CA junks group’s bid to import garlic
THE Court of Appeals (CA) has thumbed down the petition filed by a group of importers seeking to compel the Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI) to issue permits to import onion and garlic.
In a 13-page decision penned by Associate Justice Ma. Luisa Quijano-Padilla, the CA’s Thirteenth Division affirmed the decision issued by the Regional Trial Court in Manila City Branch 10 denying the petition for mandamus filed by Philippine Federation of Food Industry Inc. (PFFII).
The BPI, through its attached agency Plant Quarantine Service (PQS), issues import permits for plant and plant products through a sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) clearance.
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