PAMPIPhilippine Association of Meat Processors Inc.
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Pampi on Tuesday relayed its concerns to Agriculture Secretary William D.
Also, there is the charter of the NMIS that provides them to be the sole controlling authority on meat and meat products," PAMPI president Felix Tiukinhoy told The STAR.
Guerrero on June 21, 2019, PAMPI through legal counsel Ma.
"We seek your assistance to influence the Australian government to act favourably as this will ensure the continuity of our importation of Australian beef," wrote PAMPI president Eduardo Martinez to Agnes Itchon-Streater, consultant representative of Meat and Livestock Australia.
In its petition, Pampi said its right to due process was violated when the BOC issued Customs Memorandum Circular (CMC) 131-2019, which ordered the immediate reversion of the tariff rate on MDM to 40 percent from 5 percent without even publication, as required by law.
We are now being hit by the duties by Customs and this German issue might affect things," PAMPI spokesman Rex Agarrado told The STAR.
PAMPI earlier argued that raising tariffs on imported raw materials for meat industry will result in increase in the price of meat products such as luncheon meat and sausages.
Interests were pit against each other as favoring the request of PAMPI might come at the cost of other local industries which do not have the same resources to import.
Pampi said the decision of the BOC to collect a 40-percent tariff on MDM and the collection of the tariff difference had significantly affected the meat processing industry.
PAMPI earlier said an increase in tariff rates from five percent to 40 percent would escalate prices of hotdogs and canned meat products that contain MDM by 12 to 17 percent.
PAMPI issued the statement to assuage concerns over the spread of ASF to nearby countries and following a nationwide campaign of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to recall processed meat products purportedly imported from ASF-infected countries.