Industrial Products


  • consumer electronics
  • telecommunications and industrial electronics
  • semiconductor and components manufacturing
  • computer products and peripherals

Metal Products

  • automotive parts
  • machinery parts

Consumer Products


Gifts, Toys and Housewares

  • basketwork
  • holiday decors

Decorative Ceramics



  • fine jewelry
  • costume jewelry

Food Products


Processed Food

  • processed vegetables and fruits
  • sugar, sugar preparations and honey
  • beverages
  • processed condiments, spices and mixes
  • cocoa and tea
  • confectionaries
  • cereal and cereal preparations
  • processed coffee
  • processed dairy products
  • processed nuts
  • meat preparations

Marine Products

  • prawn
  • tuna
  • other marine products; crabs, herring, lapu-lapu, roundscad, lobster, mackerel, milkfish,abalone, jellyfish, trepeng

International Services


Information technology services

  • computer software and services
  • data conversion services
  • computer maintenance

Construction Services

  • prime contracts/subcontracts
  • heavy engineering/fabrication works
  • project management/ engineering consultancy
  • operation and maintenance services

Professional Consulting Services

  • engineering consulting services
  • management consulting services

Resource-Based Products


Carrageenan and Seaweeds

  • refined carrageenan
  • semi-refined carrageenan
  • dried seaweed


The Philippines has become the biggest source of seaweed worldwide, supplying 85 percent of the international market. Seaweeds are raw materials for carrageenan, an important ingredient in the production of food, medicine and industrial products. Seaweed production in l996 reached 93.470 tons a spectacular rise from an initial production of 1,200 tons in l972. Almost 25 percent of annual seaweed production are exported raw and 66 percent as semirefined carrageenan.

There are nine processors of semirefined carrageenan in the country and two for the refined. There are 24,925 families engage in seaweed farming and produce 93,470 tons a year. Seaweed production is concentrated in Tawi-Tawi, Sulu, Zamboanga del Sur, Zamboanga City, Palawan, Sorsogon, Calaquas Islands in Camarines Norte, Bohol, Leyte, Antique and Surigao del Sur. It is also being developed in Iloilo, Surigao del Norte, Samar, Masbate, Mindoro, Cotabato, Davao and Cebu.

Other Products


New Emerging Export Winners

  • Footwear and leathergoods
  • Specialty Steel (Stainless)
  • Copper Wires, tubes, pipes, etc.
  • Fertilizer
  • Activated Carbon
  • Petrochemicals
  • Oleochemicals
  • Fruits (banana, mangoes)
  • Paper (Specialty and Security)
  • Explosives and Pyrotechnics products
  • Tree Plantation
  • Other Services (Healthcares and prawns Biotechnology)
  • Motor Vehicle/Cycle/Parts
  • Education Service