International Certification is key for Greater Market Access. This was highlighted by DTI Trade Promotions Group Undersecretary Abdulgani Macatoman as he provided insights on what to expect for the Usapang Exports Day 1 morning session. He emphasized that the session “aims to provide specific information on the importance of securing product certification, inspection and testing standards for market compliance” which will allow businesses to sell to targeted markets and remain competitive globally.
The esteemed speakers for this session are Ms. Jocelyn Diaz of TESTEX Swiss Textile-Testing Ltd. to discuss “The Role of OEKO-TEXT Certification & Labels in Modernization for Wearables, Leather, Footwear, Textile, and Garments” and Mr. Ryan August Gonzalez of SGS Philippines, Inc., to tackle “Global Reach, Local Touch for Wearables and Fashion Accessory, Cosmetics and Personal Care, Textile and Garments, Other Sectoral Industry and Green Initiatives and Sustainability”.
These talks helped exporters to be well informed on the different certifications and standards currently observed globally. Compliance with such standards is necessary to be able to market their products in a specific country/region.
The Usapang Exports are activities in line with the celebration of the National Exporters’ Week, an annual event every first week of December in recognition of our exporters, jointly conducted by the Export Development Council (EDC), Department of Trade & Industry (DTI) Export Marketing Bureau (EMB), and the Philippine Exporters Confederation Inc. (PHILEXPORT) with this year’s theme: ”A.R.I.S.E. Exports: Accelerate Rebuilding, Innovation, Support, and Empowerment of Philippine Exports”.JMCA