furniture makers in South Korea. Ten (10) Philippine
companies selected by the ASEAN-Korea Center (AKC) are
currently participating in the Korea International Furniture
and Interior Fair at the KINTEX Exhibition Center, Gyeonggi,
Korea from 29 August to 02 September, 2018.
DTI opens new
markets for PH furniture exporters
August 31, 2018
MAKATI CITY – The
Department of Trade and Industry through its Export Marketing Bureau
(DTI-EMB) in collaboration with the Philippine Trade and Investment
Center (PTIC) in Seoul and the ASEAN Korea Centre (AKC) are
supporting Philippine exporters in expanding their market reach in
South Korea through the country’s participation at the Korea
International Furniture and Interior Fair (KOFURN) 2018 happening
from 29 August to 02 September 2018 at the Korea International
Exhibition Center in Gyeonggi, South Korea.
Ten (10) Philippine
companies assisted by the DTI-EMB through its Regional Interactive
Platform for Philippine Exporters (RIPPLES) Plus Program were
selected by the ASEAN-Korea Center (AKC) to showcase their products
and services at the AKC ASEAN Exhibition Area of the KOFURN.
These Philippine furniture
and furnishing companies which are members of the Chamber of
Furniture Industries of the Philippines, Inc. (CFIP) and Pampanga
Furniture Industries Foundation, Inc. (PFIF) include Azcor Lighting
Systems, Calfurn Manufacturing Philippines, Country Accents,
Filipino Creazione De Mano, Furnitureville, Markline Home Furnitures,
More Than A Chair, Natures Legacy Eximport, Venzon Lighting
Manufacturing, and Weavemanila.
KOFURN is the largest
furniture exhibition in South Korea which features home, office and
kitchen, interior furniture including the woodworking industry, and
a design competition which started in 1984 under the active support
of the Korean Government.
More than 350
representative firms are expected to display examples of
contemporary bed furniture, office furniture, kitchen and bath
products, sofas, lightings, carpets and flooring, wall coverings,
textiles, raw materials, accessories and outdoor furniture for
residential and commercial interiors and woodworking machinery for
furniture and related products and publications. Also expected to
visit the KOFURN 2018 are nearly 50,000 visitors both from the
domestic and overseas fronts.
The Philippine Pavilion
under the AKC ASEAN Exhibition Area of KOFURN will be joined by
other ASEAN-member countries such as Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar,
Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.
In 2017, South Korea was
among the top export markets of the Philippines with total export
values of $4.3 billion.