Palawan’s cashew-based delicacies and processed products which are under the One Town, One Product (OTOP) have huge potentials for export, Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) –Palawan provincial director Rosenda Fortunado said on Tuesday.
These products include cashew chocolate, pastillas de casuy, cashew polvoron, roasted cashew nuts, cashew butter, cashew tarts, and other cashew-based products.
She said that because of this, the DTI has extended a package of assistance to make these micro and small enterprises become more competitive to face their prospective new market.
“Magaganda na ang kanilang packaging, at nakita naman natin ang export potential ng mga products natin” she said.
Fortunado said most of the cashew-based enterprises’ processing centers and workplaces are compliant with sanitary laws.
She added that they are assisting these micro and small businesses in complying with other regulations, especially in providing them the food operations processing manual for them to pass the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
“Kung sila ay pasado na sa FDA, meron nang trade mark, bar code, ang susunod naman ay promotion for market—kung saan sila ay may kakayahan nang mag –export”.
She added that to further promote cashew-based products and other OTOP products of Palawan, the DTI will open an OTOP Kiosk at the Airport this February 2018.
These OTOP Next Gen Products are likewise accessible and available in major stores like Robinsons and SM, said Fortunado.