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Villar calls for immediate disposal of 3.9 million kilos frozen meat

Villar also expressed dismay that meat smuggling continue to thrive with P8.8 billion of smuggled pork alone entering the country in 2014.

Samahang Industriya ng Agrikultura or SINAG reported that there is a discrepancy to the importation report declared by the Bureau of Animal Industry vs. UN Com Trade Report in 2014 -

Note: Meat has a tariff of 30%-40% while offal’s and fats have a tariff of 5%-7%. The difference in the tariff was viewed to have given rise to a loophole for technical smuggling.