Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM)


Global growth in 2020 may recover slightly from a dismal 2019

Philippine 2019 inflation expected within target of 2-4%

2019 was marked by tensions brought about by trade wars and international conflict that have resulted in an overall economic slowdown for most markets.

Full year inflation for 2019 is expected to settle within the government's target of 2-4% as inflation continues to decelerate since June 2019, attributed to the government's...

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IMF raises Philippines 2020 growth forecast to 6.3%

PH sees Higher Ease of Business Ranking in 2020

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has slightly improved its forecast for Philippine growth, revising it upwards to 6.3%. IMF representative cites the Philippines...

Improvement of the Philippines' ranking in World Bank's (WB) 2020 Ease of Doing Business (EODB) Report from 124th place to 95th helped pave the way for the World Bank to...

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ICCA increases footprint in China at Xiamen International MICE Week

UFI launches its first comprehensive overview of the Latin American exhibition industry

The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) joined the Xiamen International MICE Summit, expressing support and welcoming new members in Xiamen, and concluding...

UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry recently launched its first in-depth research study on the exhibition industry in Latin America. The research...

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PH international visitors to reach 6.16M in Jan-Sept 2019 period

CITEM sets $336-M export order target in 2020 from events lineup

International visitors to the Philippines reached 6.16M, representing a 14.37% increase in recorded arrivals from January to September 2019 compared to...

The Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM), the export promotion arm of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), sets a $336 million target...

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PHL defends ban on European pork imports

PH - South Korea Free Trade deal delayed

The Philippine delegation to the World Trade Organization (WTO) defended the Philippine's ban on pork imports from certain parts of Europe-particularly Germany, Bulgaria...

Bumps in tariff negotiations, particularly with Philippine bananas, have delayed the signing of a bilateral Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between South Korea and the Philippines.

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Senate backs resolution vs liberalized sugar imports

'Kape Miro' awarded Regional Best Community and Best CEST Project 2019 by DoST

The Senate unanimously passed Senate Resolution No. 213 opposing the liberalization of sugar imports citing the potential negative impact on more than 800,000 sugar farmers...

Coffee brand 'Kape Miro' recently received recognition during the DoST Regional Science Week, where they were awarded the Regional Best Community and Best CEST Project for 2019.

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Kazakhstani designer Enis Akiev makes marbled tiles from post-consumer plastic waste

Scandinavian design trends to watch

Kazakhstani designer Enis Akiev has developed a method for turning single-use plastic packaging into tiles, by emulating the organic process of rock formation.

The annual Danish festival '3 Days of Design' held in May 2019 showcased trendy designs from various creatives and young talents representing the Scandinavian creative scene.

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5 Social Media Graphic Design Trends You Need to Know For 2020

Outlook on the Chinese Consumer in 2020

Venngage content editor, Ryan McCready, lists 5 social media trends that will most likely characterize social media trends for 2020. From color palettes, fonts and...

Despite lower growth in retail sales in China and with China's economy taking a hit from US-China trade tensions, consumer confidence in China, surprisingly has been at its highest in 10 years.

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