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DTI chief backs retail trade lib

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(Source: inquirer.net | October 12, 2017) Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez is supporting the plan to further liberalize the retail trade industry in favor of foreign investors, setting aside the appeals of local business groups who warned this would harm local micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs). Lopez told reporters that a more open retail trade industry would lead ...

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DTI pushes Filipino products to markets

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(Source: Manila Times | September 30, 2017) The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) held a Go Lokal! event in Makati City recently to help bring local products closer to Filipinos. Go Lokal! is a free marketing avenue provided by the DTI and its retail partners for the incubation, marketing and branding of Filipino entrepreneurs’ products. “It is about new products that ...

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‘Market forces’ may set suggested retail prices – DTI draft order

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(Source: GMA Network | June 201, 2017) The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) on Tuesday said its plan to streamline the process of approving suggested retail prices (SRPs) of basic necessities and prime commodities entails leaving it up to market forces. Under a draft Department Administrative Order (DAO), the department will allow “market forces to determine the movement in ...

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DTI partners with retailers to promote Go Lokal! products

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(Source: Inquirer.net | 22 May 2017) From the onset, Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon M. Lopez has put micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) at the front and center of his advocacies as head of the department. But when you’re advocating for the demographic that accounts for nearly all, or 99.6 percent, of firms in the country, it may be ...

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DTI-Citem kicks off G-Mart Program to connect PHL firms to international retail giants


(Source: Business Mirror | 16 May 2017) The Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (Citem), the export promotion arm of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), prepares local companies to get more export deals in the global private label market during IFEX Philippines from May 19 to 21 at the World Trade Center, Metro Manila. “Under the Grocers ...

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DTI cuts bureaucratic red tape on SRP setting

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(Source: DTI.gov.ph) Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Ramon Lopez on April 5 convened the National Price Coordinating Council (NPCC) to closely evaluate the price and supply situation of basic necessities and prime commodities during the first quarter of this year. During the meeting, DTI discussed its stand to deregulate the setting of Suggested Retail Prices (SRP) on certain ...

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DTI Sec wants gov’t to stop setting SRP for prime commodities


(Source: Business Mirror | 29 March 2017) Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez said he intends to review the legislation that grants the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) the authority to set the suggested retail prices (SRPs) for prime commodities. “We’ll let the market decide. Setting of the SRPs is a company decision; and supermarkets, more often than not, follow the ...

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First Go Lokal! store opens in Robinsons Place Manila

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(Source: Manila Bulletin | 28 March 2017) Robinsons Department Store, in partnership with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) opens the first Go Lokal! store in Robinsons Place Manila. Robinsons Department Store, an affiliate of Robinsons Retail Holdings Inc., is the first mainstream outlet to launch Go Lokal!, a public-private collaboration between DTI and local retailer partners that aims ...

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Procter & Gamble funds sari-sari project


(Source: Inside Retail Philippines | 13 February 2017) Consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble (P&G) has signed an agreement with the Philippines Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to pilot a micro-entrepreneur development program. The Angat Kita sari-sari project will provide store owners with fundamental entrepreneurial knowledge and business seed capital. This will help them realise their full potential to ...

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Filipinos most optimistic consumers

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(Source: Malaya Business Insight | 12 August 2016) Filipinos consumers are the most optimistic in the world and are increasing their savings for future spending, providing an opportunity for retailers. Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez, in his speech at the National Retailers Conference at the SMX Convention Center, also urged retailers to explore other trends like luxury retail as well as other ...

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