The first week of December is declared as the Exporters’ Week per Presidential Proclamation 931, Series of 1996 and House Resolution 33, in order to obtain total commitment of the government and the private sector to continuously work together to sustain and maintain export promotion and development. It will strengthen linkages among micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), government agencies, business support organizations, multinational companies, Philippine exporters, academe and domestic producers in enhancing capabilities in supplying and maintaining presence in international markets.
The NEC is the highlight of the NEW. This year’s theme “Advancing SMEs through inclusive Business: From Local to Global.” The event also features the Top Sectoral Exporter Award for exporters and outstanding SME and global player’s awardees for the service sector.
Seminars will also be held on such topics as promoting inclusive business through innovation; and facilitating trade through supply, connectivity, regulations and new markets. The department secretaries and undersecretaries, including the Department of Science and Technology, Department of Agriculture and Department of Finance, are among the resource persons invited.□
Gliceria N. Cademia, Trade and Industry Development Specialist, Export Marketing Bureau, Department of Trade and Industry