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DTI encourages PH consumers to join the ASEAN Online Day Sale

Philippines , 06 August 2021

The Department of Trade and Industry joins the second ASEAN Online Sale Day (AOSD) on 08-10 August 2021 to provideFilipino consumers the access to a wide range of products from the member countriesof the Association Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) that include Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, and the Philippines.
The first AOSD was successfully heldinAugust 2020 andpromotedcross-border trade among ASEAN members through e-Commerce. Itstrengthened collaboration amongthe ASEAN national governments, businesses and consumers,especially amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The Philippines, through the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)participated in the first AOSD and partnered with the Philippine Franchise Association (PFA), Philippine Retailers Association (PRA), and UnionBankGlobalLinker.
The three-day AOSD this year,led by the ASEAN Coordinating Committee on E-Commerce (ACCEC),will offer a variety of goods and services at discounted pricesfrom the participating ASEAN countries.
“The DTI is excited for the Filipino consumers and encourages them to participate in this important program of the ASEAN on 08-10 August 2021. The Department also reminds them to exercise their rights to information and choice. They must exercise the same vigilance when shopping online to get their money’s worth,” says DTI Undersecretary for Consumer Protection Group Atty. Ruth B. Castelo.
The DTI likewise urges the public to support the PhilippineMicro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) by purchasing from them during the AOSD.
On 08 August 2021, the ACCEC will officially launch the AOSD webpage, which will feature the logos and hyperlinks of participating businesses and marketplaces. Interested companies and sellers may visit the AOSD frequently asked questions pageto know more about the event.
DTI encourages PH consumers to join the ASEAN Online Sale Day2| P a g eThe 2021 AOSD is conducted to observe the ASEAN’s 54thanniversary celebration.To join the 2021 AOSD, visit dti.gov.ph/aseansale or www.onlineasean.com.