The annual ARANGKADA Philippines Forum of the Joint Foreign Chambers of the Philippines occurred on December 6, 2022 at the Manila Marriott Hotel in Pasay City. ARANGKADA Philippines is the major advocacy of the Joint Foreign Chambers (JFC) a partnership between the American, Canadian, Australian-New Zealand, European, Japanese,and Korean chambers of commerce and the Philippine Association of Multinational Companies Regional Headquarters, Incorporated to increase investment and employment in the Philippines launched in 2010.Continue reading “The 11th ARANGKADA Philippines Forum: Reform, Rebuild, Recover”
President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. ordered a boost to PH’s Digital Infrastructure, emphasizing digitalization’s relevance in consistently improving the Ease of Doing Business in the Philippines.
Particularly in streamlining the government’s efforts in processing and issuing permits and licenses to accelerate the development of telecommunication and internet infrastructure in the Philippines. More so, to enhance mobile cellular services and free Wi-Fi across and in remote areas of the country.Continue reading “PBBM orders boost on PH’s Digital Infrastructure”
The Bureau of Customs (BOC), led by Customs Commissioner Yogi Filemon Ruiz, formally launched the portal for the electronic exchange of ASEAN Customs Declaration Documents (ACDD) among Association of Southeast Asian Nations members on 6 December 2022 at the F1 Hotel Bonifacio Global City in Taguig City.
Commissioner Ruiz underscores that through the ACDD Management Portal, the Philippines can now electronically exchange the customs declaration document with other ASEAN states, broadening the Philippines’ economic integration and maximizing the potential of intra-ASEAN trade. Launching this landmark digital tool is expected to improve bureaucratic efficiency, strengthen market competition, and reduce barriers to entry and limits to entrepreneurship.Continue reading “The Bureau of Customs launched the ACDD Portal”
Through the Port Terminal Management Regulatory Framework (PTMRF), the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) implemented the separation of its regulatory and operational functions by privatizing port operations.
PPA has so far privatized 19 ports that are major gateways and is in the process of privatizing more ports.
Trade Sec. Alfredo E. Pascual led the opening of the 18th National Biotechnology Week with the theme: “Responding to the Challenges, Business Opportunities in Biotechnology.” last 21 November 2022 at the Philippine Trade Training Center (PTTC). In his keynote, he underscores that Science, technology, and innovation are keys to moving the country toward an advanced, inclusive, and resilient future. This week-long celebration of biotechnology takes on a special meaning as the pandemic brought into sharp focus the promising role that this branch of science can play.Continue reading “DTI Sec. Pascual led the opening of the 18th National Biotechnology Week”
Exporters can take advantage of new opportunities at the AMBIENTE Consumer Goods Trade Fair, the largest and leading international trade fair and the world’s number one in products associated with dining, cooking, household items, furnishings and ornaments, interior design, gifts, jewelry, and fashion accessories from 3 to 7 February 2023 at Messe Frankfurt, Germany. Messe Frankfurt is in action to fulfill its mission to promote the economy by creating new platforms in the Global Consumer Goods Industry.Continue reading “Ambiente is to come back in 2023, the largest consumer goods trade fair”
Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Jaime Bautista expressed that they are considering the decoupling of the conflicting regulatory and development functions of the key transport agencies, namely the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) and Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP).Continue reading “DOTr considers decoupling conflicting functions of transport agencies”
To address the challenges in the tourism and hospitality sector, the Department of Tourism (DOT) presented its 7-Point Agenda:
Improving Tourism Infrastructure and Accessibility;
Cohesive and Comprehensive Digitalization and Connectivity;
Enhancement of Overall Tourist Experience;
Equalization of Tourism Product Development and Promotion;
Diversification of Portfolio through Multidimensional Tourism;
Maximization of Domestic Tourism; and,
Strengthening Tourism Governance through Close Collaboration with LGUs and Stakeholders.
The report provides a holistic approach to the post-COVID-19 recovery that brings out opportunities for the Philippines. In recent decades, the World Bank (WB) identified the Philippines as one of the many countries that have climbed the Global Value Chain (GVC) ladder.Continue reading “World Bank Report: A New Dawn for Global Value Chain Participation in the Philippines”
Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) OIC Usec. Ernesto Perez, in partnership with UPPAF Respond, Chief of Party, Dr. Enrico Basilio, officially launched the National Policy on Regulatory Management System (NPRMS) and Business Permit and Licensing Systems (BPLS) Operations Manual during the Better Regulations Summit with the theme: “Enabling Regulatory Reforms Toward Bureaucratic Efficiency” at the PICC on 07 October 2022.
The partner agencies and private stakeholders signed an Expression of Commitment to signify recognition and support for ARTA’s initiatives toward digital innovation and modernization in implementing the NPRMS program. Section 3 of RA 11032 covers all government offices and agencies, including local government units (LGUs), government-owned or controlled corporations (GOCCs) and other government instrumentalities, that provide services covering business and nonbusiness related transactions, whether located in the Philippines or abroad.