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Hog, poultry raisers lambast Customs chief for making ‘palusot’ in meat smuggling By Benjamin B. Pulta 06/07/2012

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Hog, poultry raisers lambast Customs chief for making ‘palusot’ in meat smuggling

By Benjamin B. Pulta 06/07/2012

Hog growers and poultry raisers yesterday pressed Customs Commissioner Rufino Biazon to provide the Department of Agriculture (DA) with the inward foreign manifest (IFM) that would effectively check smuggling and over-importation by speeding up the inspection of 40-foot container reefer vans containing imported and frozen meat.

Abono chairman and Swine Development Council director Rosendo So reminded Biazon of the memorandum of agreement (MoA) he signed with the SDC officials during a three-day convention in Cebu last April allowing the hog growers to join the Bureau of Customs (BoC) and National Meat Inspection Service in conducting inspections.

So took exception to claims made by Biazon in connection with the government agency’s continued failure to crack down on smuggled meat and other agricultural produce..... MORE

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