2019 Export Awards of Timor Leste

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Dili -On 25th October 2019 Export Promotion Directorate of TradeInvest Timor-Leste (TITL) and it’s sponsorship partners (Timor-Plaza Hotel & Apartments, Palm Springs Hotel, Pertamina International Timor and Heineken) held the third Export Awards in Timor-Plaza.

The main objective of Export Awards is to promote and encourage exporters, potential exporters and startup business that have done and are doing such a great job in developing products and services in international market, which contribute to social and economic development of Timor-Leste.

For the 2019 Export Awards there were 19 applications in total (6 from existing exporters, 11 from potential exporters and 2 from startup business). The applications were assessed by five independent panelists including IADE, SERVE CCI-TL, MDF and UNDP.

The winners of the “2019 Export Awards” were ACELDA as existing exporter of the year, Farm Pro as potential exporter of the year and Café Organiku Atsabe as startup business of the year.

There were 100 participants at the event. They composed of VIII Constitutional Government members (Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Interim, Minister of Public Works, Secretary of State for Gender and Equality), Ambassadors (USA, Australia, Indonesia, Portugal, New Zealand, China, Japan), private sector (national and international), Director Generals from relevant government institutions and representatives from development partners.

The presentation of the awards was concluded by a signature of technical cooperation agreement between TradeInvest Timor-Leste and Market Development Facility (an Australia funded program) with main objective to promote investment and export in Timor-Leste