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REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Bureau of Agriculture and Fisheries Standards

"...ensure consumer safety and promote competitiveness of Philippines agriculture and fishery products."



Bringing back the zest in calamansi: BAFS promotes standards for PH lemon


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June14, 2022. Acknowledging the important role in the agriculture industry, the Bureau of Agriculture and Fisheries Standards (BAFS) issued a poster on Philippine National Standards (PNS) for Fresh Fruit - Calamondin/Calamansi - Grading and Classification (PNS/BAFPS 30:2005).

Calamansi, a major staple fruit and a common condiment in Filipino households, comes fourth in the list of horticultural products, in terms of area and volume of production behind banana, mango, and pineapple.

In a 2017 interview with BusinessWorld, Emmanuel W. Ang, Philippine Trade and Investment Center Commercial Attaché for South Korea, mentioned, “Calamansi is a very hot item right now. I regularly bring buying missions from Korea to the Philippines, and when Philippine companies  come here, I match them with buyers, so I know what the Korean market is looking for and right now, it’s calamansi.”

To view or download  Calamansi-related PNS and knowledge products, visit BAFS website through http://bafs.da.gov.ph. ###



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