UK pork trade with Philippines could boom
Business could be booming between Britain and the Philippines following a mission organised by BPEX and UK Trade and Industry.
Half a dozen people paid a visit to Manila and the party included traders and abattoir representatives.
Export marketing manager Jonathan Eckley said: "There is already some pig meat being exported but it is a growing economy and there is scope to expand that trade.
"We have been working with UKTI locally and the mission included a visit to a cold store, a cutting plant, a wet market and retailers. This was followed by a meet the buyer session, attended by 20 Filipino companies which included some the of the country's leading meat importers. The business to business meetings were extremely successful. "
"The aim of these meetings was to build relationships between traders and for those from the UK to meet significant players in the Philippines market."
"We had a great many inquiries so we are hopeful that will result in enhancing the trade between the UK and the Philippines. The Philippines has a population of 100 million and import about 100,000 tonnes of pig meat a year."
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