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Kung mag-e-export sa China! Davao City LGU urges durian farmers to coordinate with DFTC

The Davao City government is urging the durian farmers to coordinate with the Davao Food Terminal Complex (DFTC) for the export of their harvests to China.

DFTC Focal Person Josephine Martin cited the high demand for durian in China.

“In the coming days, there will be groups that will pack durian for China. The farmers are very free to deliver their durian. They just have to coordinate with the group that will export the products for their farms to be accredited since the supply needs to be traced back to their farms as it is one of China’s requirements,” she said.

The DFTC opened last October 2022, and has been partially operational since then.

Martin said that they are now working to comply with the remaining requirements needed for the DFTC to be fully operational.

“We are still on minimal operation because, based on our IRR, there should be a building operator to manage the DFTC, so we are currently looking for a building operator. We are also working on the crafting of amendments to the rates of the DFTC,” Martin explained.

The complex also offers cold storage facilities but has yet to be opened to the public.

Martin said they are still waiting for the ordinance from the Sanguniang Panlungsod (SP) regarding the amended rates of the facilities at the DFTC.

She expressed hope that by November this year, the SP will release the amended Ordinance.

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