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Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Gregory L. Domingo (second from right) confers with Philippine Exporters Confederation, Inc. (PHILEXPORT) President Sergio R. Ortiz-Luis (right) during the National Export Congress on December 5, 2014 at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Pasay City. Joining Domingo are (from left) Export Marketing Bureau (EMB) Director Senen M. Perlada and DTI Undersecretary Ponciano C. Manalo, Jr. In this year’s National Exporters Week celebration, the government and the private sector focused on the theme of developing and fortifying the presence of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in global value chains. Domingo said that DTI has been advocating for simplified rules on SMEs in order for them to easily participate in regional or global trade and benefit from trade agreements entered into by the Philippines.(DTI-PRU)