DTI Advisory: On IATF-ID Issuance for DTI-covered enterprises (Manufacturing, Retail, & Logistics)
Date of Release: 25 March 2020
DTI Advisory: Business Processing Outsourcing (BPO) companies and Export-Oriented Establishments (including those inside Economic Zones)
Date of Release: 25 March 2020
DTI ensures unhampered movement of cargo and transit of personnel of operating establishments
Community Quarantine over the entire Luzon and Further Guidelines for the Management of the COVID-19 situation
IMPORTANT ADVISORY: FOREIGN EXCHANGE REMITTANCE SCAMS AND FRAUDULENT INVESTMENT SCHEMES
Hindi lingid sa kaalaman ng lahat na madami pa din ang nahihikayat sa atin, lalo na sa manggagawang pilipino sa ibang bansa (OFW) na ipamuhunan ang ating maliit na ipon sa munting negosyo o di kaya ipadala ang ipon sa Pilipinas para sa ating mahal sa buhay.
Iminumungkahi namin na pumunta lamang sa Government accredited overseas remittance services para sa pagpapadala ng mga sustento at ilagay natin ang ipon sa mga lehitimong institusyon. Para naman sa mga nagbabalak mag invest ng kanilang ipon, siguraduhin lamang na ito ay sa mga lehitimong Financial Institutions na may sapat na akreditasyon at pahintulot mula sa gobyerno.
Huwag agad mahihikayat sa taas ng kita o ng exchange rate na inaalok ng kausap. At kung sakaling may duda, huwag mahiyang mag tanong sa Philippine Trade and Investment Center ng Manila Economic and Cultural Office.
Maari rin po sumulat sa Taipei@dti.gov.ph o di kaya ay mag iwan ng mensahe sa aming Facebook account, The Philippine Trade and Investment in Taipei. Huwag kalimutan na isama ang mga dokumento hinggil dito.
Huwag po tayo agad agad maniniwala sa mga pangako lalo na kung ito ay masyadong nakakaenganyo. Ito po ay ating pag aralan mabuti at humingi ng mungkahi sa mga kawani ng gobyerno dito sa Taiwan upang makasiguro.
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has been closely monitoring the supply and prices of N-88 surgical mask.
Prices generally remained within the prescribed price range of one peso to 8 pesos per piece, but there were a number of price violations committed, especially by some wholesalers in Bambang Manila. After issuance of Notices of Violations to 18 establishments, cases have now been filed to these stores.
Meanwhile, supply situation has been very tight since the demand last week suddenly increased with the reported spreading of the NCOV cases outside China.
Major drugstores in the country and wholesalers have been running out of stocks and have reordered more stocks to refill their inventories, but these were again depleted fast last week with the surge in demand. They were asked to increase their reordering quantities. As of last Friday, Watsons still had stocks and their inventories were deployed nationwide, while Mercury and SouthStar drugstores and most wholesalers ran out of stocks. They reported that there will be incoming stocks this week.
We have also ordered last Friday the Philippine International Trading Corporation (PITC), an attached agency of DTI, to start sourcing 5 million masks, to augment the local supply, especially the needs of the Department of Health (DOH) and other health workers.
As of this morning of February 2, initial information gathered by the PITC revealed that suppliers from other countries also have limited stocks of N88 surgical mask, due to the surge in worldwide demand. Thru are awaiting feedback today from other sources.
Nevertheless, I have personally spoken with the owner of the lone local producer of masks, MedTecs, that is based in Bataan and they committed to supply the government, through the DTI, 100,000 pieces this week and 400,000 pieces per week thereafter. They can commit to supply Philippines around 2 million pieces per month, until this quantity is needed. While they produce on a limited capacity (80,000 pieces per day), MedTecs is now airfreighting more machines to increase their production capacity.
MedTecs, which has been operating in the country for the last 41 years, expressed their continuous commitment to support and prioritize the requirements of the Philippines. MedTechs is the same group that recently donated about 500,000 surgical masks for the victims of the Taal volcano phreatic eruption that were distributed through the Local Government Units (LGUs).
We have also intensified engagements to match parties with core capabilities that can extend to production of masks — including foreign companies in the country that have the technology, local companies that can readily provide factories and workers, and local producers in garments and sanitary paper or cotton-based products.
The Department continues to intensify its prices and supply monitoring activities to ensure that masks are sold within the price range set by the DOH, and that offenders will be dealt with the fullest extent of the law.
Consumers are enjoined to report to the DTI all retailers and suppliers selling overpriced masks by calling the One-DTI (1-384) Hotline or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us at Trabaho Negosyo Kabuhayan at NEGOSYOMECOnnect in Kaohsiung and Taipei
The 1st Philippine Tourism Investment Forum in Taipei 2019
The First Philippine Tourism Investment Forum in Taipei 2019
Join us at the Taipei Grand Hyatt on October 3rd, 2019, at 1:30 pm as we hold the 1st Philippine Tourism Investment Forum in Taipei.
Organized with the Manila Economic and Cultural Office, The Philippine Trade and Investment Center and the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority, this forum is the flagship event to promote and discuss the Philippines as Taiwan's primary investment destination for Tourism, Hotel and Resort projects.
As slots are limited, email us to reserve your space: at email@example.com
On April 10, 2019, Phillippine President Rodrigo Duterte signed into law, Republic Act 11262, which amends the Tourism Act of 2009, granting attractive incentives for Tourism Enterprises located in designated Tourism Enterprise Zones. These incentives include income tax holidays up to 6 years, 5% preferential taxes on gross income and tax exemptions on importation of capital and transportation equipment from tariffs and duties up to 2029.
The Philippines, boasting of some 7,107 islands, is considered the closest paradise destination for Taiwanese tourists. As of July 2019, Taiwan reported that the Philippines received the highest growth rate for outbound tourists from Taiwan at 55.42% for the month of June and 30.6% from January to June compared to the same period in 2018.
Taoyuan Airport has regular flights flying to Manila on a daily basis by China Air, Eva Air, Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific and Air Asia. Eva Air flies daily from taoyuan to Cebu, China Air has 4 flights a week from Manila to Kaoshiung, and Air Asia opened routes from Kaoshiung to Clark and Cebu. Tiger Air now also flies to Clark.
As Taiwan’s closest New Southbound partner, the Manila Economic and Cultural Office, through its commercial affairs section the Philippine Trade and Investment Center in Taipei, and in close cooperation with the Tourism Infrastructure Economic Zone Authority, cordially invite Taiwanese companies and conglomerates engaged in tourism, travel and hospitality businesses to seriously consider the Philippines as its primary investment destination, to take advantage of the golden opportunities, government support and incentives and world-class travel destinations the Philippines has to offer.
DTI Philippines Philippine Board of Investments TIEZA - Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority DTI Foreign Trade Service Corps
INCLUSIVE INNOVATION CONFERENCE 2019 23 September 2019 at Philippine International Convention Center
The Philippine Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) will hold the Inclusive Innovation Conference (IIC) 2019 on 23 September at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC). The theme for this year’s IIC is “Bridging the Digital Transformation Divide: Fostering Regional Inclusive Innovation Centers & Startup Ecosystems.”
The IIC 2019 will bring together stakeholders from the public and private sectors, including key officials from national and local government agencies, industry stakeholders and business groups, and members of the academic and research community throughout the country.
This year, as they implement the Inclusive Filipinnovation and Entrepreneurship Roadmap, they will focus on the following topics:
1. Building Regional Inclusive Innovation Centers (RIICs) 2. Embracing Industry 4.0 Technologies 3. Learning from the journey of successful startups
For inquiries, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Join us at the Philippines Booth at BIO ASIA Taiwan 2019
The Manila Economic and Cultural Office, through its commercial affairs section, The Philippine Trade & Investment Center in Taipei,will bring a select business delegation to represent the Philippine Medical, Biotechnology and Allied Health Industries to BIO ASIA TAIWAN on 24-28 July 2019. Join us at the Philippine Booth (Booth LO428)at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center.
For more information contact us at email@example.com.
You are Invited to our FoodPhilippines Pavilion at the Taipei International Food Show 2019
Join us and Meet Winning Philippine Start-ups at: The Slingshot Philippines Startup Ecosystem Pavilion at INNOVEX 2019 29-31 May 2019 Taipei World Trade Center - Hall 1
Philippines to join at the International Sweets and Snacks Fair Taiwan 2019
Sample Sweets, Snacks and Refreshments made in and exported from the Philippines at the International Sweets and Snacks Fair Taiwan 2019 on 24-26 May 2019 at the Taipei World Trade Center Hall 3 Booth C-01.
The Manila Economic and Cultural Office and its commercial affairs section, The Philippine Trade and Investment Center in Taipei, will bring a selection of excellent food and snack items and products from the Philippines now being imported and distributed in Taiwan.
For inquiries, contact: Taipei@dti.gov.ph
Save the Date Invest in the Philippines: Taiwan's Best Gateway to Global Markets The Philippine Business Forum in Taipei 2019 26 April 2019 Thursday Grand Hyatt Taipei
Invest in the Philippines: Taiwan's Best Gateway to Global Markets
The Philippine Business Forum in Taipei 2019 April 26, 2019 Thursday Grand Hyatt Taipei
Organized yearly by the Manila Economic and Cultural Office and its commercial affairs section, the Philippine Trade and Investment Center in Taipei, the Philippine Business Forum in Taipei is the flagship platform to present investment and business opportunities for Taiwanese business to partner with the Philippine Business Community and Industry. This is very timely, as Taiwanese industry players, are repositioning their strategy in light of recent global trade and economic developments and conflicts between major global markets.
Key Trade Officials from the Philippines, Representatives from government Economic Zones and Private Sector Leaders and Economists will present current opportunities and investment trends for Taiwanese businesses and industry prime movers to an audience composed of important business leaders, industry associations and entrepreneurs from Taiwan.
Grand Hyatt Taipei: No. 2號, Songshou Road, Xinyi District, Taipei City, 110 seats are limited and by invitation only: contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call02 2658 8223 to reserve your space,
Save the Dates: 2019 PTIC Taipei Indicative Calendar of Events
Join us at the Manila FAME 2019 on April 25-27, 2019! the Philippines' premier design and lifestyle fair
For more information, kindly visit: http://www.manilafame.com/ To sign up as a trade buyer, kindly send us an email at email@example.com
NOTICE to the Public: DTI Preliminary Investigation on Safeguard Measures on the Importation of Ceramic Floor and Wall Tiles into the Philippines
VISA-Free travel to Taiwan, now is the time
Based on data from Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in the Philippines, there were 290,784 visitors from Philippines last year, surging 68.59% over the year before and is still growing fast. According to Taiwan Tourism Bureau’s statistics, this year from January to August, there were already more than 285,000 Philippine visitors traveling to Taiwan. To appeal to more Filipinos traveling to Taiwan, Taiwan Tourism Bureau invited Taiwanese travel agencies to join in a two-day travel promotion event at 1F of Robinsons Place Manila on 10th and 11th November. There will be performance of aboriginal dances, DIY Beadwork and other family friendly activities. Through the interaction with people, dedicated stalls featured on Taiwanese theme parks, hot springs and gourmet are ready to show the characteristics and attractions of Taiwan. Different programs will be prepared at each session. Activities and programs include “Mascot Greet-and-Meet”, “Post to Win Freebies”, “Limited Milk Pearl Tea for Free”. The organizer also invite local web celebrity director “Mark Christian” to share his experiences of shooting travel film in Taiwan. A series of online and offline activities will be joining with everyone. The fun and gourmet are not to be missed. Moreover, limited presents from Taiwan Tourism Bureau is redeemable at Tourism Bureau counter with purchase of any package tour or flight and hotel package at the event. read more: manilabulletin
The Philippine Delegation to SEMICON Taiwan 2018
Electronics and Semiconductors account for the largest largest export merchandise segment with more than 50% of the country’s exports. It is also the largest investment and trade account with Taiwan.
A high-level delegation composed of Philippine Electronics Industry Associations and Electronics Design and Manufacturing companies will lead the Philippine delegation to SEMICON TAIWAN 2018.
The Philippine participation to SEMICON Taiwan 2018 is being organized by the Manila Economic and Cultural Office and the Philippine Trade and Investment Center in Taipei in cooperation with the Philippine Board of Investments
Visit our Booth at Hall 1, Booth 2126, Nangang Exhibition Center in Taipei on the 1st Floor to explore how the Philippines and Taiwan can work together in further maximizing opportunities of the Global Supply Chain.
FoodPhilippines returns to Taipei Food Show 2018
Slingshot Philippines @ Innovex Computex Taipei 2018 Startup Community and Ecosystem
Food Philippines Taste by Design In-Store Promotion at City Super Dunhua Taipei
As part of our mandates to bring Philippine products to the mainstream Taiwanese Market, PTIC Taipei and the Manila Economic and Cultural Office in cooperation with City Super will be holding the FoodPhilippines Taste by Design month-long in-store promotion at City Super Dun Hua Branch.
This is also part of our Philippine Independence Day celebrations in Tiapei for the whole month of June.
The Philippine Trade & Investment Center in Taipei will bring a delegation of top-notch Philippine Startups to represent the Philippine Start-Up Ecosystem at the Philippine Pavilion at Innovex: The Startup Feature Event within Computex Taiwan 2018.
PTIC Taipei is the Commercial Affairs Section of the Manila Economic and Cultural Office and the representative office of the Department of Trade & Industry in Taipei.
For more inquiries about Innovex, visit: http://www.innovex.com.tw/
For inquiries about Slingshot Philippines at Innovex: email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Philippine Business Forum in Taipei: Investment Opportunities in the Philippines-Taiwan Economic Corridor and the New BIA
join us at the Philippine Business Forum in Taipei Investment Opportunities in the Philippines-Taiwan Economic Corridor and the New BIA on 24 April 2018, Tuesday, 2 pm, at the Howard Plaza Hotel Taipei
104 million market economy. one of the world’s consistently fastest growing economies. duty free access to the 650 million ASEAN market. US and EU GSP privileges. multiple FTA trade access privileges. young and vibrant population. globally sought after human resources. massive opportunities in infrastructure development. young median population. excellent investment incentives. english speaking work force. 7,107 islands. abundant natural resources. upgraded bilateral investment agreement. Taiwan’s closest neighbor. Partner Philippines: Taiwan’s Best New Southbound Partner.
slots are limited and subject to confirmation. email us now to reserve your place: email@example.com
join Manila FAME this coming April 19-21! Featuring a wide variety of Filipino-made handcrafted products from furniture and furnishing to holiday décor and fashion pieces
As the country’s premier lifestyle and design event, Manila FAME has worked towards promoting the Philippines as a reliable sourcing destination for home, fashion, holiday, architectural, and interior pieces. Through its shows, it supports local small and medium enterprises as they present their work to the global exports market.
The biannual trade show will continue to stand as a blank canvas for the country’s acclaimed artisans, providing a platform that nurtures creative freedom among creators and showcases the distinct design imprint of the Philippines to global audiences.
The 67th edition of Manila FAME will play between the lines of marketability and aesthetics as it continues its exploration on design trends, the Philippine design identity, and product marketability.
With the internationally acclaimed designer Tony Gonzales as creative director, Manila FAME will stand as a collective of creative enterprises, featuring versatile Artisanal products attuned for the modern setting from the country’s top home, fashion, holiday, and gifts exporters and manufacturers.
Join us at the 67th Manila FAME International The Design & Lifestyle Event, 19-21 April 2018
Considered as the country’s premier design and lifestyle event, Manila FAME is a bi-annual showcase of craftsmanship, design innovation, and artisanship in Philippine products. It features finely selected furniture and home furnishings, holiday gifts and decor, and fashion accessories designed and crafted in the Philippines for the global market.
For the 67th show edition on April 19-21, 2018 at the World Trade Center Metro Manila, Manila FAME returns to its April season to bring the global trade buyers to the optimal buying cycle. It is envisioned to be a specialized one-stop source of high-concept products and an exclusive platform for business matching between choice exporters and buyers.
Organized by the Philippine Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), through the Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM), Manila FAME is the second-longest running trade show in the Asia Pacific.It is the only trade event in the country approved by the Union des Foires Internationales (UFI), or the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, a Paris-based association of trade fair organizers founded 90 years ago in Milan, Italy, on 15 April 1925. Register as a Trade Buyer and be accorded incentives like pre-arranged business meetings, and visits to facilities,shuttle services between venue and partner hotels, priority access to networking events, complimentary assistance for travelarrangements within the Philippines, among others. For more information and registration assistance, please contact the Philippine Trade and Investment Center-San Francisco at (415) 773-2336 or (408) 980-9637, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.manilafame.com
MECO-TAIPEI OFFICE SETS TRANSFER TO NEIHU ON FEBRUARY 12, 2018
The Taipei office of the Manila Economic and Cultural Office, the Philippines’ representative office to Taiwan, will be moving to a bigger and better location in Neihu district on February 12, 2018. The new MECO-Taipei office, located at the 2nd Floor, No. 55/57 Zhouzi Street, Neihu District, will now house a “one-stop shop” of other Philippine government offices with operations in the island, such as the Department of Labor and Employment, Social Security Service, Pag-Ibig Fund, the Philippine Department of Tourism and the Philippine Trade & Investment Center in Taipei (Commercial Affairs Section) 公告 馬尼拉經濟文化辦事處為提升服務品質，自 107年2月12日起，遷移至台北市內湖區洲子 街55/57號2樓，受跨區域影響，原服務電話及 傳真號碼均有更動，將另行公告，搬遷期間 諸多不便，尚請見諒 新址將提供下列業務申辦：簽證申請、菲律 賓護照換發、法律文件公證、菲僑事務、海 外選舉人登錄、勞工聘僱業務、海外勞工福 利、社會安全系統、民宅共同基金、投資貿 易、觀光旅遊。
Save the Dates: 2018 PTIC Taipei indicative calendar of events
Save the dates on your calendars for PTIC Taipei's indicative schedule of events.