The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) continues to reach and assist micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) throughout the country through its Negosyo Centers, now totaling to 252, after 40 additional centers were simultaneously launched in the provinces of Cagayan, Isabela, Nueva Viscaya, Quirino and Batanes recently. The launching of these Negosyo Centers are […]

The roadmaps of the gifts & houseware and holiday décor industries – the blueprints that will provide strategic directions leading to improved competitiveness and productivity of these two sectors – will be presented today (July 21, 2016) at the 16th Trade and Industry Development (TID) Updates, a multi-sector forum aimed at informing and updating various […]

BusinessMirror | by Catherine Pillas – July 21, 2016 The gift & houseware and holiday décor industries—all dominated by micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs)—should see their exports grow by 20 percent in the next five years, given the numerous interventions being implemented by the government to boost their operations. The 20-percent growth forecast was the consensus […]

BusinessMirror | by Catherine Pillas – July 18, 2016 The Duterte administration will start establishing economic zones for companies targeting the local market, so they can also avail themselves of fiscal incentives—especially the coveted income-tax holiday—currently being enjoyed by their export-oriented counterparts. Trade Assistant Secretary for Industry Development Rafaelita M. Aldaba said this is one […]

The Philippine Star | By Richmond Mercurio | Updated July 16, 2016 – 12:00am MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), upon orders of President Duterte, has vowed to cut the business registration process in the country to one day within a year’s time. “We’re starting the process. Our soft target is maybe […]