Meat Import-Export Assistance and Inspection Program
The program guarantees that imported meat and meat products coming into the country and those for export are fit for human consumption. This is done by means of monitoring and inspection of imported meat and meat products at cold storage warehouses and issuance of certification for meat and meat products intended for export. In addition, meat importers, brokers, traders and handlers are licensed, registered and certified as decreed by the law to deter illegal trading. Technical smuggling is also daunted through evaluation for eligibility of Foreign Meat Establishments (FMEs) intending to export to the Philippines.