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PH, SG TO EXPLORE JOINT MSME DIGITALIZATION – DTI

In the virtual courtesy call of Singapore Trade Minister Gan Kim Yong to Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Ramon Lopez, the two officials talked about further strengthening the Philippines and Singapore’s partnership in digitalizing micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs). Both recognized the surge of e-commerce during the COVID-19 pandemic and its significant […]

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DTI, PCX INK MOA FOR SUSTAINABLE PLASTIC USE

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and Plastic Credit Exchange (PCX) virtually signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) to collaborate in achieving the goal of diverting post-consumer plastic from landfills and oceans through responsible collection and processing. The signing of the MOA was led by DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez and PCX Founder and Chairperson […]

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PH TO JOIN CHINA INT’L TRADE FAIR IN SEPT – LOPEZ

The Philippines will once again join the China International Fair for Investment and Trade (CIFIT) 2021 as Guest Country of Honor from September 8-11, 2021 in Xiamen, China. “For the second year in a row, the Philippines is once again given the distinct recognition as CIFIT’s Guest Country of Honor in 2021 to showcase the […]

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DTI PROMOTES PH FOOD PRODUCTS IN HONG KONG – LOPEZ

The Philippine Trade and Investment Center Hong Kong (PTIC-HK), in partnership with the Philippine Consulate General in Hong Kong SAR, PTIC – Beijing, PTIC – Guangzhou, PTIC – Shanghai, the Office of the Agriculture Counsellor of the Philippines in Beijing, Department of Trade and Industry -Export Marketing Bureau (DTI-EMB), DTI Baguio – Benguet, and the […]

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11.8% PH Q2 GDP; STRONGEST IN 3 DECADES – LOPEZ

Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Ramon Lopez cited the Philippine gross domestic product (GDP) growth of 11.8% in the second quarter of 2021 as a good start of an economic recovery. This is the highest and fastest growth in over three decades since the fourth quarter of 1988, which posted a growth of […]

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PH’S EXPORTS GAIN $563.9M IN JUNE – LOPEZ

Total Philippine exports surged to an almost double-digit increase in June this year by 9.49% gaining $563.9M.  The growth is attributed to the reopening of the global markets like US, China and EU, as well as the continuing policy to keep the export operations at full capacity despite the lockdowns.  Meanwhile, imports grew slower at […]

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DTI, DA, ROBINSONS LAUNCH PRD PROGRAM – LOPEZ

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), in partnership with the Department of Agriculture (DA) and Robinsons Supermarkets, relaunched the Presyong Risonable Dapat (PRD) Program to provide consumers access to low-cost frozen meat options amid the pandemic. This year’s Frozen Meat Edition aims to bring pork and chicken products to the consuming public at their lowest prices. […]

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LOPEZ TO BARMM YOUTH: BECOME ENTREPRENEURS

Unleashing the potentials of young Filipinos to be the next business tycoons, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in collaboration with the Ministry of Trade, Investments, and Tourism (MTIT), successfully launched the Youth Entrepreneurship Program (YEP!) in Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM). “YEP! was created specifically to empower you (youth) and give […]

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LOPEZ TO MSMES: JOIN ASEAN ONLINE SALE DAY

The Philippines, through the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), will be participating in the second ASEAN Online Sale Day (AOSD) which will be held on 8-10 August 2021. The AOSD is held annually on the occasion of the ASEAN Founding Anniversary to boost online consumer trade in the region and enhance stronger collaboration between […]

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FRENCH COMPANY TO BUILD SHIPYARD IN PH- LOPEZ

A French company pledged ₱1.5 Billion in investments for a shipyard project in the Philippines that may potentially create 500-600 direct and indirect jobs. This was revealed during the 9th Philippine-France Joint Economic Committee (JEC) meeting held recently where high-level economic discussions and commitments forged on bilateral cooperation covering agriculture, civil aviation, aeronautics and space, […]