THE INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT AND TRADE POLICY GROUP
The Industry Development and Trade Policy Group (IDTPG), headed by Undersecretary Ceferino S. Rodolfo, is in charge of investment promotion in activities critical to the DTI's trade and industry development program.
The other officials of the IDTPG include Assistant Secretaries Rafaelita M. Aldaba and Anna Maria Rosario Diaz-Robeniol.
Under the IDTPG are the following bureaus/offices:
Board of Investments (BOI)
Promotes investments in industries and in the regions for balanced economic development. The BOI is the lead investment promotion agency of the Philippine government.
Bureau of Import Services (BIS)
Facilitates imports, administers import regulation on selected items, and monitors the importation of liberalized and sensitive items. The BIS initiates and conducts preliminary investigations on dumping, countervailing, and safeguard protests.
Bureau of Trade and Industrial Policy Research (BTIPR)
Provides coherent, consistent, and clear trade and industry policies in support of the national economic development agenda.
Bureau of International Trade Relations (BITR)
Engages and represents the country in bilateral and multilateral trade and investment negotiations such as the World Trade Organization (WTO), the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), and the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), among others.
Philippine Accreditation Bureau (PAB)
The Philippine Accreditation Bureau (PAB), formerly the Philippine Accreditation Office (PAO), provides accreditation to Conformity Assessment Bodies (CABs) such as Certification Bodies, Inspection Bodies, Testing and Calibration Laboratories, and Medical Testing Laboratories in accordance with ISO standards, international requirements, and PAB accreditation criteria.