One Country, One Network
What is Trade for Growth; Growth in Trade?
Posted on 8 April 2014

Trade policies are among the tools used to pursue industry competitiveness. In January 30, 2012, the DTI formally launched the program for the conduct of industry development roadmaps, culminating in a national comprehensive industry strategy. The on-going process of developing industry roadmaps is private sector-driven (i.e. private sector takes the lead in both crafting and driving the action), with the DTI serving as a catalyst, facilitator and an “enabler.” However, government will take the lead in consolidating and integrating the roadmaps into a national strategy—identifying gaps and attracting investments into key projects. A total of 25 to 30 sectoral/industry competitiveness roadmaps are foreseen, along with a Manufacturing industry plan.