• Matrade Promotion Program in Manila from March 11-18

      14 March 2018 Published also in Business Mirror THE Malaysia Promotion Program (MPP) is currently taking in Manila from March 11 to 18, under the theme “Choose Malaysia.” The MPP is aimed to promote greater trade, investment and tourism activities between Malaysia and the Philippines. Previous editions of MPP were held in London and Sydney. This year Manila is chosen for its 2018 edition. Trade between Malaysia and the Philippines in 2017 was registered at $5.93 billion, an increase of 21.4 percent, from 2016. Malaysia exports to the Philippines were valued at $3.84 billion, while imports accounted for $2.09 billion with both exports and imports increasing by 16.7 percent and 31.3 percent, respectively. Trade was in favor of Malaysia with $1.75 billion of trade surplus recorded in 2017....

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    • Philippine trade department holds trade and investment forum in New York

      14 March 2018 Published also in Business Mirror NEW YORK—The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) with its Trade and Investments Promotion Group led a business forum in New York focusing on topnotch health-care information- management services being offered by world-class Philippine companies. The 2018 Healthcare Information Management Services Business Forum was held at the Kalayaan Hall of the Philippine Center in New York on  February 26, 2018. DTI Trade and Investments Promotion Group Undersecretary Nora K. Terrado led the Philippine delegation composed of seven officials from business-process outsourcing (BPO) companies and two industry associations. The Philippine Trade and Investment Center in New York (PTIC New York) organized the forum in cooperation with Healthcare Information Management...

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    • HIMS holds business forum, outreach in US

      By May Niña Celynne P. Layug / DTI - Foreign Trade Service Corps 07 Marxh 2018 Published also in Business Mirror HOUSTON, Texas—The Philippines Healthcare Information Management Services (HIMS) Trade and Investment Roadshow to the United States, with the theme “Unlocking Opportunities. Embracing Innovation,” held a business forum and outreach in Houston, Texas, on March 1 and 2. Texas Honorary Consul General Ethel Mercado welcomed the Philippine delegation, headed by DTI-Trade and Investments Promotion Group (DTI-TIPG) Undersecretary Nora K. Terrado and composed of officials from the DTI-Board of Investments (BOI) and Export Marketing Bureau (EMB), Philippine business-process management (BPM) industry leaders and representatives from 13 companies providing information-technology  and...

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    • Ifex Philippines 2018 makes waves with exciting seafood edition

      07 March 2018 Published also in Business Mirror GLOBAL buyers are up for an exciting showcase of the Philippines’s premier seafood and other food segments in the International Food Exhibition (Ifex) Philippines, the country’s biggest export-oriented food show, from May 25 to 27 at the World Trade Center in Pasay City. Organized by the Department of Trade and Industry’s Center for International Trade Expositions and Mission (DTI‐Citem), Ifex Philippines 2018 will stage its first special edition featuring “The Best of the Seas,” focusing on the fast-growing seafood market in the Philippine regions and other Asian countries. “Now an annual event, Ifex  Philippines continues to be the largest and widely anticipated food trade event in the country,” said Nora K. Terrado, DTI undersecretary for...

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    • DTI-EMB intensifies support to local MSMEs

      By Myrtle Faye Solina / Food and Agri-Marine Division / DTI - Export Marketing Bureau 07 March 2018 Published also in Business Mirror In Photo: Participants from different industries and regions in the Philippines and the training program coordinators join officials of the Hinrich Foundation of Germany, Leipzig University, and officials of the Department of Trade and Industry’s Export Marketing Bureau (DTI-EMB), Philippine Trade Training Center (PTTC), and the German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GPCCI). Seated in first row, beginning third from left: Hinrich Foundation Program Director Alexander Boome, Dr. Utz Dornberger of Leipzig University, DTI-EMB Assistant Director Agnes Legaspi, PTTC Executive Director Nestor P. Palabyab, GPCCI Executive Director Peter Kompalla and...

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