The ECCP Food and Beverage Committee meeting was held last 27 February 2019. The Committee received a presentation from Dr. Kenneth Hartigan-Go which focused on food safety. Moreover, the Committee members discussed updates on port congestion and customs, primarily on the salient points of post-clearance audit. Developments regarding the additional excise taxes on alcoholic beverage were also tackled during the meeting.
The Committee also reviewed its previous advocacies:
- Business Facilitation
- Improvement of registration and regulation process
- Improvements to the Fiscal Environment for Alcoholic Beverages
- Implementation of the National Single Window
- Protection of Geographical Indications