Philippines: New Utilization Report Required to Import Feed Ingredients

  |   Attaché Report (GAIN)   |   RP2022-0037

On June 25, 2022, the Philippine Department of Agriculture (DA) Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) informed domestic stakeholders at a consultative meeting that it will be enforcing BAI Memorandum Circular No. 26 (MC26), dated August 11, 2021. MC26 requests importers submit a utilization report concerning their importation of ingredients used in the manufacturer of animal feeds in order to ensure ingredients imported for animal feeds are not diverted for human consumption or for other purposes. Multiple contacts have expressed concern to Post regarding the burdensome nature of this new requirement. The measure is not available on BAI's website and has not been notified to the WTO.

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