Philippines to export eggs to Taiwan
MANILA, Philippines -Taiwan intends to import table eggs and processed eggs from the Philippines until end-September to meet its requirement for this commodity, according to the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI).
In a memorandum circular, the BAI is inviting all interested layer farms to submit the necessary documents to become accredited exporters of eggs.
“The Taiwan Council of Agriculture, Executive Yuan, has expressed intent to import table eggs and processed egg products for human consumption from the Philippines,” the circular read. ‘
One of the conditions set by the Taiwanese government for potential Philippine suppliers is that no outbreaks of Newcastle disease, highly pathogenic avian influenza and the H5 and H7 subtype low pathogenic avian influenza must have occurred for at least 28 days in the ranch of origin prior to export.
Interested exporters were asked to send their application and requirements to BAI’s National Veterinary Quarantine Services Division. Aside from a letter of interest, they should provide a copy of the mayor’s business permit, registration from the Securities and Exchange Commission or the Department of Trade and Industry, taxpayer identification number, process flow (for processed products), letter of authority from the company’s representative, notarized lease of contract or proof of ownership of warehouse/storage facility, and license to operate and certificate of product registration from the Food and Drug Administration (for processed products).
In January this year, the United Broiler Raisers Association said local producers were largely affected by the global outbreak of bird flu or avian influenza. As a result, the prices of eggs worldwide have significantly increased.
Local news outlets in Taiwan had reported that the country would scale up its eggs and chicken production this year to address a nationwide egg shortage.
Focus Taiwan, the government-run central news agency, quoted Taiwan Agriculture Minister Chen Chi-chung as saying the egg shortfall would end by late March after introducing certain short- and long-term measures.
Its report cited data from the Taiwan Council of Agriculture indicating that Taiwan’s egg production had declined to 22.4 million per day in February due to avian flu outbreaks and large temperature swings in recent months.
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