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Wednesday, March 22, 2017
By Abigael Mei M. Yaokana MAUREEN Pasciolco has been in the coconut-product processing business for over 23 years now. She started her nata de coco business during its boom in 1993, and officially founded Pasciolco Agri Ventures in 1996. After the popularity of nata de coco declined, Pasciolco started processing natural...
By Abigael Mei M. Yaokana THE Department of Trade and Industry’s (DTI) Slingshot, in collaboration with QBO Philippines, organized the Slingshot Women Seminar on March 15 at the DTI International Building on Gil J. Puyat Avenue in Makati City. In partnership with the Export Marketing Bureau (EMB), the seminar aimed to...
FOR its 27th edition, Food Taipei continues to be a bigger show as it attracts buyers from over 100 countries, positioning Taiwan as a strong international food market. The Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (Citem), the export promotions arm of the Philippine Department of Trade and Industry (DTI),...
By Raymond Batac / Philippine Trade and Investment Center, Washington, D.C. Conclusion IN Washington, D.C., Undersecretary Nora Terrado met with officials from the Departments of Commerce and State, the United States Trade Representative and the Millennium Challenge Corp. to discuss joint efforts to further enhance our bilateral economic relations with the US....
By Justinne Marie D. Santos / Market Innovation Division, DTI-EMB AS part of its continuing effort to educate business people and to acquaint concerned government agencies of recent developments and important technical matters pertaining to trade, the Export Marketing Bureau (EMB) of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) held a...
MANILA FAME, the Philippines’s premier design and lifestyle event, is set to open its doors to global buyers of Philippine-made artisan products for the home, lifestyle and fashion industry from April 21 to April 23 at the World Trade Center in Pasay City. Among the country’s most prestigious trade shows,...
By Raymond Batac / Philippine Trade and Investment Center, Washington, D.C. Part One THE United States has always been one of the top economic partners of the Philippines; we have an enduring alliance with the US that is based on deep historical and cultural ties—robust, dynamic and strategic. Our economic relations with the...
By Abigael Mei M. Yaokana / Office of the Director, DTI-EMB WE live at the height of a technological revolution with fresh and innovative ideas sprouting from the minds of the aspiring start-up community. There is no denying young entrepreneurs will be the main players of this revolution. With the growing landscape...
By Abigael Mei M. Yaokana / Office of the Director, DTI-EMB SHERILL Quintana, a proud mother of four, began her entrepreneurial mind-set at the age of 9 when she and her siblings sold karyoka (sugar-coated cassava) and iced candies around their neighborhood. She would teach her siblings and friends how to...
TOKYO, Japan—Philippine-Japanese trade relations remain robust, as the Philippine mission to Japan headed by the Department of Trade and Industry secured over P20-billion investment commitments from Japanese firms during the three-day visit from February 28 to March 2. On the sidelines of the Investment Forum in Tokyo and the 35th...
By Jose Antonio Buencamino / Commercial Counselor, Philippine Trade and Investment Center (PTIC)-Brussels & Jeoffrey Houvenaeghel / Trade Assistant, PTIC-Brussels Conclusion There were three product groups that had no trade at all in 2014, but performed exceptionally in 2015. These are seagoing tankers (€39.4 million), electronic-integrated circuits with storage capacity (€8 million) and...
RHILIPPINE Trade Secretary Ramon M. Lopez met newly appointed Chinese Minister of Commerce Zhong Shan in Manila on March 7, during the 28th Philippines-China Joint Commission on Economic and Trade Cooperation (JCETC). Lopez welcomed Zhong on his first official trip as the top leader of China’s Ministry of Commerce. “We foresee...
‘FOR the first time in three years, the Philippines made it to the worldwide list of top 20 investment destinations of multinational enterprises,” Trade Undersecretary for Industry Promotion Group Nora K. Terrado told participants in a roundtable organized by the US-Asean Business Council (US-ABC) on February 22 in Washington,...

The Belgians are coming!

By Jose Antonio Buencamino Commercial Counselor, Philippine Trade and Investment Center-(PTIC)-Brussels Jeoffrey Houvenaeghel Trade Assistant, PTIC-Brussels Market Development Update Part three THE eight product groups that declined and fell out of the top 20 by 2015 were sterile-suture materials, preparations of animal feed, air or vacuum pump parts, self-adhesive plates (sheets, film, foil, tape, strip and...
SEVENTEEN local companies take advantage of the Philippines’s developing trade relations with Japan, as it showcases the country’s finest tropical flavors in the largest food fair in the Asia-Pacific region. The local companies will feature the country’s premium tropical products, including banana, coconut, mango and pineapple, in the 42nd International...
FOLLOWING the presidential visit of President Duterte and the signing of a memorandum of understanding between Mistubishi Motors Corp. (MMC) President Osamu Masuko and Trade Secretary Ramon M. Lopez last October in Tokyo, Japan, Duterte and Lopez, together with Executive Secretary Salvador C. Medialdea and Finance Secretary Carlos G....
THE 31st meeting of the High-Level Task Force on Asean Economic Integration (HLTF-EI) convened on February 16 to discuss and recommend mechanisms that will support and strengthen the implementation of the AEC Blueprint 2025 toward greater regional cohesion and integration. The 31st HLTF-EI meeting gathers Asean high-ranking trade officials in...

The Belgians are coming!

By Jose Antonio Buencamino / Commercial Counselor, Philippine Trade and Investment Center-(PTIC)-Brussels & Jeoffrey Houvenaeghel / Trade Assistant, PTIC-Brussels IT is precisely this marked dependence on trade with European Union neighbors—all destined for relatively slow growth in the foreseeable future—that perhaps drives a small trading nation like Belgium (with a population of 11.4...
WHILE abandoned and returned shipment incidents in the country remain low at present, the Bureau of Customs (BOC) still reiterated the importance of raising awareness on the export and import laws and regulations it implements. The case of abandonment happens when an importer renounces his interest and property rights over...
THE Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and personal- and household-care manufacturer Procter and Gamble (P&G) Philippines have partnered for a microentrepreneurship development program called “P&G Angat Kita”. In a statement on Monday, the DTI said P&G Angat Kita program aims to reach 20,000 to 30,000 microentrepreneurs nationwide to help...