Cav Banana, et al

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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.

 

Investors and New Importers eyeing Philippine Bananas

I have been entertaining investors since last year and the most recent are from UK and Asia Pacific.  They are not interested to see the corporate scenes in Makati.  They rather see Davao.  They asked me to accompany them in Davao Philippines. Inspite of flight delays, humid climate and inconvenient location, they enjured all the hassles just to see the banana plantations in Davao, packing facility and export potential.  Upon seing it, they abruptly said, “WOW!”   I was asked, “how come we  found out about you and the banana plantation only now? ” They were amazed how big the plantation was, as big as a country.
And last week they returned in spite of the negative issues raised by a giant country to Philippine banana industry.   It’s a mistake that many fruit growers only now realized that dealing to this nation is a big risk.  Although many banana growers are losing hope because of the effects of the negative news brought about by rejection of a giant nation incidentally claiming part of Philippines as its territory.  Believe it or not, the investors see differently with enthusiasm and big hopes for Philippine banana industry.  They  said I need to open my eyes and widen my horizon.
With the negative news being thrown to Philippine banana industry, I am receiving more buy inquiries now than before. They are mostly from Europe, Middle East, Asia Pacific and a few from South Indies, and some of them are investment proposals.  They don’t see pest rather they see big opportunities and big return on investment.  Philippine banana industry is still standing and I see a future in it.
It’s not a secret that Japan is the biggest importer of Philippine bananas and it is a fact that Japan is one of the strictiest importer.  Japan should be the first to reject Philippine bananas if the pest issue is rampant and United Nation or World Health Organization should be the first to announce it, as what they did when they discover “sars” and “bird flu” in China and HK.
American and Japanese brand firms controlled and operate most of the plantation of bananas in the Philippines (e.g. Del Monte, Dole, Chiquita, Sumifru, etc.).  These firms are in control of the industry since the early 1900.  We know for a fact how strict US and Japan are and if you can visit, you won’t even be allowed to enter the plantation without being quarantined. These plantations is one of the well managed plantation in the world that is why Philippine bananas is more expensive than what you can get in South America, India and Africa.  European clients told me the difference is found in taste and quality… Philippine bananas are proven deliciously sweeter and the quality is better.
Allow me to share my answer to one of my buyer’s question, …”how can you prove the other clients that the bananas have not been infected?”
1.  No plantation in the world have zero pest that’s why the government in cooperation with big brand firms and growers are in partnership as prevention is better than cure.  
But since banana plantation in the Philippines are majority controlled by American and Japanese firms, they put investments to make sure that pest are controlled.  And if there is, I can assure you that it is just an isolated case and the government has identified where it is.  We are all warned of the location so we don’t get our supplies on those pinpointed region.
2. Identified safe zone and reputable farms passes through regular inspection and will not be granted cerfitication if they do not pass criteria:

a. All banana trees have label or tag for inventory.  Growers and Inspectors know easily if there is pest or disease because it passes regular inspection and the records are put on a database including test results, soil condition, history, number of times treated, number of times it was fertilized, records of defects if any, totality of banana tree from roots to stem to leaves, who is the owner, who is the people involve, etc.
b. All fruits have label or tag and area all recorded in a database to quickly identify if one has disease or pest or not.
c. International Quarantine standards are practice and no outsider can come in without passing through the procedure.
d. If the plantation did not pass quarantine or was identified under unsafe zone, it won’t be given Accreditation from Philippine Banana Growers and Exporters.
e.  No exporters are awarded with Export License without its farm supplier passes the inspection of Quarantine Division of Philippine Department of Agriculture.
3. Banana fruits has cover for protection against insects and pests.
4. We assigned quality inspector/look out in the field to make sure that the bananas are freshly harvested at right age and passed international quality standards.
5. We are in partnership with a number of selected credible farms and packing house.  Our packing procedure are under big brands quality standard… 
…and our workers immediately reject banana fingers or bunch with found reject qualities.
 
6. Bananas are again inspected at loading site even they are already in boxes (Sampling process and counter checking of banana quality)

…sensor test (special container)
container provider’s specialist supports testing on bananas
8. Phytosanitary certificate is a must.  We will not be issued with Phytosanitary certificate if inspector found rejects at farms on boxes inside the contianer.
9.  We formulate our own packing and loading report for buyer’s assurance that we are checking every step of the way. 
10.  Buyer/Consignee are protected by a contract.
Below are the kind of defects we not allow to be packed:

PIT MARKS

BROKEN NECK

MALFORMED

KNIFE CUTS

NIPPLE END

POOR FRUIT

PUSED FINGER

DIRTY FINGERS

FINGER ROT

FALSE RIPE

FRUIT ROT

OTHER FUNGUS

SCALE INSECTS

MEALY BUGS

BLACK BUGS

CHEMICAL RESIDUE

DIAMOND HEAD FRUIT SPOT

MATURITY STAIN

CHEMICAL BURN

SCABS (BROWN)

SUNBURN

SPLIT PEEL

Note:  There is so much cheating in this business and the ones who do not make sure who they deal with before the spot buy are the common victims of cheating in many form.   

Cavendish Banana – we can deliver to as far as Russia and Europe

Cavendish Banana origin Davao Philippines

(same quality as offered by big brands)

Week 15 price:

Class A 456 hands (big hands) = US$7.70/13.5kg box

Class A 789 hands (small hands) = US$6.10/13.5kg box

Price change without prior notice.

We have an experienced delivering to as far as Russia and Bulgaria.

You may inquire directly at denissalvatierra@yahoo.com

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.

Delicious Sweet Banana from Davao Philipines

There are lots of brands out there.

These are just some of the known brands.

We offer OEM or we can allow buyer’s brand/label to be printed on the box and fruit sticker.

Rest assured that you will be satisfied as we supply same quality with known brands at a lower cost.

Our difference is obviously in its distinct delicious sweet taste.

You may contact me for more details at denissalvatierra@yahoo.com

For your assurance that I am sincere, we can meet with buyer’s-importer’s representative.  Below are the actual operation photos (from plantation to packing house).  I am willing to visit buyer’s office and can bring samples but I need  support by means plane ticket and initial budget as I need to pay the actual packed bananas and pineapple and for my basic allowance for my accommodations and necessities).  I believe I also need letter from buyer to present to immigration upon my arrival in country destination as proof that the items are for sample request (or buyer-importer can just shoulder the DHL cost).  With the samples, I am also willing to give presentation clear folder with documented photos and past shipping documents and my company details.  If there are things the buyer require as proof of my sincerity, kindly mention so I can comply.
As we can also facilitate other products from Philippines, I need to know what among which is needed.  The best way to lower cost is through minimal investment or joint venture with me.  The current pricing now is at its highest rate but will normalize to low soon.  If you are interested, rest assured that I will be supplying KNOWN BRAND QUALITY as my team are former workforce and plantation source of one particular known brand.
Note:  my sincerity goes beyond my words.  Rest assured that I do extra mile and after sales service.
Let me know what you think.  I am willing to provide breakdown and or/or feasibility study and business plan for your assurance that I am sincere to you.  Below is the actual plantation location and facilities used depending on bulk of requirement (I personally took the pictures)


The plantation is as far as your eyes can see and 1 week is not enough to tour the area.
Note:  We do not own the plantation but we are in partnership with a reliable legal cooperative.
Below are small type of packing facility for spot buys:
Below are bigger facility we lease for regular volume buyers:











Below is the continuation in the packing operations:






Below are the type of pallet.  If buyer wants his/her order to be palletized, added charges is required.
We also facilitate offer pineapples and other products from Philippines
You can email me at denissalvatierra@yahoo.com
pls click to link below for our joint-venture proposal:
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Banana Import Export

Business Venture Proposal

Product:
My primary offer is Cavendish Banana origin Davao Philippines, for export to countries in Europe, Middle East Region and Asia Pacific. I already exported to Bulgaria, Iran, Dubai, Kuwait, Bahrain and Egypt.  I aspire to work for you and export to Singapore, South Korea and China as it is nearer than Europe and Middle East. Proof of my past deals are available upon request.
Introduction: 
I already established an outsourced team in Davao and they function efficiently even though I administer remotely.  As Singapore is very near Philippines and is consider the hub for commodity trading, I can easily monitor shipments and payment by just having my needed home office with computer and communication gadgets.  I have two brother Singapore (software Engineer and Civil Engineer).  Rest assured that they will assist in any way they can but I need to either joint venture or work in Singapore.

Business Model:
Trading Company with sales-admin office in Singapore, export operations in Davao Philippines
Why in Singapore?  … Singapore is strategically located near our target countries in Asia Pacific and Davao Philippines and declared by World Bank as the cheapest place to set up a business. As such, it will surely be cost effective as the Sales-Admin office will only be set-up at the proponent’s rented flats-residence (No need to rent an office space in a corporate building).
fyi.  An Investor/Joint Venture Partner need not invest large amount right away on this business as I will capitalize on buyer’s down payment.  I can accept whatever can be given as support as initial investment.   
Revenue Model:
– Direct Sales Offer
– Join Trade Fair
– Continue Existing Operational Facility in Davao Philippines
– Sales Office in Singapore (near Davao Philippines)
Cavendish Banana Export Business Outlook:
The Philippine banana industry is the 5th largest export industry in the country and the 2nd biggest in Mindanao. In terms of local tax contribution, the banana industry remitted about PhP389 million worth of local taxes in 2008, including Business tax, Real property tax, Residence Certificates of Employees, Withholding tax of employees, Withholding tax at source, and Income tax.
The Philippine banana export industry is the 3rd biggest in the world and the only Asian country among the top 5.
The local industry is not spread out around the country; rather, it is concentrated in Mindanao, the southernmost island among the three main islands of the Philippine archipelago. Beginning in the 1960s in Davao del Norte, the industry has now spread in eleven (11) provinces in Mindanao with some 50,000 hectares of farmland used for planting bananas. In 2008, about 150 million boxes (each box weighing a gross of 14 kilos) were exported to the industry’s main markets, which are: Japan, Korea, HongKong, New Zealand, Brunei, China, Singapore, the Middle East, Indonesia, Russia and Canada. Some of the export-quality bananas are also sold in the Philippine market.
Reference/Excerpt from:  Pilipino Banana Growers and Exporters Association website
Income Potential:
This business is capable of earning twice within a period of 1 year, 2.5 times that within 2 years and 3 times that within 3 years due to increasing demand. Although India is the number one exporter (may be because of lower price offer), main advantage of our offer is its taste and quality and it is widely favored in many countries.  Feasibility and/or Business Plan is available upon request by an Investor
Proponent
**has been into this business since 2007, with more than 15 years in the corporate business sector.  The company is named in the Philippines… “Sembawang Trading” after it went to Singapore on 2005.  He was mentored by a Singaporean.

The Company
Sembawang Trading initially acted as a go-between agent for the importers and exporters. 

Ownership
Sole Proprietorship (proposed to joint venture with an Investor to re-register to Corporation)

Mission
– Reliability to our customers
– Consistency in our service
– Profit enhancement for our
  shareholder’s benefit
– Social benefits to people
  we work with and churches
  we are supporting

Vision
Philippine Cavendish Banana Cultivation and Export, the Singapore way
Proposed Brand/Label:

Available upon request
Growth Strategy

Manageability
The proponent is mature and creative enough to handle complex projects.  The company is very much  flexible and with its venture partner and local team to hand the operations, it can work-out shipment demanded by it clients.
Costs
The price may vary depending on specification requirement, season, and terms.  Nevertheless, this business has its ways to provide rational evaluation of costs.


Competitive Advantage
·  Highly Competitiveness
·  Visible
·  Sincere
·  Offer lower cost of product/s
· Customer care from start to after sale
· Initiate shipment monitoring and risk management
 
Competition
Competition in this line of business is very slim as the market is global.  Nevertheless, the expectation is very high (export standard) so this business sets its mission in reliability, consistency and profitability to be very focus on customer satisfaction simultaneous with partner cooperation and shareholders’ contentment.  Otherwise, the buying client can easily look for other supplier.

Earn More in Cavendish Banana Export

Cavendish Banana Export and Trade opportunities in the Philippines is very lucrative if you genuinely knew how and where to get it reliably.

My intention is satisfied client and long term business relationship, I don’t just think about what I will earn in one deal. What I mean is if you will just buy from the company I represent, the price may be high because it is affected by how big companies dealt with farm owners and large demands caused by seasons as the upcoming Iranian New Year (recently Chinese New Year and Christmas season).  Nonetheless, I can help you get lower the price but I need your cooperation.

Below is what I suggest to lower your expenses and increase your profit:

– I need to represent you directly to the farms to where Chiquita, Dole and Delmonte get their bananas. Foreigners cannot just go to them by themselves as it is both unsafe and too far from City proper.  Their contacts and addresses are also not found in the internet. What mostly found is only Trader-Broker or giant companies as Dole and Delmonte and Chiquita.

**Their secret is they only buy the fruits and pay the separately for the packing. They

manage themselves from packing to loading till container reaches consignee

– They order the box themselves directly through local representative form box manufacturer enough for a month continuous deliver.  They reorder and reorder on a regular basis timely for monthly requirement.  The box supply are stored with inventory either in the box manufacturer’s warehouse or farmer’s stock room.

– They apply local permit to operate legally and export bananas to where they intend them to be delivered.  The cost is only minimal for the permit fees

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– They partner with local forwarder for continuous supply of container  of your choice on a weekly basis, tracking of ships, timely schedules like ETD and ETA, assurance and insurance, monitoring of container supply of power while in the care of shipping firms to avoid damages on bananas.  If you don’t partner with a reliable Forwarder, you cannot get containers of your choice anytime you want because big companies already made reservations and they signed years contract.


– You/We need to hire local trusted Quality Inspector (but with my hands-on monitoring and administration for every stage of operations till the container reaches you or your consignee.

– I can assure you of risk management and damage control if we partner.  If in any case there are damage boxes/bananas, with your report-claim with code of box and photo, I can ask the farmers for replacement readily been given in the next shipment.

– You need to open a local bank account for a speedy transaction and payment to farmers for timely harvest and delivery of bananas  (I suggest Banco De Oro Philippines – the largest and most reliable in the Philippines and also have branches/affiliated partners in many countries of the world).  With this, your money is safe not even me can touch it…

you can and will transact to them directly either through the internet or phone.  The farmers also uses this bank so wherever you are, you can immediately pay the farmers so there will be no delays in delivery.  Banco de Oro offers the needed business instruments as Letter of Credit, fund management, etc.

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Added to my service.

– I can make you website to where you can monitor regular updates and schedules and news

– I can provide you all the design you need and want for this business (e.g. box design,

logo/label design, brochure and calling card design, T-shirt design for packing workers, etc.)

– I can help you process all the paperworks and permits requirement

– I will help in the monitoring and administering.

–  there’s more.

I will share to you the secret I don’t tell my other buyers and clients.  But I need partnership agreement and support as this is not an easy task.  And all the details I know and gained over the years you cannot found in the internet or be revealed by other traders you can meet or talk to.

For those who are interested, I can provide detailed business plan and proposal through my direct e-mail.

Cavendish Banana is Food, Jobs and sure ROI

Can’t image life without Banana.  Can you?

This tropical fruit is so ordinary, yet many people can’t live without it.

Size of cavendish bananas range from around 15–25 cm in length and are one of Philippine’s top export products.  It has its uses either for direct human consumption or industrial ingredients/use.  It can be found in many recipes and are used in baking,  fruit salads, wine making, and so fort and so on.  Bananas can be ripen naturally or through a process as practiced by importers.   Unlike common bananas, it is quite bigger in size.

As sort of a trivia, Cavendish Bananas are named in honour of William Cavendish, 6th Duke of Devonshire.  Who acquired an early specimen, and from whose hothouses the cultivars were developed for commercial exploitation worldwide.  Source: Wikipedia

Unknown to many, this is more than a delicious food or ingredients.  This is multi-million Dollar export business.  Cavendish Bananas are offered for export in various weight packing:  18kg, 13.5kg, 7.2kg and 4.7kg (or depends on customer’s preference).  Minimum order is commonly 1-2  40ft Reefer Container, shipped by a cargo vessels.  One of our biggest buyers are Iran and other Middle East countries.  They mostly buy on a weekly basis or 1 year contract.

We seek Joint Venture/Investor Partner.  Our credible Business Plan is available upon request at denissalvatierra@yahoo.com

Believe me, Cavendish Banana is sure ROI at a short period of time.

Greece Effect


The Spartans are still fighting their debt crisis. If you think this is not your interest, “think again.”

The world is under stress again as this newest financial crisis has terribly affected not just the Wall Street but the major stock market institutions of the world. This is a clear and present danger and it already caused panic. If not immediately prevented, experts believed that it could cause new global financial catastrophe again. Blink not as no one knows what will happen next.

Everybody knows that the global banking system is still very fragile as the recent collapse of America’s stock market made a terrible blow to global stock markets. Who can forget how it affected the world and how many have lost their jobs and life savings.

A major bank’s error is seen to this financial tremor. It was reported to have made a terrible trading error because it tried to sell a huge number of shares by mistake. Please click to detailed report below for more details.

Images are excerpt from Google images.  Video is excerpt from YouTube

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