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Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Gregory L. Domingo (second from right) poses with (from left) Philippine Exporters Confederation, Inc. (PHILEXPORT) President Sergio R. Ortiz-Luis, Export Marketing Bureau (EMB) Director Senen M. Perlada, and DTI Undersecretary Ponciano C. Manalo, Jr during the National Export Congress last December 5, 2014 at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Pasay City. Amid globalization and full integration of the ASEAN economies next year, DTI has been vigorously supporting the improvement of capabilities of the country’s small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to increase their participation in global trade. Domingo said that DTI has been working on measures to remove trade barriers for SMEs in marketing their products to foreign markets, in order for them to expand and strengthen their integration in global value chains along with multinational corporations. (DTI-PRU)