DTI teams up with JP groups for 1st game development and animation confab

05_19-usec-pcm_game-dev Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Trade and Investment Promotions Group (TIPG) Undersecretary Ponciano C. Manalo, Jr. (center) with (from left), Klab Cyscorpion President Taro Noguchi and ASEAN-Japan Center Secretary General Yoshikuni Ohnishi after the Opening Ceremonies of the 1st Game and Creative Contents Networking Philippines 2014 last May 19 at the Manila Peninsula in Makati City. The event gathered top Japanese game development companies such as KLAB, SEGA/SEGA Cyscorpions, D2C, Pierrot, Artscape, and Ambition to the Philippines to scope out trade and investment opportunities in the country’s game and creative content industry. Manalo noted that at present, the Philippines’ game development and animation industry boasts of exemplary capabilities in 2D (two-dimensional) and 3D (three-dimensional) game development, quality control and assurance and support services, and advergaming development or games and apps for advertising and promotions. The DTI event was co-organized by the Nikkei Business Publications (Nikkei BP), Computer Entertainment Suppliers Association (CESA) of Japan, with Philippine partners Game Developers Association of the Philippines (GDAP), the Animation Council of the Philippines, Inc. (ACPI), and the Philippine Software Industry Association (PSIA). Event sponsors included AJC and PLDT.

7D mango products expands distribution in Australia


Intradco Pty Ltd., the exclusive distributor of 7D Mango products in Australia and New Zealand, is set to expand shipments of dried mangoes, mangorind, and other 7D-branded products into Australia. Demand for just this one brand has rapidly grown and is now at two (2) containers a month.

PTIC-Sydney works closely with Intradco’s Director, Mr. Tho Lim, to expand distribution networks for 7D products, as well as to bring in other products such as banana chips, coconut products, and others.

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DTI Holds Non-Tariff Measures Workshops for Businesses and Policy Makers

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the World Trade Organization (WTO) recently held a series of workshops to inform stakeholders about Non-Tariff Measures (NTMs).

The Workshop featured presentations by representatives from the WTO on recent research on NTMs and database tools to help exporters identify which NTMs most affect their exports. Representatives of relevant government bureaus/agencies such as the DTI-Bureau of Product Standards, Department of Agriculture and Bureau of Customs presented their initiatives on assisting exporters including infrastructural or administrative programs to meet the key NTM requirements.

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Philippine as member ASEAN have huge potential for bilateral trade expansion Framework of MOUs on trade and economic ties should be designed, Says Zakaria Usman, President FPCCI

FPCCI Call May 2014

Pakistan attached great importance to enhance its trade and economic relations with Philippines as an important country of ASEAN regional block. Huge potential for expansion in bilateral trade and economic relations between Pakistan and Philippine should be successfully tapped. This was stated by Mr. Zakaria Usman, President FPCCI in a meeting with H.E. Domingo D. Lucenario, Ambassador who visited Federation House along with the Commercial Attaché and Economic Diplomacy Officer. The meeting was very important and fruit full during which several measures were discussed for enhancement of bilateral trade and economic relations through increase in people to people contacts. The meeting was attended by Senior Vice President Shaukat Ahmed, Vice Presidents Ismail Suttar, Khurram Sayeed and the Secretary General of FPCCI and other prominent businessmen.

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PTIC Beijing Promotes PH IT/BPM Induatry At The CIFTIS

On 28 May 2014, PTIC Beijing was invited to deliver a presentation on the Philippines IT/BPM Industry at the Opening Ceremony of China International Fair for Trade In Services (CIFTIS).

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CIFTIS is the world's only comprehensive trading platform which covers the 12 fields of trade in services defined by the WTO, namely, business services, communication services, construction and related engineering services, distribution services, educational services, environmental services, financial services, health and social services, tourism and travel-related services, recreational, cultural and sports services, transportation services and other services.

PTIC Beijing presented fundamentals that positioned thePhilippines as a strong strategic partner for the Going Out of Chinese enterprises. It was also noted that over the past several years, the Philippines has demonstrated capable initiative by seizing the opportunity to become a renowned and respected outsourcing destination in 21st century trade. Our performance is proven as it consistently attracts global players to its shores in what is clearly competitive space. Now with expanded location offerings, detailed human capital plan, business-friendly environment and favourable government policies, the Philippines should certainly be considered closely as a strong component of any decision-maker’s multisourcing strategy.