Trade department to launch services for MSMEs

THE DEPARTMENT of Trade and Industry takes its integrated services to different places around the Philippines as it delivers its various assistance and services to micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and consumers in the provinces.

"Negosyo, Konsyumer ATBP" aims to bring closer to the MSMEs focused and integrated menu of DTI Services and Programs targeted to help MSMEs address the challenges they are currently facing in their business operations and improve their competitiveness.

The first leg of the Negosyo, Konsyumer ATBP was conducted in Davao on April 25-27 and in Santiago City, Isabela April 25-29.

The integrated services also had its Ilocos Region launching on May 26 to 27 and on June 9-11, 2016, it will be launched in Cebu City for a two-day activities that include a trade fair featuring products of DTI beneficiaries and information drive on services.

It is scheduled in Eastern Visayas on June 21 to 23 and Zamboanga Peninsula on June 16 to 20.

Part of the activities includes breakout sessions such as the National Logistics Roadmap, Investment Briefing, Sustainable Business Models and Maker trainings.

Other activities will include Food Safety Seminar, Seminar on Expanding your Business through E-commerce, Consumer and Standard Blitz, Catapulting Business for the Global Market and Capability Building for Women Entrepreneurs and Skills Enhancement of Negosyo Center Counselors on the Effective Utilization of Trade Marks.

A seminar on Branding a Business and innovation talks entitled, Slingshot Cebu, which aim to equip, inspire and invigorate key players of the Philippine startup and innovation ecosystem will also be conducted during the three-day event.