Organic coconut products exporter, Cocowild Philippines, Inc is sending a trial shipment of young coconut to China to meet growing demand, estimated at up to 300 40ft containers monthly, according to a statement released by the Department of Agriculture-Davao regional office (DA).
The DA has recently facilitated a meeting between Cocowild with a group of Chinese buyers for the supply of young coconut, which is the source of fresh coconut water.
Cocowild representative Geralyn M. Hobrero said the company, based in South Cotabato, currently has 2 satellite facilities that can package young coconut at a daily volume of up to 18 container vans.
Hobrero said that with the trial shipment, the company is seeking to verify whether it can comply with Chinese entry standards and the buyer’s quality requirements.
Apart from young coconut, the company also exports coconut sugar, coco syrup, and honey-cured vinegar.
The DA agency has been providing assistance for coconut products supplier to export overseas. Earlier in 2019, Davao-based Eng Seng Food Products started exporting fresh young coconut to China, however it failed to meet the volume demand.
The Davao Region is the 3rd largest coconut producer in the country, behind Calabarzon and Northern Mindanao.