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DTI: NO HARD LOCKDOWNS AMID SPIKE IN COVID CASES

There will no longer be hard lockdowns amid the spike in cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), made worse by the more transmissible Omicron variant. The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) said they were assured by Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) officials that the government will not implement massive lockdowns anymore. […]

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DTI BACKS USE OF COVID-19 SELF-TEST KITS

To have another layer of protection amid the spike in coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is pushing for making COVID-19 self-test kits available in drugstores. DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez said it is time to adjust the protocol by encouraging the use of COVID-19 self-test kits to prevent transmission. […]

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DTI’S SOCMED CAMPAIGN TO BOOST LOCAL BIZ — LOPEZ

#flexPHridays is a new call to action campaign by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to encourage Filipinos to support local businesses through the power of social media. For the past six years, the Philippines has been at the top of global charts as to the number of social media users and internet usage. […]

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DTI, PLDT LAUNCH PASALOVE2: PASKONG OTOP – LOPEZ

In the spirit of the Christmas Season and helping our micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) generate sales this coming Holidays, the Department of Trade and Industry – Regional Operations Group (DTI-ROG), through its One Town, One Product Philippines (OTOP) in partnership with PLDT Home Biz, is truly inspired to present “PASALOVE 2: PASKONG OTOP”. […]

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64 ENTREPS BAG P13.6-M SALES IN NAT’L FOOD FAIR

The 2021 Hybrid National Food Fair successfully completed its year-long program to assist Filipino MSMEs engaged in the food industry with a physical event held at the Festival Mall in Alabang recently. This face-to-face selling event is part of the Department of Trade and Industry’s (DTI) initiatives to support the reopening of the economy. “The […]

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VENUE CAPACITY HIKE FOR SHOPS WITH SAFETY SEALS

Business establishments allowed to open in their localities which are issued a Safety Seal will be granted an increase of 10 percentage points in operational or venue capacity with the issuance of the latest joint guidelines from five government regulatory agencies. The latest directive is contained in the “Supplemental Guidelines Relative to the Implementing Guidelines […]

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MORE THAN 43,000 ESTABLISHMENTS GET SAFETY SEALS

Businesses nationwide are adopting the Safety Seal to assure the public that safe health protocols are put in place in their establishments amid the various quarantine restrictions. A total of 43,332 public and private establishments have been issued Safety Seal Certifications through the joint efforts of the Department of Health (DOH), Department of Interior and […]

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PH TRADE TO BENEFIT GREATLY FROM RCEP – LOPEZ

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) hosted the “International Trade Forum: Benefits of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Agreement to the Philippines” via Zoom recently. Attended by over 300 participants, the forum is the first in a series of webinars on RCEP that the DTI is spearheading to inform stakeholders of the Agreement, […]

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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 […]