- PHILIPPINE-ITALY BUSINESS COUNCIL
La Repubblica delle Filippine in Italia
L'Italia nelle Filippine
La SGS nelle Filippine:
a) Il Philippine-Italy Business Council con uffici presso:
L'Accordo Costitutivo del Comitato misto Italia-Filippine è stato firmato presso l'Ambasciata della Repubblica delle Filippine il 16 Ottobre 2000 dall'Ambasciatore Josè V. Romero Junior, Presidente del PIBC e dal Dr. Maurizio Miranda, Segretario Generale della FIEI FederItalia Export Import. Testimone dell'Accordo è stato l'attuale Ambasciatore Filippino presso il Quirinale, S.E. Philippe J. Lhullier.
a) Un costante scambio di informazioni sui due
mercati Filippino e
b) Incontri e Seminari d'affari
c) Scambio di delegazioni d'affari
d) Programmi di formazione sui rispettivi mercati e
su mercati terzi di
e) Partecipazione a Fiere e Mostre Internazionali.
1) Il Comitato Direttivo, composto da 7 Membri, tre per ogni parte
2) Il Presidente, nominato di comune accordo dalla FIEI e dal PIBC
L'ITALIA NELLE FILIPPINE
d'Italia a Manila
BANCHE ITALIANE NELLE FILIPPINE
LA REPUBBLICA DELLE FILIPPINE IN ITALIA
Philippine Trade and Investment Center (PTIC)
Consolato Generale delle Filippine di Milano
Via A. da Giussano, 1
Tel. +39 02 469.1812 Fax.+39 02 469.1817
Cell phone: 0335 6543069
Consolato Generale delle Filippine a Milano
Console Generale Milagros R. Perez
Via Santa Maria Segreta, 6
Tel. 02 8051400/8051270 Fax: 02 878797
Consolato Generale delle Filippine a Torino
Dott.ssa Annarosa Keber-Pieri, Console Generale, a.h.
Corso Vinzaglio, 23
Tel. 011 5617154 Fax 011 548271
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Principali prodotti italiani esportati nelle Filippine
Principali prodotti filippini importati in Italia
Fonte: World Factbook 2000
FILIPPINE - CALENDARIO FIERE 2001
2001 Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM) Market Calendar
Philippines: An IT & E-Commerce Exhibition
Ethnic Food Fest
Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM)
OF FURNITURE INDUSTRIES OF THE PHILIPPINES (CFIP)
International Furniture Show 2001 (Manila)
International Furniture Show 2001 (Cebu)
FAIRS AT THE WORLD TRADE CENTER, MANILA
F.A.M.E. 33rd Gifts & Housewares Fair
Dental Association Annual Convention 2001
Giveaways 2001 Excellence Awards
Retail Industry Fair
2001 (8th International Agribusiness Trade Exhibition & Conference)
F.A.M.E. 34th Gifts & Housewares Fair
Watch & Clock Exhibition Philippines 2001
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|AVVENIMENTI - NEWS|
The Board of Investments (BOI)
formulated its 3-year Medium-Term Investment Plan for 2002-2004,
according to BOI Managing Head Vincent S. Perez, Jr.
The Central Luzon W Growth Corridor is one
of the most promising business sites in the Philippines. Its
distinct advantages and the opportunities it offers have made it one of
the most dynamic investment destinations in the country. Central
Luzon is envisioned, as articulated in the 15-year Central Luzon
Development Program (CLDP), to become the industrial heartland of the
Philippines and an international transshipment hub of the Asia Pacific
Region, a world conference center, and a showcase of vibrant agriculture.
JAPANESE FIRMS TO EXPAND PRESENCE IN RP
Businesses worth P100 million are medium enterprises
The Small and Medium Enterprise Development Council (SMEDC) redefined medium enterprises to now include those with assets between P15 million to P100 million, Trade and Industry Secretary Mar Roxas said yesterday.
The adjustment expanded the definition from the previous P15 million to P60 million range.
Due to adjustments in value of assets for inflation, many medium enterprises are automatically disqualified from availing themselves of assistance from government, said Secretary Roxas.
But some of the companies have export orders and need loans to produce and deliver, Roxas said.
They would be cut-off from assistance just because of asset appraisal value, he said. Their workers would be laid off if the firms become uncompetitive.
Under Republic Act (RA) 6977 as amended by RA 8289 or the Magna Carta for Small Enterprises, the SMED Council has been mandated to "review and adjust accordingly the definition of SMEs as deemed necessary."
RA 6977 mandates
private and government banks to set aside 2% and 6% of their total loan
portfolio for the next ten years to be available as credit for SMEs.
MAR sees early delivery of P600M computers to public high schools
Government will install 20,000 new personal computers in 1,000 public high schools nationwide for use by senior students before December this year, Trade and Industry Secretary Mar Roxas said yesterday.
December delivery was assured after Japan released a grant of P600 million to the government through the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) this May, Secretary Roxas said.
"President Macapagal-Arroyo directed us to put the PCs on desktops in school labs within the year or much earlier than the scheduled schoolyear 2002-2003," said Roxas, chairman of the Task Force for Personal Computers for Public High School project.
Rules for competitive bidding will for the supply of computers will be announced in June. The bidding will be conducted through the internet The rules have been approved by the Commissioned on Audit. The computers must be bundled up with software programs, CD Roms and modem.
The DTI secretary said that giving seniors in public schools access to PCs virtually means improving the chances of poor families to compete for high-paying jobs in the market for knowledge or information technology workers worldwide.
"We are not just installing theory and equipment," Roxas said.
"Helping seniors from low-income families learn about math, the visual artsm science or technology through computers," he said, "enables these kids to creatively apply these tools to their daily lives."
Eventually, the seniors will need the computer knowledge to qualify them for employment, he said.
"The nature of work has changed because of IT," he said.
Using computers to draw, research, learn math, or make reportes will start them off higher skills such as hardware and software development. As they learn, they form part of a global resource that includes skilled workers in India, Ireland, United States, Australia or Japan that are hired by large corporations.
Roxas expected that more than 20,000 computers will be installed this year when private donations of used and new computers are delivered by civic and business groups, overseas Filipinos and multinationals, he said.
A private company will begin training public school teachers in knowledge of basic IT. In turn, these teachers will tutor their students on IT as tools for learning.
Co-chairman of the Task
Force is former Senator Vicente Paterno. Among the other government
agencies in the Task Force are the DECS, Department of Science and
Technology, and the Department of Finance.
Unfortunate as it may have been, the oil price increase has relatively only minimal impact on the manufacturing cost of producers of all these basic and primary commodities.
The Department of Agriculture has reported stability in prices across all food products mentioned, and have also projected that the El Nino phenomenon during the latter part of this year will be moderate or slight. Rice stocks are very healthy.
Likewise for various industries that were represented in the National Price Coordinating Council meeting this morning, the prices are relatively stable through a combination of factors most often referred to as competition. The impact of the peso-dollar exchange rate, wage rate orders, energy cost on killowatt-hour point of view have larger impact on costs versus the P0.40 pum price increase.
Supply situation across all items remain relatively stable. Two industries which reflect major changes in their imported raw materials are milk and flour. But in the cases of flour and milk, recent past adjustments enabled them to recapture some increases in costs.
Coffee, paper, to a
certain extent milk, poultry and processed meats all project relatively
stable prices throughout the remainder of the year.
Inventories keep prices low, DTI says
Supplies of basic commodities remained adequate and prices remained stable in public markets in Metro Manila, other key citires and regions, a survey by the Department of Trade and Industry showed.
DTI Secretary Mar Roxas attributed the steady prices to the existing inventories equivalent to one or two month's consumption.
These inventories were produced by factories using costs prior to the increase in gasoline and other fuel product prices last Wednesday.
Daily price monitoring by DTI in public markets nationwide, including 35 in the national capital region, showed that supplies coped with demand and there were no abnormal price movements.
Secretary Roxas said the recent increase in fuel product prices would have minimal impact on basic goods. This is because the average raise of 46 centavos per liter could mean fractions of centavos when spreas out over thousands of goods being transported.
The increases in the prices of milk of about eight per cent occured last week or prior to the increase in the prices of fuel oil products. Milk prices went up as a result of the fluctuations in the peso-dollar rate and the costs of raw materials abroad.
Prices of cement also went up by P10 a bag, an adjustment that likewise happened last week. Cement companies said they adjusted their prices to make up for losses in previous months.
Consumers may report
their complaints to the Bureau of Trade Regulation and Consumer
Protection at 890-4932 and 896-5740.
MAR sees slight impact of oil prices, orders monitoring
Trade Secretary Mar Roxas said the recent increase in oil product prices will have an impact on the prices of basic consumer goods but the impact will be minimal.
Secretary Roxas said, however, that manufacturers may even decide to absorb the impact for fear that they could lose their buyers to their competitors or they buyers would look for product substitutes.
He says the slight impact in the marketplace could happen after June because inventories of products made from old costs are equivalent to one to two months’ consumption.
“Oil costs form a minimal part of manufacturing costs,” he said. “Some factories will complain of higher gasoline bills, but the increased cost per unit may also be minimal. The added cost is spread over thousands of units being transported.”
He said the fluctuations in the peso-dollar rate and the acquisition costs of raw materials are more material events for producers such as those for milk products.
As a strategy, Secretary Roxas said, some manufacturers may just decide to absorb the minimal costs to keep their customers loyal.
“If a soap manufacturer raises his prices by 10 centavos and his rivals keep their present prices, he will only drive his buyers to the other brands,” he said. “The price adjustment would then cost him more in lost sales. He will also spend millions in advertising to get his customers back.”
He cited as examples the prices of coffee, sardines, and laundry soap.
Nonetheless, Roxas ordered local price monitoring councils to intensify their monitoring of supplies and price levels nationwide. This would thwart attempts by profiteers to manipulate prices and supplies.
He received reports from DTI regional and provincial offices that said that supply of basic necessities and prime commodities are adequate and that prices generally remained stable.
The exception was for milk products whose prices have been adjusted by Alaska and Nestle by eight per cent effective May 7 and 14, respectively.
Region 12 reported an increase in the prices of cement by P10 a bag.
The councils were also ordered to apprehend vendors who fail to display price tags as required under the Price Tag Law. Local government officials, DTI officials, community leaders, and the police lead the councils.
The trade secretary said manufacturers’ associations are convening next week to present their price and cost forecasts to trade officials and consumer groups.
“We’d like to know from them if we together can influence policies or coming events that affect prices of basic goods,” he said.
Factors could range from availability of foreign exchange, interest rates, removal of unnecessary checkpoints in highways, campaign against unfair competition from fake products, to weeding out of red tape procedures.
Roxas appealed to consumers to stay vigilant and call the following numbers: 896-57-40 and 890-49-32.
Complaints must specify
the product, the price, name and location of the store complained of.
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