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Jollygoodfellow    13,060

I wonder if it will be expensive? 

New UK beef deal struck with the Philippines

A new export deal worth £34m will soon see UK beef on dinner plates and restaurant menus across the Philippines, Food Minister George Eustice has announced. Beef reared in the UK, already worth more than £350m in global exports each year, will now join pork, poultry, lamb and dairy on the list of UK food and drink shipped to the Philippines. Market access for beef was withdrawn in 1996 due to BSE concerns and the ban was lifted in 2001. This latest deal, estimated to be worth £34m over the next five years, follows a visit to the UK by a delegation of inspectors from the Philippines last year.

Hosted by the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and the Agricultural and Horticultural Development Board (AHDB), the deal was awarded when inspectors saw first-hand the UK’s high animal welfare and food safety standards, the government said. Food Minister George Eustice hailed the deal, saying: “Securing market access for our world-class beef to the Philippines is a huge vote of confidence for a sector that already exports more than £350m around the world, including Hong Kong and Canada.

“The UK beef industry is the envy of the world and this strong demand globally for our traditional breeds reared to the highest welfare standards is what drives our exports and creates opportunities for our farmers.” He added that the Government is committed to driving exports for UK produce and that Defra’s Food is Great campaign was playing a key role in this, driving the demand for UK produce around the world and increasing positive public perception of UK food and drink. Defra and AHDB worked with UKECP, the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA), DAERA in Northern Ireland, the Food Standards Agency, the Scottish and Welsh Governments and the other UK levy boards to secure the Philippines deal. Dr Phil Hadley, AHDB’s international market development director, said: “We are delighted the Philippines has approved UK beef exports, a market we already export pork to.

The decision indicates future expansion for UK agriculture and our growing export markets globally.” The Philippines is the largest food and drink market in south east Asia with meat consumption expected to grow by ten per cent over the next five years. The country first opened its doors to UK pork more than a decade ago, with the UK’s market share increasing substantially over that period. UK pork shipments grew four times between 2015 and 2016, with pork offal shipments rising by 40 per cent in the same period. The taste for UK dairy has also increased, with UK cheese sales more than tripling between 2015 and 2016 with a 37 per cent expected growth by 2025, likely due to low import tariffs.

Read more at: http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/new-uk-beef-deal-struck-with-the-philippines-1-8698085

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Kuya John    3,322
38 minutes ago, Jollygoodfellow said:

I wonder if it will be expensive? 

Well that's some good news for the UK economy for a change JGF

Let's hope it signals the start of a World export drive post Brexit, the UK has been bogged down for months with doom and gloom.

Beef Adobo on the menu I guess

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bastonjock    119

I think that there are a lot of deals going on behind the scenes with regard to Brexit ,the pound is heading to parity with the euro and thats bad news for the EU as it puts the price of their goods up ,the EU exports more to the UK than we export to them.

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Clermont    159

Australia is a large exporter of beef to all Asian  countries and gets premium price for their clean green logo. The PI demand a high standard of animal husbandry when importing meats from other countries, good on you Britons for expanding your export opportunities, it might take the heat of Australian exporters and lower the price of meat back home, eg: middle range cut of meat $ 22 kg.

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mogo51    4,531
1 hour ago, Clermont said:

Australia is a large exporter of beef to all Asian  countries and gets premium price for their clean green logo. The PI demand a high standard of animal husbandry when importing meats from other countries, good on you Britons for expanding your export opportunities, it might take the heat of Australian exporters and lower the price of meat back home, eg: middle range cut of meat $ 22 kg.

It will depend on what sort of taxes are imposed at this end.

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Dave Hounddriver    19,121
4 hours ago, mogo51 said:

It will depend on what sort of taxes are imposed at this end.

It would be interesting to find out.  Beef is cheap and tasty in parts of Canada.  The expensive part of buying beef in Canada is the cutting and wrapping so if a person could buy beef on the hoof it may be worthwhile having it slaughtered, quartered, and shipped to Philippines for cutting and wrapping.  The trip would actually be beneficial as the meat would easily survive a month of shipping in a moderately cool container.   In fact it would help to tenderize the meat.

Hmmm.  Maybe a business opportunity.

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Gary D    471
On 8/13/2017 at 6:04 AM, Clermont said:

"The PI demand a high standard of animal husbandry when importing meats from other countries."

 

It's a pity they don't follow it themselves, just a ploy to limit exports by making it too expensive for the local population to buy.

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JJReyes    4,385

When we were residing in the Philippines, beef from Australia was much cheaper than from the USA. This was our staple even if the beef was more stringy (sorry Aussies). I suspect cattle in the USA spent a longer time in feed lots. We also purchased meat in Manila from the U.K. like lamb chops because they were tastier. 

For burgers, I like ground Bison (American buffalo). More expensive per pound, but supposedly better for you because it has less fat. Just don't try the steaks. They are tough.

 

 

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Clermont    159

Yeah beef exported from Aussie is grass fed then exported live, once in PI it is put into feed lots, personally I prefer grass fed beef. American beef is fed lot in the states then frozen and sent over, I'm sure this will be the practise of English meat. This lets them send over containers, and the meat could be frozen for months from abattoirs to plate.

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Lou49    225

The "secret" to good and tender beef is cooling and aging. That probably doesnt happen much to beef slaughtered in the PI.

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