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DTI mulls imposition of safeguard duty on vehicle imports

DTI mulls imposition of safeguard duty on vehicle imports

Feb. 25 | Trade secretary Ramon Lopez The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is looking at imposing safeguard duties on importation of vehicles to help local manufacturers. The announcement follows news that Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. will be closing its...

PH second top export performer in East Asia with sales of $70B in 2019

PH second top export performer in East Asia with sales of $70B in 2019

Feb. 17 | Trade secretary Ramon Lopez Philippine exports reached a record high of US$70.3 billion in 2019 from $69.3 billion last year despite external headwinds arising from global trade policy uncertainties, geopolitical tensions, and country-specific challenges,...

Lower House eyes swift ok of bill regulating foreign carriers’ shipping charges

Lower House eyes swift ok of bill regulating foreign carriers’ shipping charges

Jan. 18 | House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano The House of Representatives (HOR) will push for the “swift” passage of a measure seeking to regulate foreign shipping lines’ charges to lower costs for importers and bring down prices of consumer goods. House Speaker...

DTI bill regulating foreign carriers’ charges may be ready by end Jan—trade exec

DTI bill regulating foreign carriers’ charges may be ready by end Jan—trade exec

Jan. 15 | Image by Thomas G. from Pixabay Instead of an executive order (EO), the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is now drafting a bill on the regulation of charges imposed by foreign shipping lines operating in the Philippines. Rowel Barba, DTI Undersecretary...

PH exports up 5% in Q3 on strong services performance

PH exports up 5% in Q3 on strong services performance

Dec. 24 | Philippine exports of goods and services expanded by 5.1% year-on-year to US$25 billion in the third quarter of 2019, an improvement from the year-on-year growth of 4.3% in the second quarter of this year, according to the Department of Trade and Industry...

DTI unveils program to boost manufacturing

DTI unveils program to boost manufacturing

Dec. 14 | Image by Jon Kline from Pixabay The Department of Trade and Industry has laid down plans to revitalize manufacturing sector. At the recently held Manufacturing Summit 2019, Trade Secretary Ramon M. Lopez said the plans include human resources development...

DTI sets dialogue on trade war issues, opportunities

DTI sets dialogue on trade war issues, opportunities

Nov. 26 |   DTI’s One Country, One Voice Initiative The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) will hold an international trade forum to discuss international trade policy issues, including ongoing trade friction between the world’s economic heavyweights. The...

DTI pushes adoption of new road freight transport standards by truckers, forwarders

DTI pushes adoption of new road freight transport standards by truckers, forwarders

Nov. 17 | The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Competitiveness Bureau (CB) is encouraging truckers to adopt best global practices and standards in their operations as a way to help improve the Philippine logistics sector’s competitiveness. Adopting best...

Regulating foreign carriers’ charges among PCCI’s transport wish list

Regulating foreign carriers’ charges among PCCI’s transport wish list

Oct. 23 | Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) is supporting moves to regulate local charges imposed by international shipping lines operating in the Philippines. As part of resolutions adopted during the 45th...

House bills propose standardization of foreign carriers’ charges

House bills propose standardization of foreign carriers’ charges

Oct. 21 | Image by Maritime_Filming_UK from Pixabay Two bills have been filed in the Lower House seeking to regulate and standardize local charges imposed by foreign shipping lines operating in the Philippines. House Bill (HB) No. 4316, filed by Bagong Henerasyon...