The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is hoping to attract more institutional buyers for local traders participating in this year’s Baragatan trade fair which opened Friday.
Maylene Delliro, Trade and Industry Development Specialist, told Palawan News the trade fare showcasing various Palawan products normally attracts bulk buyers.
“Usually, sa Baragatan kasi may nakakapansin ng product, then nag-oorder na sila. Kapag may order kadalasan tuloy-tuloy na ang business nila,” Delliro said.
She added they have been encouraging producers to improve the quality of their products by availing of various government technical assistance.
“We really encourage them through trainings na improve lahat ng products, ‘yon bang qualified for exportation,” she added.
Recently, DTI and the Provincial Economic Enterprise Development Office (PEEDO) held a Palawan Marketing Expo Seminar in preparation for the Baragatan Trade Fare.
Delliro said this kind of activity will help to improve the quality of their products that will be introduced during the festivities.
Souvenirs, handicrafts and agri-products such as turmeric, mushroom, rice coffee, cashew and coconut chips are among the products being displayed in the 18 booths in addition to booths of municipalities.
The Baragatan Trade Fair will run until June 23.