DOF Secretary Dominguez assures that the Duterte Administration is closely monitoring developments and is doing its utmost to mitigate the impact of oil and food price increases amidst the ongoing Ukraine-Russia conflict.
During the 2022 Philippine Economic Briefing (PEB), Sec. Dominguez reported the Duterte Administration’s socio-economic reforms over the past six years, including the government’s effort to accelerate economic recovery amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Continue reading Duterte Administration assures utmost effort in mitigating the impact of the Ukraine-Russia Conflict
The Philippine Exporters Confederation, Inc. (PHILEXPORT) President Sergio Ortiz-Luis, Jr. reported that the group is at the forefront toward the approval of business and MSME-friendly bills in the 19th Congress, including the Magna Carta for MSMEs; Amendments of the Philippine Ports Authority Charter; Open Access in Data Transmission Act; International Maritime Trade Competitiveness Act; National Quality Infrastructure and Other Agriculture-related bills. Continue reading PHILEXPORT at the forefront for legislative agenda at the 19th Congress
International Certification is key for Greater Market Access. This was highlighted by DTI Trade Promotions Group Undersecretary Abdulgani Macatoman as he provided insights on what to expect for the Usapang Exports Day 1 morning session. He emphasized that the session “aims to provide specific information on the importance of securing product certification, inspection and testing standards for market compliance” which will allow businesses to sell to targeted markets and remain competitive globally.
The esteemed speakers for this session are Ms. Jocelyn Diaz of TESTEX Swiss Textile-Testing Ltd. to discuss “The Role of OEKO-TEXT Certification & Labels in Modernization for Wearables, Leather, Footwear, Textile, and Garments” and Mr. Ryan August Gonzalez of SGS Philippines, Inc., to tackle “Global Reach, Local Touch for Wearables and Fashion Accessory, Cosmetics and Personal Care, Textile and Garments, Other Sectoral Industry and Green Initiatives and Sustainability”.
Continue reading International Certification is Key for greater Market Access
The Philippine Exporters Confederation, Inc. (PHILEXPORT) is launching a digitalization program to ensure business sustainability and resiliency amid the pandemic’s economic consequences.
Executive Vice President Senen Perlada introduced the PHILEXPORT: 30 and Future Ready, or simply P30, at the organization’s third general membership meeting on September 14, 2021. P30 would also be the theme of the PHILEXPORT’s 30th anniversary in October 2022.
The program has a two-pronged approach: aiming to leverage technology to enhance business decision-making; and fostering stakeholders’ collaboration. Increasing productivity and business continuity while saving resources and continuously moving forward. Continue reading PHILEXPORT P30: A Program for Resilient Philippine Exporters
The Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM), the export promotion arm of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) will promote PH products for export in its signature events. However, this time the exhibits will be digital as the pandemic prevents buyers from physically experiencing the products.
Continue reading PH export products in digital international exhibitions
Exporters foresee consumer demand for healthier food ingredients trending in the next two years as London-based market research firm Mintel Group Ltd forecasted consumers will demand food ingredients that will benefit their physical and mental health. Consumers are now seeking ways to help strengthen their immune system and protect them against the Covid-19 virus.
Based on Mintel’s research, probiotics, prebiotics, and postbiotics will be the next frontier ingredients in products that can play a functional role for foods and drinks to help consumers support their immune system by keeping their digestive healthy. Continue reading Consumer demand for healthier food ingredients
The Department of Trade and Industry-Export Marketing Bureau (DTI-EMB), Export Development Council (EDC) and the Philippine Exporters Confederation, Inc. (PHILEXPORT) cordially invites all exporters, small and medium enterprises (SMEs), government policy makers, trade support institutions, the academe, and international organizations and other relevant stakeholders to save the date and participate in this year’s first virtual National Export Congress (NEC) 2020 on 03 December 2020, 8:00AM to 4:30 PM via Zoom with the theme “Digitalization Boost: Invigorating Exports in the New Normal”.
The congress will showcase how exporting companies adapted to the abrupt digital transformation, what best practices were applied, business model used and lesson learned in trying to keep business going in spite of the pandemic. How did successful businesses and exporters leveraged on their digital transformation strategies and activities, foster innovations by developing new systems, and improving current digital tools. On the other hand, how did the government helped the country and what policy reforms were crafted in mitigating the effects of the pandemic as well as boosting the economy and invigorating the export sector as a niche for rebuilding our nation? These will all be addressed in the upcoming NEC 2020. See you online!
Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA) implements the online release of the Travel Tax Exemption Certificate (TEC) in response to the new normal brought by the pandemic. Exporters are encouraged to apply online to access the online release of TEC for their future international activities. TIEZA assures 3 days maximum turn around time of their intranet system to process the release of TEC. With this development, exporters can now print their TEC at the safety of their home instead of going to the TIEZA office to claim the said certificate.
But prior to the online application for the TEC release, TTE endorsement (Signed TTE application form) from the Export Development Council (EDC) is required for validation and verification purposes of TIEZA. Exporters will undergo the usual process except for the submission of TTE application form that can now be submitted thru email along with the requirements (copy of the passport and proof or confirmation of participation to an international event) to any of the recommending agencies (CITEM/ DTI-EMB/ BITR/ PHILEXPORT) authorized under EO 589 for endorsement to EDC.
This was announced by Mr. Cristeto Ocampo, Officer-in-Charge for Travel Tax Department of TIEZA, during the Technical Working Group on Travel Tax Exemption virtual meeting held last 28 July 2020.
For further inquiries on the online issuance of the TTE certificate, exporters may call TIEZA at 02 249-5900 to 79 Local 641, 643, 646 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Exporters may also click on this link for the online application of said certificate. MGL
On March 17, further operational guidelines under the Inter Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Disease (IATF-EID) concerning the implementation of the “Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ)”, ordered that “All government agencies in the Executive Branch are hereby directed to issue accreditation orders to identify their respective skeletal workforces for critical services operating during the duration of the enhanced community quarantine in Luzon…”
Following the aforesaid mandate, and in aid to process new and pending Bureau of Customs’ (BOC) transactions, the Office of the Commissioner (OCOM) issued Memorandum No. 62-2020 “Guidelines for the Issuance of Accreditation Pass to BOC Stakeholders” which covers the application and issuance of accreditation pass to BOC Stakeholders, under Sec.1 including 1) BOC accredited importers; 2) Licensed Customs Brokers; 3) Declarants; or 4) Any of their authorized representatives, that would authorized them to access BOC premises and may also be presented at any established checkpoints during the ECQ implementation.
Despite of the ECQ countereffects in trade, this memorandum will help the immediate release of shipments to lessen port congestion and other trade facilitation issues affected from this directive. – MRJ