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BOI exec alarmed as PH trade deficit expands 76.5% annually

BOI exec alarmed as PH trade deficit expands 76.5% annually

Jan. 4 | Image by Valdas Miskinis from Pixabay Exporting more and importing less and implementing a robust industrialization policy will help address the Philippines’ soaring trade deficit, which is already “quite alarming,” according to Board of Investments...

PH MSMEs fare better when exporting to non-ASEAN countries—PIDS report

PH MSMEs fare better when exporting to non-ASEAN countries—PIDS report

Dec. 19 | Philippine micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) exhibit better survival rates when they export to non-Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries than to ASEAN member-nations, according to a recent study published by state think...

PIDS: Separating port agencies’ regulatory, operational functions key to ports’ efficiency

PIDS: Separating port agencies’ regulatory, operational functions key to ports’ efficiency

Apr. 5 | Regulatory reforms, such as the separation of regulatory and operational functions of port authorities, are necessary if the Philippines is to address the inefficiency and lack of international competitiveness of its ports, according to an analysis by...

PIDS study advises stronger long-range planning for infra program

PIDS study advises stronger long-range planning for infra program

Jan. 30 | The Philippine government should improve its planning and programming systems, both at the national and agency levels, as its Build, Build, Build infrastructure program takes off, according to a recent study by state think tank Philippine Institute for...

PH study bares long list of grievances by logistics service providers

PH study bares long list of grievances by logistics service providers

Dec. 30 | Government restrictions in the form of laws and regulations can adversely affect the price, reliability, and quality of distribution, multimodal transport, and logistics (DML) services, according to a recent report by state-run think tank Philippine...

Regulatory reforms needed to boost competitiveness of PH logistics—study

Regulatory reforms needed to boost competitiveness of PH logistics—study

Dec. 30 | Regulatory reforms are needed to improve the competitiveness of the distribution, multimodal transport and logistics (DML) services, which play a crucial role in the country’s economic development, according to a recent report by the Philippine Institute...

Manila truck ban a ‘policy failure with unintended consequences’- PIDS

Manila truck ban a ‘policy failure with unintended consequences’- PIDS

Apr. 18 | State think tank Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) sees the Manila daytime truck ban as a policy failure, citing it as one of those seemingly well-intended government policies that had “unintended consequences”. In a new...

Study: Cap capacity at Manila ports to disperse cargo traffic to Subic, Batangas

Study: Cap capacity at Manila ports to disperse cargo traffic to Subic, Batangas

Dec. 11 | The study is pushing as well for a government statement compelling cargoes bound for or coming from the south of Manila to call at Batangas Port (in photo) and those bound for or coming from the north of Manila to call at Subic Port. Photo courtesy of...

House bill seeks capping cargo volume handled by Manila ports

House bill seeks capping cargo volume handled by Manila ports

Aug. 9 | A bill has been filed restricting cargo volumes handled at Manila ports and diverting cargoes to Batangas and Subic ports as a permanent solution to port congestion and road traffic in Metro Manila. Authored by Quezon City 2nd District representative...

Reforms, including improving logistics, needed for full integration of PH into global value chain

Reforms, including improving logistics, needed for full integration of PH into global value chain

Nov. 23 | The Philippines stands to gain much from becoming a more active player in the global value chain (GVC)—but only after it solves major hindrances such as poor infrastructure and logistics services and inefficient customs administration, according to...