14 May 2020 – The British Chamber of Commerce Philippines hosted a webinar with DTI Secretary Ramon M. Lopez last Thursday, 14 May 2020. This webinar was organized in cooperation with the French, Dutch, German, Nordic, and Spanish chambers. Secretary Lopez discussed DTI’s issuances in response to challenges brought on by the pandemic and assistance provided to MSMEs, and industry promotion strategies to revive the economy post-ECQ.
Concerns regarding businesses in the service and tourism sectors were taken up considering that the Philippines is a consumer-driven economy. The Trade Chief shared that once the proper safety measures are in place businesses in these sectors will eventually be allowed to open up. Among other sectors identified to contribute to the recovery were manufacturing, construction, manufacturing and agriculture.
The webinar had over 400 participants from both local and European business communities. The sessions was moderated by Chris Nelson, Executive Director/Trustee of the British Chamber.