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angle-left ADVISORY: Qatar requires Certificate of Conformity for all processed food exports from the Philippines

The Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) of Qatar announced that starting January 2024, all processed food products from the Philippines are required to secure a Certificate of Conformity (COC) from authorized third-party certification bodies prior to shipment.  

To date, below are the authorized third-party inspectors with corresponding contact details, as published on the Qatar-MOPH Website: 

For an updated list of authorized third-party pre-shipment inspectors, exporters may regularly visit 

Aside from the Philippines, Qatar also required all processed food from South Korea to have a COC. According to MOPH-Qatar, this is an added precautionary measure to ensure food compliance with the requirements.  

The DTI - Export Marketing Bureau strongly advises Philippine exporters to comply with food safety regulations to ensure the continued acceptance of their products in Qatar and other export markets. 

For further questions and clarifications, you may contact the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) at or EMB Market and Product Officers at and