The British Chamber Meat Trade Mission brings together major UK exporters and importers of PH


(As published) The British Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines (BCCP), in partnership with the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB), successfully organized the three-day British Meat Trade Mission event from 17 to May 19, 2022 at Dusit Thani Hotel, Makati City.

The mission served as a crucial platform for the nine (9) leading UK meat exporters to explore further opportunities to increase exports and strengthen their long-term relationships with their Filipino counterparts.

This event was also well attended by major government agencies, meat importers and restaurateurs.

Various activities were also prepared, including a market briefing presented by the Bureau of Animal Industry of the Ministry of Agriculture, a speech by the Ministry of Trade and Industry, a panel discussion with meat industry officials, B2B meetings, cooking demonstration and market tour.

The roundtable with key industry leaders, which includes the Philippine Association of Meat Processors Inc (PAMPI), Atkins Import and Export and Meat World International, was moderated by Chris Nelson, Executive Director and Trustee of BCCP.

Insights into how British meat is perceived in the local market, strategies for increasing their exports and nurturing relationships with their partners were among the topics discussed.

The proposal to extend low-tariff imports has also been highlighted and supported by the British House, in particular Executive Order (EO) No. 134, signed by President Rodrigo R. Duterte on May 15 last year until to May 17, 2022.

Committed to its advocacy to help promote and strengthen UK-Philippines business relations, the British Chamber will host additional events attracting more British businesses to the Philippines. With all the recent economic reforms enacted by the current administration, the Philippine business environment continues to be competitive and attractive for foreign investment.

According to UK AHDB reports, UK pork exports to the Philippines in 2020 reached 7,900 tonnes and in 2021 it was recorded at 25,200 tonnes, a significant increase of 200%, proving strong demand for meat of British pork. Meanwhile, for UK beef, in 2020 exports were recorded at 4,200 tonnes and in 2021 they were at 5,400 tonnes, up 29%. — As published

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