Nearly 40 US-based agribusinesses, farm organizations and representatives from state agricultural departments are on a trade mission to ink three deals for agricultural opportunities in the Philippines. Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) Administrator Daniel Whitley is leading the group, aided by the FAS office based in Manila.
They will be meeting with local companies in hopes of inking deals that allow American food and farm products to be imported into the Philippines. In the last five years, the Philippines has been listed as the eighth-largest export market for US agricultural products at $3.1 billion.
The state departments of agriculture will also formalize trade opportunities with Batangas through a memorandum of understanding.
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