BCCP highlights UK meat trade mission at DTI meeting

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(As published) The British Meat Trade Mission was one of the highlights of Executive Director and Trustee Chris Nelson’s recent meeting with Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Ramon Lopez on April 28, 2022.

The trade mission is scheduled for May 17-19, 2022 and will be held at Dusit Thani Hotel, Makati City and is organized in partnership with the UK Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board.

The mission will bring together a delegation of nine (9) British meat traders and suppliers with the aim of meeting with the main Philippine importers and distributors.

The mission will also offer UK delegates the opportunity to explore the local meat industry, learn about business and market opportunities that exist and help build long-term partnerships with their Filipino counterparts.

Highlights of the event will include a market briefing presented by the Department of Agriculture and a panel discussion with meat industry leaders as well as the Philippine Meat Processors Association Inc. (PAMPI).

On economic reforms, Nelson and Secretary Lopez welcome the significant passage of bills amending the Retail Trade Liberalization Act (RTLA), the Foreign Investment Act (FIA) and the Public Service Act (PSA), as this will be an important opportunity to stimulate foreign investment in the country.

In pushing for reforms, Nelson said the Chamber will fulfill its role of communicating change in the UK by organizing additional and relevant activities, in particular trade missions. The Chamber aims to organize more campaigns as it will serve as an important platform to highlight the Philippines’ long-term economic growth prospects to British investors.

Overall, the Chamber looks forward to continuing the momentum of opening up the economy and strengthening its partnership in working with the Department of Trade and Industry and other key government agencies to drive the economy. Philippines to stronger growth.

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