Philippines Sends First Shipment of Organic Coconut Oil to Russia

The maiden shipment of Coco Daily organic coconut milk produced by Philippine company Cenagri, has arrived in St. Petersburg to cater to mainstream Russian consumers this spring, The Manila Bulletin reported.

Russian importer PanAsiaImpex announced that the maiden shipment of Philippine brand Coco Daily organic coconut milk arrived at the port of Saint Petersburg first week of April, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Ramon M. Lopez said.

“The 1-liter packages of Coco Daily that arrived in the 40-foot shipping container will be available to mainstream Russian consumers this spring,” DTI Secretary Ramon M. Lopez said.

PanAsiaImpex Ltd., Russian importer and distributor of Asian food products, sourced the Philippine branded coconut milk from Century Pacific Agri Ventures, Inc. (CPAVI). Coco Daily is the first product imported from the Philippines by PanAsiaImpex Ltd.

“The first shipment of Philippine coconut milk to Russia is good news, especially in light of the current situation. Amidst the coronavirus threat, our businesses continue to grow and expand. We are very proud of our Philippine exporters and producers who pursue opening new markets abroad,” Lopez said.

Lopez congratulated both PanAsiaImpex Ltd. and CPAVI said the Philippines is looking forward to more cooperation between Philippine and Russian companies that will bring more Philippine high-quality, world-class food products to Russia and make it available to the Russian consumers.

Vyacheslav Kapitonov, one of the founders of PanAsiaImpEx Ltd., said the Coco Daily coconut milk has the advantage of being organic as it competes with other similar products in the Russian market. He also thanked the DTI’s Philippine Trade & Investment Center in Moscow (PTIC-Moscow) for their continuous assistance and business-to-business introductions as PanAsiaImpex sources more food products from the Philippines.

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