In preparation for the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), the Philippines has launched its national single window programme which would speed up customs processing for importers and exporters and will also enhance transparency and efficiency in transactions. The Philippines just recently reduced tariffs for agricultural products, having a small 0.1 percent average tariff rate, thus giving local stakeholders better business opportunities by having lower production costs such as getting inexpensive raw materials and farm inputs.
Livestock Philippines 2015 Expo will once again to open its doors for trade visitors, including integrators, farmers, feed millers, manufacturers and traders of feed ingredients, additives, supplements and premixes, meat and meat products processors, farm equipment fabricators and suppliers, slaughterhouse operators, veterinarians, veterinary drugs and products manufacturers, and other industry stakeholders who are all expected to converge and take part in the vast opportunities for the Philippines livestock , feed and meat industry.
The focal points of the events to be held on June-24-26, 2015 at the SMX Convention Center are the integration of the AEC as well as to showcase the viable solutions and innovative concepts via state-of-the-art displays of equipment and the exchange of the latest technological advancements through face-to-face consultations and discussions to improve and commercialize the industries.
Simultaneous with the exhibition is the ASEAN food conference (AFC) 2015 which will be hosted by the Philippine Association of Food Technologists, inc. (PAFT) and is envisioned to be a gathering of the food industry's greatest minds to share their latest insights in the pursuit of greater cooperation between member states of ASEAN and the rest of the world.
Apart from the AEC, the Livestock Philippines 2015 Expo will co-locate two events that will focus on the "Farm to Shelf" concept. Food Processing & Packaging (FPP) Philippines 2015 and the Philmeat 2015 Expo and Forum Aim to present the industry are best in Food and Meat Processing, Ingredients and Packaging. These shows will be a one-stop shop, from livestock production, processing, to packaging.
The 2015 event will also present a number of awards that will be hosted by the National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS) and Animal Feeds Standards Division of the Bureau of Animal Industry where distinguished recognitions will be handed to individuals and organizations that have lifted the standards of the meat and feeds industries.
Since its initial staging in 2011, the event has become one of the most sought after agricultural trade shows in the country where exhibitors and guests express renewed satisfaction as it continues to deliver value and business results. The 2013 exhibit was graced by no less than Philippine President Benigno S. Aquino III with more than 6,000 visitors in attendance and the participation by 200 exhibitors from 20 countries signifying the event's significant impact to both domestic and international markets.
Hosted by the Department of Agriculture and organised by UBM, which is the region's top organiser of Feed and Livestock events, Livestock Philippines 2015 is set to attract over 7,500 trade visitors from across the Philippines and its neighbouring countries.
For further information, please visit http://www.livestockphilippines.com or contact Mr. Michael Blancas ([email protected]) or Ms. Jessica go ([email protected]) at 632 5517803. You may also get updates from Food Safety Trends Philippines Magazine, one of the official supporting publications of the event.