The Philippines actively participates in the promotion of APEC voluntary ethics principles in the medical device and biopharmaceutical sectors. The alignment of ethical principles across the Asia-Pacific region will help reduce the high costs associated with global ethics compliance for small and medium enterprises and increase their ability to export across borders. Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Undersecretary Zenaida C. Maglaya (10th from left, first row) poses with other delegates to the “APEC Business Ethics for SMEs Forum” held in Nanjing, China on 2 September 2014. (DTI-PRU)