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Notice of Public Stakeholder Consultation

Author: DA-Admin | 20 April 2022

The Department has prepared the Draft Administrative Circular on the Harmonization of Terms and Streamlining of Requirements and Procedures for Authorization and Recognition under the Regulatory Jurisdiction of the Department of Agriculture. The Circular intends to (1) harmonize the terminologies in granting authorization and recognition to stakeholders engaged in and/or intending to engage in regulated activities in the agriculture and fisheries sector; (2) streamline the requirements and procedures for granting the same across all DA regulatory agencies; and (3) strengthen regulatory system and effective regulatory coordination among DA and non-DA agencies, and Local Government Units.

This Circular covers products and commodities, persons, businesses, establishments, and trade and other activities under the regulatory jurisdiction of BAI, BPI, BFAR, BAFE, NMIS, PCA, NTA, SRA, FPA, PhilFIDA, NDA, BSWM, and BAFS.

All relevant public stakeholders and interested individuals are highly encouraged to send their comments and/or position paper through Google Forms at: https://bit.ly/writtenconsultationharmonization.

For more information, you may download the following documents by clicking the links below:

  1. Policy Brief – https://bit.ly/draftpolicybriefer
  2. Full Text of the Draft Administrative Circular – https://bit.ly/fulltextdraftcircular

All submissions will be accepted up to May 30, 2022.

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