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The Philippine Exporters Confederation, Inc. (PHILEXPORT) has entered into a strategic partnership with the National Center for Mediation (NCM) to promote mediation as an alternative mode of dispute resolution in business transactions.
Targeted support for women micro-entrepreneurs and building a stronger information and communication technology (ICT) infrastructure are needed as they venture into e-commerce, according to a study conducted by the public policy think tank and research arm of the Asian Institute of Management (AIM).
Philippine companies should by now strongly consider voluntary adoption of responsible business conduct (RBC) amid the rise in national and international initiatives imposing RBC-related obligations on businesses around the world, according to a new report.
Despite the progress made with the implementation of TradeNet, or the Philippine National Single Window (NSW), there is still much to do to fully realize the platform’s benefits, which include trade facilitation and cost reduction for exporters and importers, according to a new study.
Brands are advised to meet the evolved food and drink demands given the five consumer personas set to rise to prominence by 2025.
The Bureau of Customs (BOC) is encouraging companies to become its “trusted partners” by joining the Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) program, which provides trade facilitation benefits to accredited member firms to help sharpen their competitive edge.
Amidst the income tax filing season, the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) reminds taxpayers that the deadline for filing their annual income tax return (AITR) for 2022 and paying the corresponding taxes is April 17, 2023.
The Bureau of Internal Revenue’s (BIR) plans and programs for 2023 will focus on improving taxpayer services to encourage voluntary compliance and strengthening law enforcement to reach its target of P2.599 trillion for this year.
The government can provide capacity building for e-commerce adoption and scaling up to women-led micro, small and medium enterprises (WMSMEs) for them to engage in cross-border e-commerce and sustain their businesses, according to a study by the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS).
More women in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) region have benefited from digital financial services amid the pandemic, contributing to a significant narrowing of the gender gap in these areas which is helping advance their economic opportunities, emerging trend shows.
As the global textile dyes market is projected to rise with increased demand from the garment industry, brands are advised to take responsible color routes depending on their size to reduce emissions and water and energy usage.
The Container Ledger Account (CLA), an alternative solution to the traditional container deposit practice in the Philippines, has reduced the average deposit refund lead time to less than one day, according to a CLA officer. CLA marketing manager Jacqueline Bautista, in her latest update on the implementation status of the CLA, said that as of February 28, 2023, the CLA has released 2,748 containers, of which 2,049 units completed the full transaction.
International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) continues to go above and beyond its concession obligations with the Philippine Ports Authority, adding another berth at the Manila International Container Terminal (MICT) – the Philippines’ premiere gateway for international trade.
Enhancing data collection, information campaigns, and support programs for women and making public transit safe for everyone will remove obstacles limiting women’s economic and social participation.
As customers continue to buy a product or service online, entrepreneurs are advised to implement digital strategies for e-commerce sites, including boosting product visualization and leveraging artificial intelligence, to reach more loyal customers and generate sales.
Trend forecaster WGSN has cited key trends driving health and wellness this year, including mindful furnishings, supportive sleep designs and spa-inspired settings.
NTMs remain a major hurdle for exporters in the Philippines and other Asia-Pacific countries, with more than half of all interviewed firms reporting them to be burdensome and challenging, according to a newly published report.
The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has provided the guidelines on how ecozone logistics service enterprises (ELSEs) can avail themselves of value-added tax (VAT) zero rating after these enterprises were confirmed eligible for this tax incentive.
As the Fire Prevention Month is observed, the public has been reminded that the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) does not accredit nor recommend any brand, store or distributor of fire extinguisher and firefighting equipment.
Entrepreneurs and exporters can access online courses to help them expand their business internationally as they build strong networks and strike deals.
The government must create an enabling environment for women-led micro, small and medium enterprises (WMSMEs), which face a battery of gender-linked challenges in their attempt to participate fully in cross-border e-commerce, according to a local think tank.
The Asia-Pacific’s trade growth is projected to weaken this year due to multiple headwinds in tandem with the world, but brighter prospects for trade are expected in 2024, according to a new report published by the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Policy Support Unit.