CITY OF SAN FERNANDO The three-day 5th CARP Regional Trade Fair a total of P6.57 million in sales.

The trade fair was held last November 17 to 20 at the Marquee Mall in Angeles City.

Department of Trade and Industry Region III (DTI-3) said the amount is more than double the target sales pegged at P3.24-million.

Most of the generated amount came from cash sales amounting to P2.9 Million.

Booked sales generated were at ?2.1-million while another P1.4-million sales are under negotiation.

The fair was participated in by 102 Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in the region.

Participating MSMEs are beneficiaries of the government’s Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program.

The entrepreneurs exhibited products such as agricultural products, processed food, furniture and home furnishings, wearables, gifts and holiday decors, and other organic and cosmetic products.

DTI–3 Director Leonila T. Baluyut said that the easing of health protocols and the Christmas season may have contributed to the positive sales figures.

“The sales figures mean that the buyers are gaining more confidence to buy local products as the economy recovers,” she said.