ASEAN to operationalise the Regional Mine Action Centre

PHNOM PENH, Sept. 25 -- The Inaugural Meeting of the Steering Committee of the ASEAN Regional Mine Action Centre (ARMAC) was held yesterday at the ARMAC’s Headquarters in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The meeting discussed the… Read More

DOE takes active role in ASEAN Energy Summit

MANILA, Sept. 23 - The Philippines is taking an active role in meetings of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on the subject of energy.   Energy Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi was elected as Vice Chairman when he attended… Read More

Online-based tariff search facility helps businesses benefit from ASEAN FTAs

MANILA, September 23 -- Southeast Asian nations have launched an online-based tariff search facility designed to help businesses, especially micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), to maximize benefits from ASEAN's free trade agreements… Read More

Simplified preferential tax regime can improve MSME compliance, says PCCI

MANILA, September 23 -- The business sector is pushing for a simplified preferential tax system for micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs), saying this will raise their taxation compliance and enhance their global… Read More

MSMEs urged to take on opportunities and challenges of ASEAN Economic Community

MAKATI CITY, Sept. 2 - “Micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) should be proactive in their attitude towards the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), rather than be defensive and cower in fear of competition. Playing a bigger role in the… Read More

ASEAN teamwork

Thirteen ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) member-countries renew their commitment to promote cultural, economic and political development in the region following the staging of the Special Senior Officials Meeting of the 37th ASEAN… Read More

Skills-based training on “climate smart” agriculture pushed into PH’s Education curriculum by SEARCA

QUEZON CITY, Aug. 30 - A skills-based training on “climate smart” agriculture is being pushed into the education curriculum by South East Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture… Read More

DTI steps up information and awareness campaign on Asean Economic Community and Free Trade Agreements

MAKATI, Aug. 31 - The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is accelerating its initiatives to increase awareness and promote proper understanding of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) as well as the country’s various free trade agreements… Read More

Phl Embassy in Manama hosts ASEAN’s 49th founding anniversary

MANILA, Aug. 29 (PIA) – The Philippine Embassy in Manama, Bahrain recently hosted the celebration of the 49th Anniversary of the Founding of ASEAN.   The celebration was led by Philippine Ambassador to the Kingdom of Bahrain… Read More

Enhancement seminars of DTI benefit food processors in Pangasinan

ROSALES, Pangasinan, August 26 (PIA) – Some 69 food processors in eastern Pangasinan benefitted from the product enhancement seminars conducted recently by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in this town to promote the growth of micro,… Read More