The National Exporter’s Week (NEW) will kick off on the first week of December with the conduct of Usapang Exports, a four-day online session that will take a closer look at exporting during and after COVID-19. 

“The prospects for local MSMEs are revolutionary because digitalization provides them with more possibilities to act internationally than ever before. As a result of new cooperation channels, they can make use of value creation networks all over the world, provide their specific expertise and exploit their niche competencies to the full,” said DTI Undersecretary Abdulgani Macatoman.

The sessions are as follows:

Exporting Beyond COVID-19: Logistics and Transport, International Certification and Standards for Greater Market Access for Food and Non-Food Exports
01 December 2020, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM


  • Logistics and Transport
  • Securing Certification from TÜV Rheinland: Access to the World Market
  • Introduction to SGS Certification for Food and Non-Food Sectors
  • TESTEX Certification for Garments & Apparel and Leather Goods Sectors

Expand Exports with the Global Halal Market
01 December 2020, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM


  • Maximizing the Potentials of the global Halal Market Amid the Pandemic: The Role of Halal E-Commerce
  • Is Halal Certification Relevant in the New Normal Era? Market requirements, processes and challenges in the Halal Certification

The World of Digital Exporting (featuring experts from Amazon and Google)
02 December 2020, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM


  • Digital Exporting in the New Normal
  • Global Business in the Digital Era

Export Opportunities to Europe: Processed Food, Natural Ingredients, and Value-Added Textiles
02 December 2020, 3:00 PM – 5:15 PM

Market study presentations:

  • Processed Food
  • Natural Ingredients
  • Value-Added Textiles

Market Trends and Opportunities in the New Normal
04 December 2020, 9:00 AM – 11:50 AM

Country/region topics:

  • USA
  • South Korea
  • Hong Kong

Usapang Exports sessions follow the theme of the National Exporters’ Week: Digitalization Boost: Invigorating Exports in the New Normal. It is organized by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) through the Export Marketing Bureau (EMB), in collaboration with the Philippine Exporters Confederation Inc. (PHILEXPORT) and Export Development Council (EDC). For questions or concerns, interested participants may contact cc: Maria Teresa Loring, Division Chief, DTI-Export Marketing Bureau through email ♦

Date of release: 23 November 2020