By MB Online
The Philippine market will soon export dressed chicken and other agricultural products to South Korea.
Agriculture secretary Manny Piñol in a Facebook post said that South Korean Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Minister Kim Jae-soo allowed the entry of Philippine dressed chicken and is also considering other commodities such as Yellow Corn, Okra and Avocado.
Piñol added that “three Philippine poultry producers, including Bounty Fresh, have been given accreditation to export to South Korea.”
The South Korean poultry industry experienced shortage in the supply of eggs, chicken and ducks due to the outbreak of new strains of Bird Flu.
This resulted to the increased price of dressed chickens of up to $5 per kilo or P250.
Further, during the bilateral meeting on agriculture and food, secretary Piñol shared that he proposed to his South Korean counterpart “to consider lowering the tariff for major Philippine products like banana, mango and pineapple whose tariff rates are as high as 35%.”
The South Korean Minister, meanwhile, offered to import strawberries due to the high demand of South Korean nationals in the Philippines.