After losing millions in 2012, banana exporters in Mindanao are still clinging on to China, which has remained to be the biggest international market for Philippine cavendish today. Luciano Frederick Puyod III, vice president for agribusiness of the Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industries Inc. (DCCCII), said the stringent phytosanitary standards imposed on exporters make it even harder to penetrate this market. “We shouldn’t rely on China, but it’s still our biggest market,” he said…Full Article: Sun Star June 2014

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  • According to the article, China accounted for 70% of Mindanao’s (southern Philippines) banana exports

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  • In April 2012, China detected pests in shipments of Cavendish bananas from the Philippines
  • China is the second largest market for Cavendish bananas after Japan

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