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PQS- The Plant Quarantine Service of the Bureau of Plant Industry is the regulatory arm of the Philippine Department of Agriculture when it comes to matters of import, export, domestic movement as well as market access of plants and plant products. It aims to prevent the entry of foreign pests into the country, prevent spread of pests already existing in the country and comply with the international standards. PQS is directed towards its three-point program focus of improving the PQS image, technical excellence and efficiency to further strengthen the PQS’ capacity to render service and carry out its mandate... more

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Smuggled Onion Confiscated
A 13 x 40 footer refrigerated container (declared as foodstuff and flavoring) unloaded by MV Wan Hai on September 11, 18 & 25, 2009 at the Port of Subic were allegedly containing restricted plant product (onion).  The shipments were held for lack of documents.
Revised ISPM 15 Regulation
Exporters, WPM manufacturers/suppliers and quarantine treatment providers are expected to comply to the revised ISPM 15 or BPI Quarantine Administrative Order No. 1 Series of 2010 “Regulation for Wood Packaging Material in International Trade.”
RP allows importation of oranges from Korea
The bilateral trade relations between the Philippines and Korea is expected to boom as RP allows the importation of unshu mandarin oranges from Jeju Island, South Korea while Korea allows the entry of other Philippine mango varieties, aside from the ‘Carabao’ or ‘Manila Super’ variety of mango.
SPS Clearance Issuance Made Easy
Due to today’s ever growing technological world of communication, it has become necessary for everyone to be able to access information on the internet, which can now be available at any time in the comfort and vicinity of any individual.  The amount of trade conducted electronically has grown extraordinarily with widespread Internet usage.  Due to this, demand for on-line interactions with the agencies also increases.  In this way, transaction will be faster and cost can be reduced both for the agency and its partners.  Also, access for relevant information can be easier.
AFAS to Continue with More Trainings and Regular Audits
Year 2010 is the 2nd year of the implementation in the Philippines. Since December 2008, not a single problem/interception was encountered in all our fumigations bound to Australia. This is due to the extensive training and monitoring AFAS system has implemented.

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