The Department of Trade and Industry-Central Visayas Regional Office or DTI Region 7 is charged with the promotion of an economic and business environment conducive to the birth and growth of enterprises and supportive of a fair and robust trade of goods and services within the region.
It is a coordinating agency for all government activities that relate to trade, industry, and investments as well as a regulatory body to ensure that fair competition prevails.
The Consumer Protection Division (CPD) implements the department’s consumer protection programs of the department. It educates consumers and implements programs and projects that create a healthy business environment. Its specific concerns include:
  • Consumer advocacy and education
  • Strengthening consumer organizations/ networks
  • Enforcement of fair trade laws and laws on standards
  • Monitoring of price and supply of basic necessities and prime commodities
  • Issuance of regional sales promo permits
The Small and Medium Enterprise Development Division (SDD) provides assistance in the development of local small and medium enterprises by:
  • Facilitating access to finance
  • Facilitating the establishment of livelihood and income generating projects
  • Conducting entrepreneurial trainings, product and market development seminars
  • Providing trade fair assistance and information
  • The Industry Development Division (IDD) is tasked to implement programs and projects that promote and develop trade by:
  • Facilitating the conduct of quality and productivity programs for industrial competitiveness
  • Assisting in the annual conduct of the regional competitiveness survey which rank cities and municipalities according to economic dynamism, government efficiency, infrastructure, and resilience.
  • Encouraging the development of eCommerce, innovation and creative economy
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DUMAGUETE CITY, NEGROS ORIENTAL – The Consumer Night Run, held in celebration of World Consumer Rights Day (WCRD), witnessed an overwhelming turnout with over 200 runners, enthusiasts, and consumer advocates participating in the event. Organized by Negros Oriental Association of Service and Repair Shops Inc. (NOASARSI), the fun run supported
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TAGBILARAN, BOHOL - DTI Bohol joined the Inauguration of Kadiwa ng Pangulo at the Old Tagbilaran Airport. The opening ceremony was held last March 15, 2024 while the activity lasted until Sunday, 17 March 2024. The inaugural activity was graced by dignitaries who have given their full support to the
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SIQUIJOR - The participation of the Department of Trade and Industry – Siquijor Provincial Office in the Bagong Pilipinas Serbisyo Fair (BPSF) in Siquijor was noteworthy. Held at the Siquijor State College campus in Larena on February 18-19, 2024, the event saw active involvement from the agency. During the ceremonial
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CEBU CITY – After a three-year hiatus due to the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, the 18th Sinulog Fiesta Fair marks a successful return to support local MSMEs and creatives. The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Cebu, in collaboration with SM Supermalls, SM Seaside City Cebu, and Paglaum
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CEBU CITY — Local stakeholders from the creative industries, including players and ecosystem enablers, gathered for the FiestaKucha Cebu Conference on Monday, September 25. This event followed the launch of 'FiestaKucha' by DTI 7, as part of the Philippine Creative Industries Month. The initiative aims to raise awareness and shed
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In the heart of the enchanting island of Siquijor in the Philippines, there's a promising bakery that's making a big impact: Jainin's Cakes and Pastries. JAININ’S is a combination of her children’s nicknames, Jai and Niño. Founded by Ms. Josephine Chan Borromeo, a former OFW, a talented baker with a
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From the fields and farms all the way to your cup, Herba Monte has been passionate about connecting people with the power of organically grown produce from the rich soil of Negros Oriental. Herba Monte joyfully promotes the health and wellness of the community, with gratitude to the hardworking farmers
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Yvonne Dale Buenconsejo, a 35 year-old devoted mother of three from the emerging town of Dalaguete, Cebu, cherishes the tranquil mornings spent savoring a cup of coffee with her husband. Their ritual of sharing this precious time at 5 a.m., dubbed "babe time," became a cherished relationship goal. One particular
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BOHOL - “I was filled with passion, eagerness, and love for baking, but I realized that something was missing. I needed help to grow my craft,” Tracy Mae Indoyon, 23 years old, shared in an interview when she began turning her dream pastry business into reality. The Department of Trade
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