SMEWG Resources

The Philippines

APEC SME Finance Forum

Documents and presentations of the APEC SME Finance Forum held on 22 September 2015 in Iloilo, the Philippines.

APEC SME Trade Finance Conference

Documents and presentations of the APEC SME Trade Finance Conference held on 11 March 2013 in Manila, the Philippines.

Best Practices on Brand Development and IP Protection for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs)

The project is a major step in advancing the Global Value Chain Development and Cooperation initiative of APEC.

With focus on MSMEs, the project seeks to accelerate their participation in the global economy by helping them develop and strengthen their brands, and make their businesses competitive through intellectual property (IP) protection and management. By promoting brand development to MSMEs, it is also expected that their level of awareness and appreciation of IP will increase.

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Chile´s Entrepreneur Association

Easing Access of SMEs to Financing: Philippine Experience

The Philippines shared its experiences to easing access of SMEs to financing. The Philippines then shared best practices on the policy framework and systems to assist SMEs on financing.

Enhancing the Competitiveness of Women-Led Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in the Garments and Textile Sector through Innovation and Entrepreneurship

APEC economies recognize that the full potential of women's contribution to the Asia-Pacific economy remains untapped.  Women led MSMEs have a great potential to address the challenges of providing employment and livelihood to the growing population.  Acknowledging the vast potential of innovative enterprises in MSME sector this project seeks to: (a) raise awareness of possible impediments to Women MSMEs sustainable growth; (b) disseminate best practices on Women Entrepreneurship; and (c) explore possible means for APEC members to collaborate on creating an  environment conducive for Women MSMEs. 

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Government Support Programs for MSMEs

Improving Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) Competitiveness through Low Carbon Economy

The overall goal of the intervention is to strengthen capacity and improve competitiveness of APEC Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) as well as reducing emissions through low carbon technologies. Specifically the project aims to establish regional platform for discussing best practices and technology, and develop replicability strategies for energy efficiency and sustainable technology interventions in the APEC MSMEs, including mechanism to quantify the reduction of GHG emissions. A two-day energy efficiency forum and workshop will be organized that will bring together energy policy makers, technology developers, MSMEs industry representatives and government officials from the APEC member economies. The first day will focus on technical lectures and presentations where low carbon technologies and innovative best practices of APEC MSMEs will be presented.  The last day will discuss mechanisms and relevant policies for the establishment of regional platform for discussing best practices relating to promoting the voluntary adoption and diffusion of low carbon technologies and supporting their development and utilization through appropriate technology transfer and financing policies.

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JSC Russian Small and Medium Business Corporation (RSMB Corporation)

New Era of Growth for APEC SMEs through Online-to-Offline (O2O) Business Models

With the rapid development of mobile internet, the fast integration of e-commerce and mobile payment technology, online-to-offline (O2O) is becoming a new business mode with huge market potential in the APEC region. As a response to the 2015 APEC theme of "Building Inclusive Economies, Building a Better World", this project, in cooperation with top e-commerce platforms such as eBay, Amazon and Alibaba, will advance and facilitate MSMEs' access to global markets through O2O business models and best practices. Also for echoing the 2015 priority of "Fostering SME's participation in regional and global markets", this project will connect 5 top e-commerce platforms, collect O2O best practices from 10 APEC economies with at least 20 cases, gather over 400 participants through hosting 1 Summit and 2 workshops that are at margins of 2016 SMEWG and SMEMM. Above all, this project will be the catalyst and facilitator paving the way for a new era of growth by making trading across borders faster, cheaper and easier for MSMEs in the APEC region.

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New Zealand Trade and Enterprise - Market Research

Market Research (agribusiness; aviation; biotechnology; clean technology; creative, film and TV; food and beverage; health; high value manufacturing; ICT; services; wine)

https://www.nzte.govt.nz/market-research

Report on the Workshop on Facilitating SME Trade Through Better Understanding of Non-Tariff Measures in the Asia Pacific Region for the Agriculture and Food Processing Sector

The workshop was held by the Philippines and the United States in Atlanta, the United States on 8-9 June 2015. It identified four major challenges that SMEs were facing in terms of non-tariff measures, including poor access to information on NTMs and GVCs, high cost of compliance with NTMs, and low readiness to join GVCs. A number of short-term and mid-term actions were recommended.

SBC’s Risk-Based SME Lending (Financing Best Practice)

The Philippines presented on the Small Business Corporation’s Risk-Based SME Lending initiative. The initiative used a credit risk measurement approach to determine whether SMEs can obtain loans, with the goals of providing affordable, timely and accessible credit to qualified SMEs. Results of this risk-based lending initiative had so far been positive.

SME Corporation Malaysia

SME Annual Report
SME Corp. Malaysia Annual Report
SME Master Plan
 

http://www.smecorp.gov.my/index.php/en/

SPRING Singapore

https://www.spring.gov.sg/Growing-Business/Toolkit/Pages/toolkit-overview.aspx

Toolkits - Customer Service, Marketing, Financial Management, Productivity, HR Capability

 

The Philippine Approach to SME Internationalization

Guided by the Export Development Plan and overseen by the Export Development Council (EDC), a plan to promote exports was formulated and put in place with two prongs, i.e. to increase SMEs participating in export and to diversify both products and markets. Various programs were introduced to support SMEs Internationalization, e.g. supporting start-ups, export competitiveness and doing business in FTAs, etc.

The Philippine Approach to SME Internationalization

Guided by the Export Development Plan and overseen by the Export Development Council (EDC), a plan to promote exports was formulated and put in place with two prongs, i.e. to increase SMEs participating in export and to diversify both products and markets. Various programs were introduced to support SMEs Internationalization, e.g. supporting start-ups, export competitiveness and doing business in FTAs, etc.

United States International Trade Commission

Small and MediumSized Enterprises: Overview of Participation in U.S. Exports

Vietnam’s Small and Medium Sized Enterprises Development: Characteristics, Constraints and Policy Recommendations

Women as Prime Movers of Inclusive Business

The Women as Prime Movers of Inclusive Business project is a cross-fora collaboration effort of PPWE (as the lead forum) and IEG.  It looks into the broader aspect of Inclusive Business (IB) both in theory and practice, and zooms into how women's economic empowerment serves as vital contribution in the development, scale-up, and replication of IB models in the Asia Pacific region.

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Russia

Inclusive growth through greater involvement of SMEs into B2B and B2G markets (SME 04 2016S)

The main goal of the research is to systemize the practices of APEC economies in the field of cooperation of SMEs with corporate and public sector. The typical barriers that SMEs face in their cooperation with corporate and public sectors as suppliers are mostly related to financial issues. At the same time corporations and public sector identified limited production capacities, insufficient quality standards, incomparability of technical tools and difficulties in communication with foreign partners as the main barriers. The survey also reveals information on opportunities for foreign SMEs to participate in public procurement; share of SME in public procurement, special regulations for access of SMEs; systemized open source of information online available for SMEs.