"The seven commodities are palm cooking oil, coconut cooking oil, canned fish, copra, coconut powder, fresh fish and palm fat acid," elaborated Olvie Atteng here, on Monday.
Olvie added that 54,228 tons or US$44,882 million worth palm-cooking oil were exported to the U.S. While, the coconut cooking oil exports reached 51,369 tons worth US$77,723 million.
Olvie added that copra exported in 2013 reached 222 tons or US$2,395 million and the coconut powder exports reached 20.6 tons worth US$23,373.
"In addition to plantation products, other commodities that have high demand in U.S. are fisheries products such as canned fish and fresh fish," Olvie pointed out.
Olvie explained that canned fish exports to U.S. were 1,052 tons or US$11,231 million, while fresh fish exports reached 59.1 tons worth US$629,209.
Olvie hoped that the commodities from North Sulawesi will find new markets to earn as much foreign exchange as possible. The Trade and Industry Affairs Office will facilitate the exporter to realize that hope.
(Reporting by Jootje Kumajas/Uu.INE/KR-BSR/F001)