Cav Banana, et al

We export all-in pack

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You can email me directly at sembawangtrading.co@gmail.com

We also offer Banana Chips, Coconurt  Sugar, Banana Chips, Pineapples, etc.

Size does matter in Cavendish Bananas

 

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Davao Philippines’Cavendish Bananas is known deliciously sweet.

  • Philippine is now the 2nd Largest Exporter of Bananas in the world.
  • The majority of these shipments are destined for the growing regional markets of China, the Middle East and, to a lesser extent, Russia to satisfy their demand for fresh produce
  • Exports of Philippine bananas for the last quarter of this year are expected to rise following China’s lifting of restrictions on Philippine exports early this month.
  • Below are the 15 countries that accounted for the highest dollar value worth of bananas exported from the Philippines during 2015:
  1. Japan: US$176.9 million (40.2% of total bananas imports)
  2. China: $109.2 million (24.8%)
  3. South Korea: $51.6 million (11.7%)
  4. Iran: $33.8 million (7.7%)
  5. United Arab Emirates: $19.2 million (4.4%)
  6. Saudi Arabia: $12.9 million (2.9%)
  7. Kuwait: $8.7 million (2%)
  8. New Zealand: $6.5 million (1.5%)
  9. Hong Kong: $5.2 million (1.2%)
  10. Singapore: $5.1 million (1.2%)
  11. Malaysia: $2.3 million (0.5%)
  12. Taiwan: $2.1 million (0.5%)
  13. North Korea: $1.7 million (0.4%)
  14. Bahrain: $1.1 million (0.2%)
  15. Qatar: $912,000 (0.2%)
  • Among the above countries, the fastest-growing consumers of Philippine bananas exports since 2011 were: Bahrain (up 822.2% in value), Saudi Arabia (up 638.1%), Malaysia (up 312.3%) and Kuwait (up 195.4%).Production system ranges from backyard to highly integrated operation with the latter catering to the export market.
  • Weak demand in the EU.
  • Total import of fruit by the Philippines from 2008 till 2013. The highest volume of imports occurred in 2012 reaching 240,477MT while the lowest was in 2008 to 187,265MT. The average annual growth rate was 3.68% during this time period.
  • Philippine farms produced a total of 8.65m tonnes of bananas valued at P117.15bn ($2.6bn) in 2013, down from a peak of 9.23m tonnes worth P108.13bn ($2.4bn) the previous year, according to PSA data. Concerted efforts over the past two decades to expand banana production have led to the commodity becoming the country’s most valuable crop as well as its most profitable agricultural export.
  • The past years, the yield dramatically been reduced due to destruction brought about by the strong typhoons that hit the country particularly the major producing areas in Mindanao. Another calamity was the most recent “El Nino.”  Nevertheless, these are not typical and Mindanao is not a typhoon belt.
  • Overall, the average annual growth rate was 0.26% and 16%, respectively for production and area for the six-year time period.
  • The farms are generally small in size (1-5 ha) with minimal care resulting to low yield.
  • Big farms are typically managed by Cooperatives, Organizations and Investment Companies

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This business walk an extra mile for its clients.  It literally exist to assist.

Interested importers can email us directly at sembawangtrading.co@gmail.com for further details.

 

Philippines’ Pineapple

We Offer for Export Philippine Pineapples

same quality and plantation source as known brands in the market

(code MG2 or MG3 size small and big, 12kg per box, 1,400 boxes per 14ft Reefer Van).

You can email me directly at denissalvatierra@yahoo.com for details and quotation.

CRITICAL AREAS in LOSS PREVENTION (Cavendish Banana Import-Export)

I am into facilitating Cavendish Banana Import-Export from since 2007.     Since then, I experienced a lot.  Every customer and shipments made are a learning process.   Yes this business is very lucrative but unless you are familiar with the system and risks involve, you will surely end up in a mess of loss of time and money.

To resolve the issues, I formulated my own report based on years of experience, rigid research and consultation.  Below is the result and I titled it as, “Cavendish Banana Import-Export CRITICAL AREAS in LOSS PREVENTION.”   You may want to view it for your reference if you are into this business.  Otherwise, you may just end up in losses and waste of time (especially if you are not that experienced).  My report also includes actual damage report experienced by my client from his former supplier.

To have a bird’s eye view of my report, below is the actual Table of Contents…

  • Low Price Trap in Cavendish Banana Import-Export
  • Basic Checklist
  • Quality / Duration of Storage
  • Packaging
  • Transport
  • RF Temperature
  • Humidity / Moisture
  • Ventilation
  • Biotic Activity
  • Gases
  • Self Heating / Spontaneous Combustion
  • Odor
  • Contamination
  • Mechanical Influences
  • Toxicity / Hazards to Health
  • Shrinkage / Shortage
  • Insect Infestation / Diseases
Although this field is basically sales in nature, finding the lowest price is not enough.  The importer must find first the genuine farm owner-exporter or grower with set standards on harvest, packing operations, loading, shipping and customer relations.  There are lots one can find in the internet but in reality, the genuine are hard to find as most in the internet are mere trading firms or middle men companies.  To find the genuine, first, an importer must cooperate with someone who knows where the genuine farm owner/grower are, and willing to lead you directly to them.  Second, the importer needs his contact to monitor the operations until bananas are shipped and reached the port of destination in good shape and expected freshness.  That is  Risk Management or Loss Prevention.  An importer cannot just rely the matters in the hands of the supplier, especially if the destination is as far as Middle East, Europe and Russia.  It has to be delegated to trusted experienced someone, or face the consequences caused by lack of understanding and monitoring team.
Another thing.
Right Container provider, right set temperature and ventilation is also very important.   At the same time, below suggestion is very crucial:
1. Pre-survey of the plantation is a must

2. Hire Quality Inspector/s to check harvests (live-Cut!)

3. To hire Quality Inspector to supervise packing line at the weighing and selection point

4. Clear and specific purchase and cutting order to the growers/farmers

5. Someone to random check on delivery before loading into the container

6. Securing of the cut-off time to secure maximum 12 hours between cut and cooling.  At the same time, counter check set temperature and ventilation.

7. Inspection of the fruit thru the Bureau of Plant Industry (Department of Agriculture and SGS).

8. Others as the need arises.

More details are clarified with recommendations on issues at my report.

**this blog article is also found at agriwindow.wordpress.com

Feasibility Study or Business Plan are also available upon request.

If you you are interested, you may e-mail me at denissalvatierra@yahoo.com

Cavendish Banana Importer/Exporter first need a Feasibility Study

An importer/exporter/investor needs a Feasibility Study first to manage risk and avoid waste of time and losses of money.

I can quote right away to requesting importer/buyer, through the company I represent (I represent a trading company).  But to educate importers and buyers for them to manage risk and avoid disappointments, I am willing to offer my sincere services .  I can provide a credible feasibility study based on actual survey and direct visit to farms and farm owners.  I already help a number of importers from Middle East and Europe.  I am also offering my services to other importers as well.  Otherwise, importer who just inquire and order may result to head ache as they do not know whom they trade with and the systems involve in it.  This is risking large amount of money and in the end the trial and error commonly lead to waste of time and money. 

I can lead importers and investors to farm owners and/or direct exporters to get low price, at the same time do a feasibility study for a systematic approach and system.  I had clients who availed of these services but I need budget for the following:
1. Plane fare round trip to Davao from Manila (farm locations are very far and risky for first time visiting foreigner importers)
2. Accommodations for a week or two of stay in Davao
3. Food allowance
4. Land transportation allowance.
5. Miscellaneous expense
Below is the actual video taken in the heart of Cavendish Farms in Davao for my client in Europe:
Feasibility Study is very important to be very sure of more profit, reliability of whom the importer will cooperate with, risk management, etc.

Most Grower’s and Trader’s offer:
Class A    456 hands per 13.5kg box
FOB Davao – to be given upon request
Class A/B    789 hands per 13.5kg box
FOB Davao – to be given upon request
Option in buying:

1. FOB (bananas are packed in a 13.5kg box with registered brand – ready for packing).   We just need a container as the bananas are packed and is ready for loading.  We need a customs broker/forwarder to assist from booking to sailing, once the container reaches destination port until the consignee receives the bananas.
2. C&F (just add the shipping cost and other fees related to it)
3. Fruit Cost / Fruit Buying only –  I will help you buy the fruit directly from my grower contacts.   This means that I will coordinate with box manufacturer and supplier of other packing materials.  You need to rent a packing house and people to  pack the bananas.  If we do this, we may cut on cost and expenses. But  you need to pay my contact for the use of box with their brand and export license.
I can facilitate FOB or C&F (throgh the company I represent), or I can lead an importer/investor to the farm grower and provide feasibility study.  This is not as simple as it sound and if I will be entrusted, I will spare the importer/investor the hard work and risk involve.  But this won’t be as simple as setting a meeting or telling the location and contact details.  The reason I need support is I need to go first to the risky yet heart of Cavendish Farms in Davao Philippines.   It is my sincere service offer as I noticed that many importers and buyers suffered losses by doing trial and error and losing a lot of money along the way.
Below is the actual copy of the feasibility study I submitted to a particular importer base in Europe.  It turned-out very useful and profitable.
Below is the actual table of contents to answer all issues involve and gathered necessary information an importer/importer should know.  Such is also beneficial to concerned organizations and government agencies. The proponent chose what is used by a particular US government agency for feasibility study format and content.
Note:   I am also willing to make a video or power point presentation format, image bank, free website, etc.
If anyone is interested, I can be reach through my direct email:  denissalvatierra@yahoo.com
I am not limited to Philippines.  I can also go to India, China, Equador and/or other countries an importer is aspiring to import Cavendish Banana.  If given the support and assistance, I can do an actual survey for an importer or investor to spare them to dirty work and other hassles.  In return, I will do all the necessary survey from direct visit, pinpointing of direct farms and coming-up for a credible Feasibility Study.
I can also be entrusted to do a feasibility study for other agricultural products as Moringa propagation, Rice Trading, etc.


Google Nexus One we sell

OUT OF STOCK AT THE MOMENT

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We Offer Nexus One

– Wholesale Only –

Minimum Quantity Offer (MOQ) – 20 pcs

Specs:

Type of 3G mobile phones, smart phones, camera phones

Mobile phone standard GSM, WCDMA

Support band GSM 850/900/1800/1900

WCDMA 900/2100MHz

Data Transfer GPRS, EDGE, HSPA

AMOLED Screen Material

16 million color screen color

The main screen size 3.7 inches

The main screen parameters 480 × 800 pixels

Touch Screen Capacitive Touch Screen

Operating system, Android OS v2.1

CPU Type Snapdragon (high pass) QSD8250

CPU frequency 1GHz

3D acceleration support

Body Memory 512MB ROM +512 MB RAM

Memory Card MicroSD Card

Extended Capacity 32GB

Standard lithium battery, power adapter, headset, data cable, user manual, 4G expansion card,

Product appearance

Designs Monoblock

Body color black, brown

Product Size 119 × 59.8 × 11.5mm

Full QWERTY keyboard, a virtual QWERTY keyboard,

Products Antenna Built-in

Camera

LED flash timer parameter correction

Built-in camera

5 million pixel camera pixels

AF Support

Shooting scene to support

Photo Effects support

Continuous function support

Video capture support

Entertainment

Radio Java features recording function E-book

Formats such as video playback support MP4/3GP/AVC/AVI/MPEG-4

Music player supports MP3/AAC/AAC + / AMR / WMA / WAV and other formats

Graphics Format Support JPEG / EXIF format, such as

-Game

Flash function support FLASH Player 10.1

Data Function

Wi-Fi

Bluetooth Bluetooth 2.0 + A2DP

3.5mm headphone jack

Price and other details may be inquired via e-mail at denissalvatierra@yahoo.com

Delivery via FedEx, DHL, UPS and the like

We accept payment via Paypal, Western Money Union or T/T

We require 30% advance down payment

Buyers may buy samples for testing.

Hurry while supply last!

Google vs Apple. Let’s Get Reaty to Rumble!

The heat is truly on!  Google’s and Apple’s rivalry is like a heavy weight boxing fight of the century. The rivalry seem getting more intense each day. But who will be the winner… of course the customers!

Mobile Phones

We Offer Mobile Phones

 

iPhone

Models: 16G / 8G / 4G

Google GPhone

Model: GPhone

Nokia

Models: E71i 90 / N86 90 / 5800 XpressMusic / N98 100 / 6720 classic / N93i / N97 / 5310 XM

Motorolla

Models: Milestone / Heron /sawgrass / Ironman /W233 /VA76r /EM326 /PEBL (Rose Version)

Siemen

Models: 1128 / 1168 / 3168 /3118 /3618 /6618 / 6686i / 6688 /A31

 Samsung

Models:  i8910 / i8000 / SCH-W760 / SCH-B309 /B5100 /C3050C / A657 /U490

We also offer other Brands:

Panasonic, Sony Ericson, Dopod, BenQ, ASUS,  Lenovo, Mitsubishi, Alcatel, etc.

Please e-mail us directly at denissalvatierra@yahoo.com for your request for quotation and details.

We offer brand new and original models (unless you have special requst)   

We can agree to sample/s order for testing before the comple quantity requirement, and then we can sign sales contract.  

As to payment, we accept TT or western union  (usually 30% deposit, full payment after you checkthe goods) 

We also offer other type of gadgets, PC parts and other electronic gadgets.

Nexus One of a kind

Finally, Google unveils Nexus One!

  • 5 megapixel camera
  • Snapdragon version of the ARM chip, from Qualcomm
  • Android 2.1
  • big OLED display, no pullout keyboard
  • Hero style trackball “mouse”
  • 4 GB microSD chip provided as standard
  • Pretty obvious that we all want Nexus One.   I’ll be a hypocrite if I say I don’t desire it. 

    Hope Google spare me one to promote it with credibility. 🙂  Of course you credibly promote something you yourself tested it first hand.

    Louis Vuitton inside out

     
    Louis Vuitton (Louis Vuitton Malletier) or shortened to LV, is the world’s 29th most valuable brand known for its iconic LV monogram and logo, Louis Vuitton.  It is one of the most recognizable brands in the world —  an international French fashion house specializing in trunks, leather goods, ready-to-wear, shoes, watches, jewellery, accessories, sunglasses, and books.  The brand is literally identified with the lifestyles of the rich and famous.  Also known to command it’s pricing as one of the most expensive in the global fashion market. 

    Other fashionable products use supermodels and celebrities.  The Louis Vuitton Company is endorsed by carefully chosen non-traditional celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez and most recently Madonna.  On August 2, 2007, the company announced that it will also use former USSR leader Mikhail Gorbachev along with Steffi Graf, Andre Agassi, and Catherine Deneuve.   The company commonly uses print ads in magazines and billboards in cosmopolitan cities.  Louis Vuitton competes directly with such luxury brands as Versace, Hermès, Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Burberry, Dior, Chanel, Ferndi, Armani, and Prada. 

    photo is excerpt from google images, credit to http://www.insidelux.com/tag/louis-vuitton/

    Historically, Louis Vuitton started it all on 1854.  On 19th century, it became a knowned trunks and luggage retailer.  And on the 20th century, the company entered the fashion world by integrating its signature Monogram Canvas into purses and bags.  The founder Louis Vuitton was born on 1821 in Jura, France but later moved to Paris to where he initially establishes the business.  He died on February 27, 1892.  It was his son who expanded to international scenario and his son’s son expanded more till it reached its full potential to this day. 

    Since the 19th century, Louis Vuitton syle of manufacturing did not change and its Luggage is still made by hand.  The company established its own stores on selected countries across the world to where the marketing is being done.  The company distributes its products exclusively through LouisVuitton.com.  

    Counterfeiting of Louis Vuitton’s products is a grave offense.   The company actively pursues offenders through the courts worldwide, and allocating about half of its budget of communications to counteract piracy of its goods.  On November 19, 2007 Britney Spears was successfully sued in violation of counterfeiting laws, in relation to her music video for the song “Do Somethin’.”  Britney Spears herself was not found guilty, but a civil court in Paris has ordered Sony BMG and MTV Online to stop showing the video. They were also fined €80,000 to each group. 

    Louis Vuitton has its share of controversies.  Let me quote from Wikipedia’s… 

    Quote:

    …The French book Louis Vuitton, une saga française (Louis Vuitton: A French Saga)) tells how members of the Vuitton family actively aided the puppet government led by Marshal Philippe Pétain, increasing their wealth from their business affairs with the Nazis. The family set up a factory dedicated to producing artifacts glorifying Pétain, including more than 2,500 busts. Pétain’s Vichy regime was responsible for the deportation of French Jews to German concentration camps.

    Caroline Babulle, a spokeswoman for the publisher (Fayard) said, “They [Louis Vuitton Co.] have not contested anything in the book, but they are trying to bury it by pretending it doesn’t exist.” Responding to the book’s release in 2004, a spokesman for LVMH stated that “this is ancient history…The book covers a period when it was family-run and long before it became part of LVMH. We are diverse, tolerant and all the things a modern company should be.” Another LVMH spokesman told the satirical magazine, Le Canard enchaîné, that “We don’t deny the facts, but regrettably the author has exaggerated the Vichy episode.” In an article published by L’express, France first weekly news magazine, Jacques Attali, then advisor to President François Mitterrand, described the book as a “remarkable enquiry” and a “must read”…

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