DTI beefs up industry policy team, economic experts appointed to key posts
The Department of Trade and industry (DTI) continues to strengthen its industry development and policy arm with the two recent appointments of experts on economics and trade policies, joining the ranks of trade officials under the Industry Development and Trade Policy Group (IDTPG) headed by Undersecretary Adrian S. Cristobal Jr.
DTI reiterates FDA’s warning on the use of industrial grade coloring dyes on food
The Department of Trade and Industry-Region 11 (DTI-11) is reiterating the warning issued by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on the use of industrial grade coloring dyes by some food processors.
PHL submits application to EU-GSP+ Scheme
Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Gregory L. Domingo recently signed the Philippine application to the GSP+ plus Scheme of the European Union. The EU GSP+ arrangement is a special incentive scheme for sustainable development and good governance anchored on the effective implementation of 27 international conventions on human and labor rights, environment and governance principles to which the Philippines is a signatory.
“Bali Package” advantageous for Philippine exporters
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) expressed optimism over the recently agreed “Bali Package,” which could benefit the Philippines’ small and medium enterprises (SMEs), particularly exporters, through the Trade Facilitation (TF) agreement. The TF agreement, one of the three pillars of the “Bali Package,” has all member states agreeing to implement reforms to promote transparency and efficiency in customs operations.
Statement of Secretary of Trade and Industry Gregory L. Domingo on DTI Diskwento Caravan in Yolanda-affected areas
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has been conducting Diskwento Caravans (Discount Caravans) for many years to sell goods to consumers at discounted prices. It is a public service conducted by DTI in partnership with big manufacturer and/or distributors. It is also an act of public service by the manufacturers and distributors as most of them do not make money on their Diskwento Caravan Activities.