Over 50 local businesses from the Philippines are gearing up to participate in the annual Association of Southeast Asian (Asean) e-commerce showcase in Indonesia. Spearheaded by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), the Asean Online Sale Day (AOSD) event aims to foster cross-border trade and economic collaboration, granting Filipino businesses the opportunity to showcase their products and engage with potential customers in the region.
2 August 2023 – The Philippines is preparing to present 54 local enterprises at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) e-commerce showcase in Indonesia this month, facilitating their entry into overseas markets. Organized by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), the Asean Online Sale Day (AOSD) event, scheduled from August 8 to August 22, will unite businesses, online marketplaces, and platforms from the region to bolster cross-border trade, economic cooperation, and enable consumers across the Asean area to access goods and services from various international markets.
Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam will join the Philippines in this annual event’s fourth year. Since 2020, the Philippines has demonstrated the most significant number of participating businesses, with 120 local e-commerce enterprises taking part. These companies encompass diverse sectors, including food and beverage, travel and tourism, fashion, e-marketplaces, consumer goods, handicrafts, and home decor, showcasing items such as snacks, fresh produce, cosmetics, and home decor. The DTI also extends an invitation to Philippine businesses to join the physical event in Semarang, Indonesia from August 19 to August 22, offering them an opportunity to engage directly with potential customers and other businesses. – source: INQ