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MAKATI CITY, PHILIPPINES — "The latest gross domestic product (GDP) growth rate reflects the continued commitment of the Marcos Jr. administration to propel the country's economic expansion. Despite several challenges in the first quarter of 2024, our economic performance underscores our enduring resilience both domestically and internationally,” Department of Trade
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The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) seized over PHP 2.4 million worth of non-compliant steel products following several enforcement operations in the first trimester of 2024 The DTI, through its Fair Trade Enforcement Bureau (FTEB), confiscated a total of 7,723 units of uncertified steel products after inspecting hardware stores
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Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Fred Pascual takes direct action to combat risk of rising prices due to El Niño through a series of discussions with manufacturers on a possible price freeze. During a recent “Kapihan” session with Secretary Pascual, representatives from leading manufacturers and retailers expressed openness
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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM—The Philippines is poised to become Asia’s premier creative hub and ASEAN’s top creative economy in 2030, according to Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary and Philippines' Creative Industries Development Act (PCIDA) Council Chair Fred Pascual. “The current Philippine government administration, under the leadership of President Ferdinand
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ILOILO CITY, PHILIPPINES -- The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Region 6 conducted a training session on lean management and productivity to strengthen the capabilities of micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) within the Wearables and Homestyle Industry Cluster (WHIC), in Western Visayas. This collaboration with the Regional Tripartite
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TARLAC CITY, PHILIPPINES — Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Fred Pascual hailed the groundbreaking ceremony of Aboitiz InfraCapital's TARI Estate as a breakthrough in the region's economic landscape. Held on May 7, the ceremony highlighted the crucial role these economic zones play in attracting foreign investment, fostering job
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MAKATI CITY, PHILIPPINES -- The Philippines showcases a robust economic stature as a premier investment destination for European investors, according to Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Fred Pascual. He made this statement during the 11th European-Philippine Business Dialogue hosted by the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines
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CITEM partners with Oikos Philippines Only a few weeks left before IFEX Philippines 2024 brings the food community a salu-salo to find the best flavors and ingredients here at the World Trade Center Metro Manila in Pasay City, Philippines from May 10-12, 2024. The 17th edition of IFEX Philippines marks
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Makati City, Philippines—On May 6, Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Fred Pascual reaffirmed the Philippine government’s commitment to strengthening economic ties with the European Union (EU) through the EU-ASEAN Business Council (EU-ABC) during a courtesy call. "Europe is one of the key markets for our trade promotions and
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QUEZON CITY, PHILIPPINES -- The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), in collaboration with the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), led the Creative Industries Satellite Account (CISA) Workshop for PSA statisticians, focusing on dynamic mapping and the creative economy, from April 23-26, 2024. The CISA project is central to the Department
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