• BOI partners with IFC on investments policy, promotion

      13 October 2018 Published also in Business Mirror In Photo: The Philippine Board of Investments (BOI) and the International Finance Corp. (IFC) of the World Bank Group signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate in further developing investment policy, industrial promotion and local supplier linkages in the Philippines. The IFC will provide technical assistance and advisory to the BOI in support of the Philippine government’s implementation of the Inclusive Innovation Industrial Strategy (i3S). The agreement was signed by Trade Undersecretary and BOI Managing Head Ceferino S. Rodolfo (second from left) and IFC Country Manager for the Philippines Jane Yuan Xu (second from right) during the BOI’s 51st anniversary program in Makati City recently. On hand to witness the signing were...

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    • 24 food exporters represent PHL at world’s largest food innovation exhibition in Paris, France

      13 October 2018 Published also in Business Mirror IN a bid to highlight the country’s food innovations, top local brands and commodities will represent the Philippines in a high-impact exhibit at the Salon International de I’Alimentation (SIAL) at the Paris Nord Villepinte in Paris, France, from October 21 to 25, 2018. The Department of Trade and Industry, through the Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (DTI-CITEM), will bring 24 Philippine companies in SIAL Paris to expand the market presence of Philippine food exports in the European Union, particularly on products that enjoy zero-tariff privileges under EU’s Generalized System of Preferences Plus (GSP+). The Philippines will return to France this year with a bigger delegation to showcase the country’s most...

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    • Potential of PHL food products for export to Russia anticipated

      By Roderick Abad 13 October 2018 Published also in Business Mirror FOOD products from the Philippines—particularly fruits, coconuts, cacao, nuts, vegetables and fish—have a big export potential in Russia, the Philippine Trade and  Investment Center in Moscow (PTIC-Moscow) said. The team said some Russian importers, buyers and distributors showed interest in many locally produced goods during the World Food Moscow held recently in Expocenter participated in by 1,516 exhibitors and 44 country pavilions. Based on their discussions from the cold meetings they conducted with 26 Russian company-participants of the event, the improving trade relations between the two countries also opens an opportunity for the Philippines as an import source of Russia. “The best for us is to do frozen or...

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    • Top design, lifestyle brands take center stage at Manila FAME on Oct. 19-21

      13 October 2018 Published also in Business Mirror MANILA FAME, the country’s premier trade platform for exports and design, will gather the country’s best micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) from October 19 to 21 at the World Trade Center in Pasay City. The biannual trade show—now on its 68th edition—will continue to stand as a blank canvas for the country’s skillful artisans, providing a platform that nurtures creative freedom among entrepreneurs. It will also showcase the distinct design imprint of the Philippines to the global audiences. For its October 2018 edition, Manila FAME will anchor on the shades of off-white and ivory, the palest pinks and skin-toned hues. These soft colors are basic, discreet, timeless and classic, the perfect base that leaves plenty of freedom to...

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    • ADVISORY: Proposed Technical Regulations on Export Products

      The Bureau of Philippine Standards (BPS) of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) invites exporters to comment on 47 notified technical regulations from: No. Country Product Sector 1 Argentina Alcoholic beverages 2 Bolivia Milk and processed milk products Packaging and distribution of goods in general 3 Brazil Tea 4 Colombia Packaging and distribution of goods in general 5 Ecuador Packaging and distribution of goods in general Motorcycles and mopeds Valves Sanitary installations Laminated sheets 6 European Union Food products in general Organic chemicals Domestic refrigerating appliances Rectifiers, Converters, Stabilized power supply 7 Kingdom of Bahrain Analytical chemistry 8 Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Analytical chemistry 9 Kuwait Analytical chemistry 10 México Commercial vehicles Petroleum products and...

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