THE Department of Agriculture (DA) hopes to conduct a pilot text next year of chip-embedded import certificates to deter falsification of the documents.
In an interview, DA Minimum Access Volume (MAV) Secretariat Executive Director Clint D. Hassan said, “Sooner or later we will embed chips that will stay connected to the cloud.”
“We are hoping for pilot implementation by early next year,” Mr. Hassan said. According to him, the new technology will be paid for by the DA and would come at no additional cost to importers.
According to Mr. Hassan, the system preserves the original data even should permits be damaged. It also prevents importers from presenting fake import certificates. — Reicelene Joy N. Ignacio