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The design for exports program

Read about design excellence through product innovation.

In line with its mission to promote design excellence and collaboration among emerging designers and top local manufacturers, the Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM), the export marketing arm of the Philippine Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), through its ...

March 18, 2013 01:00:00
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On the art of the craftsman

The show will highlight Filipino artisans and their craftsmanship as the soul of the country.

One more day to go and you can still catch the 56th edition of Manila FAME, Asia\\\'s Design and Lifestyle event, at the SMX Convention Center, SM Mall of Asia.The show will highlight Filipino artisans and their craftsmanship as the soul of ...

October 19, 2012 03:00:00
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Do\\\'s and don\\\'ts of expanding your business overseas

When is the right time to make the leap to overseas expansion?

The wide world out there certainly offers a bigger market for Filipino entrepreneurs who have already road-tested their business ideas locally.Sheryll Ang-Tiong of Proud Mama Store says: "Many companies want to sell their products overseas because it offers a whole new market. ...

by Mari-An C. Santos  | May 13, 2012 01:00:00
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All in the packaging

Virginia Chua’s pastries, made fresh at her bakeshop in Bacolod, were reaching many parts of the globe even though she was not exporting them. The balikbayans who had come to love her sweet concoctions served as her unpaid couriers. “Kung minsan may ...

by Marjorie Ann Duterte  | December 21, 2011 09:00:00
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Manila FAME: An exhibit that inspires

Be inspired

If there is one word that can best describe the way the Entrepreneur Philippines\\\' team felt when they left the SMX Convention Center last Tuesday, it was awe.Visiting the exhibitions of Manila FAME International always gives the same feeling for us and ...

by Carlo P. Mallo  | October 20, 2011 12:00:00
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Free trade perks makes PHL exports more competitive

DTI urges exporters to utilize free trade perks

One of the country’s leading exporters of handcrafted, sterling silver jewelry, 7 Castles, Inc., said that Philippine preferential trade agreements have helped them become more globally competitive. “We started to get our accreditation for the FTAs because one of our major clients was ...

August 23, 2011 03:00:00
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SMEs encouraged to become exporters

Trade and Industry Secretary Gregory L. Domingo will push for a package of policy measures for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the 43rd Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) Economic Ministers Meeting and Related Meetings this week. This is part ...

August 12, 2011 11:00:00
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2 ways to register your trademark for overseas use

Two ways to register your trademark in other countries

Businesses looking to expand their reach to foreign markets should consider registering their trademark for overseas use.Trademarks registered in the Philippines are only valid within the country. Filipino exporters can benefit from protecting their international trademark because it makes it easier for ...

August 02, 2011 02:00:00
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Business made easy: The Philippine National Single Window

Transact with government agencies with just one click

Importing and exporting in the country has never been easier, at least when it comes to dealing with national government agencies. The creation of the Philippine National Single Window (NSW), an Internet-based system that allows parties involved in trade to lodge information ...

by Carlo P. Mallo  | May 26, 2011 01:00:00
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Katha Awards 2011 winners announced at Manila FAME

Top designs hail from Bulacan, Cebu, and Davao

The Katha Awards is considered as the most prestigious award-giving body in Philippine furniture and décor design. It comes as no surprise then that participants during Manila FAME International covet it.If Manila FAME International is already home of the best in Philippine ...

by Carlo P. Mallo  | April 20, 2011 12:00:00
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5 ways to beat an export slowdown

Be on top of the game

The National Statistics Office recently reported that the country\\\'s merchandise export in February was at its slowest pace since November 2009. The country only had $3.9 billion worth of exports in February, down 3.4 percent from January\\\'s $4 billion. In an export-dependent ...

by Carlo P. Mallo  | April 20, 2011 09:00:00