DTI to launch online store for PH-made products next week

By Kris Crismundo

July 11, 2023, 6:59 pm

<p>DTI Secretary Alfredo Pascual <em>(file photo)</em></p>
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DTI Secretary Alfredo Pascual (file photo)


MANILA – The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) will launch next week the electronic commerce platform that will host products of local enterprises.

In a media roundtable Monday, DTI Secretary Alfredo Pascual said the Philippine e-Commerce Platform or PEP Store will be online on July 18.

“This will be integrated to the super app of the DICT (Department of Information and Communications Technology),” he said.

The PEP Store will host Philippine-made products only to make these goods more accessible to consumers across the country while giving a bigger market for local entrepreneurs.

This also aims to promote local goods amid the influx of imported goods in big e-commerce platform.

Pascual said some 350 local merchants will be on board PEP Store and will continue to accept local enterprises that are interested to sell their products through this online shop.

He said the PEP will also integrate digital payment and logistics.

This will also help micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to accelerate their digitalization efforts, the trade chief added. (PNA)