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EMB Accomplishments 2015


Executive Summary



Philippine tuna canners enjoy EU zero tariff
Business Mirror
August 2, 2016

THE Philippines was included as a beneficiary country in the Generalized Scheme of Preferences Plus (GSP+) of the European Union (EU) on December 25, 2014. Under this scheme, the Philippines is given duty-free treatment for 6,274 products. One of these products is canned tuna. The zero tariff can be availed of by Philippine tuna canners using raw tuna caught by Philippine vessels or caught in Philippine waters.

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DTI urges animators, game developers to tap FTA markets
Business Mirror
August 2, 2016

THE Export Marketing Bureau (EMB) of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) urged the animation and game-development sectors, considered high-growth segments in the Asean and other partner economies that have free-trade agreements (FTAs) with the Philippines, to market their services to these trading partners.

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PHL designers set October 2017 as 2nd OBMM to Japan
Business Mirror
August 2, 2016

THE second Outbound Business Matching Mission (OBMM) is set to coincide with Tokyo Fashion Week in October 2017.

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DTI-EMB conducts DBFTA in Caraga
Business Mirror
August 2, 2016

The Export Marketing Bureau (EMB) of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) held a series of seminars on Doing Business in Free-Trade Areas (DBFTA) and Generalized Scheme of Preferences (GSPs) on July 19 in Agusan del Sur; July 20 in Surigao del Sur; and July 21 in Agusan del Norte. The DBFTA program, which started in 2010, is an initiative to increase the awareness of businesspeople regarding the benefits of free-trade agreements (FTAs) and GSPs.

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Hong Kong trade chief meets with local IT-BPM execs
Business Mirror
July 26, 2016

 THE Philippine Trade and Investment Center (PTIC) in Hong Kong and the Department of Trade and Industry’s Export Marketing Bureau recently arranged the visit of Willie Tan, investment promotion deputy head of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (HKETO), to meet with executives of the top 2 information technology-business Process management (IT-BPM) companies in the Philippines on June 30.

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