ON May 30, 2022, Chris Nelson, Executive Director and Trustee of the British Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines, met with the Ambassador of the Philippines to the United Kingdom, Antonio Lagdameo.
Chris Nelson (left), Executive Director and Trustee of BCCP, and Antonio Lagdameo, Philippine Ambassador to the UK and Northern Ireland (with concurrent jurisdiction over Ireland). CONTRIBUTED PHOTO
At the meeting, the recent extension of reduced tariffs on pork imports and the results of the British Meat Trade Mission were among the topics discussed.
President Duterte extended reduced tariffs on pork imports by signing Executive Order (EO) 171 on May 21. Pamp) to support government action to prevent pork prices from increasing the rate of inflation further.
The current drop in pork import duties opens up additional opportunities for UK exporters as demand for meat continues to rise.
Through the recently concluded meat trade mission, the chamber, in partnership with the UK Agriculture and Horticulture and Development Board (AHDB), has been successful in promoting quality UK meat and helping UK exporters to identify opportunities to increase their meat exports to the Philippines.
The Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) reports that the UK ranked 6th among sources of pork imports to the Philippines in 2021 and 13th for beef.
Going forward, committed to our advocacy to help promote and support UK-Philippine trade relations, the Chamber will organize further trade and investment promotion activities.