The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), together with the Department of Agriculture (DA), is pleased to launch a series of webinar episodes, both live and on demand, to further promote and increase awareness on the Philippines’ Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the EFTA Member States (Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein).
You can watch on demand videos to learn more about the Philippines-EFTA FTA at your convenience through this LINK. You may also view the full playlist on the official YouTube channel of DTI Philippines using this LINK.
The webinar series features the following topics:
I. Understanding the PH-EFTA FTA by Chapter (on demand)
This series will focus on the Agreement itself, with each episode showcasing the provisions and features of select FTA chapters. The main resource persons for this series are the lead agencies responsible for the specified FTA chapters.
Episode 1 – Overview of the FTA
Episode 2 – Market Access: Agricultural Goods
Episode 3 – Market Access: Industrial Goods
Episode 4 – Rules of Origin
Episode 5 – Services
Episode 6 – Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures
Episode 7 – Technical Barriers to Trade
II. Understanding the PH-EFTA FTA by Product/Sector (on demand)
These episodes will focus on specific products / sectors that benefit from the FTA. The episodes will likewise cover opportunities in EFTA that Philippine exporters could take advantage of.
Episode 8 - How to Export Coconut Products to EFTA Markets
Episode 9 - How to Export Seaweed and Carrageenan to EFTA Markets
III. How to Export in EFTA Markets (live)
The webinar is scheduled on 28 September 2021, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM PH Time. To register, please click this LINK. The webinar’s program can be accessed using this LINK.
The webinar will feature experts from the EFTA Member States who will discuss how to export Philippine products to Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Iceland. The Bureau of Customs (BOC) will also discuss the FTA’s Approved Exporter scheme. For questions or clarifications, please feel free to contact any of the following:
- Magnolia Ashley, Philippine Trade and Investment Center – Bern, email@example.com
- Clariza Mae Columna, Philippine Trade and Investment Center – Stockholm, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Lupiño Lazaro, Jr., Office of the Agriculture Counsellor, Philippine Mission to the WTO, email@example.com