May 6, 2014 - A leading food importer in Bali, PT. Alamboga Internusa (AI), is eyeing the Philippines for imports of dried mangoes and other tropical fruit products to Indonesia.

PT. Alamboga Internusa, one of the first companies to import directly into Bali from Australia and New Zealand imports dairy, flour, olive oil, dried fruits and nuts, herbs and spices and some other 2,000 product lines. It caters to hotels, villas, restaurants and supermarkets in both Bali and Jakarta.

Ms. Ermiah Hamid, Import and Logistic Manager of the company visited the Philippines on 05-06 May 2014 and met with fruit exporters in Manila and Cebu.

In Manila, the representatives met with Agrinurture Inc., New Orient Foods Industries Corp., Trully Natural and the Department of Agriculture’s Agribusiness and Marketing Assistance Service.  Among the products discussed for possible importation are dried mango, papaya, pineapple,  banana chips, mango puree, coconut juice and coconut sugar.

In Cebu, the company met with Profoods International Corporation and visited the manufacturer’s factory and mango plantation. At present, the importer is now in active negotiation with Profoods for an initial shipment of 1- 20 foot container load of mixed fruit products.

The Inbound Business Matching Mission was made possible through the efforts of the Philippine Trade and Investment Center (PTIC) in cooperation with the Bureau of Export Trade Promotion (BETP) and the Department of Trade and Industry’s Regional Office in