MOSCOW, March 25. /TASS/. The first four Russian enterprises have received the right to supply poultry meat to the Philippines, Russian agricultural watchdog (Rosselkhoznadzor) said in a statement on Monday.
"According to information received from representatives of the Department of Agriculture of the Republic of the Philippines, from May 12, 2019, four Russian enterprises will be able to supply their products to the territory of the Republic of the Philippines," the agency reported.
The four enterprises are Blagodarnensky poultry plant (a branch of the Stavropol Broiler company), the LISCo broiler company, the Vasilyevskaya poultry farm and the Bryansk Broiler.
Experts from the competent authority of the Philippines inspected those enterprises in January and September 2018. Based on the inspection results they decided to grant licenses to these companies to export their products to the Philippines. The representatives of the Russian watchdog attributed the positive outcome mainly to the electronic veterinary certification system introduced in Russia.
In turn, Russia’s Agriculture Ministry reported that in 2018 the trade turnover between Russia and the Philippines increased threefold to $246 mln. At the same time, exports from Russia to that country increased fivefold to $208 mln. Deliveries of grain to the Philippine market increased almost fivefold last year, to 719,860 tonnes against 155,650 tonnes in 2017.