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By John Derrick Anchinges | Export Assistance and Business Matching Division (EABMD) | DTI-Export Marketing Bureau

18 March 2019

Published also in Business Mirror

WHETHER you are an overseas company looking to establish business relations with Philippine suppliers or a local exporter searching for buyers or clients abroad, the Department of Trade and Industry-Export Marketing Bureau (DTI-EMB) has you covered.

EMB plays an indispensable role in empowering Philippine exporters by providing them the necessary platforms and tools that enable them to be part of the global supply chain. The EMB, mandated to oversee the development and promotion of Philippine exports, ensures that all programs, resources and initiatives offered by the government pertinent to the strategic expansion of Philippine exports are made accessible and inclusive to its stakeholders. These services include, but are not limited to, trade facilitation, business matching, export accreditation, trade complaint handling, market consultancy and export knowledge processing.

EMB’s business-matching service, in particular, provides an important opportunity in advancing the competitiveness of Philippine export products and services. The Bureau endeavors to provide professional guidance to its stakeholders in navigating the vast and intricate network of businesses across the global market and break new grounds internationally.

The EMB is single-minded in its campaign to promote the best of the Philippines to the world. It works in close collaboration with trade associations, Philippine embassies abroad, and Philippine Trade and Investment Center (PTIC) offices overseas to make certain that trade leads and business-matching opportunities are readily available to its clients and partners.

The EMB, through its Export Assistance and Business Matching Division (EABMD), assists micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) by equipping them with the requisite export knowledge and entrepreneurial insights to ensure that Philippine commodities are of first-class quality and comply with the necessary international standards and certifications.

Direct inquiries from foreign buyers and trade opportunities reported by trade representatives abroad are available for reference at the DTI-EMB office in Makati, Metro Manila.

For business-matching opportunities, exporters may contact DTI-EMB through e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; or telephone: (02) 465-3300 local 102/104, (02) 897-7610.

Equally important, the Bureau, through the assistance of our PTICs and international partners, facilitate and organize trade shows, exhibits, and outbound and inbound business missions. Business missions are focused expeditions where Philippine suppliers are set to meet with foreign buyers abroad, and vice versa, to negotiate and conduct business. Trade shows, meanwhile, are exhibitions where companies in specific industries demonstrate and showcase their newest products and services, explore the latest market trends and opportunities, and engage in face-to-face business-matching meetings. To signify interest in joining these missions, please contact (02) 465-3300 local 216, 228, 230.

Tradeline Philippines, a trade- intelligence platform of the DTI-EMB, boasts of a real-time business-matching system where foreign buyers’ requirements are matched with Philippine suppliers online. This program equips the Bureau with the essential apparatus to maintain an integrated export intelligence structure that covers all dimensions of export marketing.

To be part of our database, you can register your company as either buyer or supplier at www.businessmatching.dti.gov.ph.

For further inquiries on trade statistics and online business matching, please visit www.tradelinephilippines.dti.gov.ph.

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