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Thursday, January 21, 2016

Over 2000 grains businessmen expected to renew licenses
By Jocelyn P. Alvarez

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Jan. 21 (PIA)  - - The National Food Authority (NFA) here reminds grains businessmen in the region to renew their licenses for 2016 on time so as to avoid surcharge.

Jordan Lee Valente, NFA Information Officer said they are expecting some 2000 grains businessmen operating in the Zamboanga Peninsula Region to renew their licenses with the office.

“NFA has scheduled the whole month of January for the renewal of licenses for grains businessmen from barangays under the first district including those at the Main Public Market and Sta. Cruz Commercial Complex, while those from the barangays under the second district is scheduled on the month of February,” Valente said.

Concerned grains businessmen are advised to observe the schedule for renewal of licenses to avoid surcharge and penalties.

Valente informed, those who renew licenses beyond the deadline would be made to pay a surcharge fee equivalent to 25 percent (%) of the total license cost and an additional 25% for every month of delay.

“Those who are required to secure or renew their NFA license are grains businessmen engaged in lines of activities such as retailing, wholesaling, milling, warehousing, transporting, manufacturing, threshing, corn shelling, mechanical drying, packaging, poultry and hog raising, and importing,” the active IO said.

Requirements for renewal of NFA licenses are 2 pieces 2 x 2 ID pictures and 2 photocopies of City Mayor’s permit.

All persons, natural or juridical, who are engaged or are intending to engage in the rice and/or corn industry, shall apply for a grains business license and/or grains business registration with NFA.