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Here’s the lowdown on the Innovative Startup Act

Republic Act No. 1137, previously signed by President Duterte on April 26, has finally been released to the media, aiming to “strengthen, promote, and...

DTI tells ‘tech-savvy’ young entrepreneurs to help develop AI industry

TRADE SECRETARY Ramon M. Lopez rallied young entrepreneurs to utilize technology for coming up with new business enterprises, especially in helping the country develop the artificial intelligence (AI) industry.

Good Design Award Philippines highlights ‘malasakit’ as central to design excellence

In its inaugural run of the Good Design Award Philippines, the Design Center of the Philippines is recognizing outstanding local objects, systems, places, and...

DTI, DICT tap blockchain firm

MONSOON Blockchain Storage, Inc. has partnered with two government agencies to provide support and consultancy services on how to leverage blockchain technology in various areas of operations.

DTI says corruption in gov’t now more reportable under new law

THE Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) encouraged Cebu-based businesses to file complaints and report on corrupt practices they encounter in government transactions.

DTI highlights the Premium 7 food products at this years IFEX

THE International Food Exchange (IFEX), is going to run from May 24 to 26 in the World Trade Center Manila, and if you are going remember the following seven words: banana, cacao, coffee, coconut, mango, pineapple, and tuna. These, according to the Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM), are the country’s Premium 7. The Premium 7 were selected as the country’s top food exports, based on supply, according to CITEM’s Executive Director Pauline Juan.

From dump to desk: upcycling pineapple waste into specialty paper

The Design Center of the Philippines, an attached agency to the Department of Trade and Industry committed to strengthening the Philippines’ design ecosystem, recently...

Why innovation should matter to creative entrepreneurs

Go Negosyo’s Mentor Me on Wheels provides free mentorship to creative MSMEs

2019 Ramadhan Trade Fair opens applications for exhibitors

THE DEPARTMENT of Trade and Industry in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (DTI-BARMM) announced yesterday that entrepreneurs may now submit their applications to be among the exhibitors during the 1st BARMM Ramadhan Trade Fair 2019.

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.

DTI order out reenlisting flat glass in mandatory standards

THE Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said it has signed an order reviving the mandatory testing and certification of flat glass and other subproducts before market entry to ensure the safety of consumers.

Dutch shipbuilding firm eyes PHL investment

THE government said a Dutch shipbuilding company is taking an interest in investing in the Philippines, and among the options it is looking into is working with the Philippine Navy and taking over the facility of Hanjin Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Philippines, Inc. (HHIC-Philippines) in Subic, Zambales.

DTI’s latest SRP list reflects 1-5% price hikes in some commodities

THE Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) released its updated suggested retail price (SRP) list of basic necessities and prime commodities (BNPCs), which reflected price increases in 23% of the items on the list.

PCC, DTI sign MoA on data-sharing, other monitoring components

THE Philippine Competition Commission and the Department of Trade and Industry signed on Friday a memorandum of agreement (MoA) aimed at facilitating data-sharing between the two agencies and ensuring fair competition among the industries on their watch.

DTI to expand Pondo Para sa Pagbabago

THE Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said it aims to cover more micro enterprises and entrepreneurs under its Pondo Para sa Pagbabago (P3) after meeting its initial goal.

DTI to investigate surge in ceramic floor, wall tiles imports

THE Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) will conduct a preliminary investigation on the surge in imports of ceramic floor and wall tiles after domestic manufacturers said these excessive shipments are hurting the local market.

DTI bans sale of uncertified steel bars

THE Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said it imposed new rules covering the product safety (PS) certification of certain steel bar products.

Trade dep’t says export of goods on track even as growth...

THE COUNTRY should be able to hit the Trade department’s merchandise export target in 2018, officials of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said on Friday, even though growth will be in low single-digit rate and will lag behind last year’s pace.

Logistics costs in Philippines significantly higher than Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand —...

PHILIPPINE manufacturing companies face significantly higher logistics costs than those in Indonesia, Vietnam and Thailand, according to a report released by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) on Thursday.

IFAD to invest $63.5 million in agricultural enterprises

THE International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) will invest $63.5 million to support agriculture-based micro and small enterprises in 20 provinces across Eastern Visayas and Mindanao.

Sta. Lucia Mall: A leisure icon

Sta. Lucia Land, Inc. is generally known as a developer with an impressive portfolio of thoughtfully developed residential estates and towers, as well as...

DTI, manufacturers agree to hold bread, flour prices

THE Department of Trade and Industry said it has convinced some bread and flour manufacturers to stall price increases until the holiday season.

DTI orders price freeze in landslide-hit Naga City

THE DEPARTMENT of Trade and Industry has announced a price freeze on basic goods in landslide-hit Naga City, Cebu following the declaration of a state of calamity by the city government. Under the Price Act, a declaration of a state of calamity automatically freezes prices “at their prevailing prices” or placed under price controls.

DTI turns to Japan for help in launching small businesses

THE Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has invited more tech-focused small and medium-scale businesses from Japan to partner with Philippine companies that can help in launching their products in the market.

DTI seeking authorization to buy rice from foreign gov’ts

THE Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is seeking to import an additional 150,000 metric tons of rice under a government-to-government scheme, saying that the process will take less time than an open tender.

Trade dep’t touts list of 41 firms agreeing to suspend price...

THE Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said 41 manufacturing and retail firms have agreed to delay price increases as an inflation-control measure.

DTI says price caps will worsen supply problems

THE Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said it expects a system of price caps imposed on key goods to worsen shortages in the market.

DTI sees Israel, Jordan firms starting work on Philippine deals this...

THE Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said it expects most deals signed with companies in Israel and Jordan will start to be implemented within the year.

DTI sees China trade show interest boosting exports

THE Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said it is pushing to expand exports to China in the wake of growing demand, as reflected in robust Philippine participation in Chinese trade shows.

DTI expands list of goods with SRP, adjusts prices

THE DEPARTMENT of Trade and Industry (DTI) has added more items in its suggested retail price (SRP) list for manufactured basic necessities and prime commodities.

DTI angling for EU medical tech investment

THE Department and Trade and Industry (DTI) said it hopes to attract more investment from European Union (EU) medical technology companies, citing the potential for domestic demand growth created by the surging health care needs of elderly patients.

DTI amends company name rules to boost ease doing business

THE Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has updated the implementing rules and regulations of the Business Name (BN) Law to incorporate an industry benchmarking system while harmonizing it with the Ease of Doing Business (EoDB) Act of 2018, among other laws.

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.

FEMSA exit triggers scramble to liberalize sugar imports, DTI says

THE GOVERNMENT is rushing to liberalize the importation of sugar to address supply issues after a major Mexican bottler gave up its rights to make and sell Coca-Cola products in the Philippines.

DTI sees more intense regional competition in federal set-up

TRADE SECRETARY Ramon M. Lopez said a shift to federalism will mean that regions will have to compete to attract investors, regardless of the aid available to the poorest regions.

DTI threatens to unleash BIR on foreign shipping lines

THE Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said it will ask the Bureau of Internal Revenues to investigate foreign shipping lines to validate whether they are paying taxes properly on what it called “excessive” cargo charges.

DTI approves SRP hike for some canned goods

THE Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said it has approved price increases for some canned goods which are subject to price controls.

DTI makes fresh pitch on Japanese investments

THE Department of Trade and Investments is encouraging more investments from Japan, one of the country’s biggest sources of foreign direct investments until last year when fund flows started to plunge.

DTI cites PHL ‘economic breakout’ to lure Japan’s manufacturers

The Department of Trade and Industry is encouraging Japan's manufacturers to invest in the Philippines, citing the country's growth in the sector. “The Philippines is...

Trade dep’t asks PCC to look into ‘excessive’ fees by foreign...

The Department of Trade and Industry has requested the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) to look into "excessive" charges imposed by foreign shipping lines to...

FPI opposes DTI’s proposed sugar content labels on beverages

THE Federation of Philippine Industries (FPI) is opposing the Department of Trade and Industry’s (DTI) proposed rules that would require companies to include sugar content of beverages on labels.

DTI zeroes in on energy drinks for sugar labeling

THE DEPARTMENT of Trade and Industry (DTI) has identified energy drinks as one of the products that it wants to label “High in Sugar” under proposed new labeling rules.

BoI sees strong investor interest in Eastern Samar

BUSINESSES are looking to invest in the Eastern Visayas in industries such as water transport, hospitals, agribusiness, mass housing, and agro-processing, according to the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).

DTI says only few prices have moved since Nov.

THE Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said the prices of most goods it is monitoring have not moved since November, and neither have its suggested retail price (SRP) ceilings on commonly-purchased goods.

Suggested retail price scheme for rice, other goods in the works

THE Department of Agriculture (DA) said it is expecting to impose a suggested retail price (SRP) scheme for basic agricultural commodities including rice and livestock products.