The Manila-Acapulco Galleon Trade between the Philippines and Mexico started in 1565 and lasted until Sept. 14, 1815.
For 250 years, Spanish ships crossed the Pacific Ocean and traded in various goods such as spice, cotton, jade, ivory, silk and gold.
The shipments brought about economic benefits and cultural exchanges between the two countries, but their importance declined in the late 18th century as other powers began to deal directly with China. —Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research
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