China’s Vice Premier Wang Yang and Department of Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez launched the SME cross border business matching forum last March 18 at the Manila Hotel.
The forum was aimed to reinvigorate the Philippine-China commercial ties.
The move will also solidify and operationalize the Strategic Cooperation Agreement signed during the visit of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte to Beijing last October 2016,
The cross border business matching was also facilitated in partnership with the Bank of China (BOC), the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI), and the International Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ICCP).
Sec. Lopez and Chinese Vice-Premier Wang Yang personally graced the event to underscore both governments’ strong support for SME development initiatives and for the renewed commercial engagements between the two countries.
The business matching sessions brought together more than 600 small and medium enterprises (SMEs) from Philippines and China representing industries such as agriculture, fisheries, food processing, furniture, tourism, real estate, construction, construction equipment and building materials, iron and steel, e-commerce and information technology, textiles and garments. (PR)