More Prosperous Philippines by 2016
We see the Philippines occupying its rightful place in a community of nations, prosperous and free.
Together with business, we are an active and leading partner in propelling the Philippines toward an inclusive, dynamic and thriving economy.
Our success is anchored on global competitiveness, with social responsibility and consumer welfare as our platform.
In all these, we adhere strictly to the tenets of professionalism, integrity, and transparency.
We continue to be the public's Agency of Choice, an organization where creativity, innovation, professional and personal growth find full expression.
We are One DTI.

Enabling Business
  • Enabling business environment /reduces cost of doing business to facilitate trade and investments
  • Global Competitiveness
  • Value chain and industry cluster management
Empowering Consumers
  • Safe and reasonably-priced products and services
  • Supply chain management

The DTI is responsible for realizing the country's goal of globally competitive and innovative industry and services sector that contribute to inclusive growth and employment generation.
Pursuant to Philippine Development Plan (PDP) 2011-2016, we shall endeavor to improve the business environment, increase productivity and efficiency, and enhance consumer welfare. By 2016, the following would have been achieved:
Goal 1 - Improve country's competitiveness. Land in the top one-third ranking (for country's competitive environment for the firms) in major international surveys;
Goal 2 - Generate 4.6M employment from industry and services sector, 2M of which shall come from MSME sector;
Goal 3 - Increase the level of awareness of consumers on their rights and responsibilities from 50% to 80%.
To attain the above-mentioned goals, we need to expand exports, increase investments, develop and promote MSMEs, and enhance consumer welfare and protection. These should be accomplished by the following major final outputs (MFOs):
MFO 1: Trade and Industry Policy Formulation Services;
MFO 2: Trade and Investment Promotion Services;
MFO 3: Technical Advisory Services;
MFO 4: Consumer Protection Services;
MFO 5: Business Regulation Services.
In sharing President Benigno S. Aquino III's aspirations, we commit to effect good governance by delivering public service that is predictable, participatory, accountable, efficient, transparent, and honest.

The DTI had its beginnings on 23 June 1898 when President Emilio F. Aguinaldo formed four government agencies, namely the Departments of Navy, Commerce, Agriculture, and Manufacturing.
On 06 September 1901, the Philippine Commission established the Department of Commerce (and Police). After World War II, President Manuel A. Roxas issued Executive Order (EO) 94 on 04 October 1947, creating the Department of Commerce and Industry (DCI). Cornelio Balmaceda, a much sought-after Economics Professor and Bureau of Commerce (BOC) Director, was appointed Acting Secretary of the newly created Department of Commerce and Industry.
Prior to EO 94, the Bureau of Commerce was tasked to develop and promote the trade and industry of the country under the overall supervision of the Department of Agriculture and Commerce (Act 4007 on 05 December 1932 by the Philippine Legislature).
After 25 years, by 1972, DCI had grown into a big organization with 10 regular bureaus and 22 agencies under its direct supervision. The DCI was mandated to promote, develop, expand, regulate, and control foreign and domestic trade, industry, and tourism.
To have closer supervision and ensure more effective delivery of services, President Ferdinand E. Marcos issued Presidential Decree (PD) 189 on 11 May 1973, creating the Department of Tourism to handle all tourism-related matters.
A year later, 21 June 1974, Marcos issued PD 488 creating the Department of Industry whose principal function was to promote and enhance the growth of the existing and thriving industries in the country.
On 02 June 1975, the Department of Trade was created under PD 721 to pursue efforts of the government toward strengthening socio-economic development of the country, particularly in the area of commercial activities. A key strategy of the new department was vigorous export promotion to generate much needed foreign exchange (forex). A Bureau of Foreign Trade was also established to push for domestic trade and marketing programs.
In the early 80s, the national economic development goal of the Marcos government required the need to hew industrial promotion efforts with the expansion of Philippine trade overseas. This resulted in the creation on 27 July 1981 of the Ministry of Trade and Industry, which took over the functions of the subsequently abolished Departments of Trade and of Industry.
Drastic changes followed after the People Power Revolution. President Corazon C. Aquino signed on 27 February 1987 EO 133, reorganizing the Ministry of Trade and Industry and renaming it the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).
In 2006, Secretary Peter B. Favila issued a Department Order officially declaring every 27 July of each year, the date and month the Ministry of Trade and the Ministry of Industry was first merged, as the DTI anniversary.

The DTI has six major functional groups composed of bureaus that provide support to DTI's line agencies and are involved in line operations, which deliver business and consumer services directly to the stakeholders and the public. These functional groups are:
Office of the Secretary (OSEC) - Provides full support and efficient coordination of information to the DTI Secretary and among the functional groups of the Department
Internal Audit Service (IAS - formerly IAO)

Resource Generation and Management Service (RGMS - formerly OSC)
Coordinates and monitors the DTI's special projects.
Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL)
Oversees and enforces the overall implementation of IP rights, trademarks, and patents.
National Development Company (NDC)
Invests in businesses where the private sector is not willing to venture into.
Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA)
In-charge of attracting foreign investors to develop or put up export manufacturing plants or regional warehouses in world-class, environment-friendly economic zones (ecozones), the PEZA administers and manages the incentives of 114 approved special ecozones in various parts of the country. 

Industry Promotion Group (IPG)/formerly Trade and Investment Promotions Group (TIPG) - Promotes domestic and international trade and commerce
Bureau of Domestic Trade Promotion (BDTP - formerly BDT)
Promotes efficient marketing and distribution of local products and services.
Export Marketing Bureau (EMB - formerly BETP)
Delivers timely and relevant information and assistance to exporters and would-be exporters to enhance their capabilities and global competitiveness as suppliers of quality goods and services to international markets. Under BETP is the Export Development Council (EDC).
Export Development Council (EDC)
Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM)
Assists exporters by developing their core competencies in the areas of marketing, promotion, and capability building through professionally managed and well selected programs and activities such as organizing international trade fairs. Under CITEM is the Garments and Textile Industry Development Office (GTIDO).
Garments and Textile Industry Development Office (GTIDO)
Promotes the country's garments and textile industry.
Design Center of the Philippines (DCP)
Promotes industrial designs as a tool for improving the quality and competitiveness of Philippine products.

Foreign Trade Service Corps (FTSC) - Promo Posts
Promotes Philippine exports and investments overseas through various marketing activities and commercial intelligence works.
Philippine International Trading Corporation (PITC)
Provides trade and trade-related services to the private sector, the PITC is also engaged in the importation of various commodities and products to stabilize supply and prices in the domestic market as explained in the binary options trading and brokers website which promotes domestic and international trade and commerce.

Philippine Trade Training Center (PTTC)
Designs and implements training programs on export marketing and management, entrepreneurial management, quality management and productivity, and trade exhibition management and participation. 

Industry Development Group (IDG)/formerly Industry Development and Trade Policy Group (IDTPG) - In-charge of investment promotion in activities critical to the DTI's trade and industry development program
Board of Investments (BOI)
The lead investment promotion agency of the Philippine government, the BOI promotes investments in industries and in the regions for balanced economic development.

Bureau of Import Services (BIS)
Facilitates imports, administers import regulation on selected items, and monitors the importation of liberalized and sensitive items, the BIS initiates and conducts preliminary investigations on dumping, countervailing, and safeguard protests.

Bureau of International Trade Relations (BITR)
Engages and represents the country in bilateral and multilateral trade and investment negotiations.

Competitiveness Bureau (CB - formerly CIC)
Implements quality and productivity programs for industrial competitiveness. Under CB is the National Competitiveness Council (NCC).
National Competitiveness Council (NCC)

Sector Planning Bureau (SPB - formerly OPR)
Provides coherent, consistent, and clear trade and industry policies in support of national economic development agenda.
E-Commerce Office (ECO)
A special unit in DTI focusing on e-commerce. This is in line with Section 29 of Republic Act (RA) No. 8792 or the Electronic Commerce of 2000, which gives the DTI the authority to direct and supervise the promotion and development of electronic commerce in the country with relevant agencies. 

Consumer Protection Group (CPG)/formerly Consumer Welfare and Business Regulation Group (CWBRG) - In-charge of the enforcement of laws to protect consumers, consumer education, and formation of consumer groups
Bureau of Philippine Standards (BPS - formerly Bureau of Product Standards)
Develops, promotes, and implements standards and related programs nationwide. It also participates and represents the country in various standards-related activities worldwide and an active member of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), and the ASEAN Consultative Committee for Standards and Quality.
Consumer Protection and Advocacy Bureau (CPAB - formerly BTRCP)
Functions as a policy-making body and oversees the advocacy of trade and consumer protection laws. Under BTRCP is the National Price Coordinating Council (NPCC)
National Price Coordinating Council (NPCC)
Fair Trade Enforcement Bureau (FTEB)
Oversees the overall implementation of trade and consumer protection laws. FTEB handles import regulation, sales promotion, product standards monitoring, business licensing, enforcement, mediation, and adjudication as regards the Consumer Act, Price Act, and Business Name Laws.

Philippine Accreditation Bureau (PAB - formerly PAO)
Handles the accreditation functions of the Bureau of Product Standards (BPS) Accreditation Scheme (BAS) and BPS Laboratory Accreditation Scheme (BPSLAS) and gives formal recognition to conformity assessment bodies (CABs) after assessing their competence to do certification, inspection, testing, and calibration activities.
Construction Industry Authority of the Philippines (CIAP)
Promotes, accelerates, and regulates the construction industry. Its implementing boards are the Philippine Contractors Accreditation Board (PCAB), Philippine Overseas Construction Board (POCB), the Philippine Domestic Construction Board (POCB), and the Construction Industry Arbitration Commission (CIAC).
Construction Manpower Development Foundation (CMDF)
Oversees the development of human resources of the construction industry in all levels - skilled craftsmen, engineers, supervisors, managers, and contractors. CMDF also draws up an overall construction manpower development plan and relevant strategies and develops/implements manpower training and certification programs.

Regional Operations Group (ROG)/formerly Regional Operations and Development Group (RODG) - Responsible for the field operations of the DTI in the regions and provinces
Bureau of Small and Medium Enterprise Development (BSMED - formerly BMSMED)
Initiates and implements programs and projects addressing the specific needs of micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the areas of technology development and transfer, financing, marketing, and training. Under BMSMED is the SME Development Council.
SME Development Council
Small Business Corporation (SB Corp.)
Supports the development of small enterprises by promoting various modes of financing and credit delivery systems.
Rural Micro Enterprise Promotion Program (RuMEPP)
Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP)
Supports entrepreneurship and enterprise development among the farmers and landowners and helps ensure the success of their projects.
16 Regional Offices and 74 Provincial/City/Area Offices
Provide services of all the DTI offices in the countryside.

Management Services Group (MSG) - Delivers effective, adequate, and timely services to clients in the shortest possible time and at the least cost. It also provides industry policies and coordinates and monitors the implementation of the operating plans and programs of the agenda provides an overall information and communication support
Corporate Planning Service (CORPLAN - formerly OOP)
Coordinates and monitors implementation of DTI operating plans and programs; assesses performance versus targets set and cost effectiveness.
Financial and Management Service (FMS)
Manages the financial program and a financial monitoring system to ensure fund availability and proper utilization.
Human Resource and Administrative Service (HRAS - formerly HRDPS and GAS)
Designs, implements, and institutionalizes the HRD program, which is aimed at transforming DTI into an agency of choice.
Provides logistical services (procurement, transport, cashiering, security, and all other utility services) to facilitate operations of all DTI functional and support groups.

Legal Service (LS - formerly OLA)
Provides legal support to the DTI's bureaus and agencies.
Information Systems Management Service (ISMS - formerly MIS)
Designs and implements all information technology (IT) initiatives of the DTI.
Knowledge Management & Information Service (KMIS - formerly TIIC)
Develops and maintains media support and provides overall information and communication to advance major DTI key result areas, namely, investment promotion, export expansion, countryside/MSME growth, and consumer welfare.
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