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It contains the economic snapshot of the Philippines as well as information about trade and investment opportunities available in the country.
It also serves as a briefer on investment incentives and important local regulations.
Philippine Statistics in Brief
Official catalogue published by the Philippine Statistics Authority.
The publication presents the latest quarterly data on the following: national accounts, investments, poverty, MDG indicators, and other key economic and social indicators.
Official catalogue published by the Philippine Statistics Authority.
Doing Business in the Philippines
Despite the global economic challenges, the Philippines remains bullish as far as creating an ideal climate for both existing and potential investors. Part of the overall effort to achieve this goal is to provide relevant and updated information to local and foreign businessmen. The Board of Investments (BOI), the line agency involved in marketing and investment promotion, came up with this Primer to guide prospective investors in making sound investment decisions. The Primer includes the country’s laws, rules and regulations and policies that govern the procedural requirements
Types of business entities available for foreign companies.
Business Enabling Programmes and Investments for OFWs
A summary of business-enabling programmes and investment options for OFWs. The list contains programme descriptions and directories.
List of Philippine Franchisors in the Food, Retail and Services sectors
A Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation (PDIC) Guidebook on Basic Banking and Financial Transactions.
Philippine Economic Briefing in London, 25 September 2018
The PH in the Global Value Chain
Investing in PH Infrastructure
UK-ASEAN Business Council Breakfast Briefing
PH Economic Managers Roadshow and Secretary Ramon Lopez’s visit to London
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London, United Kingdom – Philippine flavors find their way again to the UK’s Great Taste Awards as eight Philippine-made products are recognized as winners this year, with pili nut snacks receiving the highest three-star rating. Subic Superfood’s Mount Mayon Premium Pili Nuts Kyoto Matcha and Kerala Coconut Curry both received three stars and its Natural Pili Butter, a one-star rating. The pili nuts are harvested at the foot of Mt. Mayon in Albay and undergo a 17-step sprouting and SloDry...
London, United Kingdom – Once again, Philippine chocolates prove to be among the best in the world as 26 of our products garnered awards in the 11th Academy of Chocolate (AOC) Annual Awards. Philippine chocolate makers have been successful at AOC since 2015. This year, local chocolatiers, Auro Chocolate, Dalareich Food Products, Malagos Agri-Ventures Corporation, MS3 Agri-Ventures, and Theo & Philo Artisan Chocolates brought victory to the country by besting over 1,000 entries from different...
Philippine Economic Briefing in London 2018. PH top economic and infrastructure managers successfully showcased the Philippines’ stable and robust growth, along with infrastructure projects and big-ticket investment opportunities to foreign stakeholders in London. The Philippines is making headway as international investors highlight the bright prospects of a growing economy amidst global distractions.
Kapihan sa Pasuguan: Usapang Trabaho, Negosyo at Kabuhayan with Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon M. Lopez
Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon M. Lopez headlined the ‘Kapihan sa Pasuguan’ at the Philippine Embassy in London on 22 September 2018. The Secretary was joined by the Philippine Franchise Association officers and Jollibee representatives as special guests.
Read more here: ‘DTI Secretary Lopez inspires entrepreneurial spirit among UK FilCom’
Undersecretary Rodolfo speaks at major Asia trade conference
Philippine Department of Trade and Industry’s Undersecretary for Industry Development and Trade Policy, Ceferino S. Rodolfo, gave a speech at Asia House’s conference, 'Asia Trade in the New Global Order,' in Hong Kong on the 27th of November 2017. As Asia House’s first largest event outside of London, the conference aimed at bringing the trade debate to an Asian platform. It brought together thought leaders from across the globe including high-level government representatives, former ministers and government representatives, and the ASEAN Secretariat.
Non-executive Director of Quorn Foods and Monde Nissin Vijay Thakrar on what drives and boosts UK companies in the ASEAN region.
"One of the big benefits of, again, partnering with Monde Nissin was that it’s headquartered in the Philippines, so it’s already in ASEAN. The 650 million people that are already there – rising middle class – that was an attractive proposition for us. And what we’ve done is that, since the partnership with Monde Nissin began, we started selling Quorn and indeed some of our other business products from elsewhere in the group in the Philippines. "
Mr. Thakrar was one of the speakers during the ASEAN@50 Business Forum on 11 October 2017. Please find more videos from the event here.
Invest in the Philippines
Startup founders and investors talk about why it’s a good time to invest, and grow a business, in the Philippines. The country is in a demographic sweet spot, with a young, connected, tech-savvy population driving the adoption of mobile and internet products and services. Couple that with six years of economic growth above 6% annually, and increasing FDI, the Philippines is an undervalued gem that just might yield quite positive surprises.
The exciting growth of the Philippine start-up community – a showcase of talent, innovation, entrepreneurial spirit and opportunity.
LifestylePhilippines bridges the ecological gap between ethics and aesthetics, infusing nature and artisanship in crafting products for modern living. From abaca (Manila hemp), raffia, rattan, coconut husk, mother of pearl artisan communities of the Philippines transform these renewable materials with expert hands to connect the spirit of today with the natural environment.
Lifestyle Philippine presents “Sustainability through Design” at AMBIENTE 2019 in Messe Frankfurt, Germany. 25 companies from the different regions of the Philippines will participate and feature artisanal products for modern living. AMBIENTE 2019 will run from 08-12 February 2019, and the Philippine exhibition will be located at Hall 9.2, Stand C53 and Hall 9.3, Stand C11.
Cognizant of the increasing and huge business opportunities of Certified-Organic and Natural Products in Europe, the Department of Trade and Industry through its Export Marketing Bureau, in collaboration with the Philippine Trade and Investment Center in Berlin, Germany is organizing a focused Outbound Business Matching Mission to Germany with BIOFACH and VIVANESS participation on 10-21 February 2019. The annual event is known as the world’s largest trade fair for Certified-Organic and Natural Products in Europe and the entire world.
Visit the virtual catalogue to gain access to the Philippine-made products showcased at both events and to arrange an appointment with the participating Philippine companies.
The Law Society of England and Wales is launching its "Doing Legal Business guide for the Philippines". A panel of experts will share their experience of working in the region and discuss the legal business and raise awareness about the business opportunities in the Philippines, including:
- An overview of the economy, political and legal system;
- Legal and regulatory framework: recent trends and practical aspects;
- Current business opportunities - what are the growing business areas?
Manila FAME is the Philippines’ premier lifestyle and design trade event. It is a biannual showcase of local craftmanship, design and innovation and serves as a sourcing destination for Philippine home, fashion, and lifestyle products designed and crafted for the global market
IFEX Philippines is the country’s biggest international trade exhibition on the Philippines’ and Asia's ethnic and specialty food, tropical fruits, vegetables, seafood, beverages, bakery and confectionery products, meat and poultry, Halal-certified products, as well as natural, organic, and healthy food products.
Inclusive Innovation Conference (IIC) 2019
Design Philippines presents Kindred, a design collective of 13 Filipino designers and manufacturers, set to participate in this year’s prestigious Maison & Object international trade fair in Paris happening on September 6 to 10, 2019.
This year’s Philippine delegation will include a combination of Maison first timers and seasoned entrants alike: Vito Selma, Schema, E. Murio, Finali, Nature’s Legacy, CSM Philippines, CDO Handmade, JB Woodcraft, Southsea Veneer, Halo Halo, Tali Handmade, Weave Manila and Zacarias 1925 are all set to present their products in Paris this September.
Maison & Objet is one of Europe’s biggest events and lifestyle shows that brings together a complete product offering of décor, design, furniture, home accessories, tableware, and even fragrances.
Inclusive Innovation Conference (IIC) 2019 on 23 September 2019 at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC). The theme for this year's IIC is "Bridging the Digital Transformation Divide: Fostering Regional Inclusive Innovation Centers & Startup Ecosystems."
The IIC 2019 will bring together stakeholders from the public and private sectors, including key officials from national and local government agencies, industry stakeholders and business groups, and members of the academic and research community throughout the country.
This year, as we implement the Inclusive Filipinnovation and Entrepreneurship Roadmap, we will focus on the following topics:
> Building Regional Inclusive Innovation Centers (RIICs)
> Embracing Industry 4.0 Technologies
> Learning from the journey of successful startups
The October 2019 Manila FAME is going to be remarkable as it celebrates its 70th edition. Once again, the well-loved design show shall spearhead the showcasing of the finest Philippine brands, designers, and manufacturers.
Visit Manila FAME and be part of the Philippines’ premier design and lifestyle event.
Register online at www.manilafame.com
Manila FAME is the Philippines’ premier lifestyle and design trade event. It is a biannual showcase of local craftmanship, design and innovation and serves as a sourcing destination for Philippine home, fashion, and lifestyle products designed and crafted for the global market.