Issue of September 6, 2020
     
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75,000 enlisted as online biz
by PNA release

A total of 75,029 online businesses have registered with the Department of Trade and Industry from January to August, Sec. Ramon Lopez said.

At the Senate committee hearing for the Internet Transactions Act, Lopez said bulk of Internet-based businesses was registered during the start of community quarantine.

He said there were 73,276 online businesses that registered between March 16 and Aug. 31.

Registration of online entrepreneurs from January to March 15 this year only reached 1,753, he said.

In July, DTI reported that total online business registration in the first seven months of the year reached 37,000. This means registration of online businesses quickly doubled in one month and hit the 75,000-mark.

While enterprises grow their presence online, complaints related to these also surged in the past months, Lopez said.

From 2,457 complaints related to online transactions in 2019, complaints filed with the DTI in the first eight months of the year reached 12,630, the trade chief added.

“The quadruple increase of this is attributed to the surge of online transactions due to the pandemic. The highest number of complaints, around 8,000, was during the months of April and May when the strictest level of community quarantine was in all areas. Due to the limited movement of people, consumers heavily relied on online shopping,” Lopez said.

He reiterated DTI’s support to pass the Internet Transactions Act to boost the country’s e-commerce law.

Lopez added the bill will enable the growth of e-commerce in the country and support the digitalization of the micro, small, and medium enterprises.

This will also establish a regulatory framework for internet transactions, he said. 

“(It’s a) path for DTI to address regulatory gaps in the field of e-commerce, or when it is unclear whether existing regulatory agencies could exercise jurisdiction over emerging businesses,” he said.

 
 
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DOT backs sustainable, safe tourism program of Baguio

DA refocuses remaining 2020 budget to ensure ample food

SEC receives ISO certification for its quality mgmt system

Small banks boost up MSME lending during COVID crisis

Investment pledges in RP keep on growing amid crisis

DA gives sentinel piglets to help hog raisers recover

SSS mobile app covers 22 M transactions from Jan-June

Agribusiness, processing seen to be PH’s ‘sunrise’ agri subsector

DICT says more firms interested in building of common towers

Promoting digital literacy boosts electronic payments

LGU’s to decide on gym’s opening

Dairy farming pushed to boost livelihood of locals

TESDA launches 3rd batch of Project Silaw in Kapangan

70 small businesses in Abra get aid under NSB program

DA offers affordable loans to budding entrepreneurs

Loans for agrarian reform beneficiaries reach P583 M

Farmers expand prod’n area


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