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After highlighting Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) at last week's APEC Summit, the Philippines now wants to further support its small businesses by integrating them into the global value chain.

As MSME face growth barriers due to lack of information, short access to financing and regulatory issues, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has initiated steps to address the situation.

Assisting the local businesses to be more competitive, the government has set up industry roadmaps and so-called clusters to help them get into the global scene.

- Mornings @ ANC, November 24, 2015