Generalized System of Preferences - updates

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Lopez optimistic PH will keep EU-GSP+ preferential status

Dec 26, 2017 - 8:20 PM

The European Union will assess whether or not to continue giving the Philippines privileges under the GSP+ program which allows a country's products to be exported to the EU duty-free

PH wants free trade agreement with U.S.

Nov 13, 2017 - 6:01 PM

At the bilateral meeting between Trump and Duterte, the Philippine side says it's about time a free trade agreement is sealed between the two allies

Senators urge Duterte to 'think over' policy on EU aid

May 19, 2017 - 4:36 PM

Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon says the EU aid conditions only require Philippine adherence to international treaties that the country has already ratified

CONCERNS OVER NEW PH POLICY ON EU AID. Senate Minority Leader Frank Drilon says the new Philippine policy on aid from the European Union may hurt the country's trade ties with EU member countries. Photo by Joseph Vida/Senate PRIB

Villarin: PH to lose $12.8B in EU trade if death penalty returns

Feb 21, 2017 - 8:37 PM

Akbayan Representative Tom Villarin says one of the considerations for countries to continue having tariff free trading with the European Union is the non imposition of the death penalty

ANTI-DEATH PENALTY. Akbayan Representative Tom Villarin is one of the lawmakers opposing the return of the capital punishment. Screengrab from

Drilon: Constant insults vs allies could put $3-B aid in jeopardy

Oct 12, 2016 - 7:00 PM

In response Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III says I am not the foreign affairs minister but I would say that yes there is some logic to what you re saying

Duterte's tough talk and what it could mean for US, EU investments

Oct 08, 2016 - 10:00 AM

A look at the extent of US and EU business ties with the Philippines

PH, Italy discuss trade boost via EU's zero-tariff scheme

Dec 03, 2015 - 6:49 PM

The European Union scheme grants PH exporters zero tariff for at least 6 274 products

BILATERAL MEETING. President Benigno S. Aquino III and Italian Republic Prime Minister Matteo Renzi troop the line for the arrival honors at the courtyard of the Palazzo Chigi for the bilateral meeting during his official visit on Wednesday, December 2, 2015. Photo by Joseph Vidal / Malacañang Photo Bureau)

APEC 2015: Where PH stands in the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Nov 13, 2015 - 9:30 AM

UPDATED Interest in the TPP has surged on the eve of the APEC summit but it will take awhile to come into force say experts

JOINING THE CLUB. The 12 member TPP currently encompasses the United States, Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam.

EU business leaders present ‘wish list’ to PH gov’t

May 12, 2015 - 6:41 PM

The European Union releases its first industry driven advocacy paper addressing specific regulatory issues that hamper a more favorable market environment The Philippine government vows to heed the appeal

Fisheries code amendments oppressive, says fishing group

Mar 09, 2015 - 10:33 PM

The amendments to the Fisheries Code lapsed into law on February 27 without the President’s signature

PH to miss full benefits of EU zero tariffs

Feb 04, 2015 - 8:20 PM

The Department of Trade and Industry wants to be allowed to temporarily export to the European Union duty free while it builds the country’s textile industry

EU doubles PH aid to 325M euros

Jan 13, 2015 - 1:06 PM

The European Union hikes its official development assistance to the country following the trade bloc s zero tariff grant to more Philippine export items

Zero-tariff exports to EU a Christmas gift for PH traders

Dec 21, 2014 - 8:02 PM

The Philippines inclusion to the EU s zero tariff trading scheme which starts December 25 is seen to rake 600 million euros worth of exports plus 267 000 new jobs

EU grants PH zero tariff on strategic exports

Dec 19, 2014 - 2:11 PM

The country’s GSP inclusion provides duty free entry to the EU for some of the most important Philippine exports

EU to decide Dec 18 on PH bid for zero duty export

Dec 12, 2014 - 4:19 PM

If approved the inclusion of the Philippines in the EU s GSP would generate hundreds of thousands of jobs mostly in rural areas says the Department of Trade and Industry

PH sees EU approval of zero duty export

Oct 22, 2014 - 8:41 AM

If approved by end 2014 the Philippines will become the sole beneficiary in ASEAN of a trade scheme allowing zero duty exports for more than 6000 products