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Big Market For Philippine Mango

Phl eyes more mango exports to US

By Czeriza Valencia 

(The Philippine Star) 

| Updated April 30, 2014 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines - The Philippines may soon ship to the United States fresh mangoes from others parts of the country other than Guimaras Island, Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala said yesterday.

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) currently only allows the exportation of mangoes from Guimaras, an island municipality in Western Visayas.

Alcala said the export accreditation for Philippine mangoes is now being expanded to cover other mango-growing areas other than Guimaras.

He said the sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) requirements for Philippine mango exports have already been approved by the USDA. The Philippines, thus, is only waiting for the USDA to complete other regulatory requirements.

Mangoes grown in the island of Palawan, however, cannot be included for accreditation because of the prevailing pulp weevil infestation.

Production zones in the Philippines include Pangasinan, Zamboanga del Norte, Batangas, Cebu, Ilocos Norte, North Cotabato, and Iloilo among others.

Alcala said that if the exportation of mangoes is allowed in the US, this would give more room for investments in the sector because at present, domestic production cannot fully satisfy demand.

“The domestic supply of mango cannot fully satisfy domestic demand, but it would be beneficial for producers if we have additional market access,”
said Alcala.

Alcala said the US and the Philippines are also working on increasing export of bananas both in US mainland and defense commissaries.

Alcala said the US has also committed to support the Philippines’ bid for extension of its special restriction on rice.

The Philippines is still awaiting the consensus of the four remaining countries it is in talks with for the continued imposition of high duty on rice until 2017.

And a Local take on this situation ....

Submitted by BarberShop on May 02nd, 2014 – 

Category: Business

Philippine mango is considered the sweetest and most delicious mango variety in the world. Well, the Guimaras variety, as what they say. 

The market for native mango in the west particularly in America is so big. But limited only to Guimaras mango because of the sweetness and deliciousness of the said variety.

After US President Barack Obama visited Philppines, market for native mangoes of the Philippines opens more. 

According to news report that America now is opening the buying not only to Guimaras variety. The buying now will include native mangoes all over the archipelago of the country. 

That means mangoes in the farm of Pangasinan, Ilocos, and other provinces will have its share in the market.

Philippines now is in the season of mango. 

All over the market, the yellow and yummy mango is being sold. Native mangoes of the country not only consume with spooning the ripe yellow flesh.

 Philippine mango is also being sold now as processed or sliced and made as shake and all other recipes that mango could give distinction to taste.

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