H.E. Secretary Gregory L. Domingo of the Department of Trade and Industry served as the President’s Special Envoy to the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting held in Davos, Switzerland from 22 – 25 January 2014. The Philippine delegation was composed of Treasurer Rosalia De Leon of the Department of Treasury, and officials from the Philippine Embassy in Berne, Switzerland and the Permanent Mission of the WTO, Geneva.Continue reading
H.E. Secretary Gregory L. Domingo met with the Swiss Asian Chamber of Commerce (SACC) at the sidelines of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting held in Davos, Switzerland from 22 – 25 January 2014.
SACC emphasised their keen interest in improving business between the Philippines and Switzerland. It may be recalled that SACC participated in the WEF 2013 Business Roundtable with the President held in January of 2013. The group extended their commitment to constructively engage, specifically in preparing for a business delegation to the Philippines following the ratification of the Philippines- Switzerland Joint Economic Commission (ratified on December 2013). The group likewise supported the prospects of increased trade with a future PH-EFTA FTA. A business mission is scheduled to arrive in Manila on November 2014.
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Acknowledging the sustained economic performance of the Philippines and in line with their goal of expanding in the ASEAN, China’s Guangzhou Automobile Group Co., Ltd. (GAC Motor) officials visited the Philippines for an investment mission last January 13-18, 2014. The delegation was headed by Mr.Marlon Ma, Regional Sales Director and Mr. Johnny Chin, Regional sales representative.
AGAC Motor is the oldest automotive company in China with its roots tracing back to the 1950’s. The subsidiaries of the group include GAC TOYOTA MOTOR Co., Ltd, GAC HONDA MOTOR Co., Ltd, GAC FIAT MOTOR Co., Ltd, GAC MITSUBISHI MOTOR Co., Ltd, Guangzhou Automobile Group Autobus Co., Ltd, GAC-HINO (Shenyang) Motors Co., Ltd and Wuyang-Honda Motors (Guangzhou) Co., Ltd. The GAC Group sold more than 1 million cars and buses in 2013 with total revenue of US$ 24.15 billion and was ranked 483 of the Global Fortune 500 in 2012.Continue reading