By John Benedict Santos | Market Innovation Division | DTI-Export Marketing Bureau

13 May 2019

Published also in Business Mirror

Present during the organizational meeting were Second Secretary Maksim Sikora, Commercial Counselor Vladislav Mongush, Export Marketing Bureau Assistant Director Anthony B. Rivera and Department of Foreign Affairs Director Adrian Elmer S. Cruz as they discuss the Philippines’s participation to the World Food Moscow 2019.

THE Department of Trade and Industry’s Export Marketing Bureau (DTI-EMB) and the Philippine Trade and Investment Center-Moscow (PTIC-Moscow), with the Department of Agriculture’s Agribusiness Marketing and Assistance Service (AMAS), are gearing up Philippine participation to the World Food Moscow 2019 with their first organizational meeting held at the Audio Visual Room, DTI International Building on April 30.

The meeting—attended by exporters of banana chips, snack food, marine products and coconut products —was led by EMB Assistant Director Anthony B. Rivera and Department of Foreign Affairs Director Adrian Elmer S. Cruz from the Philippines side; and Commercial Counselor Vladislav S. Mongush and Second Secretary Maxim A. Sikora from the Embassy of the Russian Federation.

EMB Division Chief Rafaelita C. Castro discussed “Trade Opportunities with the Russian Federation” and provided data on the latest food exports of the Philippines to Russia.

Mongush followed with a presentation on trade opportunities to Russia including tips on how to penetrate the market. Meanwhile, Sikora discussed visa requirements for the benefit of the exporters joining the expo.

Ronaldo C. Caddarao discussed the DA’s requirements for participation in World Food Moscow 2019.

The fair will be held at the Crocus Expo Centre Fairgrounds from September 24 to 27, 2019. It is an international food and drink exhibition that could serve as an entry point for international manufacturers looking to enter the vibrant Russian market. The event connects thousands of businesses from around the world with Russia’s key food and drink buyers, including retail representatives from Russia’s leading supermarket chains, wholesalers, hotel-restaurant-café sector, and food manufacturers.