Latest News about the Secretary

Pasay City—As Board Chairman of the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA), Trade Secretary Fred Pascual praised PEZA’s top-performing economic zone developer and locator companies during the Investors’ Recognition Day held on 25 November 2022. In its 27th year, PEZA serves as a primary government agency that handles investment promotion in
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia—ASEAN members and its dialogue partners have gathered for the 40th and 41st ASEAN Summits in Cambodia held on 10-13 November 2022, where the substantial conclusion of the ASEAN, Australia, New Zealand Free Trade Area (AANZFTA) upgrade negotiations was announced. Two years after formally launching upgrade negotiations in
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SINGAPORE— Secretary Fred Pascual encouraged German companies to invest in the Philippines during a meeting organized by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Action in collaboration with the Asia-Pacific Committee of German Business and DTI-Berlin. In his remarks before a combined delegation from both government and the
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Bangkok, Thailand - Secretary Fred Pascual met with members of the US-APEC Business Coalition on 18 November 2022 during his trip to Bangkok, Thailand to attend the 33rd APEC Economic Leaders' Week. The meeting discussed, among others, the Philippines' priorities and programs to encourage more foreign investments and boost economic
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