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The Philippine Consulate in Macau Special Administrative Region (SAR) held a briefing on the trade mission organized by the Philippine Trade and Investment Center (PTIC) in Guangzhou, China last September 10. The mission was led by Trade Attaché Kenneth Yap together with Trade Assistant Allan Liu.
The trade mission composed of various manufacturers and exporters of Philippine goods were received at the Consulate by Philippine Consul General to Macau Renato L. Villapando who oriented the group about the business and consumer profile of Macau and trade opportunities in the territory.
Representatives of various Filipino companies in the mission included Andy Chan of Monde Nissin Corporation, Maria Margarita Manganan and Gregorio Canals of Goldilocks Bakeshop, Inc., Sammy Garcia of Jess Aquamarine Traders, Inc., Pocholo Neri of Dragon Edge Group, Veronica Rabano of Jarla Trading, Fe Ines of FRI Seafood Trading, Elizabeth Buenaventura of MS Seafood Supplier, and Edwin Go of Mabuhay OFW Food Mart.
The Consulate, in coordination with PTIC Guangzhou, is keen on expanding the reach of Philippine products in Macau as well as to make a headway into the mainstream market in mainland China.
The trade mission was scheduled to have a tour of shops selling Philippine goods, and meet with managers of major supermarkets in Macau and Hong Kong in order to promote the sale of Philippine products.
Due to lack of arable land and other resources, Macau is dependent on imports of food and other items from mainland China and other countries. The territory also hosts more than two (2) million tourists every month which makes it a lucrative market for consumer products.