In line with the Department of Trade and Industry's (DTI) advocacy to bring small businesses in the front and center of global and regional trade, the Philippine mission to the World Trade Organization (PMWTO) submitted two documents on “Fostering the Participation of MSMEs in Regional and Global Markets." The first submission in July provided the rationale for starting a conversation that includes micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) as well as highlighting the opportunities available to the WTO and its members to further strengthen linkages within the WTO discussions on aspects of MSMEs and existing linkages with other international organizations such as UNCTAD, ITC, and the World Bank Group. The second submission provides a draft ministerial statement for the 10th WTO Ministerial Conference in Nairobi, Kenya from 15-18 December.
The Department of Trade and Industry's ad campaign being aired globally through CNN International. It focuses on company-endorsers that have experienced great success in investing in the Philippines.