• DTI gears up for 67th edition of Manila FAME

      18 April 2018 Published also in Business Mirror In Photo: Products are displayed under Design Commune: Patterns and Palettes directed by Creative Director Tony Gonzales during the 66th edition of Manila FAME. THE Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), through its Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM), is set to showcase high-quality, design-driven, and Philippine-made home décor and houseware products at the 67th edition of the Manila FAME happening from April 19 to 21 at the World Trade Center in Pasay City. Highlighting the country’s creative enterprises, Manila FAME continues to project the Philippines as a reliable source of premier and world-class home furnishings through the highlights of the international trade show, which include Design Commune:...

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    • ABAC PHL adds digital innovation, infrastructure to its priority areas

      18 April 2018 Published also in Business Mirror In Photo: Abac Philippines headed by ChairmanTomas Alcantara (center, left) discusses the group’s work plan with Trade Secretary Ramon M. Lopez (center, right) and Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Undersecretary Ceferino S. Rodolfo (second from left). They are joined by (from left) Naisy Abastillas of the DTI’s Bureau of International Trade Relations; Benedict Uy of the DTI’s Foreign Trade Service Corps; and Bill Luz and Renato Salud of Abac Philippines. THE APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) Philippines has added digital innovation and infrastructure to its priority areas. Along with its thrusts on micro, small and medium enterprises, non-tariff barriers and services, ABAC Philippines seeks to tackle the impact of digital...

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    • PHL joins Startup Genome project

      18 April 2018 Published also in Business Mirror AS part of its effort to help promote and scale up Philippine start-ups, the Department of Trade and Industry-Export Marketing Bureau (DTI-EMB) facilitates the country’s first-time participation in the Startup Genome project, which released the 2018 Global Startup Ecosystem Report (GSER). Recently released at the Global Entrepreneurship Congress in Istanbul, GSER 2018 features strategic start-up, investment and policy insights from over 10,000 founders in 45 cities, including Manila. Two more major Philippine cities—Cebu and Davao—will be covered in future reports. “We are keen on supporting the growing start-up ecosystem in the Philippines as we implement programs that will create high-growth and high-impact start-ups that would contribute to...

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    • 1st PHL National Halal Conference slated

      By Raison D. Aborinto | Halal Section | DTI-Export Marketing Bureau 18 April 2018 Published also in Business Mirror THE Philippine Halal Export Development and Promotion Board, composed of nine government agencies led by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), will hold its first-ever Philippine National Halal Conference on May 2 and 3 at the Marco Polo Hotel, Davao City. With the theme “Towards Making the Philippines a Respectable Player in the Global Halal Ecosystem,” the conference will feature the unveiling of the comprehensive Philippine Halal Export Development and Promotion Strategic Road Map, a result of a series of consultations and extensive work collaborations among all major stakeholders concluded last year. The strategic road map includes the launch of the approved...

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    • DTI-EMB projects $122-billion exports by 2022

      By Kristina Noelle S. Andaya | Knowledge Processing Division | DTI-Export Marketing Bureau 11 April 2018 Published also in Business Mirror In Photo: DTI-EMB Director Senen M. Perlada projects Philippine exports to reach $122 billion by 2022. THE Department of Trade and Industry-Export Marketing Bureau (DTI-EMB) is confident that the country’s exports will reach at least $122 billion by 2022, through the efforts of the electronics, processed food and beverages, and services sectors, particularly the information technology-business process management (IT-BPM) sector. “There are moves to upscale our IT-BPM sector. There are challenges for the Philippines’s export growth. It is more risky. There are policy threats in major markets. There are constraints in what we’re doing in the...

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