CITEM's mandate is to help achieve DTI's export growth targets by promoting the Philippines as a reliable source of products in the global market.
CITEM's activities include:
Planning and implementing trade fairs and missions
Executing industry development programs for emerging export products and services
Coordinating merchandise and technical assistance programs, and
Carrying out other programs and activities that impact on exports
CITEM organizes local and international trade fairs showcasing the Philippines' finest products and services. It also spearheads Philippine participation in overseas trade fairs.
HallONE: Design For Exports
HallONE is a permanent showroom for design-oriented events and exhibitions. the world-class design facility, which boasts of exhibition areas, a knowledge hub, a conference room, and outdoor venues, offers a year-round product sourcing and buyer support services for the country's export industry.
CITEM organizes trade participation in selected trade fairs abroad, which opens valuable leads for Philippine exporters and provides opportunities for them to expand their market by introducing Philippine-made products and services directly to buyers and investors worldwide.
Merchandise / Technical Consultancy Programs
CITEM taps both local and foreign consultants to ensure the steady growth of manufacturers in merchandise development. The integrated technical and merchandise consultancy programs are undertaken in cooperation with funding agencies. CITEM also continues its cooperation and networking with other relevant government agencies and private institutions.
To generate consumer-level awareness of and demand for Philippine products, CITEM mounts in-store promotions, in cooperation with leading retail outlets abroad. Cultural and tourism presentations in coordination with the Department of Tourism (DOT) complement promotional activities and provide consumers with a total Philippine lifestyle experience.