A group of entrepreneurs led by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) affirmed that many trade opportunities in the United States are available for small and medium-sized enterprises (SME).
The delegation, composed of entrepreneurs from Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon (Calabarzon) recently returned from a small trade mission in San Francisco, California where they tried selling products from the region.
DTI Regional Director Marilou Quinco-Toledo reported that the group was able to sell $17,262 worth of products in a fair organized by the Filipino-American community in San Francisco.
With the assistance of the Philippine Trade and Investments Center, moreover, the delegation attended business-matching sessions with and conducted product demonstrations before representatives of US firms.
Quinco-Toledo said she is confident that there is a market for the products of Filipino SMEs.
“Our products have easily captured the interest of the wholesalers which are found comparable to those of other US-exporting countries.”