DTI announces second shipment of PH mangoes to Australia

MANILA – The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) on Saturday disclosed that Fastboxph would dispatch another batch of Philippine mangoes to Australia this month.

The move further highlights the trade relations between the two nations, according to Trade Secretary Frederico Pascual.

In a press release, Pascual noted that trade levels between the two nations have soared beyond pre-pandemic figures.

In 2023 alone, their trade volume surged to USD4.1 billion, representing a 20 percent increase from the previous year's USD3.4 billion.

"The continued growth in our bilateral trade underscores the vast potential for our products in the Australian market. The successful export of our mangoes exemplifies the significant strides we're making in facilitating agricultural trade, which is pivotal for our economic agenda,” Pascual said.

FastboxPH, the logistics firm entrusted with the recent mango shipment, reported a surge in demand within the Australian market, attributing it to the unparalleled taste and quality of Philippine mangoes.

With Philippine mango exports to Australia adhering to stringent biosecurity regulations, and successfully navigating documentation and inspection procedures, FastboxPH said it is poised to expand its presence across Australia.

The company aims to establish partnerships with additional retailers and distributors nationwide, ensuring wider accessibility of Philippine mangoes to Australian consumers. (PR)