Philippines: Validity of SPS Import Clearances Extended
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On August 10, 2021, the Philippine Department of Agriculture issued Administrative Order No. 21 temporarily extending the validity of SPS Import Clearances for Imported meat and poultry from 60 to 90 days. AO 21 was issued in response to the global shipping situation and logistical difficulties brought about by the COVID pandemic and recognizing the contribution of meat imports to the overall food security of the country.