CENTRAL VISAYAS, March 17 (PIA) — The Go Lokal retailer venture of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) showcased excellent Filipino products from 18 micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) throughout the ASEAN Economic Ministers’ Meeting (AEM) Retreat and Related Meetings on March eight to 10 in Pasay City, Manila.
DTI Secretary Ramon M. Lopez is hoping that this initiative will proceed and also will be seen in the succeeding ASEAN-related occasions in the completely different areas of the nation.
“This is the first time we showcased Go Lokal! products through an exhibit. We hope to showcase more of these globally competitive products of our MSMEs from the regions in the succeeding ASEAN-related events. We see that this is the best time to feature our products to our ASEAN neighbors,” stated Lopez.
Products sourced from numerous MSMEs in the nation embrace vogue equipment, baggage, and residential decors. DTI is anticipated to showcase extra of the Go Lokal! products in the upcoming 30th ASEAN Summit in April and at the 31st ASEAN Summit in November.
Go Lokal! is a design-led idea retailer showcasing fashionable and indigenous high quality products crafted, designed, and created by progressive Philippine micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs). It may be present in consumer-frequented places as a mainstream distribution channel for world-class products whereas providing worth for cash to the Filipino shopper.
Go Lokal! is a public-private collaboration initiated by the DTI serving additionally as incubation, advertising, and branding platform for the best of Philippine MSME products together with the subsequent gen One Town One Product (OTOP) choices.
DTI Undersecretary for Industry Promotion Group Nora Okay. Terrado then stated that Go Lokal aso intends to help and assist MSMEs in the nation for his or her products to be recognized.
“With Go Lokal, we would like to maximize the growing domestic consumer market. Through this, we are also helping our MSMEs in mainstreaming their products,” defined Terrado.
At current, the DTI’s Go Lokal! has signed memorandum of agreements (MOAs) with the nation’s chain of malls akin to Robinsons Department Store and DoubleDragon’s CityMall. For the rising tourism trade, it has additionally signed with Enchanted Kingdom via its Agila Theater’s Pugad Souvenir Shop. Go Lokal! is one of the many tasks of DTI in offering market entry to micro entrepreneurs throughout the nation.
DTI needs to accomplice with extra non-public sector entities akin to ports and high vacationers locations in the Philippines for the stated venture. The Go Lokal! Project is an element of the One Town, One Project (OTOP) program of DTI.
For extra info on the companies of the DTI, log-on to http://www.dti.gov.ph. (rmn/ays/PIA7 with a report from DTI)