CITEM contributes to the DTI's export growth targets by marketing and promoting the Philippines as a reliable source of QUALITY export products and services in the GLOBAL market through TRADE FAIRS and MISSIONS and other EXPORT PROMOTION PROGRAMS.


CITEM's core function is the promotion of Philippine products and services in the world market. This includes export expansion and branding the Philippines as an exporting nation. Our message is that the Philippines is a reliable source of quality products and services that are at par with global standards. CITEM works closely with other DTI agencies in the performance of its mandate.

Careful selection of international trade fairs and missions
Sustained presence in traditional markets while opening up new markets
Regular provision of market updates and merchandise design trends
Sourcing and coordination of technical and merchandise consultancies
Development and promotion of new export industries
Organization of incoming trade missions timed with exhibitions
Participation in overseas special exhibitions