The Export Marketing Bureau (EMB) of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is mandated to oversee the development, promotion, and monitoring of Philippine exports. The EMB provides the exporters the enabling environment to make them globally competitive. It provides the following services:

Export Assistance

Provision of assistance to existing and would-be exporters on all export-related matters including information on export procedures and documentation.

Phone: (+632) 465.3300 local 107, 110

Exporter Accreditation under the Export Development Act (EDA)

Accreditation of exporters under the export Development Act (EDA). Accredited exporters may avail themselves of the free Client Profile Registration System (CPRS) registration if Export Sales are at least 50% of Total Sales for the year and for Zero-Rated VAT if Export Sales are more than 70% of Total Sales for the year.

Phone: (+632) 897.7605; 465.3300 local 107

Business Matching

Handling of inquiries from international importers and overseas Philippine Embassies and Foreign Trade Service posts for a possible business matching in real time between foreign buyers and local exporters.

Phone: (+632) 897.7605; 465.3300 local 102

Market and Product Consultancy

Provision of consulting services on market and product opportunities and regulations under FTAs and non-FTAs.

Phone: (+632) 465.3300 local 207, 216, 237, 246, 247

Export Trade Complaints Handling

Handling of trade complaints arising from disputes between local suppliers/exporters and foreign buyers.

Phone: (+632) 465.3300 local 106, 110

Outbound Business Missions (OBMs) and Inbound Business Missions (IBMs)

Provision of trade facilitation for exporters who plan to visit a particular target market either to explore or to do direct sales promotion, and meet foreign buyers.

Phone: (+632) 465.3300

Coffee Accreditation and Export Documentation

Facilitation of the accreditation of new coffee exporters and issuance of export clearances and certificates of origin.

Phone: (+632) 465.3300 local 113

Knowledge Processing

Provision of export and import trade statistics and converting these into a knowledge product and service for the use of internal clients, other government agencies, and the private sector.

Phone: (+632) 465.3300 local 205


Guided by the Philippine Export Development Plan (PEDP) which was prepared by both government and private sectors, EMB has been promoting the following programs to enable domestic industries establish their niches in the regional and global markets and to raise the status of Philippine participation in the global value chain.

Philippine Export Competitiveness Program (PECP)

PECP is our umbrella undertaking that seeks to boost the competitiveness stance of our domestic manufacturers and exports through seminars, information sessions, and activities that give them insights on productivity, innovation, and updates on export trade.

Doing Business in Free Trade Areas (DBFTA) and Doing Business with the EU using GSP+

DBFTA is a nationwide information campaign on the benefits of Philippine Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) covering discussions on market opportunities, preferential tariffs, rules of origin, and customs procedures. Starting 2013, the DBFTA program has included information sessions on the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) which is due to be fully implemented on 31 December 2015. With the Philippines’ inclusion in the Generalized Scheme of Preferences Plus (GSP+) on 25 December 2014, the EMB has also started the program on Doing Business with the EU using GSP+.

Regional Interactive Platform for Philippine Exporters (RIPPLES) Plus

This is a partnership program with the Department of Trade and Industry-Regional Operations Group’s (DTI-ROG) Export Pathways Program (EPP). It aims to expand the supply base of internationally-competitive Philippine export products and services by extending strategic firm-level interventions to participating companies to make them export-ready, or to enhance their export capacity and competitiveness. Once firms are export-ready, EMB matches them with prospective foreign buyers and actively promotes their products in the export market.

Halal Export Industry Development and Promotion Program

Through the Halal Export Industry Development and Promotion Program, the EMB assists Philippine Halal certifiers obtain recognition from various Islamic markets, and facilitates for SMEs to be Halal-certified to be able to export accepted Halal certified products.

Startup Ecosystem Development Program (SEDP)

The SEDP is a five-point program developed by DTI as the industry cluster program to foster inter-enterprise linkages among MSMEs and strengthen collaborative networks. With this action plan, the Philippine government aims to create high-growth and high-impact startups that will nurture innovation, sustain economic growth, and generate large-scale employment opportunities.