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<ul><li><p>PROGRAMS &amp; SERVICESfor MICRO, SMALL, AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISESfor MICRO, SMALL, AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISESfor MICRO, SMALL, AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISESfor MICRO, SMALL, AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISESfor MICRO, SMALL, AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES</p><p>2006 Edition</p></li><li><p>This handbook is a compilation of programs and services being offeredby government, private sector agencies, academic institutions, micro,small and medium enterprise (MSME) organizations all gearedtowards the development and promotion of MSMEs. This handbookprovides a brief description of each agency, its objectives, as well askey information on how to avail of its services.</p><p>The agencies are grouped according to the prime components relatedto MSME development: technology/production, marketing, training,regulations/incentives, and institutional development.</p><p>Directories of government financing institutions, regional and provincialoffices of the Department of Trade and Industry, SME Centers,Business Assistance Centers, and trade associations are alsoprovided.</p><p>PREFACE</p></li><li><p>TABLE OF CONTENTS</p><p>PagePrefaceSmall and Medium Enterprise Development Council 1Regional Operations Group 3Bureau of Small and Medium Enterprise Development (BSMED) 8</p><p>TECHNOLOGY/PRODUCTION</p><p>Advanced Science and Technology Institute (ASTI) 13Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) 15Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) 20Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI) 22Commission on Information and Communications Technology (CICT) 23Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) 25Forest Management Bureau (FMB) 28Forest Products Research and Development Institute (FPRDI) 31Industrial Technology Development Institute (ITDI) 34Metals Industry Research and Development Center (MIRDC) 38National Dairy Authority (NDA) 40National Food Authority (NFA) 44Packaging Research and Development Center (PRDC) 46Philippine Council for Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCARRD) 48Philippine Council for Industry and Energy Research and Development (PCIERD) 53Philippine Textile Research Institute (PTRI) 55Product Development and Design Center of the Philippines (PDDCP) 57Technology Application and Promotion Institute (TAPI) 59Technology and Livelihood Resource Center (TLRC) 62UP-AYALA Technology Business Incubator 65</p><p>MARKETING</p><p>Agribusiness and Marketing Assistance Service (AMAS) 69Bureau of Domestic Trade Promotion (BDTP) 72Bureau of Export Trade Promotion (BETP) 74Bureau of International Trade Relations (BITR) 77Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM) 78Foreign Trade Service Corps (FTSC) 80Market Encounter Goes to Manila (MEGMA) Foundation, Inc. 82Philippine International Trading Corporation (PITC) 84</p></li><li><p>TRAINING</p><p>Asian Center for Entrepreneurship (ACE) 89Center for Small Entrepreneurs, Inc. (CSE) 93Cottage Industry Technology Center (CITC) 95Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship (PCE) 101Philippine Trade Training Center (PTTC) 103Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) 108UP-Institute for Small Scale Industries (UP-ISSI) 109</p><p>REGULATIONS/INCENTIVES</p><p>Bureau of Agricultural and Fisheries Product Standards (BAFPS) 113Bureau of Food and Drugs (BFAD) 115Bureau of Import Services (BIS) 118Bureau of Product Standards (BPS) 120Bureau of Trade Regulation and Consumer Protection (BTRCP) 123Bureau of Women and Young Workers (BWYW) 125Center for Industrial Competitiveness (CIC) 126Intellectual Property Office (IPO) 127One-Stop-Shop Action Center (OSAC) 130Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) 132</p><p>INSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT</p><p>Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) 137German Agency for Technical Cooperation (GTZ) 138Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) 140Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) 141Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP) 142Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) 145Philippine Exporters Confederation, Inc. (PHILEXPORT) 147Philippine Small &amp; Medium Business Development Foundation Inc. (PHILSMED) 150</p><p>DIRECTORY OF SME SUPPORT ORGANIZATIONS</p><p>Government Financing Institutions 153DTI Regional and Provincial Offices 154SME Centers/Desks 163Business Assistance Centers 171Trade Associations 172</p></li><li><p>1SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT(SMED) COUNCILDepartment of Trade and Industry (DTI)3rd Floor, Oppen Building349 Sen. Gil J. Puyat Avenue, Makati CityPhone: (632) 897.7596 890.4968Fax: (632) 896.7916Email:</p><p>The SMED Council is an interagency body established on January 24, 1991by Republic Act 6977 (and amended by Republic Act 8289), otherwise knownas the Magna Carta for Small Enterprises. The Council is attached to the DTI.</p><p>The SMED Council is responsible for the promotion, growth, and developmentof SMEs in the country. It facilitates and coordinates national efforts in SMEdevelopment. The Council is composed of the following:</p><p>Chairman:Secretary of Trade and Industry</p><p>Members:Director-General of the National Economic and Development AuthoritySecretary of AgricultureSecretary of Labor and EmploymentSecretary of Environment and Natural ResourcesSecretary of Science and TechnologySecretary of TourismChairman of the Monetary BoardChairman of the Small Business Guarantee and Finance CorporationChairman of the Small and Medium Enterprise Promotion BodyRepresentatives from the private sector representing Luzon, Visayas and</p><p>MindanaoA Representative from the private banking sector serving alternately among</p><p>the Chamber of Thrift Banks; the Rural Bankers Association of thePhilippines; and the Bankers Association of the Philippines</p><p>The DTIs Bureau of Small and Medium Enterprise Development (BSMED) isthe designated Council Secretariat.</p></li><li><p>2Powers and Functions:</p><p> Recommends to the President and Congress policy matters beneficial forSMEs;</p><p> Fosters an environment conducive to the growth and development of theSME sector;</p><p> Formulates a comprehensive SMED plan to be integrated into the NationalEconomic Development Authority Development Plans;</p><p> Coordinates and integrates various government and private sector activitiessignificant to SME development;</p><p> Monitors and determines the progress of various agencies geared towardsSME development;</p><p> Provides the appropriate policy and framework to help relevant governmentagencies tap local and foreign funds for SME development;</p><p> Promotes SME productivity and viability by way of directing and assistingrelevant government agencies and institutions at the national, regional,and provincial levels;</p><p> Assists in the establishment of modern industrial estates outside urbancenters;</p><p> Reviews government agencies existing policies affecting the growth anddevelopment of SMEs and recommend necessary changes to the President;and</p><p> Promulgates implementing guidelines, programs, and operating principlesin support of government policies and objectives of the Act.</p><p>For more information on the programs/projects of the Council, write or call theSMED Council Secretariat.</p><p>The SMED Council SecretariatBureau of Small and Medium Enterprise Development3rd Floor, Oppen Building349 Sen. Gil J. Puyat Avenue, Makati CityPhone: (632) 897.7596 890.4968</p></li><li><p>3REGIONAL OPERATIONS GROUP (ROG)Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)Ground Floor, New Solid Building357 Sen. Gil J. Puyat Avenue, Makati CityPhone: (632) 890.4684/4687 896.3302Fax: (632) 890.4685Email:</p><p>The Regional Operations Group (ROG) serves as the implementing arm of theDTI. ROG aims to foster countrywide development through the various programsand services in the areas of business development and consumer welfare.</p><p>ROG operates in 16 regions and 79 provinces nationwide. It serves as DTIfrontliners in providing assistance to investors, exporters, micro, small andmedium-scale entrepreneurs (MSMEs), businessmen in general, andconsumers.</p><p>Programs and Services:</p><p>1. Business Development</p><p> Business InformationProvides accessible, relevant, and timely MSME information (e.g.,cost of doing business, industry profiles, market profiles, MSMEprofiles, supplier profiles/directories, number of business nameregistration/repair shop accreditation/business license issued)</p><p> MSME Development and PromotionStrengthens support to MSMEs through operation of SME centersand support to SMED Council and conducts information technology-related seminars for MSMEs</p><p> Business Name RegistrationReduces processing time: For NCR, the processing time is 24 hours.For other areas, processing time for online application is 3 days and5 days for those provinces not online.</p><p>2. Consumer Welfare</p><p> Improves response time to consumer complaints; Promotes 100% compliance to fair trade laws by monitored firms; Conducts training programs/seminars on consumer empowerment; Conducts consumer education and advocacy; Organizes consumer groups and strengthens existing consumer</p><p>groups; and Prepares/disseminates information packages</p></li><li><p>4One Town One Product (OTOP) Program</p><p>A priority program of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to promoteentrepreneurship and create jobs, OTOP-Philippines encourages the countrysMSMEs to produce and market distinct products or services using indigenousraw materials and manpower.</p><p>OTOP Assistance Package:</p><p> Business Counseling Skills and Entrepreneurial Training Product Design and Development Appropriate Technologies Marketing</p><p>ROG Focus Sectors:</p><p>NCRArea I Tourism Service SectorArea II Packaging Material for fresh fruits, flowers and</p><p>vegetables for export (carton display container)Area III FootwearArea IV Plastic</p><p>CARAbra Bamboo-based IndustryBaguio City EducationBenguet Vegetable ProcessingIfugao Tourism Service SectorKalinga Coffee Industry (Raw Beans)Apayao Fruit Processing Industry (Banana, Pineapple)Mountain Province Gifts &amp; Souvenirs Industry</p><p>Region IIlocos Norte Meat ProcessingIlocos Sur FurnitureLa Union Antique FurniturePangasinan Processed Milk Fish (Bangus)</p><p>Region IIBatanes Fish ProcessingCagayan Wood SectorNueva Vizcaya Food ProcessingQuirino Furniture</p></li><li><p>5Region IIIBataan Fish ProcessingBulacan Fine JewelryNueva Ecija Fresh Fruits and VegetablesPampanga Meat ProcessingTarlac Mango IndustryZambales Fresh MangoAurora Coffee</p><p>Region IV-A (CALABARZON)Cavite Processed CoffeeLaguna Gifts &amp; Housewares/Holiday DecorsBatangas Service SectorRizal Coffee (Raw Beans)Quezon Lambanog</p><p>Region IV-B (MIMAROPA)Oriental Mindoro Processed BananaOccidental Mindoro SeaweedsMarinduque Buntal Handloom WeavingRomblon Marble (Tiles, Novelty items)Palawan Fish Processing</p><p>Region VAlbay Gifts &amp; Housewares (Abaca)Camarines Norte Formosa Fresh PineappleCamarines Sur Bamboo IndustrySorsogon Green Coffee BeansCatanduanes GTH (Lasa/Tiger Grass)Masbate Aqua-Marine Processing</p><p>Region VIAklan LoomweavingAntique Muscovado IndustryCapiz HorticultureGuimaras Lime ProcessingIloilo Bamboo-based ProductsNegros Occidental Gifts &amp; Housewares</p><p>Region VIIBohol LoomweavingNegros Oriental Unitown Development (Education Support Service)Siquijor CeramicsCebu Furniture</p></li><li><p>6Region VIIILeyte Abaca Production and UtilizationSouthern Leyte Vegetable Production and ProcessingSamar Mussel Industry DevelopmentEastern Samar Sinamay Production and UtilizationNorthern Samar Coconut Coir Industry DevelopmentBiliran GTH &amp; Fashion Accessories</p><p>Region IXZamboanga City Fish ProcessingZamboanga del Sur Rubber SectorZamboanga del Norte Bottled Spanish SardinesBasilan Rubber Industry</p><p>Region XBukidnon High-Value Vegetable Production (Project: Packing</p><p>Shed with Cold Chain Capability)Camiguin Tourism Service SectorMisamis Occidental Aqua-Marine Industry (Aqua-Business Center and</p><p>Contract Growing with Buy-Back Scheme)Misamis Oriental Handmade PaperLanao del Norte Seaweeds Industry</p><p>Region XIDavao City Wood ProductsDavao Del Norte FoodDavao Del Sur FoodDavao Oriental Coconut-based ItemsCompostela Valley Wood ProductsSarangani Fish Processing</p><p>Region XIINorth Cotabato RubberSultan Kudarat Palm OilSouth Cotabato Fish Processing</p><p>CARAGAAgusan Del Norte Cavendish BananaAgusan Del Sur Wood-based ProductsSurigao Del Norte Fine JewelrySurigao Del Sur Coffee Production</p></li><li><p>7Add-Ons/Activities in More Developed Provinces</p><p> Trade/Investment Promotion (Conduct of Local/International/Study/Trade/ Investment Missions)</p><p> Productivity Improvement (Conduct of Productivity Trainings/Benchmarking)</p><p> Business Matching Activities</p><p>How to avail yourself of these services:</p><p>Interested parties may call, write, e-mail, or visit the nearest DTI Regional/Provincial office (see directory).</p></li><li><p>8BUREAU OF SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISEDEVELOPMENT (BSMED)Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)3rd Floor, Oppen Building349 Sen. Gil J. Puyat Avenue, Makati CityPhone: (632) 890.4968 897.7596Fax: (632) 896.7916Email:</p><p>BSMED is mandated to develop and promote MSMEs in the country byadvocating policies, programs, and projects addressing the specific needs ofMSMEs in the areas of market access, human resource development, andtechnology upgrading. Being the SMED Council Secretariat, the Bureau isalso tasked to review policies and strategies geared towards MSMEdevelopment.</p><p>Programs and Services:</p><p>1. Policy Review/Advocacy</p><p> The BSMED, in its capacity as the SMED Council Secretariat, providestechnical support to the Council. As such, the Bureau reviews andprepares position papers concerning policies and issues affecting thegrowth and development of MSMEs in the areas of investment, trade,financing, technology, structural reforms, and regional development.</p><p> The Bureau monitors the implementation of laws affecting MSMEssuch as:</p><p>R.A. 6977: Magna Carta for Small Enterprises (as amended byR.A. 8289)</p><p>To set the legal and policy framework for MSME development, R.A.6977 or the Magna Carta for Small Enterprises was passed in 1991.This was amended by R.A. 8289 in May 1997. This law mandatesthe government to help MSMEs by creating a conducive businessenvironment; improving access to financing; providing adequatebusiness support; providing training on entrepreneurship and workerskills; providing linkages between MSMEs and large firms; and workingin partnership with the private sector.</p><p>Major provisions of the law:* Creation of the SMED Council;* Creation of the Small Business Guarantee and Finance</p><p>Corporation (SBGFC); and* Mandatory Allocation of Credit Resources for SME Lending.</p></li><li><p>9R.A. 9178: Barangay Micro Business Enterprises (BMBEs)Act of 2002</p><p>R.A. 9178, otherwise known as the Barangay Micro BusinessEnterprises (BMBEs) Act of 2002, was enacted to encourage theformation and growth of BMBEs by granting them incentives and otherbenefits.</p><p>A BMBE is defined as any business enterprise engaged in production,processing or manufacturing of products, including agro-processing,as well as trading and services, with total assets of not more than P3million. Such assets shall include those arising from loans but notthe land on which the plant and equipment are located.</p><p>Incentives of BMBEs under the Act:* Exemption from income tax for income arising from the operations</p><p>of the enterprise;* Exemption from the coverage of the Minimum Wage Law* Special credit window; and* Technology transfer, production and management trai...</p></li></ul>