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Easing of trade rules to help achieve 8-9% exports growth – DTI

MANILA – Easing trade regulations will help the country to achieve 8.0 to 9.0 percent exports growth target for this year, the Export Marketing Bureau (EMB) of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) stated Wednesday. EMB Director Senen M. Perlada said high transaction cost of moving goods has been dragging the competitiveness of Philippine …

PHL improves trade with ASEAN through free trade deal

MANILA – The vision of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) for free flow of trade and investments within the region through free trade agreement (FTA) has increased the Philippines’ intra-ASEAN trade. Board of Investments (BOI) Division Chief Fe del Rosario said the country’s trade value with ASEAN members gained by 19 percent from …

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