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After Papaya and Coconut Oil, is Bicol's Pili the Next Big PH Beauty Export?

Mary Jane Tan-Ong's Pili Beauty is shipping anti-aging products made from the tree to the US and Canada

Pili Beauty co-founder Mary Jane Tan-Ong never imagined herself in the beauty industry, but after trying her mom's initial run of cosmetic products infused with extracts from the pili tree, she became a believer and formalized the businessCandied, sweetened and packed in a ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | July 05, 2018 09:00:00
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Davao Fashion House Boosts Sales Tenfold Thanks to PH-Japan Trade Deal

Crystal Seas exports a bulk of its output despite trading constraints facing SMEs

Most of the time, commentary on the country’s trade deals are negative, dwelling on how the agreements are hurting local businesses and workers unable to compete with cheaper or better products from other countries.It’s a bit refreshing to hear, then, that a ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | June 23, 2017 03:00:00
News and Events

Will Duterte’s 2nd Beijing Trip Lead to a Surge in Banana Exports to China?

The president’s first trip in October triggered a recovery in Philippine banana shipments but it was short-lived

In his arrival statement from China today, President Rodrigo Duterte spoke of gaining a “windfall” from his second visit to Beijing. He was there to attend a summit of 28 world leaders on Chinese President Xi Jinping’s Belt and Road Initiative, an ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | May 16, 2017 02:00:00
News and Events

Finance officials defend the peso: It is ”?"very strong”

DOF, BSP say peso’s drop in value versus the dollar will raise worth of remittances, exports

Despite falling to its lowest value in seven years, the Philippine peso remains “very strong”, as local finance officials assert that the drop will even be helpful in raising the value of dollar remittances and the competitiveness of exported products.The Department of ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | October 04, 2016 12:00:00
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What PH mangoes, Aussie table grapes have in common?

Thanks to rising trade activities, we now enjoy Aussie table grapes while PH mangoes are seen to be enjoyed more in Down Under.

The imported table grapes you see in major retail chains like SM and Robinsons supermarkets are most likely from Australia.And the Australian government wants to bring in more of their horticultural produce to the Philippines. In return, and per Philippine government's order ...

by Lynda C. Corpuz  | April 23, 2016 08:00:00
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The 'Iron Lady' of Philippine distillery

How Destileria Limtuaco's Olivia Limpe-Aw brought the 164-year-old distillery out of the ashes and into the modern age.

MASTER BLENDER. Olivia Limpe-Aw, considered as her generation’s master blender, was just a management trainee when she was tasked to handle the labor unrest in Destileria Limtuaco back in the late '80s. Photo by Jason Quibilan / Entrepreneur Philippines “It was difficult for the ...

by Devi de Veyra  | March 06, 2016 11:00:00
Business Ideas

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
Startup Tips

The comforts of home

For these two entrepreneurs, setting up home-based furniture businesses has proved to be an astute move as they now relish their gains

Before joining his father’s business selling Philippine-made furniture in Chicago, Jof Babaran, an industrial engineer, worked with one of the biggest companies in the United States. In 1990 he gave up his career as an industrial engineer and worked for six years ...

August 07, 2012 11:00:00
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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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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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