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PH, ROK start FTA talks to enhance trade, investment opportunities

PH, ROK start FTA talks to enhance trade, investment opportunities

Jun. 4 | Image by Ricarda Mölck from Pixabay The Philippines and South Korea have officially launched negotiations for a free trade agreement (FTA) to promote stronger bilateral relations. Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez and South Korea’s Minister for Trade, Industry,...

PH assured of retained preferential market access to UK post-Brexit

PH assured of retained preferential market access to UK post-Brexit

Apr. 17 | Image by DANIEL DIAZ from Pixabay The Philippines has secured a commitment from the United Kingdom (UK) on having the same level of market access to UK post-Brexit, under any scenario, including a no-deal Brexit, according to Trade and Industry secretary...

PH agencies to regulate fees of foreign shipping lines, depots, truckers

PH agencies to regulate fees of foreign shipping lines, depots, truckers

Feb. 1 | Image courtesy of khunaspix at FreeDigitalPhotos.net Fees charged by international shipping lines, container depot operators, and truckers operating in the Philippines will soon be regulated by government agencies, the move designed to lower high shipping...

PH guide for strategic goods classification rolled out

PH guide for strategic goods classification rolled out

Jan. 9 | The Strategic Trade Management Office (STMO) has released guidelines for classifying strategic goods, whose import, export, transit, and transshipment now require authorization under the Strategic Trade Management Act (STMA). The commodity classification...

EU registration scheme for PH exporters not yet ready

EU registration scheme for PH exporters not yet ready

Jan. 8 | The Philippines will still not be able to implement the European Union’s (EU) Registered Exporter (REX) system this month as earlier committed, according to the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). REX is the new system of certification of origin...

FDA licensing for micro firms simplified

FDA licensing for micro firms simplified

Dec. 28 | The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and Department of Health (DOH) have launched a six-month pilot program to fast-track the process for micro enterprises securing permits from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Even as the program focuses...

PH books all-time high of P907B investments in 2018

PH books all-time high of P907B investments in 2018

Dec. 28 | Investments in the Philippines have hit record-breaking figures in 2018 with transportation and storage as one of the sectors to garner the highest investments this year. The Board of Investments (BOI) in a statement said it ended 2018 with P907.2 billion...

DTI sets Dec 20 hearing on draft order to install PUV speed limiters

DTI sets Dec 20 hearing on draft order to install PUV speed limiters

Dec. 18 | The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) will hold a public consultation on December 20 regarding the draft administrative order (AO) on guidelines for installing speed-limiting devices on all public utility vehicles (PUVs). The draft AO will implement...

Gov’t, private groups sign ‘10 Commitments of PH Logistics Services Sector’

Gov’t, private groups sign ‘10 Commitments of PH Logistics Services Sector’

Dec. 10 | At the signing of the Ten Commitments of the Philippine Logistics Services Sector, from L to R: Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Undersecretary Rowel Barba; Association of CY/CFS Operators of the Philippines president Alexander Ong; Customs Bonded...

Ten Commitments

Ten Commitments

Dec. 10 | Last week, at the first Logistics Services Philippines Conference, various stakeholders across the supply chain—government agencies and industry associations, including SCMAP —reaffirmed their commitment to ensuring the competitiveness of the logistics...
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