Trade to Support Inclusive Growth
The export of Philippine products and services is seen to significantly contribute to the government's goal of inclusive growth and the priorities of the Philippine Development Plan 2011-2016.
"For the Philippines to attain inclusive growth through trade, we have to sustain growth, create jobs, and reduce poverty," Bureau of Export Trade Promotion (BETP) Director Senen M. Perlada said in his presentation on the impact of exports on employment during the 9th Trade Promotion Organization (TPO) Network World Conference at the MATRADE Exhibition and Convention Centre (MECC) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
This conference, which gathered over 200 high level delegates from the world's leading TPOs, explored topics around the development and implementation of the TPOs' operational and service innovations to address the needs of their exporters. In this biennial conference, senior managers of TPOs come together to share good practices and d on alternative approaches in meeting common challenges brought about by the current global situation.
"In sustaining the country's growth, our export growth rate should be at least at par with our ASEAN neighbors. Philippine exports have been growing at a slower rate because of weak demand especially in large consumer market such as the US and EU," Perlada said. …