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DTI TO AUSTRALIAN FIRMS: INVEST IN THE PHILIPPINES

Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Fred Pascual encouraged Australian firms to seize the stronger economic cooperation between the Philippines and Australia during the Business Roundtable Meeting, held in Adelaide, Australia. Pascual highlighted the Philippines’ growing economy and conducive business environment, making it a strategic location for investments with its young population, skilled workforce, […]

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QC HAILED AS MOST COMPETITIVE LGU IN PH

For the third consecutive year since becoming a Hall of Famer in 2020, Quezon City is hailed as the country’s Most Competitive Local Government Unit under the Highly Urbanized Cities category of the Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index (CMCI). The city received a total of six awards from the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), […]

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DTI MARKS CONSUMER WELFARE MONTH

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), through its Consumer Protection Group (CPG), has planned activities for the month-long celebration of Consumer Welfare Month (CWM). The DTI will carry the theme, Sustainable Consumerism in the Digital Age with the goal of increasing advocacy for sustainability and encouraging a mindful shift in consumption, particularly when it […]

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DTI SETS SRP FOR SCHOOL SUPPLIES

As teachers and learners gear up for the start of another school year, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) released the Suggested Retail Price (SRP) Bulletin of school supplies to assist the consumers in their purchase of school items. Republic Act No. 7581, or the Price Act, classifies school supplies as Prime Commodities. For […]

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SBA TO PUSH EXPANSION PLANS IN PH – LOPEZ

Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Ramon Lopez assured SBA Communications Corporation of the Philippine government’s steadfast support for their continued construction and operations in the Philippines as a provider of critical passive infrastructure for wireless communications or Independent Tower Company (ITC). Lopez met with SBA Senior Director (International) Nicholas Van Slyck and Senior […]

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PH EXPORT REGISTERS 15% GROWTH IN FEBRUARY – DTI

Philippine exports reached $6.16 billion in February, growing by 15% compared to the same period last year, based on Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) preliminary data. Moreover, cumulative exports for the first two months of the year amounted to $12.2B, 11.9% higher than the $0.9B exports in 2021 and 15.7% higher compared to the 2019 pre-pandemic […]

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EXPORTED PH STRATEGIC GOODS MADE $4.5B IN REVENUE

The strategic goods export authorizations issued by the Department of Trade and Industry – Strategic Trade Management Office (DTI-STMO) last year was able to generate $4.5-B in revenue, a significant increase as compared to the previous year’s export value of $3.6-M which was based on reports submitted by exporters to the DTI-STMO. Exports of information […]

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DTI: BULACAN IS 10TH MOST COMPETITIVE PROVINCE

Bulacan was ranked 10th among the country’s most competitive provinces by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in the Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index (CMCI). Governor Daniel Fernando said this is the third consecutive year for the province to receive such recognition. Bulacan placed eighth in 2020 and ninth in 2019, showing a huge […]

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RATIFICATION OF AMENDED PUBLIC SERVICE ACT LAUDED

Paving the way to attract more investments in the Philippines, the ratification of the amendment to the Public Service Act (PSA) plays a vital role for the country to progress closer to economic recovery, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary and Board of Investments (BOI) Chairman Ramon Lopez said. “This is a monumental […]

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PH EXPORT CAPS 2021 WITH 15.5% GROWTH – LOPEZ

Philippine merchandise exports capped 2021 with a 14.5% growth with a value reaching $74.6B, based on preliminary data from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). Despite the emergence of a new COVID-19 variant that has impeded the full recovery of the global economy, Philippine exported goods increased in December which added $6.3B in the country’s export […]