To strengthen the Philippines' trade with the European Free Trade Association (EFTA), particularly Switzerland, the Department of Industry's Export Marketing Bureau (DTI-EMB) and the Swiss Import Promotion Program (Sippo) will conduct a market study on three key export products.

In a statement on Tuesday, the DTI said Swisscontact, the Swiss nongovernmental organization implementing Sippo; the EMB; and the Swiss embassy in Manila signed a tripartite agreement on conducting the study, which was expected to be completed in December. It identified the products as processed food, natural ingredients, and natural fiber and textiles.

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