NFA Calls On Grains Bizmin To Secure License
National Food Authority Information Officer Jose Davila, Jr. disclosed that they have already started the processing of applications for renewal of licenses for grains business operation in Capiz.
Aside from the renewal of licenses, they are also accepting applications for licenses of new grains businessmen, he said.
Davila stressed that to facilitate these, their office has designed the clustering of grains business applicants per municipality.
According to him, the month of January has been assigned for the processing of licenses of businessmen from Cuartero, Dao and Dumarao towns.
“February has been allocated for the grains businessmen from Panay, Panitan and Pontevedra,” Davila said, adding that March is for President Roxas, Maayon and Pilar, and April is for Roxas City.
On the other hand, businessmen from Tapaz, Dumalag, Jamindan and Sigma could renew their licenses on May while those in Mambusao, Ivisan and Sapian could do said renewal in June.
Davila pointed out however, that new applicants could come to their office for the processing of their licenses anytime of the year.
He added that they are expecting to register more than a thousand grains retailers and wholesalers this year based on the 1,085 licensed grains traders in 2010.
Meanwhile, Davila urged those who would engage in grains trade to secure first the necessary permit or license before doing business to avoid penalties as well as inconveniences. (JBG/JCM-PIA6-Capiz)