The Role of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in SME Development


The Department of Trade and Industry (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. To attain these goals, the DTI needs to expand exports, increase investments, develop and promote MSMEs, and enhance consumer welfare and protection. These should be accomplished by the following major final outputs (MFOs):

MFO 1: Trade and Industry Policy Formulation Services
MFO 2: Trade and Investment Promotion Services
MFO 3: Technical Advisory Services
MFO 4: Consumer Protection Services
MFO 5: Business Regulation Services

The DTI has six major functional groups composed of bureaus that provide support to DTI’s line agencies and are involved in line operations, which deliver business and consumer services directly to the stakeholders and the public. These functional groups are:

1. Office of the Secretary (OSEC) provides full support and efficient coordination of information to the DTI Secretary and among the functional groups of the Department.

  • Internal Audit Service (IAS)
  • Resource Generation and Management Service (RGMS)
  • Intellectual Property Office (IP Philippines)
  • National Development Company (NDC)
  • Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA)

2. Industry Development Group (IDG) is in-charge of investment promotion in activities critical to the DTI’s trade and industry development program.

  • Bureau of International Trade Relations (BITR)
  • Bureau of Import services (BIS)
  • Competitiveness Bureau (CB)
  • National Competitiveness Council (NCC)
  • Board of Investments (BOI)
  • Sector Planning Bureau (SPB)
  • E-Commerce Office (ECO)

3. Industry Promotions Group (IPG) promotes domestic and international trade and commerce.

  • Bureau of Domestic Trade Promotion (BDTP)
  • Export Marketing Bureau (EMB)
  • Export Development Council
  • Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM)
  • Design Center of the Philippines (DCP)
  • Philippine Trade Training Center (PTTC)
  • Philippine International Trading Corporation (PITC)
  • Foreign Trade Service Corps (FTSC)

4. Consumer Protection Group (CPG) is in-charge of the enforcement of laws to protect consumers, consumer education and formation of consumer groups

  • Bureau of Philippine Standards (BPS)
  • Consumer Protection and Advocacy Bureau (CPAB)
  • National Price Coordinating Council (NPCC)
  • Fair Trade Enforcement Bureau (FTEB)
  • Philippine Accreditation Bureau (PAB)
  • Construction Industry Authority of the Philippines (CIAP)
  • Construction Manpower Development Foundation (CMDF)

5. Regional Operations Group (ROG) is responsible for the field operations of the DTI in the regions and provinces.

  • Bureau of Small and Medium Enterprise Development (BSMED)
  • Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Development (MSMED) Council
  • Small Business Corporation (SB Corp.)
  • Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP)
  • 16 Regional Offices and 74 Provincial/City/Area Offices

6. Management Services Group (MSG) delivers effective, adequate, and timely services to clients in the shortest possible time at the least cost. It also provides industry policies and coordinates and monitors the implementation of the operating plans and programs of the agenda.

  • General Administrative Service (GAS)
  • Financial Management Service (FMS)
  • Human Resource and Administrative Service (HRAS)
  • Information Systems Management Service (ISMS)
  • Corporate Planning Service (CORPLAN)
  • Legal Service (LS)
  • Knowledge management & Information Service (KMIS)

For more information about DTI, kindly visit their site:

4th Floor, Industry and Investments Building
385 Sen. Gil J. Puyat Avenue, Makati City Phone: (+63 2) 899.7450 Fax: (+63 2) 896.1166

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