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MANILA – The Quezon City local government and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have agreed to work together to help owners of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) market their products and services locally and globally.
Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte and FDA director general Dr. Samuel Zacate signed Friday the memorandum of agreement (MOA) on “Bigyang-halaga, Bangon MSMEs (BBMSME)” program at the Quezon City hall aimed at providing technical assistance and training on regulatory compliance, product registration and other relevant topics to MSMEs.
The collaboration also aims to streamline the registration process, making it easier and more accessible for them to comply with FDA regulations.
“We recognize the value of MSMEs and their contribution to the local economy. This partnership will propel them forward as they seek the important certification from FDA to confirm the safety, efficacy, and quality of their food and cosmetic products,” Belmonte said in her speech.
She said the 48,000 members of the QC “Pangkabuhayan Program” stand to benefit from the project.
The BBMSME program will be under the Quezon City government’s initiative to aid the MSMEs in securing necessary documents and licenses.
Zacate said, “Through our partnership with the local government of Quezon City, we aim to provide MSMEs with the resources they need to succeed. This includes access to training, technical assistance, and support in complying with regulatory requirements.”
Meanwhile, the Quezon City local government, through the Small Business and Cooperatives Development and Promotions Office, will soon launch the Q-Certified program which will provide assistance to MSMEs for certification and registration in government agencies.
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