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MSMEs earn P94.4M in trade fairs
By Ashley Manabat

Feb 21, 2017

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO – A total of P94.4 million earnings from about 1,587 micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Central Luzon was made from their participation in 120 local and international trade fairs in 2016.

This, according to a report from the Department of Trade and Industry Region 3 which also showed that Pampanga had the most trade fair exhibitors with 497, earning a total of P38.34 million, followed by Bulacan with 280 sellers earning P20.49 million, and Bataan with 242 sellers earning P5.23 million.

Nueva Ecija had 197 participants earning a total of P20.18 million, Aurora had 151 sellers earning P 4.95 million, Tarlac had 146 participants earning P4.02 million and Zambales with 74 trade fair participants earning P 1.19 million.

“More than 100 of our MSMEs earned around P32.55 million during the Likha ng Central Luzon which was held from October 10 to 13, 2016 at Glorietta in Makati City,” DTI regional director Judith Angeles said.

A total of 28 Central Luzon MSMEs earned P7.02 million during the National Trade Fair held from December 7 to 1, 2016 at SM Mega Mall, while 32 MSMEs had combined sales of P7.4 million during the Manila FAME held on April 21 to 24 and October 20 to 22, 2016 at the World Trade Center and SMX Convention Center, respectively.

“Eight MSMEs from Bulacan participated in the 2016 Philippine Festival Trade Fair in Hibiya Park in Tokyo, Japan from June 18 to 19. The delegation was also able to develop market linkages with the business community there,” Angeles added.

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