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Combined Export of World’s Major Desiccators Down in April

According to collated country data from the Philippines Statistics Authority and Sri Lanka’s Coconut Development Authority

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BIR Released Tax Guidelines on Sugar Sweetened Beverages

The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has released the guidelines for the imposition of excise tax on sugar-sweetened beverages

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Omega-Enriched Shake Boosts Keto Interest

Start-up firm Sated has revealed its new range of Omega oil-infused

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Palm Oil Companies Succeeding in Sustainability Efforts

GAR itself is on its way to achieve 100%

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Greenergy to cquire Idle Biodiesel Facility in Amsterdam

UK biodiesel firm Greenergy is purchasing its third biodiesel plant through an agreement reached with tank terminal

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USDA to Increase Efforts on Genome Edited Crops Following EU Rulling

Following the decision of the European Union to consider genome edited (GE) crops as genetically modified organisms (GMOs)

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Performance of Philippine Top Non-Traditional Coco Products Export in May

Data from the Philippine Statistics Authority show a dozen non-traditional coconut products generated export revenue of more than USD100,000

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1st World Coconut Congress a Success

The inaugural World Coconut Congress held on August 14-16, 2018 at the SMX Convention Center Manila was successful based on feedback from conference delegates, exhibitors and guests

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1st World Coconut Congress

1st World Coconut Congress on 14-16 August 2018 at the SMX Mall of Asia Complex.
This is organized by United Coconut Associations of the Philippines Inc., Philippine Coconut Authority, and DTI - Export Marketing Bureau
For more details, see: www.worldcoconutcongress.com

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Destinations of Coconut Oil Export in February

Export of coconut oil in February consisted largely of cochin (refined, bleach) oil at 22,237 MT

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...Of Copra Meal

Outbound load of copra meal at 28,348 MT generated USD4.907 million in February. Market has expanded and now included Europe

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...Of Desiccated Coconut

Delivery of desiccated coconut in February totaled 6,251 MT and was valued USD13.873 million.

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...Of Coco Shell Products

Coconut shell charcoal export in February at 4,556 MT turned in USD2.620 million

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Limit Trans-Fats and Saturated Fats to Reduce Heart Disease Risk - WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) has launched a public consultation on draft guidelines for intake of saturated fats and trans-fats.

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Sri Lanka Desiccated Coconut Export Down in January this Year

Figures from Sri Lanka’s Coconut Development Authority show the country’s export of desiccated coconut was sharply down in January this year. 

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...Virgin Coconut Oil Export Likewise Down

Figures from Sri Lanka’s Coconut Development Authority also show the country’s export of virgin coconut oil was 872 MT

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Indonesian President Launches Oil Palm Replanting Program in Riau

President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) launched an oil palm replanting program in Rokan Hilir district

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Coconut Coalition of the Americas Elects Officers

The Coconut Coalition of the Americas (CCA) recently elected its officers last week at a gathering in Anaheim, California

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Philippine Export of Coconut Products Down in December 2017

Official data from the Philippine Statistics Authority show the Philippines exported in December last year 119,607 MT of coconut products

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Destinations of Coconut Oil Export in December 2017

Export of coconut oil in December consisted of 39,434 MT crude coconut oil, 23,629 MT

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...Of Copra Meal

Shipment of copra meal in December at 32,324 MT turned in USD4.493 million

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...Desiccated Coconut

Deliveries of desiccated coconut in December totaled 6,444 MT and valued USD15.026 million

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...Of Coco Shell Products

Outbound load of coco shell charcoal in December totaled 3,524 MT with earnings at USD2.194 million

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EFTA to Benefit Philippine Agriculture, Industries

The Philippine-European Free Trade Association Free Trade Agreement (FTA)

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Nooma is New Player in Sports Drinks Category

NOOMA is one of a new wave of sports drinks in the US boasting cleaner labels and less sugar

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Import Taxes, Soybean Output to Affect CPO Prices

Palm oil Analytics Owner and Co-founder, Dr. Sathia Varga said India’s import tax hike was fourth in less than six months

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Spanish Food Industry Campaigns Against Saturated Fat, Salt and Sugar

More than 500 Spanish food and consumer goods companies have pledged to reduce the saturated fat

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Pres. Jokowi ‘Strongly Protests’ EU Stance on Palm Oil

Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has sent a letter to the European Union President and the European Parliament to convey his “strong protest”

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Indonesian Government to go Ahead with Locomotive Biodiesel Plans

The government will decide whether to resume the 20 percent biodiesel blend (B20) policy for the locomotive sector by the end of June

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Franklin Baker to Develop New Specialty Coco Products

Franklin Baker Company of the Philippines, a pioneer desiccated coconut manufacturer in the country is looking to develop new specialty products

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PCA to Distribute 20 Million Coconut Seedling

Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) administrator Romulo J. Dela Rosa said the agency is eyeing to distribute 20 million coconut seedlings

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PERFORMANCE OF PH’S TOP NON-TRADITIONAL COCO PRODUCTS EXPORT IN JULY

Official data from the Philippine Statistics Authority show over a dozen non-traditional coconut products generated revenue of more than USD100,000

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GENE TECHNOLOGY REGULATOR EXAMINES OMEGA-3 GENETICALLY MODIFIED CANOLA

The first genetically modified canola with health benefits is being scrutinised by the Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR)

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EU TO PHASE OUT PALM BIODIESEL BY 2021 AND VEGOIL-BASED BIODIESEL BY 2030

The European Union has decided to phase out support for vegetable oil-based biodiesel by 2030

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US COMMERCE DEPARTMENT MAKES FINAL DECISION ON BIODIESEL IMPORTS FROM ARGENTINA AND INDONESIA

The US Department of Commerce (DoC) has made an affirmative final determination in the ongoing countervailing duty (CVD)

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GRANEX CELEBRATES 43 YEARS OF PRODUCING PREMIUM COCONUT OIL

Granexport Manufacturing Corporation (Granex), the biggest copra milling facility in the world celebrated its 43rd anniversary

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US IMPORT OF LAURIC OILS DOWN IN JUNE

Data from Oil World show the US imported 49,900 MT of lauric oils in June, down by 18.6% from June year-ago at 62,500 MT

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COCAVO ORGANIC OIL PRODUCTS A HIT IN UNITED STATES

Cocavo’s coconut and avocado oil products are getting noticed in New Zealand and proving a hit in the US

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HEALTH AWARENESS SET TO DRIVE THE GROWTH OF EDIBLE OILS

A new market research report says increasing health consciousness among consumers and producers’ focus on research and development (R&D)

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FDA GRANTS GRAS STATUS ON CARGILL’S CANOLA LECITHIN

The FDA has issued a GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) letter of no objection for Cargill’s canola lecithin for use in a variety of foods.

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BUNGE ACQUIRES MAJORITY STAKE IN LODER CROKLAAN

US agribusiness major Bunge aims to gain a bigger footprint in Southeast Asia with its acquisiton of a majority stake in Malaysian

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ARLA TO EXPAND BUTTER SALES TO GHANA

Danish food giant Arla Foods is expanding to sub-Saharan Africa with the establishment of a new subsidiary in Ghana

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CANADIAN FIRM TO INVEST IN SUPPLY CHAIN SOLUTIONS FOR NON-GM AND ORGANIC FOOD INGREDIENTS

Canadian agri supply chain developer Pipeline Foods has launched its global operations aimed at building sustainable

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PHILIPPINE EXPORT OF COCONUT PRODUCTS UP SHARPLY IN MAY

Official data from the Philippine Statistics Authority show Philippine export of coconut products in May leaped 72.6% to 111,291 MT in copra terms

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DESTINATIONS OF COCONUT OIL EXPORT IN MAY

Export of coconut oil in May at 57,160 MT consisted of 39,254 MT crude coconut oil, 15,332 MT cochin (refined, bleached) oil, and 2,574 MT RBD (refined, bleached and deodorized) oil

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...OF COPRA AND COPRA MEAL

Export of copra in May at 16 MT worth USD14,307 went exclusively to South Korea.

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...OF DESICCATED COCONUT

Overseas trade of desiccated coconut in May at 9,029 MT turned in USD21.181 million.

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...OF COCO SHELL PRODUCTS

Shipment of coconut shell charcoal in May was 3,343 MT with proceeds of USD1.883 million

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PHILIPPINE COCONUT AUTHORITY TO GET P1.4 BILLION BUDGET FOR NEXT YEAR

The Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) will get P1.4 billion allocation for 2018, the same budget level in the current year

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MALAYSIA REITERATES COMMITMENT TO SUSTAINABLE PALM OIL INDUSTRY

Malaysia has reiterated its commitment to practise the 3-P pillars of sustainable palm oil industry

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PALM OIL-FREE CERTIFICATION SCHEME LAUNCHED

A new certification programme, the International Palm Oil Free Certification Accreditation Programme (POFCAP)

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US FDA OKAYS FOOD FIRMS TO LINK SOYBEAN OIL WITH REDUCED CVD RISK

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has allowed food manufacturers

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FISH OIL CONSUMPTION HELPS PREVENT TYPE 2 DIABETES IN PEOPLE WITH EXISTING METABOLIC DISORDERS

New meta-analysis by Chongqing Medical University revealed   fish   oil   supplementation  can  increase  insulin sensitivity   and   reduce   the   risk   of   diabetes

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STATEMENT OF UNITED COCONUT ASSOCIATION OF THE PHILIPPINES (UCAP) ON THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION (AHA) WARNING ON SATURATED FAT

The AHA issued last June 15 a Presidential Advisory on Dietary Fats and Cardiovascular Disease (CVD),

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Top Events

 

Cocohouse Luncheon -
Roadshow Report

US trade mission/roadshow last September 06-22
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Bowling Tournament

This Annual Event for Industry Bowlers aims to strengthen Camaraderia among UCAP members, develop friendship with new comers, interphase with various sector. (16th Bowling Tournament Results)

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Golf Open

This Annual Event for Industry Golfers aims to strengthen Camaraderia among UCAP members, develop friendship with new comers, interphase with various sector. (19th UCAP Golf Open)

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UCAP Seminar

To provide information about the various aspects of the coconut, the country’s top agriculture export and foreign exchange earner.

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UCAP Publications

 

Daily Market Report

Reports on prices of coconut products...

Weekly Bulletin

Contains up-to-date information on developments... 

UCAP Monthly Report

A Monthly Report

Coconut Statistics

An annual yearbook. 

Coconut Handbook

Technical Handbook

Coconut Industry Kit

A mid-year compendium of summary...

Directory of Coconut Establishments

Directory of Coconut Establishments

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