On September 30, the Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Plant Industry commenced exports of fresh Hass avocados with a ceremonial send-off at the KTC Port Tibungco, Davao City. The initial shipment of 3,040 boxes, with an estimated value of US$ 48,000, was expected to arrive in Pyongtaek Port, South Korea on October 8. The significant market access achievement was made possible through the diligent efforts of the DA-BPI, headed by Director Gerald Glenn Panganiban and the Philippine Agriculture Office in Seoul.

This shipment marks the beginning of a fruitful trade relationship between the two nations as the people of South Korea can finally taste the creamy and nutrient-rich Hass avocados from the Philippines.

Source: baguioheraldexpressonline.com