The Bureau of Customs – Collection District XII was the Guest of Honor at the Davao International Airport, where it witnessed the ceremonial send-off of Durian exports to China. This event highlights the efforts of various government agencies, including the Department of Agriculture – Bureau of Plant Industry, in developing the plant industry in the Philippines.
The DA-BPI has been working tirelessly to improve the production of quality commodities, ensure the safety and integrity of plant food, and boost the economic contribution of the export industry. In September 2018, the Department of Agriculture – Bureau of Plant Industry requested market access for fresh durians in China. With the approval of the Protocol of Phytosanitary Requirements for export from the Philippines to China, the exportation of durians to China became possible.
Under the leadership of District Collector Erastus Sandino B. Austria, the BOC Davao is committed to collaborating with partner agencies to enhance trade facilitation efforts that can help boost economic development in the region. This drive is guided by BOC Commissioner Bienvenido Rubio’s vision to further strengthen the core mandates of the BOC.
Overall, this send-off ceremony represents a significant milestone for the Philippine plant industry and the country’s economic growth. It is a testament to the collaborative efforts of various government agencies to establish international market access for quality Philippine commodities.