Presidential Communications Operations Office



  PIA Bldg, Visayas Ave, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
  Friday, 18 October 2019 News Before 1 Feb 2012. Click for Latest
Web PIA  
 
home
 
about
 
fotos
 
info
 
links
 
ncrr01carr02r03calmimr05r06r07r08r09r10r11r12r13
 << October 2019 >> 
S M T W T F S
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31
Special News Editions:
English.Tagalog.Cebuano
Ilocano.Waray.Hiligaynon
Pangasinan.Other
PIA Specials:
NEW! Cabinet Officials
Jobs.Slides.Specials.Ads. Events.ASEAN.Multimedia
Visitors since 15 Feb 2011:
PIA News Archive:
English.Tagalog.Cebuano
Waray.Hiligaynon.Ilocano
Pangasinan.All
PIA Archive News Reader

PIA Press Release
2007/09/21

Saudi gov't to assist ARMM on halal certification

by Prix D Banzon

Davao City (21 September) -- Government officials of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has committed to assist the Autonomous Region for Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) on their application for Halal Certification when they participated in the ARMM business conference, which was held early this month in Cotabato City.

Vicente Lao, chair of the BIMP EAGA Business Council disclosed in a recent media forum that KSA officials who were joined by Shiek Faeyez Hammed Zainy during the ARMM Business Conference expressed commitment to help the ARMM have their Halal certification get the much-needed approval that will be recognized internationally.

He also said that private groups led by Zainy are expected to revisit Mindanao in November where they will bring with them Saudi based Halal certifying officers to check on the current ARMM Halal certification.

Lao said once the certifying officers find out that the ARMM Halal certification is good, Zainy who owns Abbar and Zainy Corporation, known to be 4th biggest cold chain company in the world, will immediately ship poultry products from here to KSA.

Halal chicken he said is one project the ARMM is embarking on and targets the Middle East market where the industry per year cost about $2 billion.

The Middle East he said can only produce 50 percent and half of that or about $1 billion is being sourced out from other areas like Brazil and France.

"Our chance of getting a slice of the market is there and if we don't have plan for this, somebody else will," he said.

He said it will be frozen chicken products shipped by boat that will take 21 days from here to KSA.

Lao however stressed that despite the lucrative market for poultry abroad, the producers are still faced with various difficulties because of the high cost of inputs.

He said corn and other ingredients for chicken feeds are imported and entail high taxes. When the product reaches the country it is subjected to other taxes plus the 12 percent value added tax.

"Government must take a look on this seriously and we expect concrete support for them," he said. (PIA XI) [top]

|«  prev  next  »|
DAILY NEWS LIST:
»BIR offers amnesty for unpaid revenue taxes
»Join "Premyo sa Resibo" raffle and win P1-Million weekly prizes
»PPA reduces wharfage dues in ports despite high revenue losses
»Army downplays role in Comval political reconciliation
»Filipinos are IT experts, says Japan official
»Saudi gov't to assist ARMM on halal certification
»Gov't urged to address Mindanao agri-market concerns
»"MIGS-Aral Tayo" program to boost performance of Grade 1 pupils
»GSP holds 26th junior, senior cadet encampment
»Dumaguete Muaythai fighters bring home medals from RP Olympic festival
|«  prev  next  »|

Philippine Official Gazette | Office of the President | Presidential Communications Operations Office
For comments and feedback, please email PIA Newsdesk
Copyright © 2005 Philippine Information Agency
PIA Building, Visayas Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City 1101 Philippines