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Opportunities for Philippine coffee in Scandinavia being explored

Scandinavian countries are the highest per capita consumers of coffee in the world. According to the CBI Ministry of Foreign Affairs, there is an opportunity for coffee origins and suppliers as evidenced by the emergence of small specialty coffee roasters in the region.

PHL invites investors, seeks fintech, halal ties with Indonesia

Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III has identified technology and halal as potential areas for trade and investment collaboration with Indonesia in a move that signals the country’s commitment to deepening bilateral relations with the largest economy in Southeast Asia.

Indonesia Halal Law takes effect; PH, Indonesia to sign MOU for PH halal exports

Makati PH – The Philippines and Indonesia are working on a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to help Philippine exporters comply with Indonesia’s Law 33/2014 on Halal Product Assurance, now in effect. The MoU, now in its final stages, will facilitate trading of Halal-certified goods through a government-to-government arrangement.

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Post-Brexit, PH exporters can now benefit from UK GSP

Manila, Philippines – Philippine exports under the Generalized Scheme of Preference (GSP) will continue enter the United Kingdom (UK) tariff-free this year, through its own GSP. The UK GSP replicates the market access and benefits provided by the European Union GSP (EU GSP). The Philippines is included in the UK GSP’s Enhanced Framework, the counterpart of EU GSP+.

Coconut, calamansi, carageenan, moringa have big potential in Europe – study

A market study found that coconut, calamansi, carrageenan, and moringa have big potential in European markets. Other Philippine agricultural products cited were ube, turmeric, butterfly pea flower, and the elemi tree. The demand is driven by healthy lifestyle choices and using natural ingredients in manufacturing cosmetics and medicines.

DTI honors 2019 Top Exporters at NEC 2020 virtual event

In celebration of the National Exporters’ Week (NEW), the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), together with the Export Development Council (EDC) and Philippine Exporters Confederation Inc. (Philexport), bestowed the Top Exporter Awards to deserving exporters based on their 2019 export performance and to those who have exhibited excellence and innovation in the delivery of services. Awards were presented at the first-ever one-day virtual National Export Congress (NEC) on Thursday, December 3, 2020, via Zoom.

Swiss market studies highlight potential for Philippine food and textile exports to Europe

A recent study into Swiss and European markets highlight opportunities for Filipino agricultural products and offer guidelines for exporters. Experts from the Swiss Import Promotion Programme (SIPPO) presented insights into EFTA markets’ trade regulations, market access requirements, and market demand in a webinar entitled ‘Export Opportunities to Europe’ during the National Exporters’ Week, Usapang Exports, last 2 December 2020.