FOREIGN TRADE SERVICE CORPS

Updated on July 18, 2022

WHO WE ARE

Representatives of the DTI’s commercial posts around the world make up the Foreign Trade Service Corps (FTSC), which is made up of Trade Representatives or Commercial Attachés.

When it comes to international trade and investment promotion and policy, the FTSC works closely with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).

The FTSC is part of the DTI’s Trade and Investments Promotion Group and attempts to link Philippine businesses and investors with those in other countries.

INTERACTIVE TEAM MEMBERS

The Honorable Glenn G. Pearanda

In-House Counselor

to Glenn Penaranda at dti.gov.ph, please

Afro-Cuban Froilan Emil D. Pamintuan

One of the first foreign trade officers

Inquiries can be sent to: [email protected]

In this case, Rosa Katrina V. Banzon

3rd Class in Trade Support Services

[email protected] is the email address to contact.

WHY WE’RE THE BEST CHOICE FOR YOU

For the FTSC, reliable information and strong ties between investors and companies are essential components of international trade.

We meet this demand by reducing the physical and cultural barriers to doing business across borders. In addition to consulates, trade organizations, special interest councils, and our government partners in the Philippines, we have a large support network of consulates, trade associations, special interest councils, and diverse trading partners globally.

OUR RESPONSIBILITIES

Trade and investment promotion is a priority for the Philippines.

Promotion of goods for sale. The support we provide to both foreign and domestic companies, as well as business matching, networking, and international networking, all contribute to the growth and sustainability of the Philippines’ exports. When it comes to promoting our products in-store or through other mediums like catalogs or campaigns involving international business leaders, we’re the go-to people.

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Incentives for Investing.

The Philippines has been acknowledged as a leading investment location by global financial institutions. In order to participate in investment trips, we

find and connect willing entrepreneurs in the Philippines with international investors. Investors (including Overseas Filipino Investors) are given investment advice and counseling once they have been recognized.

Commercial knowledge.

The ability of organizations and investors to make well-informed business decisions is largely dependent on the availability of relevant information. This is why we perform market research for specific Philippine products and track commercial, industrial and economic trends to help the government, industry players and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) across the country.

Negotiations in international trade. International commerce and investment are only possible because of the framework provided by trade policy. International business climate issues have a direct impact on trade talks and trade policy.

For the development of the Philippine economy, we also actively participate in international trade engagements, such as the WTO forum and bilateral and regional Free Trade Agreements.

Overseas Filipino Investors’ Services. Information and guidance about Philippine business and investment opportunities are some of the services we offer prospective Overseas Filipino Investors.

WHERE WE ARE RIGHT NOW

A capital-based Coordinating Office supports our presence in 30 significant cities across Asia and the Pacific, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and the Americas. Our global reach means that we are always aware of the state of Philippine commerce and investments.

Trade and Investment Centers in the Philippines are managed by a single coordinating office located in Manila.

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