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It contains the economic snapshot of the Philippines as well as information about trade and investment opportunities available in the country.

It also serves as a briefer on investment incentives and important local regulations.

Philippine Statistics in Brief

Official catalogue published by the Philippine Statistics Authority.
The publication presents the latest quarterly data on the following: national accounts, investments, poverty, MDG indicators, and other key economic and social indicators.

Philippine Statistics in Brief Jun2017 June 2017
Philippine Statistics in Brief Mar2017 March 2017
Philippine Statistics in Brief Dec2016 December 2016

Doing Business in the Philippines

Primer on Doing Business in the Philippines

Primer on Doing Business in the Philippines

Despite the global economic challenges, the Philippines remains bullish as far as creating an ideal climate for both existing and potential investors. Part of the overall effort to achieve this goal is to provide relevant and updated information to local and foreign businessmen. The Board of Investments (BOI), the line agency involved in marketing and investment promotion, came up with this Primer to guide prospective investors in making sound investment decisions. The Primer includes the country’s laws, rules and regulations and policies that govern the procedural requirements
that should be followed. This Primer is intended to provide a better understanding of the Philippine investment regime and thereby entice more businessmen to invest in the country’s priority investment areas. 


Options for Foreign Companies

Options for Foreign Companies

Types of business entities available for foreign companies.

Business Enabling Programmes and Investments for OFWs

List of Business Programmes and Investment Options for OFWs

A summary of business-enabling programmes and investment options for OFWs. The list contains programme descriptions and directories.


2016 Negosyo to Go Packages

2016 Negosyo to Go Packages

List of Philippine Franchisors in the Food, Retail and Services sectors


Usapang Pera: Mga Dapat Alamin (A PDIC Guidebook in Basic Banking and Financial Transactions)

Usapang Pera: Mga Dapat Alamin (A PDIC Guidebook in Basic Banking and Financial Transactions)

A Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation (PDIC) Guidebook on Basic Banking and Financial Transactions.

Undersecretary Rodolfo speaks at major Asia trade conference

Philippine Department of Trade and Industry’s Undersecretary for Industry Development and Trade Policy, Ceferino S. Rodolfo, gave a speech at Asia House’s conference, 'Asia Trade in the New Global Order,' in Hong Kong on the 27th of November 2017. As Asia House’s first largest event outside of London, the conference aimed at bringing the trade debate to an Asian platform. It brought together thought leaders from across the globe including high-level government representatives, former ministers and government representatives, and the ASEAN Secretariat.

Non-executive Director of Quorn Foods and Monde Nissin Vijay Thakrar on what drives and boosts UK companies in the ASEAN region.

"One of the big benefits of, again, partnering with Monde Nissin was that it’s headquartered in the Philippines, so it’s already in ASEAN. The 650 million people that are already there – rising middle class – that was an attractive proposition for us. And what we’ve done is that, since the partnership with Monde Nissin began, we started selling Quorn and indeed some of our other business products from elsewhere in the group in the Philippines. "

Mr. Thakrar was one of the speakers during the ASEAN@50 Business Forum on 11 October 2017. Please find more videos from the event here.


Invest in the Philippines
Startup founders and investors talk about why it’s a good time to invest, and grow a business, in the Philippines. The country is in a demographic sweet spot, with a young, connected, tech-savvy population driving the adoption of mobile and internet products and services. Couple that with six years of economic growth above 6% annually, and increasing FDI, the Philippines is an undervalued gem that just might yield quite positive surprises.

The exciting growth of the Philippine start-up community – a showcase of talent, innovation, entrepreneurial spirit and opportunity.


Salone del Mobile Milan
Design Philippines | Hall 12 Stand F08
Date: 4-9 April 2017
Venue: Fiera Milano Fairgrounds Rho, Milan, Italy




Date: 7-11 October 2017
Venue: Manila, Philippines

Established in 1924, the trade fair is held once every two years in Cologne, Germany. Today, Anuga is the largest food and beverage exhibition on a global scale. As a matter of fact, it is one of the most colossal trade fairs in general, big enough to occupy the entire Messe Cologne (the fifth largest exhibition centre in the world). Over 7000 companies from 109 countries choose Anuga to exhibit their products and services, covering the entire spectrum of F&B related technology and equipment, foods and beverages. The best chefs, brands and international speakers join the many discussions, conferences, competitions and other special shows held during Anuga. Nearly 160,000 trade visitors from 192 countries come to Cologne so they can experience the 5-day fair. 




Business Mission for WORLDBEX PHILIPPINES 2017

Date: 15-19 March 2017
Venue: Manila, Philippines

WORLDBEX or The Philippine World Building and Construction Exposition is the most attended construction exposition in Asia – with over 500 exhibitors and more than 150, 000 visitors a year.

The EU-Philippines Business Network (EPBN), in cooperation with the Italian Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines (ICCPI), is organizing a business mission to this year's WORLDBEX 2017. Activities will include a five-day business exhibition in the European Pavilion, a networking cocktail, and some tailored B2B meetings.


65th Manila FAME

Date: 21-23 April 2017, 20-22 October 2017
Venue: Manila, Philippines

Considered as the country's premier design and lifestyle event, Manila FAME is a bi-annual showcase of craftsmanship, design innovation, and artisanship in Philippine products. It features finely selected furniture and home furnishings, holiday gifts and décor, and fashion accessories designed and crafted in the Philippines for the global market.

IFEX Manila

International Food Exhibition Philippines 2017

Date: 19-21 May 2017
Venue: Manila, Philippines

The IFEX Philippines: Asia’s Ethnic Food and Ingredients Show is the country’s biggest international trade exhibition for food products. It features specialty food, processed tropical fruits, vegetables, seafood, beverages, bakery and confectionery products, meat and poultry, Halal-certified products, as well as natural, organic, and healthy options.

The 11th edition of the exhibition will take place on 19-21 May 2017 at the World Trade Center (WTC) and the Philippine Trade Training Center (PTTC) in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines. There are 770 exhibitors expected to occupy a total of 16,000 sqm exhibition space, and around 2,200 buyers from all over the world.

Create Philippines


Date: 20-22 October 2017
Venue: Manila, Philippines

For its maiden edition, CREATEPhilippines will showcase the country’s Creative Industry with focus on Visual Arts & Graphic Design, Advertising Content & Production, Film & Animation, Digital Games & Apps, Music & Performing Arts, and Communication Design.


ASEAN Events











ASEAN MSME Development Summit

Date: 13-14 July 2017
Venue: Manila, Philippines

With the theme, “The 7Ms Towards a Prosperous ASEAN MSMEs”, the Summit places the interests of MSMEs at the center of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) agenda and putting together the MSME advocates, mentors, enablers, and business experts from the ASEAN region who can develop, handhold, and empower the MSMEs and spread the economic fruits of the AEC dream.











ASEAN Women’s Business Conference

Date: 28 August – 1 September 2017 
Venue: Philippine International Convention Centre (PICC), Manila, Philippines

The Conference will provide an important opportunity to hold a strategic dialogue between ASEAN, the private sector, and dialogue partners about women in business, gender equality, and economic growth which supports the ASEAN’s vision of a stronger, more inclusive, and integrated ASEAN Community.


ASEAN Inclusive Business Summit

Date: 6 September 2017
Venue: Manila, Philippines


The ASEAN Inclusive Business Summit highlights the role of businesses in achieving national and regional development goals, as well as the role of governments in creating an enabling environment to allow Inclusive Business models to thrive. The Summit shall provide an overview of the IB landscape in ASEAN and showcase examples of successful IB models in partnership with local and/or national governments in the region.


2nd ASEAN Young Entrepreneurs Carnival (AYEC)

Date: 6 September 2017
Venue: Manila, Philippines

The Carnival is a celebration of ideas and the role of the young in creating a better future. As a platform for young entrepreneurs, students, out-of-school youth, and other stakeholders, this event serves to connect, inspire, aspire young entrepreneurs from the ASEAN region and ASEAN dialogue partners.

Slingshot ASEAN 

Date: 20 October 2017
Venue: Manila, Philippines

Driven by the vision of a thriving innovation economy across the ASEAN region, it aims to create a regional network of ASEAN ecosystem players including startups, angel investors, incubators, mentors, academe, co-working spaces, and industry experts. It showcases investment-ready startups for potential local and international investors as well as facilitate easy access of information between governments running startup development programs in the region.



Creative Market Place

Date: 20-22 October 2017
Venue: Manila, Philippines

A platform for professionals, talents, startups, designers, makers, idea generators, and content creators from the creative industry to gather, network, and catalyse new businesses. It will also provide opportunities for the creative sectors, especially original Filipino content, to be showcased not only in the ASEAN but also in the global market.


    • UK and Philippines commit to enhance economic cooperation

      London, United Kingdom – The United Kingdom and the Philippines made a joint commitment to enhance economic cooperation and expand trade and investment between the two countries, as the 7th Annual UK-Philippines High Level Talks took place in London.  Excellent discussions and outcome towards enhanced economic cooperation at the 7th UK-PH High Level Talks in London UK Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to the Philippines and ASEAN Richard Graham and the Philippines’ Department of Foreign Affairs...

    • A toast to Philippine flavours: Opportunity for PH distillers in the UK

      Destileria Limtuaco showcases their award-winning craft spirits at WSTA Annual Conference 2017.   London, United Kingdom – Craft spirits from the Philippines took center stage when Destileria Limtuaco joined the Philippine Trade and Investment Center – London at the Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) Annual Conference 2017 on 12 September at the Royal Institution of Great Britain. The oldest distillery in the Philippines presented their line of craft spirits at the Showcase Opportunity of...

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The Philippine Trade and Investment Centre London (PTIC London) is the commercial section of the Philippine Embassy in London and the representative office of the Philippine Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in the United Kingdom.

PTIC London’s task is to advance the Philippines’ trade and investment interest in the United Kingdom through trade promotion, investment promotion, commercial intelligence, trade negotiations and service to overseas Filipino investors.

PTIC London is part of the Philippine Foreign Trade Service Corps (FTSC) of the DTI’s Trade and Investments Promotion Group.

Areas of Coverage: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Ireland and Gibraltar

 Key Officials

 Michelle Fatima S. Sanchez of DTI London

Michelle Fatima S. Sanchez

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Published on November 2017

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