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Business in the Philippines, Manila, ASEAN



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Syllabus of the Subject

Philippine Economy and Foreign Trade, Electronics, software, BPO, cement

  1. Introduction to the Republic of the Philippines (Southeast Asia ASEAN)
  2. Business in Manila
  3. Philippine Economy
  4. Philippine International Trade
  5. 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

International Trade and Business in the Philippines:
Philippines San Miguel


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

  1. To analyze the Philippine Economy and Global Trade
  2. To know the business opportunities in 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

Asia 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: World Trade.

Doctorate in International Business (DIB) Online

Masters: International Business, Foreign Trade.

Masters in International Business and Foreign Trade (MIB)

Masters adapted to Philippines, Masters, International Business Trade Filipino students.

EENI in Tagalog: Master internasyonal Negosyo.

Languages: Masters, Doctorate, International Business, English or Study Master Doctorate in International Business in Spanish Filipinas Study Doctorate in International Business in French Philippines.

  1. Credits of the subject “Doing Business in the Philippines”: 2 ECTS Credits
  2. Duration: two weeks

Foreign Trade and Business in Southeast Asia (ASEAN)

International Trade and Business in the Philippines.

Road Transport

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

Philippine Trade Agreements and Market Access:

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

Trade Facilitation Programs. TFA Agreement

  1. WTO
    1. 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. Kyoto Convention
  3. Hamburg Rules
  4. BIC (Containers)
  5. Chicago Convention (ICAO)
  6. IMO 
    1. Istanbul Convention - not a member
  7. ICS
  8. Customs Convention on Containers - not a member

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

Asian Economic Institutions

  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

Globalization and International Organizations

  1. UN
  2. WB
  3. WTO
  4. PEEC
  5. IMF

  1. Philippine Capital: Manila
  2. The largest city of the Republic 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 U.S.)
  9. Maritime borders of the Philippines: Indonesia, Malaysia, Palau, Taiwan and Vietnam

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

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%

Foreign Trade (Importing, Exporting)

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.

Sample:
EFTA-Philippines Free Trade Agreement


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