• Exporters join Biofach, Vivaness 2019

      By Gil Gabriel D. Ragil | Emerging Products Divison (EPD) | DTI-Export Marketing Bureau 09 February 2019 Published also in Business Mirror THIS year, Philippine exporters will participate in the Biofach and Vivaness 2019 Fair taking place from February 10 to 20 in Nürnberg, Germany. This second Outbound Business Matching Mission (OBMM) is an offshoot of the very successful first OBMM to Germany in Biofach 2018. This year’s mission is also marked by the very first Philippine participation in Vivaness, the side event of Biofach for natural products, based on the recommendations from the scoping activity conducted in 2018. This second consecutive year of the country’s participation in Biofach augurs well for exporters of Philippine organic products who were carefully selected to be part of the...

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    • Accrediting coffee exporters (Part 1)

      By Rodelio A. Torre | Export Assistance and Business Matching Division (EABMD) | DTI-Export Marketing Bureau 09 February 2019 Published also in Business Mirror Part One THE export of coffee in the form of green beans and roasted beans is still under the terms and conditions of the International Coffee Agreement (ICA) to which the Philippines is a signatory. Hence, Philippine exporters are required to be accredited and secure Coffee Export Clearance (CEC) and Certificate of Origin (CO) from the country’s Department of Trade Industry’s (DTI) Export Marketing Bureau (EMB) for their shipment to other countries. The implementation of the ICA was undertaken by the DTI as the certifying agency through the creation of the International Coffee Organization-Certifying Agency. The ICO-CA’s main...

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    • Exporters advised to maximize benefits of PHL-EFTA free-trade agreement

      By Golda Kristy Grospe | Market Innovation Division | DTI-Export Marketing Bureau 02 February 2019 Published also in Business Mirror WITH the implementation of the Philippines-European Free Trade Association free-trade agreement (PHL-EFTA FTA), exporters are advised to take full advantage of the benefits of the agreement. Under the PHL-Efta FTA, all industrial products from the Philippines are granted duty-free market access to the members of Efta—Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland. The Philippines also enjoys significant concessions on agricultural exports of its interest. Opportunities for Philippine exports truly abound in Efta as all member-states have developed economies and rank high in terms of competitiveness, wealth creation per inhabitant, life expectancy and...

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    • Export ready: Export assistance

      By Franclem Peña | Export Assistance and Buisness Matching Division | DTI-Export Marketing Bureau 02 February 2019 Published also in Business Mirror THE Department of Trade and Industry’s Export Marketing Bureau (DTI-EMB) offers a wide-range frontline services to the public. The Exponet or the Export Assistance Network, a unit under the Export Assistance and Business Matching Division (EABMD), maintains the network of cooperation among all government agencies regulating export products. Exponet is composed of export counselors and trade facilitation officers. Export counselors, together with DTI-EMB product and market officers, guide aspiring exporters in starting their export businesses, by providing free advice on export procedure, product sectors and target international markets. They...

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    • German firms remain keen on PHL market

      26 January 2019 By Philippine News Agency Published also in Business Mirror THE interest of German companies in the Philippines remains high, although firms are on the lookout for the “clouds” in the local market. German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GPCCI) Executive Director Martin Henkelmann told the Philippine News Agency (PNA) that German firms see great potential for trade and investments in the country. Henkelmann said German companies are keen on investing, particularly in the sectors of business-process outsourcing (BPO), infrastructure and energy, as well as bringing in high-end machinery and exporting Philippine food products. “The Philippines is a very interesting region as well for German companies. There’s great potential for both direction, and we have seen...

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