Home » Posts tagged with "ASEAN"

Posts tagged with "ASEAN"

Stronger links between ASEAN and Russian customs agencies urged

Stronger links between ASEAN and Russian customs agencies urged

Jun. 17 | Philippine Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III has called for closer cooperation between the Russian Federation and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in the field of customs administration to further strengthen economic ties between...

20 state agencies for linkup to TradeNet by midyear

20 state agencies for linkup to TradeNet by midyear

May. 4 | A total of 20 Philippine government agencies will be connected to TradeNet—the government’s online platform for the application of permits for imports and exports—by the middle of this year, according to the Department of Finance (DOF). Finance...

SG pledges more than $185M in investments to PH

SG pledges more than $185M in investments to PH

Apr. 30 | The Philippines has received US$185.7 million worth of investment pledges from Singapore that will provide 1,920 job opportunities and strengthen the two countries’ trade relationship. The investment pledges were signed on April 28 on the sidelines...

EO identifying DOTr as overseer of MTOs almost ready

EO identifying DOTr as overseer of MTOs almost ready

Feb. 9 | The draft executive order (EO) that will designate the Department of Transportation (DOTr) as the Philippines’ competent national body that will oversee multimodal transport operators (MTOs) is being finalized. A ranking DOTr official who requested...

Bangsamoro areas, BIMP-EAGA prodded to restore barter trade

Bangsamoro areas, BIMP-EAGA prodded to restore barter trade

Feb. 4 | The Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) is backing plans to revive barter trading, particularly between Bangsamoro areas and the Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines-East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) as part of efforts to establish...

New ASEAN sec gen starts official term

New ASEAN sec gen starts official term

Jan. 7 | Dato Lim Jock Hoi from Brunei Darussalam is the new secretary-general (SG) of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), succeeding outgoing Le Luong Minh who completed his term of office on December 31, 2017. The ASEAN Secretariat officiated...

Lower House urges revival of travel tax exemption in BIMP-EAGA

Lower House urges revival of travel tax exemption in BIMP-EAGA

Dec. 27 | The House of Representatives has adopted a resolution calling on Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to renew the policy that grants travel tax exemptions to passengers departing from Mindanao and Palawan going to any destination in the Brunei Darussalam,...

PH exports up 4.3%, imports by 1.7% in Sept

PH exports up 4.3%, imports by 1.7% in Sept

Nov. 15 | The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) expressed support for regional cooperation initiatives that will reduce trade costs and further boost Philippine trade, which recorded a 2.8% year-on-year growth to US$13.1 billion in September 2017. Philippine...

Integration Non-Stop

Integration Non-Stop

Nov. 13 | Today marks the beginning of the 31st ASEAN Leaders’ Summit, marking fifty years since the founding of the regional community, and the culmination of the Philippines’ chairmanship of the organization this year.   Once again, topics of relevance...

TPP deal resuscitated without US

TPP deal resuscitated without US

Nov. 13 | The remaining 11 member countries of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) announced on November 11 they will proceed with the free trade deal even without the participation of the United States. The members said they will be adhering to the core elements...