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  • Writer's pictureMenchie Kinao

Application for 2023 Kalinga Treasure's Fair ends Jan. 27


Tabuk City, Kalinga – The application for the annual treasure’s fair held alongside the Kalinga founding anniversary celebration ends on January 27, says the local trade and industry department.


Last year, the exhibition launched from February 14 to 27, as participated by some 62 Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises and around 20 assisted individual MSMEs, generated a total sale of P3,053,952.

Generating the highest sale back then were entrepreneurs selling furniture and furnishings with P1,213,150 sale followed by 20 wearable and fashion accessories sellers that generated P811,928, processed foods with P430,979, ornamental plants section with P425,992, and those selling gifts and house decors or handicrafts with P171,903.


More sale is expected this year with the pandemic no longer considered a hurdle.


This 2023, the treasure’s fair will start from February 6 to 19 along MSA Boulevard, National Road, in front of Saint Tonis College, Inc. in Bulanao, Tabuk City.


Qualifications


Qualified exhibitors are manufacturers, producers and processors whose products are under priorities or sectors of the Department of Trade and Industry. Products may be wearables and fashion accessories; processed foods, fruits and nuts; furniture and furnishings; gifts, housewares and decoratives; and agri-products.

Requirements


Interested entrepreneurs must submit a signed application contract, photocopies or registration documents (DTI/SEC/DOLE/CDA), and City or Municipal Business Permit BIR 2303/0605 or Cash/Sales Invoice, on or before January 27.


Participation Fees


Members of Chamber of Kalinga Producers Inc. (CKAPI) under food, wearables and fashion accessories, gifts and house decors, and ornamentals will pay a P2,000 participation fee while those whose products are furniture have a P3,000 fee.


Non-members of CKAPI under food/WFA/GHD/ornamentals will pay P3,000 and P3,500 for furniture.


All participating guests or those from outside the province have a P5,000 participation fee.

Recognitions and awards


The best booth from wearables and fashion accessories, processed foods, and home styles sectors will be recognized on February 10.


On February 13, the Best New Product contest will be held for One Town, One Product (OTOP) for “next gen” wearables and processed foods.


Likewise, there will be First Tabuk City Open Coffee Quality Competition that is open to all Kalinga coffee farmers and processors. Free tasting of winning coffees is set on February 14 at the DTI Secretariat of the Kalinga Treasures Fair.

Diskwento Caravan


Goods and products with discounted prizes will be displayed at the special booths at the exhibition on February 6 to 7.


Ingress and egress periods

  • Late ingress beyond the specified time will mean forfeiture of the booth assigned to the participant. The organizer has the authority to assign it to another participant.

  • Exhibitors are strongly urged to follow the Ingress and Egress schedule allotted to them.

Fair Proper

  • Compliance with the "No Plastic/Styrofoam" Policy and the use of eco-bags are encouraged.

  • Participants should accomplish and submit a daily sales report for monitoring purposes.

  • Participants should report post-fair sales/movement of booked orders after the fair.

  • Participants should strictly follow the house rules imposed by the organizers.

  • All items on display should have price/shelf tags.

  • Sleeping and gambling are strictly prohibited.

  • Exhibitors must ensure the cleanliness and orderliness of their booths at all times.


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