DTI: 'High-level' US trade delegation to arrive in PH next week

DTI: ‘High-level’ US trade delegation to arrive in PH next week

/ 06:45 PM March 09, 2024

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Trade and Industry (DT) said a “high-level” business delegation from the United States is set to arrive in the country next week to boost “commercially meaningful partnerships.”

DTI: 'High-level' US trade delegation to arrive in PH next week


DTI Foreign Trade Service Officer Jollan Llaneza said in a news forum on Saturday that the US trade mission will be headed by US Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo, who is expected to meet with President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and  Trade Secretary Alfredo Pascual.

She stressed the US is one of the country’s top trading partners.


“There will be a high-level delegation comprised of 22 business delegates, C-level representatives from strategic sectors, and [the issue that will be discussed] next week is, of course, how to enhance our trade and investment relations,” Llaneza said.


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“[Our goal here] is, of course, to foster [the] relationship [of] Philippine business sector with their American counterparts para po magkaroon tayo ng mga (so we could have) commercially meaningful partnerships,” she added.

In May 2023, Marcos and US President Joe Biden met at the White House in Washington where the two leaders held bilateral discussions about the economy, and security, among others.

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