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On the sidelines of the meeting of the 11th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization, DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez discussed with an Argentinian investor how to expand sourcing of local seaweeds. Sec Lopez met with one of the owners of food ingredient-producer Farmesa, which has a plan to set-up a seaweeds processing plant in the Philippines. The Philippines will be their first manufacturing operations outside Argentina, according to Mr. Agustin Perez, Head of Farmesa’s...
December 20, 2016 THE average Mexican downed 64 liters of alcoholic drinks in 2014. That’s roughly the amount of water required to fill up a decent-sized kiddie pool. And, according to Euromonitor International, this will continue growing to almost 70 liters per person per year come 2019. With a population of around 123 million people, that’s an untapped market Filipino alcohol exporters shouldn’t ignore. The year 2015 saw a rise in alcohol consumption in Mexico, particularly... Read more
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