Philippines eyes meat, vegetable export deal with Singapore: Piñol


Posted at Dec 18 2018 06:15 PM

MANILA - The Philippines is eyeing to export meat and vegetables to Singapore starting next year, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel said Tuesday.

The two Southeast Asian countries agreed to "fast track" negotiations for the export of pork, chicken, eggs, vegetables, and shrimps to the city-state, Piñol said in a statement.

"Singapore is currently looking for sources of food other than its traditional supplier Malaysia," he said.

Plans between Manila and Singapore were made after Singaporean officials said it "was looking for suppliers of chicken and egg because Malaysia was scaling down on its exports," he said.

Carrots and other vegetables will be sourced from Bukidnon, while Robina Farms said it could supply poultry and meat, he said.

Singaporean representatives will send an inspection team to the Philippines early next year to check if the quality of goods will meet their standards, he said.