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Pass pending economic bills instead of Cha-Cha urges DTI Chief

Deputy Speaker calls for early approval of economic amendments to Constitution It would be better to pass pending economic reform measures instead of pushing for...

MSME loan approvals only a fraction of funds allocated as Bayanihan...

THE Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has so far extended P1.2 billion worth of loans to micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) affected by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, much less than the funds allocated, a senator said, citing data from the department.

Trade department expresses support for bill establishing MSME database

THE Trade department expressed its support for a measure establishing a database for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in all cities and municipalities, according to a House of Representatives committee report.

DTI tightens rules on cement product labels

IMPORTED CEMENT products will no longer be allowed to carry “Product of the Philippines” labels after the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) revises its guidelines.

Imported car sales drop 49%, break month-on-month gains

Imported vehicle sales declined 48.7% in the eight months to August this year and broke a month-on-month uptick due to the two-week stricter lockdown last month.

Sumitomo to build wiring harness factory in Pangasinan

Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd. has broken ground for a new wiring factory in Binalonan, Pangasinan that is expected to create around 10,000 jobs.

DTI ensures free movement of cargo

THE Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) released its memorandum ensuring the free movement of cargo amid the enhanced community quarantine in Luzon.

Google launches MSME Caravan to digitize small businesses nationwide

The project aims to educate MSMEs on digital marketing skills and tools, bringing out their edge amidst the competitive business landscape.

Food industry seeking to expand Mideast footprint via Gulf fair

THE Philippines is seeking to expand the reach of its products in the Middle East, the Trade department said on Friday.

Construction spending growth seen slowing due to election ban, budget

THE Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) expects growth in the “low teens” for the construction sector this year, slower than the nearly 16% posted in 2018, due to the election ban on public infrastructure projects and the delayed 2019 budget.

Fintech lender First Circle to expand, boost financial literacy nationwide

Online lending firm First Circle to boost lending across nation, region.

DTI expects wet market prices to mirror decline at farmgate level

THE Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) threatened wet market vendors with closure or price controls if retail prices do not more closely mirror the decline in farmgate prices.

DTI-9 urges entrepreneurs to grow their businesses for more jobs

THE ZAMBOANGANA Peninsula regional office of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI-9) has urged entrepreneurs, as well as potential entrepreneurs, to maximize the...

DTI recommends closure of Boracay ‘in phases’

THE DEPARTMENT of Trade and Industry (DTI) has formally recommended to the Office of the President that the closure of Boracay “can be done...