The Foreign Trade Service Corps (FTSC) is composed of Trade Representatives or Commercial Attaches representing the Commercial Posts of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) around the world.
The FTSC promotes the initiatives of the DTI, specifically on trade and investment promotions, as well as trade policy in key overseas markets.
As part of the DTI’s Trade and Investment Promotion Group, the FTSC works internationally to connect Philippine companies and investors with their counterparts abroad.
Our Main Role
The FTSC understands that the lifeblood of international trade relies on credible information and nurtured relations among investors and businesses. We cater to this need by bringing down the physical and cultural borders of doing business across countries. This is facilitated by a wide support network of consulate offices, trade associations, special interest councils, and our government partners in the Philippines and various trading partners worldwide.
We work to advance the Philippines’ trade and investment interests through the following:
Trade Promotion. We contribute to increasing and sustaining Philippine exports through business matching, international networking with foreign buyers and trade organizations, and assistance to overseas and local businesses. We spearhead in-store promotions, catalogue shows, and campaigns with foreign businessmen, as well as trade missions to and from the Philippines.
introduce foreign investors to Philippine businessmen who are open to capital infusion. Once potential and prospective investors (including Overseas Filipino Investors) are identified, investment advice and counseling are provided to them.
We also actively participate in multilateral trade engagements, within the forum of the World Trade Organization (WTO), as well as bilateral and regional Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) to harness trade opportunities for the Philippines’ economic development.
Where We Are
We are present in 26 key cities in 20 countries across Europe, the Middle East, North America, and Asia and the Pacific, supported by a capital-based Coordinating Office.
Middle East & Africa