26 Jun 2007

Papua New Guinea firm exports cocoa to Singapore

7:28 am on 26 June 2007

A cocoa export company in Papua New Guinea's East New Britain province is now looking to expand its overseas markets.

Tradewell Limited spokesperson, Levi Viliran, told The National newspaper that since venturing into the trade, the company has exported more than 90 tonnes of dried cocoa beans to overseas markets, including Singapore.

The company is now looking into markets in Europe and the U.S.

Mr Viliran says it wants to provide farmers with a better return and hopes to increase its export volume when more cocoa farmers come to them with their produce.

He says Tradewell decided to get into cocoa exporting after the success of its merchandising and retailing business operations.