EDC Memorandum directing the government agencies to Identify and Implement relevant Programs, Activities and Projects (PAPs) in Support of the PEDP 2023-2028A.
A. Addressing constraints to production
a. Innovation and value addition – The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Department of Agriculture (DA), Department of Science and Technology (DOST), and Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) shall, among others:
- 1. Conduct industry global value chain analyses to assess MSMEs/exporters integration and value-adding contribution;
- Strengthen the technology and innovation system to support resilient and forward-thinking export enterprises aware of global industry trends and opportunities; and
- Improve and strengthen inclusive export value chains to maximize domestic value-added content of the country’s major exports.
b. Human resource development – The DTI, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), Commission on Higher Education (CHED), State Universities and Colleges (SUCs), and Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) shall, among others, match available skills in the economy with the human resource needs of export industries through collaboration among government institutions, academe and industry.
c. Business Environment – The DTI, Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), DICT, Investment Promotion Agencies (IPAs), Bureau of Customs (BOC) and Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) shall, among others:
- Develop exporters’ registry that includes details such as products (with HS Codes) and markets, production capacity, level of export readiness, government services/programs being availed, etc.;
- Develop registry of would-be/potential exporters;
- Conduct mapping and consolidation of all government programs, initiatives and regulatory requirements;
- Attract and retain domestic and foreign investments, especially in the export of high-value products and services; and
- Address BIR and BOC-related concerns of exporters.
d. Finance – The DTI, Department of Budget and Management (DBM), Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) and Department of Finance (DOF), shall, among others:
- Consolidate the existing financing assistance by the government and the private sector and make it available online;
- Conduct review to assess utilization and impact of financing programs of the government; and
- Provide various forms of financing to support fixed and working capital requirements of export firms of all sizes, especially for small farms and enterprises.
B. Developing a strong and innovative export ecosystem
a. Backward and forward linkages – The DTI, DA and Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), shall, among others:
- Pursue export market diversification by identifying and pursuing promising new and non-traditional markets for Philippine exports;
- Cluster and consolidate small producers to achieve volume and economies of scale in the production of raw materials to feed export industries, especially in agriculture and fisheries; and
- Pursue active membership in regional and bilateral PTAs to widen market access for Philippine exports of goods and services.
b. Institutional support – The DTI and all relevant government agencies, shall, among others:
- Strengthen coordination mechanisms within government, across links in the export value chains, among export producers within and across industries, and across government, private sector and civil society to better achieve PEDP goals; and
- Secure a whole-of-government commitment to export development, and a whole-of-nation drive towards export development as a national crusade.
C. Increasing the Philippines’ mindshare in the global market – The DTI, DA and the Department of Tourism (DOT), shall work on a unified country and sectoral branding, marketing and promotions campaign.