Philippines sends banana trade mission to Middle East and Europe

From a report by Louella D. Desiderio – PhilStar.com:

MANILA, Philippines – The government has sent a trade mission to the Middle East and Europe as it seeks to find new markets for the country’s bananas and even as it still intends to increase shipments to China, trade officials said.

“We have a banana mission to the Middle East and Europe. They left Saturday,” Trade undersecretary Cristino Panlilio said in a press conference yesterday.

He said the trade mission was sent to Abu Dhabi and Dubai since these are where the trading centers of the Middle East are located.

The trade mission, he said, would also go to Italy and in Brussels.  More here