Aside from education and infrastructure, the government considers the development of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) as another key component that will sustain the long-term economic growth of the Philippines.
We recognize how important SMEs are that is why we came up with programs like, Shared Services Facilities (SSF),SME Roving Academy, (DBFTA), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Gregory L. Domingo said during the recent National Export Congress. Domingo added that SMEs will be at the center of the agenda during the countrys chairmanship of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) conference next year.
We feel that SME agenda is very important. We are pushing to simplify the trade rules to make SME benefit in global trade. That means simplifying application forms and custom procedures, Domingo said.Continue reading