. The AAA meat establishment shall serve mainly the livestock producers of the Southern Tagalog Region.
BAI Director Dr. Rubina O. Cresencio Named Chief Veterinary Officer
October 27, 2014. Secretary Proceso J. Alcala last October 20, 2014 signed Special order No. 804 series of 2014 designating Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) Director Rubina O. Cresencio as Chief Veterinary Officer of the Philippines. The BAI Director is historically the CVO in a concurrent capacity.
DA Accepting Application for SPS Import Clearance for Frozen Chicken Without Payment of Special Safeguard Duty
The Department of Agriculture announced yesterday it will be accepting applications for SPS Import Clearance for frozen chicken without payment of Special Safeguard duty. The conditions of the exemption are that the importer must be a NMIS accredited meat importer and shipment of frozen chicken should arrive from the period November 1 to December 31, 2014. Shipments arriving after December 31, 2014 shall be subject to the appropriate SGS duty.