Philippines expanding poultry exports
The Philippines government is expecting higher gains
from the poultry industry in 2007, with negotiations now underway for chicken
exports to the European Union, Middle East, China and other Southeast Asian
Agriculture Secretary Arthur Yap
said plans are underway to
implement rules and regulations for the protocols on imports and exports of
heat-processed poultry meat to and from China.
Assistance is also been given to local exporters in completing the
requirements needed for entry of Philippine chicken to the European Union, Hong
Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and the Middle East.
Currently, the Philippines poultry exports include breeder day-old chicks
to Indonesia, Brunei, Vietnam, Malaysia and Nepal. Processed chicken is also
exported to Hong Kong, Japan, USA, Dubai, Korea, Iran and the Mauritius. Fresh
chicken is exported to the United Arab Emirates and Japan.
Yap predits a growth in poultry production of 2.66% in 2007, to 1.238
million mt, compared with 1.206 million mt produced in 2006.
The gross value of the poultry industry, which contributes 9.26% to the
total value of agriculture, was P81.96 billion in 2006 - an increase of 2.85%
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