South Korea opens market for Philippines chicken
Philippines one of few Asian countries with no reported avian influenza
South Korea has opened its market for frozen chicken parts from triple-A slaughterhouses in the Philippines after an inspection team certified Manila's compliance with international quarantine standards, according to reports.
The Philippines, one of the few countries in Asia with no reported incidents of avian influenza, has been taking advantage of that status to seek out new markets for its poultry products. South Korea is considered as large as the Japanese market, which already uses the Philippines for poultry products following the inundation of the avian influenza virus in former top exporter Thailand.