• DTI-EMB to conduct trade mission to Israel

      By Golda Kristy Tabid-Grospe / Market Innovation Division / DTI-Export Marketing Bureau 31 October 2017 Published also in Business Mirror In Photo: The Philippine delegation with Ambassador of Israel to the Philippines Effie Ben Matityau. THE Export Marketing Bureau (EMB) of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is all set to conduct the Philippine Trade and Innovation Exploratory Mission to Israel from November 5 to 14. The trade mission aims to explore prospects for Filipino exporters of food, electronics, semiconductors and information and communications technology, as well as learn from Israel’s innovation ecosystem. Israel registered as the Philippines’s 36th-largest-export partner with a total value of $57.14 million in 2016, according to Tradeline Philippines. It was a...

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    • PHL food exporters urged to join major US trade fair

      24 October 2017 Published also in Business Mirror LOCAL exporters are invited to showcase the country’s premium export-food products in the North American region as part of the Food Philippines delegation to the 43rd edition of Winter Fancy Food Show (WFFS) from January 21 to 23, 2018, at the Moscone Center, San Francisco, California, USA. Led by the Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (Citem), the Food Philippines participation next year seeks to expand the country’s market foothold in the North American mainstream market by tapping the increasing demand for specialty food products in the United States. “WFFS is one of the major trade fairs in the US where exporters in the Philippines can showcase their unique specialty-food products and cater to the growing...

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    • Trade chief to Zamboanga MSMEs: Maximize government programs

      24 October 2017 Published also in Business Mirror ZAMBOANGA—The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) officially launched Trabaho, Negosyo, Kabuhayan (TNK) on October 6 in the Zamboanga Peninsula. During the event, the country’s trade chief called on local entrepreneurs to maximize the use of government programs to create businesses and gain employment to empower themselves. Trade Secretary Ramon M. Lopez highlighted the government’s initiatives to extend to all Filipinos the benefits of the current Philippine economic growth by strengthening the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), creating robust industries and boosting investments. These, in turn, will lead to job generation and sustained entrepreneurial revolution, according to him. “TNK’s goal is to create a culture of...

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    • DTI brought potential investors for start-ups at Slingshot Asean

      In Photo: Trade Secretary Ramon M. Lopez (seventh from left) on October 20, called on start-ups and investors to take part in transforming Asean into a regional hub for innovation during his keynote speech during the Slingshot Asean Startup and Innovation Summit at the Philippine International Convention Center. Lopez said by linking and collaborating with other businesses and investors within the Asean region, local start-ups can scale up their operations and create more opportunities for jobs and employment. Lopez, with Asean NOC Director General for Operations Marciano Paynor Jr. (sixth from left), Trade Undersecretary Nora K. Terrado (fifth from left), Export Marketing Bureau Director Senen M. Perlada (left), Presidential Adviser Joey Concepcion (fourth from left), and YEI Advisory and...

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    • CDO EdTech Startup to represent PHL in Start Jerusalem

      By Kristina Noelle S. Andaya / Trade-Industry Development Specialist / DTI-EMB Published also in Business Mirror October 17, 2017 In Photo: Cagayan de Oro-based EdTech Startup Wela School Systems will represent the Philippines in Start Jerusalem next month, after besting four other local start-ups in a pitching competition held at the QBO Innovation Hub, Department of Trade and Industry International Building, Makati City, on October 9. Present during the pitching competition were (from left): Israel Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines President Itamar Gero, Wela School Systems Cofounder John Vincent Fiel and Chery Murillon of the Wela School Systems. A START-UP from Cagayan de Oro will represent the Philippines in an all-expense paid trip in Start Jerusalem (Start JLM) from November...

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