Philippine dried fruits and tropical fruit juices received increased inquiries from buyers from the Middle East in the recent Gulfood 2010, Middle East’s leading food fair, reported the Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM) an attached agency of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).
The Middle East, which imports 90% of its food from overseas has long been a market for Philippine food and beverage companies.
“I received inquiries of processed fruits in container loads from buyers not just from the Middle East but from other regions such as Africa,” said Blesilda Ongchuan, Marketing Director of Q-Phil Product International Trading, Inc. This is the second time for Q-Phil to join Gulfood.
Another Filipino company, FCG Trading Philippines, Inc., brought an assortment of dried fruits such as mango, jackfruit, coconut, papaya, pineapple, melon, and soursop and enjoyed positive …