CHAPTER 1: The Department of Trade and Industry

HISTORY OF DTI

VISION

A More Inclusive and Prosperous Philippines with employment and income opportunities for all

MISSION

Enabling innovative, competitive, job-generating, inclusive business, and Empowering Consumers

QUALITY POLICY

We the Department of Trade and Industry, commit to develop a more inclusive and prosperous Philippines.

We shall endeavor to promote globally competitive, innovative and inclusive businesses, and foster informed and empowered consumers.

We embrace the agency’s core values of Passion, Integrity, Competence, Creativity, Synergy, and Love of Country and commit to comply with the appropriate statutory and regulatory requirements.

We shall strive for the continual improvement of our Quality Management System to meet the expectations of our clients.

MANDATE

The DTI is responsible for realizing the country’s goal of globally competitive and innovative industry and services sector that contribute to inclusive growth and employment generation.

Pursuant to the Philippine Development Plan (PDP) 2017-2022, we shall endeavor to reduce inequality and poverty by expanding economic opportunities in industry and services, and by increasing the access particularly of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs),

cooperatives and overseas Filipinos (OFs) to these opportunities. To attain these sector outcomes by 2022, we need to:

  1. Increase local and foreign direct investments
  2. Increase competitiveness, innovativeness and resilience of industries and services
  3. Improve access to finance, to production networks, and to markets
  4. Enhance productivity, efficiency, and resilience
  5. Ensure consumer access to safe and quality goods and services

 These we accomplish through six major programs:

  1. Exports and Investment Development Program
  2. Industry Development Program
  3. SME Development Program
  4. Consumer Protection Program
  5. Consumer Education and Advocacy Program
  6. Good Governance Program

We commit to effect good governance by delivering public service that is predictable, participatory, accountable, efficient, transparent, and honest.

VALUES

Passion

With strong conviction, fiery determination, and selfless love for the work we do, we serve beyond expectations. We strive for excellence, unshakable in our desire to make the lives of Filipinos better.

Integrity

We do not tolerate corruption in any form, at any level. We uphold the public’s interest over our own. We are vanguards of the people’s trust and stewards of government resources. We are steadfast and undivided in being honest, fair, and impartial.

Creativity

We encourage innovation. We introduce new ideas. We find solutions that make a difference.

Competence

We are capable and qualified. We possess the skills, knowledge, and attributes necessary to be effective in our work.

Synergy

We believe that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. We work as a team because in collaboration, we achieve more. Whether among DTI units or with external stakeholders, we believe working together works better.

Love of Country

We are loyal to the Republic of the Philippines. We consider it an honor and a privilege to serve our countrymen. We pledge our allegiance to the Flag and dedicate ourselves to the call of duty.

KEY OFFICES

The DTI has six (6) major functional groups (FGs) which report directly to the Office of the Secretary (OSEC). The following FGs are composed of bureaus that are either involved in line operations which deliver business and consumer services directly to stakeholders and the general public, or in the provision of support to the said line agencies:

Competitiveness and Innovation Group (CIG)

Established in support of Agenda 3 of the President’s 0+10 socio-economic agenda to increase competitiveness, innovation, and ease of doing business.

Consumer Protection Group (CPG)

In charge of the enforcement of laws to protect consumers, consumer education, and formation of consumer groups.

Industry Development and Trade Policy Group (IDTPG)

Responsible for trade and industry policy formulation and implementation of the Manufacturing Resurgence Program.

Management Services Group (MSG)

Ensures operational efficiency within the Department by providing support services to all units to properly equip them in the performance of their respective functions.

Regional Operations Group (ROG)

Responsible for the field operations of the DTI in the regions and provinces.

Trade Promotion Group (TPG)

Responsible for DTI’s export and investment development program.

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