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Bureau of Import Services (BIS)

Deadline of application: 13 December 2019

1. POSITION : SENIOR TRADE-INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST 
DIVISION (ITEM NO.) : Import Facilitation Division (OSEC-DTIB-SRTIDS-428-1998)
NO. OF VACANT POSITION(S) : 1
SALARY GRADE : 18
BASIC SALARY : P40,637/month

QUALIFICATION STANDARDS

  1. Education : Bachelor’s Degree relevant to the job 
  2. Experience : 2 years of relevant experience
  3. Training : 8 hours of relevant training
  4. Eligibility : Career Service Professional/ Second Level Eligibility or equivalent (PD 907/RA 1080) 

COMPETENCIES

Intermediate Level: Advanced Level:
Delivering Solutions, Services and Support to DTI’s Stakeholders Networking and Linkaging
Integrated Industry and Global Outlook Collaborating
Delivering Excellent Results
Agility
Exemplifying Professionalism and Integrity

2. POSITION : TRADE-INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST 
DIVISION (ITEM NO.) : Import Facilitation Division (OSEC-DTIB-TRIDS-79-1998)
NO. OF VACANT POSITION(S) : 1
SALARY GRADE : 15
BASIC SALARY : P30,531/month

QUALIFICATION STANDARDS

  1. Education : Bachelor’s Degree relevant to the job 
  2. Experience : 1 year of relevant experience
  3. Training : 4 hours of relevant training
  4. Eligibility : Career Service Professional/ Second Level Eligibility or equivalent (PD 907/RA 1080) 

COMPETENCIES

Intermediate Level: Advanced Level:
Integrated Industry and Global Outlook Collaborating
Delivering Solutions, Services and Support to DTI’s Stakeholders
Networking and Linkaging
Delivering Excellent Results
Agility
Exemplifying Professionalism and Integrity

 

Competitiveness Bureau (CB)

Deadline of application: 7 December 2019

1. POSITION : CHIEF TRADE-INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST
DIVISION (ITEM NO.) : National Quality and Competitiveness Division (OSEC-DTIB-CTIDS-109-1998)
NO. OF VACANT POSITION(S) : 1
SALARY GRADE : 24
BASIC SALARY : P83,406/month


QUALIFICATION STANDARDS

  1. Education : Masteral Degree
  2. Experience : 4 years in position/s involving management and supervision
  3. Training : 40 hours of training in management and supervision
  4. Eligibility : Career Service Professional/Second Level Eligibility or equivalent (PD 907/RA 1080)

COMPETENCIES

Intermediate Level: Advanced Level: Superior Level:
Policy/Program Development and Evaluation Integrated Industry and Global Outlook Collaborating
Delivering Solutions, Services and Support to DTI’s Stakeholders Delivering Excellent Results
Networking and Linkaging Business/Industry Needs Analysis
Strategic and Systems Thinking Developing Capabilities
Managing Performance Program Management and Monitoring
Fostering Teamwork Business Writing
Business Communication (Oral)
Computer Skills
Events Management
Research and Analysis

2. POSITION : ADMINISTRATIVE AIDE VI
DIVISION (ITEM NO.) : Business Systems and Process Improvement Division (OSEC-DTB-ADA6-4-2016)
NO. OF VACANT POSITION(S) : 1
SALARY GRADE : 6
BASIC SALARY : P14,847/month


QUALIFICATION STANDARDS

  1. Education : Completion of two years studies in college
  2. Experience : None required
  3. Training : None required
  4. Eligibility : Career Service Sub-Professional/First Level Eligibility

COMPETENCIES

None required

Fair Trade Enforcement Bureau (FTEB)

Deadline of application: 7 December 2019

1. POSITION : ATTORNEY III
DIVISION (ITEM NO.) : Adjudication Division (OSEC-DTIB-ATY3-66-2014)
NO. OF VACANT POSITION(S) : 1
SALARY GRADE : 21
BASIC SALARY : P57,805/month

QUALIFICATION STANDARDS

  1. Education : Bachelor of Laws
  2. Experience : 1 year of relevant experience
  3. Training : 4 hours of relevant training
  4. Eligibility : RA 1080/Bar Passer

COMPETENCIES

Intermediate Level: Advanced Level:
Integrated Industry and Global Outlook Networking and Linkaging
Delivering Solutions, Services and Support to DTI’s Stakeholders Delivering Excellent Results
Agility Collaborating
Exemplifying Professionalism and Integrity

 

2. POSITION : ATTORNEY II
DIVISION (ITEM NO.) : Adjudication Division (OSEC-DTIB-ATY2-71-2014; OSEC-DTIB-ATY2-72-2014; OSEC-DTIB-ATY2-73-2014)
NO. OF VACANT POSITION(S) : 3
SALARY GRADE : 18
BASIC SALARY : P40,637/month

QUALIFICATION STANDARDS

  1. Education : Bachelor's Degree relevant to the job
  2. Experience : None required
  3. Training : None required
  4. Eligibility : RA 1080/Bar Passer

COMPETENCIES

Intermediate Level: Advanced Level:
Integrated Industry and Global Outlook Networking and Linkaging
Delivering Solutions, Services and Support to DTI’s Stakeholders Delivering Excellent Results
Agility Collaborating
Exemplifying Professionalism and Integrity

 

3. POSITION : TRADE-INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST
DIVISION (ITEM NO.) : Sales Promotion Division (OSEC-DTIB-TRIDS-319-1998)
NO. OF VACANT POSITION(S) : 1
SALARY GRADE : 15
BASIC SALARY : P30,531/month

QUALIFICATION STANDARDS

  1. Education : Bachelor's Degree relevant to the job
  2. Experience : 1 year of relevant experience
  3. Training : 4 hours of relevant training
  4. Eligibility : Career Service Professional/Second Level Eligibility or equivalent (PD 907/RA 1080)

COMPETENCIES

Intermediate Level: Advanced Level:
Integrated Industry and Global Outlook Networking and Linkaging
Delivering Solutions, Services and Support to DTI’s Stakeholders Delivering Excellent Results
Agility
Collaborating
Exemplifying Professionalism and Integrity

 

4. POSITION : TRADE-INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST
DIVISION (ITEM NO.) : Enforcement Division (OSEC-DTIB-TRIDS-46-2014)
NO. OF VACANT POSITION(S) : 1
SALARY GRADE : 15
BASIC SALARY : P30,531/month

QUALIFICATION STANDARDS

  1. Education : Bachelor's Degree relevant to the job
  2. Experience : 1 year of relevant experience
  3. Training : 4 hours of relevant training
  4. Eligibility : Career Service Professional/Second Level Eligibility or equivalent (PD 907/RA 1080)

COMPETENCIES

Intermediate Level: Advanced Level:
Integrated Industry and Global Outlook Networking and Linkaging
Delivering Solutions, Services and Support to DTI’s Stakeholders Delivering Excellent Results
Agility
Collaborating
Exemplifying Professionalism and Integrity

 

5. POSITION : TRADE-INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT ANALYST
DIVISION (ITEM NO.) : Enforcement Division (OSEC-DTIB-TRIDA-62-2014)
NO. OF VACANT POSITION(S) : 1
SALARY GRADE : 11
BASIC SALARY : P20,754/month

QUALIFICATION STANDARDS

  1. Education : Bachelor's Degree relevant to the job
  2. Experience : None required
  3. Training : None required
  4. Eligibility : Career Service Professional/Second Level Eligibility or equivalent (PD 907/RA 1080)

COMPETENCIES

Intermediate Level: Advanced Level:
Integrated Industry and Global Outlook Networking and Linkaging
Delivering Solutions, Services and Support to DTI’s Stakeholders Delivering Excellent Results
Agility Exemplifying Professionalism and Integrity
Collaborating

 

6. POSITION : TRADE-INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT ANALYST
DIVISION (ITEM NO.) : Mediation Division (OSEC-DTIB-TRIDA-63-2014)
NO. OF VACANT POSITION(S) : 1
SALARY GRADE : 11
BASIC SALARY : P20,754/month

QUALIFICATION STANDARDS

  1. Education : Bachelor's Degree relevant to the job
  2. Experience : None required
  3. Training : None required
  4. Eligibility : Career Service Professional/Second Level Eligibility or equivalent (PD 907/RA 1080)

COMPETENCIES

Intermediate Level: Advanced Level:
Integrated Industry and Global Outlook Networking and Linkaging
Delivering Solutions, Services and Support to DTI’s Stakeholders Delivering Excellent Results
Agility Exemplifying Professionalism and Integrity
Collaborating

 

7. POSITION : TRADE-INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT ANALYST
DIVISION (ITEM NO.) : Surveillance and Monitoring Division (OSEC-DTIB-TRIDA-163-1998)
NO. OF VACANT POSITION(S) : 1
SALARY GRADE : 11
BASIC SALARY : P20,754/month

QUALIFICATION STANDARDS

  1. Education : Bachelor's Degree relevant to the job
  2. Experience : None required
  3. Training : None required
  4. Eligibility : Career Service Professional/Second Level Eligibility or equivalent (PD 907/RA 1080)

COMPETENCIES

Intermediate Level: Advanced Level:
Integrated Industry and Global Outlook Networking and Linkaging
Delivering Solutions, Services and Support to DTI’s Stakeholders Delivering Excellent Results
Agility Exemplifying Professionalism and Integrity
Collaborating

Foreign Trade Service Corps (FTSC)

Deadline of application: 12 December 2019

1. POSITION : SENIOR TRADE-INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST
DIVISION (ITEM NO.) : Coordinating Office Support Division (OSEC-DTIB-SRTIDS-482-1998)
NO. OF VACANT POSITION(S) : 1
SALARY GRADE : 18
BASIC SALARY : P40,637/month

QUALIFICATION STANDARDS

  1. Education : Bachelor’s Degree relevant to the job
  2. Experience : 2 years of relevant experience
  3. Training : 8 hours of relevant training
  4. Eligibility : Career Service Professional/ Second Level Eligibility or equivalent (PD 907/RA 1080)

COMPETENCIES

Intermediate Level: Advanced Level:
Integrated Industry and Globalized Outlook Networking and Linkaging

Delivering Solutions, Services and Support to

DTI’s Stakeholders

Delivering Excellent Results
Agility Collaborating
  Exemplifying Professionalism and Integrity

 

2. POSITION : ADMINISTRATIVE AIDE VI
DIVISION (ITEM NO.) : Coordinating Office Support Division (OSEC-DTIB-ADA6-40-2014)
NO. OF VACANT POSITION(S) : 1
SALARY GRADE : 6
BASIC SALARY : P14,847/month

QUALIFICATION STANDARDS

  1. Education : Completion of two years studies in college
  2. Experience : None required
  3. Training : None required
  4. Eligibility : Career Service Sub-Professional/ First Level Eligibility or equivalent (PD 907/RA 1080)

 

COMPETENCIES

Basic Level:
Integrated Industry and Global Outlook
Delivering Solutions, Services and Support to DTI’s Stakeholders
Networking and Linkaging
Delivering Excellent Results
Collaborating
Agility
Exemplifying Professionalism and Integrity

 

Knowledge Management and Information Service (KMIS)

Contract of Service (COS) Positions

1. Level of Position: Contract of Service
Position Title: Content Writer
Period of Hiring : Three months and 15 days (15 September 2019 – 31 December 2019) 

Duties and Responsibilities

Under general supervision, maintains and enhances the online presence of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI); writes, edits, and proofreads social media content; work with knowledge management partners and/or information officers of the other bureaus within DTI. Works closely with insourced team from various DTI offices and attached agencies with social media presence.

The Content Writer also helps coordinate and accomplish the article development of various DTI KMIS publications, undertakes desktop publishing graphics, designs and supports revisions of DTI collateral materials, takes on special writing assignments, provides creative support, assists in planning publication content, and covers major DTI events.

Characteristics

1. Performs as Social Media Content Writer with the following responsibilities:

• Engages in social media presence creation on new and emerging social media platforms
• Creates dynamic written, graphic, and video content
• Optimizes content following search engine optimization (SEO)
• Creates content that promotes audience interaction, increases audience presence on DTI sites, and encourages audience participation
• Assists social media management with DTI programs and projects
• Works as part of a team to develop large social media campaigns
• Analyses and reports audience information and demographics, and success of existing social media projects
• Proposes new ideas and concepts for social media content
• Works social media team members to coordinate campaigns with social media strategy
• Uses timelines and scheduled content to create a consistent stream of new content for audience interaction while analysing, managing, and altering schedules where necessary to optimize visits

2. Performs any other tasks required by the exigencies of service.

Qualification Guide

Education: Bachelor’s degree relevant to the job preferably in Mass Communication, Communication Arts, Computer Science, Business Management, or in any trade and industry related fields. Excellent English and Filipino communication skills (written and oral) are a must.

Experience One year experience in communication/publication work. Working knowledge in Digital Social Media, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Premiere, InDesign and Photoshop.

Training: Preferably four hours of relevant training

Skills: Good time management, prioritizing problem solving and organizational skills, ability to work under pressure, creative thinker, able to work independently or as part of a team, attention to details and excellent proof-reading skills. Flexibility to follow guidelines.

2. Level of Position: Contract of Service
Position Title: Media Production Specialist
Period of Hiring : Six (6) Months

Duties and Responsibilities

Under general supervision, creates the design and artistic development of various DTI KMIS publications and other materials, undertakes desktop publishing graphics, designs and revises DTI collateral materials, and provides other related creative consultancy services.

Characteristics

1. Provides general art direction on the creative conceptualization for DTI knowledge products and services (KPS) such as the Department’s brochures, folios, signages, posters and other information, education and communication (IEC) materials;
2. Provides art direction on specific materials for external and internal use;
3. Provides the necessary design and layout, including templates, for DTI’s publication materials;
4. Recommends visual/layout/photographic requirements for various IEC materials;
5. Provides support to management on other artistic and design needs of the agency;
6. Writes articles for regular and special publications and reports; and
6. Perform any other tasks required by the exigencies of the service.  

Qualification Guide

Education: Preferably Bachelor’s Degree in any field of Fine Arts, Computer Science Major in Animation,  Fashion Design, and Mass Communication
Experience: With demonstrable experience in the implementation of creative projects for government and non-government organizations. Must have at least five (5) years’ experience in graphic design. Must be proficient on the use of common application such as among others Publishing, Presentation, In-Design, Graphics Illustrator, Adobe Premiere, Photoshop, and other related software. Knowledge in image editing or graphics design programs is a must. Sample works and references are required for evaluation. Excellent creative skills and strong artistic capability to work under pressure, independently or as team player, pays attention to detail, and ability to identify and work within any constraints imposed by the target medium or platform. 

For CONTRACT OF SERVICE positions, interested applicants may send their resumé and application letter addressed to the following:

THE DIRECTOR
KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT AND INFORMATION SERVICE (KMIS)
5F DTI Bldg, 361 Gil Puyat Ave., Makati City

to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject “Application for <Position Title>”

Resource Generation and Management Service (RGMS)

1. POSITION: TRADE-INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT ANALYST
DIVISION (ITEM NO.): Resource Monitoring and Evaluation Division (OSEC-DTIB-TRIDA-28-2014)
NO. OF VACANT POSITION(S): 1
SALARY GRADE:11
BASIC SALARY: P20,754/month

QUALIFICATION STANDARDS

  1. Education: Bachelor’s Degree relevant to the job
  2. Experience: None required
  3. Training: None required
  4. Eligibility: Career Service Professional/ Second Level Eligibility or equivalent (PD 907/RA 1080)

COMPETENCIES

Basic Level: Intermediate Level:
Integrated Industry and Globalized Outlook Networking and Linkaging
Delivering Solutions, Services and Support to DTI’s Stakeholders Delivering Excellent Results
Agility Exemplifying Professionalism and Integrity
Collaborating  

 

2. POSITION: ADMINISTRATIVE AIDE VI
DIVISION (ITEM NO.): Resource Monitoring and Evaluation Division (OSEC-DTIB-ADA6-39-2016), Resource Generation and Coordination Division (OSEC-DTIB-ADA6-19-2014)
NO. OF VACANT POSITION(S): 2
SALARY GRADE: 6
BASIC SALARY:  P 14,847/month
QUALIFICATION STANDARDS

  1. Education: Completion of two years studies in college
  2. Experience: None required
  3. Training: None required
  4. Eligibility: Career Service Sub-Professional/ First Level Eligibility or equivalent (PD 907/RA 1080)

COMPETENCIES

Basic Level:
Integrated Industry and Globalized Outlook
Delivering Solutions, Services and Support to DTI’s Stakeholders
Networking and Linkaging
Delivering Excellent Results
Collaborating
Agility
Exemplifying Professionalism and Integrity

 Deadline of submission of applications and complete requirements is on 25 November 2019.

Rural Agro-enterprise Partnership for Inclusive Development and Growth Project Team

DTI Head Office Project Staff

Job Description and Qualification Standards of Project Staff:

Financial Management Specialist
Reference: 30,000
Workstation: Financial Management Service
Reporting to:Director,FMS

Job Description:

a. Responsible for the financial management services of the project at the Head Office
b. Coordinate with the regional offices and implementing partners on budget, disbursements and financial reporting of the project
c. Responsible for the consolidation and preparation of the following financial management documents:

i. Annual Work Plan and Budget
ii. Annual Procurement Plan
iii. Monthly Status of Funds Reports
iv. Quarterly,semi-annually and annual financial reports
v. Such other documents required or assigned by the FMS Director in line with the project

d. Check completeness of supporting documents and validity of submitted financial claims(Disbursement Voucher,Request for Certificate of Availability of Funds, Work Order,Purchase Order,Liquidation Report)in accordance to the usual accounting and auditing rules and regulations
e. In charge in the proper recording of financial transactions,preparation and analysis of financial reports of the project
f. Assist the Review Mission in the coordination and conduct of review/audit in the area of financial management of the project
g. All other tasks assigned by FS Director in line with the implementation of the project

Qualification Standards:

a. Education: Bachelor's degree in Accountancy or equivalent course
b. Experience: At least one(1)year in position/s involving finance and administrative work,preferably in foreign assisted projects implemented by an economic government agency
c. Training:At least sixteen(16)hours of training in state accounting,budgeting and other related field
d. Skills:

i. Knowledgeable in government accounting,financial,administrative and financial processes
ii. Knowledgeable in Microsoft Office(Word,Excel and Powerpoint)
iii. Oral and written communication skills in English and Filipino
iv. Excellent interpersonal skills

Strategic Trade Management Office (STMO)

Deadline of application: 13 December 2019

1. POSITION : ATTORNEY V
DIVISION (ITEM NO.) : Strategic Trade Investigation and Compliance Division (OSEC-DTIB-ATY5-1-2018)
NO. OF VACANT POSITION(S) : 1
SALARY GRADE : 25
BASIC SALARY : P95,083/month

QUALIFICATION STANDARDS

  1. Education : Bachelor of Laws
  2. Experience : 3 years of relevant experience
  3. Training : 16 hours of relevant training
  4. Eligibility : RA 1080

COMPETENCIES

Advanced Level: Superior Level:
Delivering Solutions, Services and Support to DTI’s Stakeholders Networking and Linkaging
Integrated Industry and Global Outlook Collaborating
Agility Delivering Excellent Results
Exemplifying Professionalism and Integrity

 

2. POSITION : SENIOR TRADE-INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST 
DIVISION (ITEM NO.) : Strategic Trade Investigation and Compliance Division (OSEC-DTIB-SRTIDS-10-2018)
                                  Strategic Trade Registration and Authorization Division (OSEC-DTIB-SRTIDS-13-2018)
NO. OF VACANT POSITION(S) : 2
SALARY GRADE : 18
BASIC SALARY : P40,637/month

QUALIFICATION STANDARDS

  1. Education : Bachelor’s Degree relevant to the job
  2. Experience : 2 years of relevant experience
  3. Training : 8 hours of relevant training
  4. Eligibility : Career Service Professional/ Second Level Eligibility or equivalent (PD 907/RA 1080)  

COMPETENCIES

Intermediate Level: Advanced Level:
Delivering Solutions, Services and Support to DTI’s Stakeholders Networking and Linkaging
Integrated Industry and Global Outlook Collaborating
Delivering Excellent Results
Agility
Exemplifying Professionalism and Integrity

 

3. POSITION : TRADE-INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST 
DIVISION (ITEM NO.) : Strategic Trade Registration and Authorization Division (OSEC-DTIB-TRIDS-10-2018)
NO. OF VACANT POSITION(S) : 1
SALARY GRADE : 15
BASIC SALARY : P30,531/month

QUALIFICATION STANDARDS

  1. Education : Bachelor’s Degree relevant to the job
  2. Experience : 1 year of relevant experience
  3. Training : 4 hours of relevant training
  4. Eligibility : Career Service Professional/ Second Level Eligibility or equivalent (PD 907/RA 1080)  

COMPETENCIES

Intermediate Level: Advanced Level:
Integrated Industry and Global Outlook Collaborating
Delivering Solutions, Services and Support to DTI’s Stakeholders
Networking and Linkaging
Delivering Excellent Results
Agility
Exemplifying Professionalism and Integrity
 

 

The Promotion and Documentation Division (PDD) handles the promotion activities of the PAB.

PDD promotes accreditation and its importance; extend technical assistance to trade and industry sectors through training programs; conduct training for assessors to strengthen their capability to do assessment work; make information on accreditation schemes available to institutions, organizations, business and individuals concerned; and ensure that all information from the different regional and international fora processed, disseminated and acted upon.

PDD can conduct briefing sessions for organizations which need information on accreditation and PAB services. Contact us for queries. 

DATA PRIVACY IN DTI

The Philippine Constitution laid down the basis for the basic human right of privacy in information. Republic Act (RA) 10173, or the Data Privacy Act of 2012 (DPA), enforces data privacy protection in the Philippines to ensure transparency, legitimate purpose, and proportionality in data collection and processing.

This law serves the following purposes:

  1. It protects the privacy of individuals while making sure of free flow of information to promote innovation and growth;
  2. It regulates the collection, recording, organization, storage, updating or modification, retrieval, consultation, use, consolidation, blocking, erasure or destruction of personal data;
  3. It makes sure that the Philippines is compliant with international standards set for data protection through the National Privacy Commission (NPC).

The Department fully supports the DPA and shall endeavor to comply with all issuances from the National Privacy Commission (NPC), guided by the principles of conscientious use and proactive protection of personal data and information.

The Department acknowledges the important role of data and information in achieving its goal of bringing “Prosperity for All.” Specifically, it would balance the use of information to achieve the following goals while protecting the data privacy rights of its stakeholders:

  • Sustain a stable and conducive business climate;
  • Uphold consumer rights; and
  • Support the growth and development of its people.

As the first step towards compliance with the provisions under the DPA, Department Order No. 17-22 was issued, designating the Director of the Knowledge Management and Information Service (KMIS) as the DTI’s Data Protection Officer (DPO).

In preparation for the drafting of a privacy manual, it shall conduct a series of Privacy Impact Assessment Workshops throughout the Department.

For further information regarding data privacy in DTI, please contact the designated DPO through the following office: 

Director, Knowledge Management and Information Service

5/F Trade and Industry Building

361 Gil Puyat Ave., Makati City

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by Magnolia M. Uy / Commercial Attaché Permanent Mission of the Philippines to the World Trade Organization, Philippine Trade and Investment Center Geneva

Published in Business Mirror

22 August 2017

GENEVA, Switzerland—A new tool called Export Potential Map, which can be accessed for free via http://exportpotential.intracen.org, will help Pinoy micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) identify what goods and services to export and where to export.

The Export Potential Map is an innovative tool that enables users to make better export decisions based on rigorous economic analysis. It allows exporters, especially MSMEs in developing countries, to target new markets based on information on trade costs and expected demand. This tool is, likewise, useful for policy-makers and trade-promotion organizations in improving the policy environment and support programs for existing and prospective exporters.

Since figuring out a country’s export potential—and particularly, which goods and markets would best contribute to sustained economic development—is a lot more complicated than it may seem, the newly developed tool by the International Trade Centre (ITC) can help exporters in carrying out export evaluations of a country, such as potential sectors and prospective markets. The Export Potential Map extracts data from a range of sources, including import and export data, tariffs, GDP and geographic data.

Using the Export Potential Map, the results show the total untapped export potential for the Philippines is equivalent to $44.7 billion. The products with the highest untapped export potential from the Philippines to the world are smart cards, electronic integrated circuits and other electrical devices. While the largest absolute difference between potential and actual exports in value terms, leaving room to realize additional exports for the said products is worth $17.5 billion. In terms of markets, the countries with the greatest potential for said products are China, Hong Kong and Singapore. China provides the biggest opportunity with potential export worth $7.8 billion.

Using the tool, one can also drill down up to six-digit product level of the harmonized system. For example, the markets with the greatest potential for the Philippine exports of HS 080111 desiccated coconuts are the US, the Netherlands and Germany. It shows Germany offers the most lucrative trade opportunity equivalent to $23.2 million.

The Export Potential Map covers 222 countries and territories and 4,064 products. The web tool has a user-friendly interface and innovative visualizations that can be easily downloaded, shared on social media and embedded into reports or web sites.

The ITC is the joint agency of the World Trade Organization and the UN whose mandate is to assist MSMEs in developing and transition economies to become more competitive in the global market through various technical assistance and capacity building activities, including developing online tools. For more information, visit www.intracen.org.

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