About the Project
The Trade Related Technical Assistance (TRTA) 3 project is the continuation and expansion of the European Union assistance to the Philippines to promote trade and investment for further economic development, inclusive growth and poverty reduction. TRTA 3 aims to support the Philippines’ integration into the international and regional trading and investment system through an integrated approach encompassing policy and legislative reforms, procedural and technical improvements as well as capacity development.
EU Ambassador Franz Jessen keynote address at the launching of First Mindanao Collective Trademark or the MCT System
PH, EU affirm trade and development partnership
Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Ramon Lopez and European Union (EU) Ambassador to the Philippines Franz Jessen affirmed the long-term partnership of the Philippines and the EU on trade and development with the completion of the third phase of the EU-Philippine Trade Related Technical Assistance project 3 (TRTA 3) on 28 March.
31 March 2017
Letter from the EU Ambassador
Mahal kong mambabasa,
This week President Duterte celebrated his 72 year birthday. We all send our best wishes to the President and to the Philippines.
I was also pleased to participate in many events related to EU-Philippines relations. The Hungarian Embassy re-opened this past Tuesday after a 22 year hiatus in a wonderful location in BGC, Trade and Industry Secretary Lopez and the Hungarian Foreign Minister Szijjarto spoke at the happy occasion. I wish my friend the Hungarian Ambassador and his colleagues the very best in their new Embassy.
Secretary Lopez and I went directly from that event to the closing of a large EU programme for Trade Related Technical Assistance, a programme that during the past few years has spent almost Php 400 million to support the trading system in the Philippines. But luckily, this is not the end of the story, a new programme is waiting to start soon, an amount of Php 320 million has been reserved for it.
Celebrating the 40th Anniversary
of EU-ASEAN Relations
The European Union (EU) and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are the two most advanced regional integration processes in the world. Both are committed to addressing issues through a multilateral approach, and both see regional integration as the most effective way to foster stability, build prosperity and address global challenges
Testimonials from Direct Beneficiaries
during TRTA 3 Project Closing
Benefits of the Catch Certification and Traceablity to the Combating of Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing Efforts Against International IUUF
Benefits of the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) System Training and Software Connecting the Relevant Governing Agencies