The Philippine Export Development Plan (PEDP) 2015-2017 is one of the most important elements of the International Trade Strategy that forms part of the Philippine Development Plan (PDP). It provides a business environment supportive of trade, growth and innovation that would enable domestic industries to establish their niches in regional and global markets, thus, raising the status of the Philippines in the global value chain.
The plan which was approved by the President in February 4, 2016 thru Memorandum Circular No. 91, directed 14 government agencies to collectively work and review all relevant policies to facilitate exports and eliminate those that hamper its free flow. These are the Department of Trade and Industry (as the Lead Agency); the Department of Agriculture; the Department of Energy; the Department of Environment and Natural Resources; the Department of Finance; the Department of Foreign Affairs; the Department of Health; the Department of Interior and Local government; the Department of Labor and Employment; the Department of Public Works and Highways; the Department of Science and Technology; the Department of Transportation and Communications; the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas; and the National Economic Development Authority.
It identified the key and emerging export sectors for promotion and development. It also spelled out the strategies to address the cross cutting issues that hinder the accelerated growth of PH exports.