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Friday, April 28, 2017
THE Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (Citem) said it earned over P6.73 billion in export, domestic and retail sales over the last five years, and expects to generate around P843 million for the staging of its twice-yearly trade exhibition in April and October  2017. “Manila FAME has been...

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By Benedict M. Uy / Director of Commercial Affairs, Manila Economic and Cultural Office in Taipei Foreign Trade Service Cops-DTI Part Two TAIWAN boasts of a rich culture and colorful history. Its unique political situation and less than abundant natural resources have pushed the Taiwanese to stand up for themselves with so...
Part Three To support its services, it provides export assistance, business matching, coffee accreditation and export documentation; handles trade complaints through its Export Trade Complaints Committee; and provides market and product consultancy, and export and import statistics. Its four major programs are the Philippine Export Competitiveness Program, Doing Business in Free...
By Abigael Mei Yaokana / Office of the Director, DTI-EMB "LEAD, Excel and Innovate” are the core values of Pointwest Technologies Corp., a proudly 100-percent Filipino-owned company. Maria Cristina  Coronel, president and CEO, cofounded the company with just nine employees. “My goal was to put the Philippines on the global map as...
By Abigael Mei Yaokana / Office of the Director, DTI-EMB NO doubt about it: Food plays a huge part in the Filipino tradition, with the dining table becoming the heart of every Filipino home. In fact, a household feels empty when the family doesn’t eat together. No fiesta or even a...
By Kathleen Bondoc PHILIPPINE exports posted an 11-percent increase on total sales of $4.782 billion for the month of February 2017, marking its third month of positive growth, a report released by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said. For February 2017 eight out of 10 top major Philippine exported goods rose,...
Part Two INFORMATION technology-business-process manangement (IT-BPM) includes construction and engineering services outsourcing. The Export Marketing Bureau (EMB) would like to help the Philippine construction sector to be the world’s leading provider of construction service. Loring said there is more value in providing nonvoice services, like software development and construction and...
By Benedict M. Uy Director of Commercial Affairs, Manila Economic and Cultural Office in Taipei Foreign Trade Service Cops-DTI Part One THE Philippine Foreign Trade Service Corps recently had its planning conference for the year 2017. All of the country’s commercial attachés were asked to report to the the Philippine capital to...
By Kathleen Joyce D. Bondoc / Office of the Undersecretary for Industry Promotion Group Department of Trade and Industry THE Philippines, through the Department of Trade and Industry’s Export Marketing Bureau (DTI-EMB) and the  Philippine Trade and Investment Center (PTIC)-Kuala Lumpur, is set to take part in the Malaysia International Halal...
By Rosa Katrina Banzon / Philippine Trade and Investment Center - Kuala Lumpur AFTER years of absence at the Malaysia International Halal Showcase (Mihas), the Philippines is back and bigger than ever. From  April 5 to 8, 30 companies from the Philippines will be showcasing their halal-certified products at the Philippine...
By Gliceria N. Cademia / Trade and Industry Development Specialist Services Division, DTI-EMB Part  One THE Department of Trade and Industry’s Export Marketing Bureau (DTI-EMB) conducted on March 24,  an information session and consultative meeting with the construction services sector. The information session and consultative meeting was held at the DTI-International Building,...
By Abigael Mei Yaokana / Office of the Director, DTI-EMB WITH just a capital of P10,000, Myrna Bituin and her husband Jose founded JB Woodcraft Inc. in 1972. Their first products were monkey-pod items, which they sold at souvenir shops in Subic, Zambales; Angeles City; Mabini, Manila; Paete, Laguna; and Baguio...
THE Department of Trade and Industry-Export Marketing Bureau (DTI-EMB) urged Philippine exporters to register at the bureau's free online and real-time business-matching facility to avail themselves of the opportunity to serve the requirements of foreign buyers. Speaking at the Regional Interactive Platform for Philippine Exporters (RIPPLES) Plus Capacity Building Seminar...
MORE and more Filipino and Chinese enterprises showed interest to jointly explore business opportunities on the back of the improving ties between Manila and Beijing, as around 230 of them agreed to reach and sign an agreement during Bank of China’s (BOC) SME Cross-Border Trade and Investment Conference held...
By Abigael Mei Yaokana / Office of the Director, DTI-EMB STERLING Gifts Inc. is a world-class manufacturer of jewelries and gift items exported to Europe, the US, Hong Kong and Japan. The former President of the Confederation of Philippine Jewelers Malu Unson established the company in 1996. With seasoned jewelry specialist...
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...
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