DTI to showcase Filipino retail brands in Jakarta


The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is set to showcase Filipino retail brands at the “Lifestyle Philippines” event on June 10, 2016 at Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta, Indonesia.

Philippine Embassy Trade Representative Alma Argayoso said Lifestyle Philippines is a branding initiative led by the Philippine Trade and Investment Center (PTIC) in Jakarta, which aims to promote Philippine-made products in the Indonesian market.

“This initiative hopes to increase trade with Indonesia, which in 2015 stood at US$3.6 billion. The Philippines exported about US$628.27 million worth of goods and services to Indonesia, while the Indonesia had US$2.93 billion trade with its counterpart,” Argayoso said.

The event includes a fashion show that will feature Karimadon and Rusty Lopez, two iconic brands in the Philippines that have begun to create a following in Indonesia’s fashion-forward clientele market. Other brands that will be featured are Plains and Prints and Cruzzini Barong Tagalog.

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DTI’s support to Philippine fashion brands gains traction in Indonesia


The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) through its commercial office in Jakarta, Indonesia encourages more Philippine fashion brands to venture to the Indonesian market as Filipino home-grown brands gain popularity in the said country.

Successful Filipino fashion retail brand Rusty Lopez opened its first overseas outlet in Jakarta’s Seibu Department Store in Grand Indonesia Mall.

According to the Philippine Trade and Investment Center (PTIC) in Jakarta, it has been supporting Philippine companies such as fashion retail brands through trade shows and business development activities to gain a foothold in overseas markets, particularly in ASEAN as the full integration of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) happens this year.

“The AEC is an exciting opportunity for Philippine companies to introduce established brands in ASEAN and beyond. We are optimistic that our local fashion brands can compete in the region because we are strong in design and we aim for the best quality,” said Alma Argayoso, Commercial Representative of the Philippines to Indonesia.

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Philippines slates education roadshow in Indonesia


MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said the Philippines is set to promote its premier quality education through a delegation composed of representatives from top local universities and accredited institutions in Indonesia this month.

The roadshow is in line with the government’s efforts to develop the country’s export potential in education services.

“The Philippine education sector has much to offer to the Indonesian market and we are optimistic that this event will bode well for the strengthening of the Philippines’ bilateral relations with Indonesia,” DTI export marketing bureau director Senen Perlada said.

DTI, in partnership with the Foreign Trade Service Corps., organized this year’s participation to the World Education Expo Festival (WEEF), Indonesia’s biggest education expo.

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Periwinkle enters Indonesian market as DTI urges more ASEAN expansion


PHILIPPINE FASHION retail brands are being pushed by the Trade department to gain a foothold in the Association of the Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) market, following the lead of children’s brand Periwinkle, which recently entered the Indonesian market.

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said in a statement on Friday that through its commercial offices abroad, it has been urging local fashion retail brands to gain a regional foothold.

“We intend to assist local companies with established brands to expand in the international market by partnering with foreign companies particularly in ASEAN countries, and promote the Philippines as a reliable and competitive source of global fashion retail brands,” DTI Undersecretary Ponciano C. Manalo, Jr. said in the statement.

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Philippines, Indonesia seek closer cooperation at investment conference


Jakarta, Indonesia, November 27, 2014 – As the Philippines and Indonesia are celebrating their 65th year anniversary of diplomatic relations this week, the two countries sought for greater cooperation at a recently concluded investment conference.

“Our trade and business relations have flourished over the years. But clearly the Philippines can further tap into the Indonesian market to move our export value at par with the level of Philippine importations from Indonesia. The Philippines and Indonesia can also further look into improving industrial and business linkages,” Atty. Arnel Paciano Casanova, President and CEO of the Bases Conversion and Development Authority said at the Investment Conference 2014 held at the Kempinski Hotel.

invconfIn photo: Atty. Arnel Paciano Casanova, President and CEO of Bases Conversion and Development Authority, speaking before participants of the recently held Investment Conference 2014 organized on the occasion of the 65th Anniversary of Philippines-Indonesia Bilateral Relations.

He cited opportunities in agriculture products, franchising as well as in infrastructres development and real estate, particularly projects being undertaken by the Bases Conversion Deveopment Authority such as the Clark Green City, a $14.00 Billion project development envisioned to become the Philippines’ most modern and the first technologically-integrated city with a mix of residential, commercial, agro-industrial, institutional and information technology developments.

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