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To capitalize on the opportunities offered by the China-ASEAN market, the Cebu Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Inc., Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM) of the DTI, and the Department of Tourism (DOT) are spearheading the participation of the Philippines in the 2nd China-Asean Business & Investment Summit on October 19 & 20, 2005 in Nanning, Guangxi, China. This event is meant to strengthen the framework Agreement on the Comprehensive Economic Cooperation between China and ASEAN Countries for the China-ASEAN Free Trade Era (CAFTA) to be accomplished in 2010.

The Philippine Participation in China-ASEAN Expo Summit in Nanning, Guangxi, People’s Republic of China celebrates the long history of friendship between the two countries, reaffirming and reinforcing the ties that bind between them, and ultimately opening those ties as a way for a mutually favorable trade, tourism and investment partnership.

To promote economic cooperation and investments among the China-ASEAN countries, the Expo Secretariat will arrange an Investment Promotion Meeting for the Philippines and Cebu Province. Carrying the theme “ Philippines: Your Partner in Asia”, the Investment Promotion briefing for the Philippines & Cebu Province is scheduled on October 20, 2005 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm at the Nanning International Convention and Exhibition Center. Other countries (China and ASEAN) will also have their promotion briefings within October 19-21, 2005.
Cebu will focus on its achievements in trade, tourism, investment, science and technology and cultural development. The following trade opportunities in Cebu would be highlighted: fresh and processed food; furniture; gift toys and house wares; fashion accessories; IT and IT-enabled services; high precision metal working products; services such as real estate, finance and trading & other products and services. The tourism display will capitalize on the familiarity of the Guangxi people with selected tourist spots in Cebu, with special focus on health, wellness and medical tourism.
The Board of Investments (BOI) together with the Philippine Foreign Trade Service Corps (FTSC) will handle the arrangements / programme for the Briefing on Investment Policies and Environment of the Philippines. Our BOI contact person is Ms. Arceli Yu Clor, Chief Asia Division, and International Marketing Department with tel. Nos: 895-3637 (fax); 897-6682 loc. 298 / 310. For more inquiries please call Rhea May M. Almacin of CCCI at tel. nos. 2321421-24 loc. 108, or email at

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