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DA chief to lobby for eased import tariffs on bananas

Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala. FILE PHOTO

Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala has told banana exporters he will personally lobby for the lowering of tariff for Cavendish banana in Korea and Japan.

Posted: March 9th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

PH rice shipped to Oman


SL Agritech Corp. (SLAC) expects to ship out within this month its maiden cargo of 19.3 metric tons of its Doña Maria fancy rice to Oman.

Posted: February 11th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

How we should export Philippine coffee


In 2003, when I was still the CEO of a major coffee chain in the Philippines, I set my sights on the international market both for Philippine coffee and our coffee shop franchise by joining each and every show where we could meet potential buyers.

Posted: December 28th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »

PH exports up, reversing 9-month trend

Arsenio Balisacan of NEDA. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Exports grew in October as improving global economic conditions fueled higher demand even for non-essential products such as electronics, which remained the country’s key export product.

Posted: December 10th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Japan group to build new 23-km rail line in Bangkok—report

A woman valids her ticket at the entrance of a BTS station (sky train) in Bangkok on March 20, 2013. East Japan Railway, trading house Marubeni and electronics giant Toshiba have landed a deal to construct a new 23-kilometer (14-mile) rail line in the Thai capital, the business daily Nikkei reported Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, adding the rail operation is set to start in 2016.  AFP

A Japanese consortium will build an urban transit system in Bangkok, as part of Japan’s drive to expand exports of railway infrastructure to the rest of Asia, a report said Sunday.

Posted: November 4th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest Business Stories | Read More »

PH chemical exports seen to spike in a few years


Chemical export revenues are expected to grow by over 15 percent annually over the next two years, driven mainly by the completion of new facilities.

Posted: November 3rd, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Export of PH heirloom rice triples, says firm

FACED with the reality that the lion’s share of their harvest will go to landlords and high fertilizer costs, a farmer’s family in Camarines Norte province helps in the harvest to save on labor cost. 

The country has tripled its production of heirloom rice for export two months before its target date and is expected to export more before the year ends.

Posted: October 26th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Mindanao group starts exporting organic banana variety to Japan in new scheme

Cavendish bananas from Mindanao. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

After successfully exporting organic rice to Hong Kong and the Middle East, the Don Bosco Foundation for Sustainable Development (DBFSD) has started exporting banana to Japan after it launched its organic “Balangon” banana variety in Makilala, North Cotabato.

Posted: October 20th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Services seen to fuel export growth

Job applicants browse newspapers for job vacancies as they queue up at a job fair in Manila in this file photo. Enterprises in the country are in the mood to hire more workers, with the “employment outlook index” for the fourth quarter in 2012, hitting the highest on record following a generally upbeat sentiment on the Philippine economy. AFP PHOTO/TED ALJIBE

Services and non-electronics exports are expected to boost the country’s total export receipts to $120 billion by 2016.

Posted: October 18th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Yes, we now have Philippine bananas in US, finally

Photo from official account of Philippine Embassy in the United States. @philippinesusa.

The Philippines has officially become the first Asian country to export bananas to the United States, with the first shipment of the highland Cavendish variety from Bukidnon arriving at the Port of Long Beach last week.

Posted: September 16th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

DTI taps export potential of ‘engineered’ bamboo

The Department of Trade and Industry wants to tap the export potential of “engineered” bamboo as it is expected to provide Philippine furniture manufacturers a competitive edge in the Asean region.

Posted: August 9th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Electronics exports seen to bounce back


The Philippine electronics industry is expected to recover this year with an estimated five-percent growth in export sales, after suffering a slump in 2012, according to the Philippine Exporters Confederation Inc. (Philexport).

Posted: July 22nd, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »



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