In #BusinessMirror’s #BroaderLook: “Made in Philippines” fiber, coco products show potential—Regulators appear to be using their coconuts in grappling with the “Made in the Philippines” tag on exports.  At least for those in the Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), they see the potentials of products from local fiber and the lowly coconut bearing the “Proudly Philippine-made” tag.  For one, the DA is keen on capitalizing on the market opportunities for pineapple leaf fiber, which is currently used as an alternative to manufacture leather-based products. This is aside from also stepping up the local abaca production.  Advertisement  The Department of Trade and Industry’s Export Marketing Bureau (EMB), tasked to push, promote and develop the country’s local exports globally, notes that the Philippines is actually a “champion” in both coconut production and exporting.  EMB Director Senen M. Perlada said the Philippines, with 68 coconut-producing provinces, is only second to Indonesia in global production of coconuts, and the No. 1 exporter of coconut oil.  Jasper Emmanuel Y. Arcalas & Catherine Marie N. Pillas report: http://www.businessmirror.com.ph/made-in-phl-fiber-coco-products-show-potential/ #Philippines #fiber #coconut #piña
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  • bmsocialmediaIn #BusinessMirror’s #BroaderLook: “Made in Philippines” fiber, coco products show potential—Regulators appear to be using their coconuts in grappling with the “Made in the Philippines” tag on exports. At least for those in the Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), they see the potentials of products from local fiber and the lowly coconut bearing the “Proudly Philippine-made” tag. For one, the DA is keen on capitalizing on the market opportunities for pineapple leaf fiber, which is currently used as an alternative to manufacture leather-based products. This is aside from also stepping up the local abaca production. Advertisement The Department of Trade and Industry’s Export Marketing Bureau (EMB), tasked to push, promote and develop the country’s local exports globally, notes that the Philippines is actually a “champion” in both coconut production and exporting. EMB Director Senen M. Perlada said the Philippines, with 68 coconut-producing provinces, is only second to Indonesia in global production of coconuts, and the No. 1 exporter of coconut oil. Jasper Emmanuel Y. Arcalas & Catherine Marie N. Pillas report: http://www.businessmirror.com.ph/made-in-phl-fiber-coco-products-show-potential/ #Philippines #fiber #coconut #piña
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