The Philippine Trade Training Center (PTTC), in cooperation with the Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM), conducted a seminar on “EU Labeling Requirements based on Regulation No 1169/32011 of the European Parliament and of the Council” on August 9, 2017. Engr. Menandro Ortego of PTTC discussed the detailed labelling requirements for the EU market and DTI-Bureau of International Trade Relations (BITR) Director Ann Claire C. Cabochan emphasized the benefits under the EU-GSP+ and walk thru the participants in exploring the website of the EU Export Help Desk for the tariff code of their respective products.

This was attended by the 18 participants from 8 companies (See’s International Food Manufacturing Corp., KLT Fruits Inc., Kitchen Witchery Food Ventures Inc., Mega Fishing Corporation, Goldilocks, B-G Fruits and Nuts Manufacturing Corp., Magic Melt Foods Inc., and Brand Exports Philippines Inc.) who will participate in ANUGA FOOD FAIR 2017 with the theme “Taste the Future.” ANUGA is a 5-day event on 7th October to the 11th October 2017 at the Koelnmesse in Cologne, Germany. This event showcases products like exotic drinks, meat and meat products, frozen food, chilled and fresh food, dairy products, bread, bakery and soups, organic products etc. in the Food & Beverage industry.

Anuga Participants at seminar on EU Labeling Requirements
In photo (L-R): Ms. Alora Piñon – Clerk and Ms. Cristy Luarca – Finance Head both from B-G Fruits & Nuts, Mr. Maynard Mañalac – Export Sales and Marketing Officer of CPFI, Mr. Jonathan Illana – Sales and Marketing Manager of Magic Melt Foods, Inc., Ms. Chol Dela Paz – Senior Trade Industry Development Specialist of CITEM, Ms. Janet Besagas – Export Development Manager of Mega Fishing Corp., Mr. Gregorio Canals – International Business Manager of Goldilocks, Ms. Jessica Genovia –  Senior Trade Industry Development Specialist of CITEM, Engr. Menandro Ortego –  Speaker for EU Mandatory Labeling Requirements for Food in the morning, BMTSD OIC, Ms. Alex Lucas – Trade Industry Development Analyst and Ms. Elvie Borje – Division Chief both from CITEM, Ms. Carlota Legaspi – Food Safety Officer and Mr. Michael Abacahin – Export Sales Officer both from Brand Exports Philippines, Inc., Ms. Kaila Belarmino – Business Development Associate of KLT Fruits, Ms. Nikki Andres – Sales Officer of Kitchen Witchery Food Ventures, Inc., Ms. Gelle Francisco – Sales Supervisor of KLT Fruits, Ms. Helen Ruth See – Export Manager of See’s International Food Manufacturing Corp. and Ms. Zharita Bagayas – Assistant Division Chief, CITEM.