First Philippine coconut shipment to China all set
China, the world’s largest market, has formally opened its doors to Philippine coconut products particularly fresh young coconut or buko after a Davao-based company passed the export protocol of the Chinese government.
A statement showed that Eng Seng Food Products, in coordination with the Department of Agriculture in Region 11 (DA-11) and Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI), is now set to ship 48 tons or 36,000 pieces of aromatic coconuts to Guangzhou and Xiamen, China this week.
“The shipment was made possible after the signing of a contract with a China-based company, the China Artex Corporation Fujian Company,” said Eng Seng Food Products President John Tan.
In April this year, President Rodrigo Duterte witnessed the contract signing between the two parties during the 2nd Belt and Road Forum in Beijing, China stating of a one-year supply of 64.5M metric tons of young coconuts.
Tan said Filipino farmers could expand their aromatic variety coconuts as there is a huge market in China due to its distinct taste and aroma.