b'SECURING OUR FOOD SUPPLYImplementing a new business continuity requirement Our food importers are a key node in the supply chain, and it is critical that they avoid being over-reliant on a singlesource.Foodtradersshouldadoptbusiness continuity plans (BCPs), including preventive strategies, to mitigate the impact of food supply disruptions. Starting with egg importers, a new licensing requirement came intoeffecton1 April2019forthemtosubmitBCPs to SFA for approval prior to licence application and/or renewal. Importers will only be granted licences if their BCPs are satisfactory, and must subsequently adhere toto the local industry and business matching/networking their approved BCPs. sessions are organised with foreign delegations. In FY 2019, Consideringthetimeneededbyimporterstoreviewwe organised over 10 dialogues and engagement sessions theirbusinessplansandestablishcontactswithnewwith 15 industry associations and various industry leaders.suppliers, SFA engaged with them one month before theManaging key food distribution nodesrequirement came into effect. Thereafter, we provided aWholesalefoodcentresarekeydistributionpointsin grace period of five months before the implementationSingapores food supply chain. SFA oversees two fishery ofthislicensingrequirement.SFAalsoarrangedforaportsandafruitandvegetablewholesalecentreto BCP consultant to brief importers and provide assistancefacilitate the smooth importation of food.where required. In addition, to support egg importers in their diversificationSFA manages the Jurong Fishery Port (JFP) and Senoko efforts, SFA accredited 14 additional overseas egg farms inFisheryPort(SFP),thewholesaleanddistribution FY 2019. These updates on new accredited sources werecentres for both locally sourced and imported fish and also regularly sent to importers. We also linked traders upseafood produce of all forms (live, chilled, and frozen) with freight companies and helped them to seek supportin Singapore. In FY 2019, there were 131 vendors in JFP from supermarket chains. and 30 vendors in SFP. Singapores top five fish sources were Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Norway, and Thailand. Supporting industry in seeking new sources and businesses VESSEL CALLS AND FISH SFAconsistentlyworkswiththeindustrytoprovideVOLUMES HANDLED BY JFP & SFPsupport and facilitate meaningful exchanges. In FY 2019,(FY 2019)we carried out initiatives to help our stakeholders seek alternative import sources and expand business contacts.Fishery port Vessel calls handled Fish volumes handledSFAorganisesfoodsourcingtripsforimporterstoJFP 2,780 42,314 explorenewsources,seekoutbusinessopportunities, andstrengthenexistingtradeties.DuringtheFY,we(tonnes)organised sourcing trips to Australia, Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines, and Brunei, involving importers of vegetable/ SFP 1,084 5,783fruits,seafood,andeggs.Theseeffortsareespecially importantforfoodcommoditiessuchaseggsand(tonnes)vegetables, where current supplies are highly dependent on certain dominant countries. A Singapore delegation also visited fish farms, processing facilities, and a fisheriesSFA also manages the Pasir Panjang Wholesale Centre and seafood trade exhibition, as part of a study trip led(PPWC),themainwholesaleanddistributioncentre by SFA to Taiwan.for imported and local fruits and vegetables produce in SFAengageswithtradeassociations,keysupermarketSingapore. In FY 2019, there were 381 tenants in PPWC. retailers, embassies, and trade offices. Through industrySingapores top five sources of fruits were Malaysia, China, dialogue,seniormanagementinteraction,andone- South Africa, Australia, and the Philippines, while our top to-onebusinessmeetings,weshareinformationandfivesourcesofvegetableswereMalaysia,China,India, seekfeedbackonmattersconcerningtheindustry.Australia, and Indonesia.Relevant overseas business contacts are also introduced 20 SINGAPORE FOOD AGENCYANNUAL REPORT 2019/20'