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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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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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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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DUTERTE SIGNS EO ADOPTING NAT’L JOBS PROGRAM – DTI

President Rodrigo Duterte has signed Executive Order (EO) No. 140 officially adopting the National Employment Recovery Strategy (NERS) as the Philippine Government’s master plan for the restoration of the country’s labor market. The EO institutionalizes the 20-agency strong NERS Task Force (TF), charging it to implement the strategy from 2021 to 2022, in response to […]

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DTI LAUNCHES PH SKILLS FRAMEWORK INITIATIVE

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) launched the Philippine Skills Framework (PSF) Initiative, an inter-agency effort to build the skills and competencies of the country’s human capital and workforce to better prepare them for the future economy. Secretary Ramon Lopez noted that the program will continue efforts to grow and develop competitive and innovative […]

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DTI, DOF INK CREATE IRR AHEAD OF JULY 10 DEADLINE

Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III and Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez have signed the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of the Corporate Recovery and Tax Incentives for Enterprises (CREATE) Act, more than two weeks ahead of the 10 July 2021 deadline set under this law. Micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) will be the […]

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EMPERADOR BRANDY NOW SOLD IN INDONESIA – DTI

The Philippine Trade and Investment Center (PTIC) – Jakarta reported that Emperador Brandy is now available in Indonesia after months of discussion with importing entities, bringing the taste of proudly Filipino-made alcoholic beverage to the largest Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) economy. “Emperador is a household name and a global brand, and we are […]