• Tradeline Philippines: Discovering PHL products and services at your fingertips

      11 November 2019 Published also in Business Mirror The latest World Bank Doing Business 2020 study shows the Philippines jumping 29 spots from 124th to 95th, the biggest mover in ASEAN and a positive sign toward making it easier to conduct business in the country. Aside from this, the country was also cited in Standard Chartered’s Trade20 Index as one of the top 20 markets with the greatest potential for future trade growth. In line with improving the ease of doing business and providing Philippine exporters the enabling environment to make them more globally competitive, the Department of Trade and Industry’s Export Marketing Bureau (DTI-EMB) launched its business intelligence platform, Tradeline Philippines ( in 2016.  The Web-based portal serves as...

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    • Symbolic cacao tree gifting commemorates heydays of Manila-Acapulco Galleon Trade

      4 November 2019 Published also in Business Mirror Two grand ladies of chocolate marked a historic event at Salon du Chocolat in Paris, France. Dona Demetria Gutierrez of Mexico gave a symbolic baby cacao tree from Mexico to Charita Puentespina, founder and resident of Philippines’ Malagos Agri-Ventures Corp., makers of the award-winning Malagos Chocolate. The event commemorated the Manila-Acapulco Galleon Trade, the historic trade route which facilitated the exchange of goods between the Philippines and Mexico during the Spanish colonial era. Gutierrez and Puentespina are both cacao farmers in their respective countries. The event was held on October 31, 2019, at the Podium at the Porte De Versailles during the Salon du Chocolat, the world’s largest event related to chocolate and cacao...

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    • 36 PHL companies join world’s biggest food trade fair Anuga ’19

      14 October 2019 Published also in Business Mirror Cologne, Germany–As part of the Department of Trade and Industry’s (DTI)  vigorous drive to push global promotion of exportable food and fruit products, and further boost the Philippine export industry, Trade Promotions Undersecretary Abdulgani M. Macatoman led a group of 36 Philippine food producers and manufacturers to the leading trade fair for food and beverage industry, the Anuga 2019, which ran here from October 5 to 9. “This gathering signal a strong ‘One DTI’—an agency united by a common cause to uphold the quality of our local businesses and the export competitiveness of the Philippines in the global trade,” Macatoman said during the event’s ceremonial opening. The Philippines highlighted the country’s premium commodities—banana, coconut,...

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    • Demand for choco confectionery in Russia ‘robust’

      07 October 2019 Published also in Business Mirror Sales of chocolate confectionery have been strong in Russia with the rise of imports and recovering economy driving growth. The Euromonitor Digest released by the Department of Trade and Industry-Export Marketing Bureau said the supply of chocolate confectionery is benefiting from many imported brands returning to Russia and the increase in local production. There was a drop in the supply of imported brands in 2015 and 2016, which prompted a rise in domestic production, following the introduction of European Union and the United States sanctions. “While domestic brands typically cater to the mass market, imported brands also cater to demand for premium chocolate confectionery,” it said. The report said retail volume growth was, however,...

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    • DTI-EMB expands exports to India

      30 September 2019 Published also in Business Mirror By Gold Tabid-Grospe | TIDS, Market Innovation Division In a bid to further strengthen Philippine exports by tapping into nontraditional markets, the Department of Trade and Industry-Export Marketing Bureau (DTI-EMB), in collaboration with the Philippine Trade and Investment Center (PTIC) and the Philippine Embassy in New Delhi, conducted an Outbound Business Matching Mission (OBMM) to Mumbai, India, from August 28 to 31, 2019. The DTI-EMB continues its active engagement with the Philippines’s South Asian neighbors, particularly in India. The said country is among the fastest-growing major economies in the world and is expected to become the third-largest consumer economy by 2025. Aside from being one of the most inhabited nations,...

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