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Syllabus of the Subject: Foreign Trade and Business in the Philippines - Manila.

  1. Introduction to the Republic of the Philippines (Southeast Asia ASEAN);
  2. Doing Business in Manila;
  3. Philippine Economy;
  4. Philippine International Trade;
  5. Foreign Direct Investment in the Philippines;
  6. Business Opportunities in the Philippines:
    1. Electronics;
    2. Software development;
    3. BPO;
    4. Cement;
    5. Renewable energy.
  7. Case Study
    1. San Miguel Corporation;
    2. SM Group.
  8. Access to the Philippine market;
  9. Business Plan for the Philippines.

The objectives of the subject “International Trade and Business in the Republic of the Philippines” are the following:

  1. To analyze the Philippine Economy and Global Trade;
  2. To know the business opportunities in the Republic of the Philippines;
  3. To explore the Philippine trade relations with the country of the student;
  4. To know the Philippine Trade Agreements;
  5. To examine the profile of Philippine companies;
  6. To develop a business plan for the Philippine market.

Trade and Business in Southeast Asia (ASEAN) Online Education (Courses, Masters, Doctorate)

Global Trade and Business in the Philippines:
Philippines San Miguel

Asia Online Masters, Doctorate (Global Business, Foreign Trade)

The Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in the Philippines” belongs to the following Online Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:

Doctorate: Asian Business, World Trade.

Professional Doctorate in International Business (DIB). Online Education

Masters: International Business, Foreign Trade.

Masters in International Business and Foreign Trade (MIB) - Online Education

EENI in Tagalog: Master internasyonal Negosyo.

Languages: Courses, Masters, Doctorate in International Business and Foreign Trade in English or Study Master Doctorate in International Business in Spanish Filipinas Study, Course Master Doctorate in International Business in French Philippines.

  1. Credits of the subject “Foreign Trade and Business in the Philippines”: 2 ECTS Credits;
  2. Duration: two weeks.

Masters and Doctorate in Global Business adapted to the Philippines, Masters, Doctorate, Courses, International Business, Foreign Trade Filipino students.

International Trade and Business in the Philippines.

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Economic Corridors related to the Philippines:
  1. Access to the East-West Economic Corridor (Myanmar-Thailand-Laos-Vietnam);
  2. Access to the Nanning-Singapore Economic Corridor

Market Access - Free Trade Agreements. Online Education (Courses, Masters, Doctorate)

Philippine Trade Agreements and Market Access:

  1. Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
    1. ASEAN Free-Trade Area;
    2. ASEAN Economic Community;
    3. East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA);
    4. The Philippines has Free Trade Agreements (as a member of the ASEAN) with China, India, Australia-New Zealand, EU, Japan, Korea, Russia, and the U.S..
  2. Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC);
  3. Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement;
  4. EU-Philippines;
    1. EU-Philippines Partnership and Cooperation Agreement;
    2. ASEAN-European Union.
  5. EFTA-Philippines Free Trade Agreement;
  6. Regional Comprehensive Economic Association (RCEP);
  7. Global System of Trade Preferences (GSTP);
  8. Trade Negotiations Among Developing Countries;
  9. Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) - Candidate Country.

Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN): Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam

Trade Facilitation Programs. TFA Agreement. Online Education (Courses, Masters, Doctorate)

  1. WTO
    1. Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS);
    2. Agreement on the Application of Sanitary Measures;
    3. Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade;
    4. Agreement on Preshipment Inspection;
    5. Agreement on Safeguards;
    6. Trade Facilitation Agreement.
  2. WCO
    1. Revised Kyoto Convention.
  3. Hamburg Rules;
  4. International Bureau of Containers and Intermodal Transport (BIC);
  5. Chicago Convention (ICAO);
  6. International Maritime Organization (IMO) 
    1. Istanbul Convention - not a member.
  7. International Chamber of Shipping (ICS);
  8. Customs Convention on Containers - not a member.

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC. Trade and Investment liberalization. Bogor Goals

Online Education (Courses, Masters, Doctorate): Asian Economic Institutions

Asian Trade and Economic Organizations:

  1. Asian Development Bank;
  2. Colombo Plan;
  3. Boao Forum for Asia;
  4. Asia Cooperation Dialogue;
  5. ESCAP;
  6. East Asia-Latin America Cooperation;
  7. Africa-Asia Strategic Partnership;
  8. Asia-Middle East Dialogue (AMED).

Online Education (Courses, Masters, Doctorate): Globalization and International Organizations

Global Organizations:

  1. UN
    1. UNCTAD;
    2. ITC;
    3. UNCITRAL;
    4. WIPO.
  2. WB;
  3. WTO;
  4. Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PEEC);
  5. IMF.

Pan-Beibu Gulf Economic Zone, China, ASEAN, Brunei Philippines Indonesia

The Republic of the Philippines:

  1. Philippine Capital: Manila;
  2. The largest city of the Philippines: Quezon City;
  3. The Philippine official languages are Filipino (Tagalog) and English
    1. In the Philippines, they are nineteen recognized regional language;
    2. Spanish and Arabic are also used.
  4. Philippine Area: 300,000 km²;
  5. Philippine Population: 102 million people;
  6. The main Philippine ethnic groups are Visayan (34%), Tagalog (28%), Ilocano (10%), and Bicolano (7%);
  7. Type of Government of the Philippines: Unitary Presidential Constitutional Republic;
  8. Independence of the Philippines:
    1. 1898 (from Spain);
    2. 1946 (from the United States).
  9. Maritime borders of the Philippines: Indonesia, Malaysia, Palau, Taiwan and Vietnam.

Main religion in the Philippines: Christianity (Catholicism: 75 million) and Islam (10%).

Online Education (Courses, Masters, Doctorate): Christianity and Global Business (Catholicism, Protestantism)

Philippine Economy.

The Republic of the Philippines is one of the fastest economies in South-east Asia.

  1. The Philippines is the 39th largest economy in the World;
  2. Philippine GDP: 289.686 billion dollars;
  3. The Philippines is a newly industrialized country and one of the Next Eleven economies;
  4. Philippine agricultural sector: 14% of the GDP and 32% of the labour force;
  5. Industry: 30% of the GDP and 14% of the workforce;
  6. Services sector of the Philippines: 56% of the GDP and the 47% of the workers;
  7. The Republic of the Philippines is an excellent platform for international business;
  8. The Philippines is strategically located in the middle of two important Foreign Trade routes: The Pacific Ocean and the South China Sea;
  9. The Philippines is one of the top ten gold producers in the World;
  10. Key emerging sectors of the Philippine economy: electronics, business process outsourcing, and software development;
  11. Philippine Currency: Peso (PHP);
  12. Unemployment rate in the Philippines: 6%.

Philippines Business

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International Trade of the Philippines.

  1. The Philippines is the largest copper exporter in Southeast Asia;
  2. Top trading partners of the Philippines are the U.S., and Hong Kong, and Hong Kong;
  3. Top exports products of the Philippines: semiconductors, electronic products, Transport equipment, garments, copper products, and petroleum;
  4. The Philippine company “Madagascar International Container Terminal Services” manages the Toamasina Autonomous Port.

Foreign direct investment (FDI). Foreign investors are allowed to invest 100% equity in companies occupied in nearly all types of business activities.

European Free Trade Association (EFTA)-Philippines Free Trade Agreement

Brunei-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area

Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)-Canada Free Trade Agreement (FTA)

Tagalog language

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