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Company Description

Established in 1974, the Pilipino Banana Growers and Exporters Association, Inc. (PBGEA) is a non-stock corporation that serves as the central coordinating agency for the development and the advancement of the banana export industry in the Philippines. ... more

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Executive Vice President

AMSOR DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

Affiliations

Trustee
DAVAO City Chamber of Commerce Inc

Founder
National Research , Development and Extension Center for Banana

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Philexport-Davao hopes agri tariffs discussed in Japan trip | Sun.Star

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Pilipino Banana Growers and Exporters Association (PBGEA) executive director, Stephen Antig, for his part said that the PJEPA issue remains to be one of the top priorities of the banana industry.

"The PJEPA issue is still unsolved, no progress, that is why we are trying to have Japan reduce if not eliminate tariffs so we can be competitive," Antig said.
He added that the reduction of tariff on exported agricultural products will signal more Japanese buyers.
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In a previous interview, Antig cited that at present, Philippines is paying a maximum of 18 percent tariff to Japan during winter and eight percent during summer but Vietnam, Indonesia, and other Japan exporters are exporting bananas to Japan at zero percent tariff.
Antig added that the zero-tariff trade deals of other exporters to Japan will significantly reduce that country's dependence on the Philippine bananas.


Labor sector pushes for P163-wage hike | Sun.Star

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Furthermore, Pilipino Banana Growers and Exporters Association (PBGEA) executive director Stephen Antig, representing the banana sector, said that though the management sector is not totally opposing any wage hike, he underscored that the amount of wage hike being pushed is "too much" as the proposed increase is more than 50 percent of the current minimum wage.

"All of us want adjustment but this time it cannot help considering that the destruction left by the prolonged drought which lasted middle of this year. Banana sector, as one of the major employment generating sectors in Mindanao, cannot expand its operation if wage hike is implemented this time," Antig said.


China lifts banana ban | Sun.Star

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Pilipino Banana Growers and Exporters Association (PBGEA) executive director, Stephen Antig, told SunStar Davao in a phone interview Tuesday, October 18, that it is a development much welcomed by the banana industry.

The suspension was lifted for the following companies: Sumifru, Banana Brothers, Inc., Evita Banana Trading Company, Inc., Nader and Ibrahim S/O Hassan Phils., Inc., Tagum Agricultural Development Trade Co., Inc., TVEM Links International Co., Stanfilco Division of Dole Philippines, Inc., Phil pack, Continental Farm Corp., and Lapanday Diversified Products Corp.
Antig noted that presently, prices of bananas in the world market are "not that attractive."
Last week, a box of bananas is sold at only P80 to P120.
Antig said attractive prices are usually at P280 to P300 per box.
"But at least, China resumes to import from some then banned banana exporters," he said.
Antig added the banana players are hoping for the top export product's price to go up towards the end of the year.
The lift is believed to be the result after an inspection team deployed by Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine in China visited the Philippines last month and inspected various banana plantations in Mindanao, particularly in the cities of Panabo, Tagum and Gensan.
The Chinese quarantine representatives, Antig said, have found out that most of the banana growers in the city were following quality standards and the corrective measure on some phytosanitary issues were being implemented by the local-based exporters.
Antig, however said, they further urged some of the small banana players to improve the quality of their operations especially on packing quality.
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Despite the ban lifting, Antig also noted that the move of some banana producing countries like Vietnam, Ecuador, and some Latin American nations, penetrating the Chinese market is also one of the biggest challenges of the industry. Vietnam, for instance, is overtaking the Philippine banana industry in terms of land area. As of this year, Vietnam's land area devoted to bananas is at 126,000 hectares, much larger than the country's 85,000 hectares.
"Unless we shape up, there will come a time that we will no longer become the biggest exporter of bananas in Southeast Asia," Antig said.
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Antig added that, originally China's plan was to ban all the Philippine bananas but the DA and private sector negotiated with China that the suspension be implemented on a case to case basis per exporting company.
He also pointed out that apart from the phytosanitary issues, the banana players suspected that territorial dispute over West Philippine Sea/South China Sea was also a factor to the suspension imposed by China.
PBGEA-member companies, which were affected by the suspension order, reported that six to seven million boxes per year or 20 to 25 percent of their total production was lost due to suspension order. He shared that before the suspension order sometime in 2010 to 2012, exports to China grew by 20 to 30 percent per annum.


Signing of EO creating national council eyed | Sun.Star

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Stephen Antig, executive director of the Pilipino Banana Growers and Exporters Association (PBGEA) told reporters Thursday at the sidelines of the Congress' opening ceremony that the main objective is to ink the EO seeking the establishment of the council today by the President.

"Apart from the EO, we will also present a resolution reestablishing the Banana Research Institute here in Davao City and to lobby the fast tracking of the APTC Food terminal in Toril," he said.
The crafting of EO, Antig said, is a joint effort of the Philippine Export Confederation (Philexport), PBGEA, Mindanao Banana Farmers and Exporters Association, Inc. (MBFEA), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), and Department of Agriculture (DA), among other concerned agencies.
Antig added that after the EO is signed, the next step will be filing a bill to institutionalize the council.
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Antig, in a previous interview, said there is no other perfect time to establish the council but now as more countries in Asia and South America are developing their banana industries and slowly entering the Philippines' biggest export markets like China.
Vietnam, for instance, is overtaking the Philippine banana industry in terms of land area. As of this year, Vietnam's land area devoted to bananas is at 126,000 hectares, much larger than the country's 85,000 hectares.
"Unless we shape up, there will come a time that we will no longer become the biggest exporter of bananas in Southeast Asia," Antig said.


Davao banana sector wants its own dev't council | Sun.Star

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Stephen Antig, executive director of the Pilipino Banana Growers and Exporters Association, said there is no other perfect time to establish the council but now as more countries in Asia and South America are developing their banana industry and slowly entering the Philippines' biggest export markets like China.

Antig cited Vietnam, for instance, is overtaking the Philippine banana industry in terms of land area. As of this year, Vietnam's land area devoted to bananas is now at 126,000 hectares, much larger than the country's 85,000 hectares.
"Unless we shape up, there will come a time that we will no longer become the biggest exporter of bananas in Southeast Asia," Antig said.

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