Fabrics & Garment Accessories
- Cotton, Silk, Wool
- Interlining, Linings
- Button, Belt, Bucker & Zippers
- Brand Tape & Labels
- Lace, Rhinestone Accessories
- Needle & Thread
Fashion & Accessories
Garment Machinery & Parts
- CAD / CAM Systems
- Fusing & Pressing
- Seam Sealing, Pleating
- Washing Drying Tumbler
Dye Machinery and Chemicals
Industry 4.0 / Factory Automation
Design & Computer-aided Tools & Software
Opportunity Fact-finding Mission
A milestone in the Philippine Green Architecture movement, SMX Manila was built with modern facilities and amenities with indoor and outdoor parking areas. Connected to the Mall of Asia - a popular destination in and of itself, and the Conrad Hotel Manila (5 star) by pedestrian bridges, with Microtel (3 star) in walking distance, it has been an ideal place for international exhibitions & trade events. It’s only 20 minutes by car from Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).
The first Philippine Garment Industry & Fabric Expo 2018 will be held at SMX Convention Center, Manila during 23-26 August, 2018.
The Philippines is an Asian economy with 104 million population domestic market and good export potential. In 1980s, Philippines ranked top 6 exporters of apparel to the United States during the quota ages. In 2015, Philippines still had 137,000 textiles and 422,000 garment company workers. Efforts have been made to increase exports to the USA. Philippine Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is targeting US$1 billion in incremental investments, US$3 billion in apparel exports and 600,000 jobs.
The country is projected to be the fastest-expanding major ASEAN economy over the next 5 years. As one of the few ASEAN countries that have not plunged into negative growth in the past year, the Philippines has a stronger standing than many of its peers. For companies in search of market diversification, Philippines is a very promising market opportunity!
FAVORABLE TRADE POLICY
The Philippines is the only ASEAN country that enjoys the EU’s Generalised Scheme of Preferences Plus (GSP+) status, which grants full removal of tariffs to over two-thirds of tariff lines. As a member of ASEAN and WTO, the Philippines have ratified a number of regional free trade agreements to deepen economic integration in the region, including China (ACFTA), Korea (AKFTA), Australia - New Zealand (AANZFTA), Japan (AJCEPA), India (AIFTA) and European (EFTA).