40 PH firms gear up to promote healthy, natural food exports in CIIE 2020

Forty (40) Philippine companies are set to showcase various healthy and natural food selections in the country’s third participation in the China International Import Expo (CIIE) at the National Exhibition and Convention Center, Shanghai, China on November 5-10.

The Philippine delegation will focus on healthy and natural food products to tap into the growing demand for nutritious fruits, snacks and ingredients in China. The delegation is under the FOODPhilippines banner led by the Philippine Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), through the Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM).

Food segments that will be featured are tropical fruits and vegetables, processed fruits and nuts, healthy snacks, seafood and marine products, and other premium food selections.

 “Exciting products that will be featured from the Philippines are our luscious mangoes, sweet bananas, versatile coconuts, and tangy pineapple. We want the Chinese market to see the Filipino ingenuity and creativity in transforming these fruits into scrumptious snacks, refreshing juices, and other flavorful offerings,” said CITEM Executive Director Pauline Suaco-Juan.

The FOODPhilippines pavilion will also showcase emerging tropical fruits such as durian, calamansi (Philippine Lime), guava, and passion fruit. Seafood products including tuna, milkfish, squid, and shrimp will also be available in different packaging, including frozen cuts, in can and in sausages

 “We are also bringing premium products such as the pili nuts from Luzon, liquor and spirits inspired by the beaches in Visayas, single-origin cacao products from Mindanao,” said Suaco-Juan.

 “Through the showcase of these selected products, we hope to leverage on key market trends in the Chinese market. These trends include the growing priority of healthier dietary habits, the rapid expansion of China’s e-commerce food market, and the easing of import restrictions on food items,” she added.

Under the FOODPhilippines delegation, companies that will highlight tropical fruits and vegetables will be Hilas Marketing Corporation, Agrinurture, Inc., Mancoco Food Processing, Inc., Excellent Quality Goods Supply Company, Castillo Import Export Ventures Inc., Doxo International Trading, Magsasakang Progresibo Marketing Cooperative, See’s International Food Mfg, Corp., Century Pacific Agricultural Ventures, Inc., Team Asia Corporation, Eau de Coco, Inc., Eng Seng Food Products, Greenlife Coconut Products Philippines, Inc., Tongsan Industrial Development Corporation, Islandfun Inc., Limketkai Manufacturing Corporation (LMC), KLT Fruits, Inc., Zigmund Enterprise, Business Innovations Gateway, Inc., Sangkutsa Food Products, Inc., AG Grays Farm, Marigold Manufacturing Corporation, and the Federation of People’s Sustainable Development Cooperative.

Meanwhile, healthy snack varieties will be showcased by Magic Melt Foods Inc., Sandria’s Delicious Concept, Vegetari Vegetarian Products, Market Reach International Resources, SL Agritech Corporation, and the Philippine Franchise Association.

Tuna and other seafood selections will be presented by Century Pacific Food Inc., Universal Canning, Inc., Fisher Farms, Incorporated, Jam Seafoods, Inc., Phil. Union Frozen Foods, Inc., and Gerabuenas Trading. Likewise, premium food selections will be offered by Global Basic Co., Ltd, Subic Superfood Incorporated, Chocoloco, Inc., Filipinas de Oro de Cacao, Inc., and Seabeth Food Processing. The FOODPhilippines participation in CIIE 2020 is organized in partnership with the Foreign Trade Services Corps (FTSC) through the Philippine Trade & Investment Centers (PTICs) in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Hong Kong and the Export Marketing Bureau (EMB). Government partners are the Department of Agriculture (DA) through the Office of the Agricultural Counsellor in Beijing (DA-OAC-Beijing) and the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). The project is likewise supported by business associations such as the Philippine Exporters Confederation, Inc. (PHILEXPORT) and the Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce & Industry, Inc. (FFCCCII).

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