THE Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said it launched a training platform designed to guide more micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) seeking to venture into international markets.
In a statement, the Philippine Trade Training Center (PTTC), an arm of the DTI, said the platform contains export rules and procedures for those engaging in international trade.
The platform was launched in collaboration with the International Trade Centre (ITC), a joint agency of the World Trade Organization and the United Nations.
“This new platform… offers MSMEs practical resources for navigating the complex regulations and processes to sell their products in foreign markets,” it said.
The training takes the form of interactive training workshops. The platform was launched on Dec. 5.
“This approach harnesses innovative teaching techniques, digital tools, and detailed trainer instructions to ensure participatory, consistently high-quality, and easily replicable training experiences,” it added.
The PTTC aims to further strengthen its capacity to sustain both online and in-person training and integrating them into their core training offerings for MSMEs.
The initiative is part of ARISE Plus Philippines, with DTI as the lead implementor in collaboration with the Department of Agriculture, Food and Drug Administration, Bureau of Customs, the Department of Science and Technology, and the private sector.
The project is funded by the European Union with the ITC acting as technical adviser for the project. — Adrian H. Halili