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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 official of the IDTPG is Assistant Secretary Allan B. Gepty.
 
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 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.
 
Strategic Trade Management Office (STMO)
Acts as the executive and technical agency of the national government for the establishment of the management systems for the trade in strategic goods, services and technologies to prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. STMO will implement strategies, policies and guidelines of NSC-STMCom; establish and maintain a database on strategic goods and on persons engaged in strategic goods trade; issues authorizations or deny applications for authorizations; and undertake enforcement of provisions of the STMA, coordinate with industry, other government agencies and the public.
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