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Alfredo E. Pascual is the Secretary of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). At the time of his appointment to DTI in June 2022, he was the President of the Management Association of the Philippines (MAP).

Over the past four decades, Mr. Pascual has contributed to society as a governance advocate, academic leader, international development banker, and management educator.

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Secretary in Photos
Trade Secretary Alfredo Pascual pushed for trade facilitation at the 54th ASEAN Economic Ministers’ (AEM) Meeting
SIEM REAP, CAMBODIA—The 54th ASEAN Economic Ministers' Meeting was held on 13-15 September 2022 in Siem Reap, Cambodia. The meeting was attended by ASEAN economic ministers and senior officials, including DTI Secretary Fred Pascual. Secretary Pascual called for ASEAN Member States (AMS) to strive for a smoother implementation of the ASEAN Trade in Goods Agreement (ATIGA) commitments, particularly in the issuance and acceptance of Certificates of Origin (CO).
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The authority and responsibility for the exercise of the DTI mandate is vested in the Secretary who, like his predecessors, is a Presidential appointee who serves office at the pleasure of the President.

The Secretary, as the DTI Department head, has the authority and responsibility for the discharge of DTI powers and functions.

Specifically, his functions are:

  • To advise the President of the Philippines on matters related to trade and investments, and industry, and on the promulgation of Department orders, rules and regulations, and other issuances related to trade, industry, and investments
  • To establish policies and standards for the effective, efficient, and economical operations of the Department in accordance with government programs
  • To supervise and control all offices, functions, and activities of the Department
  • To delegate authority for the performance of any administrative or substantive function to any Undersecretary or other officials of rank at the Department
  • To ensure the clear delineation of the functions of personnel and constituent units of the Department, including its attached agencies to prevent task duplication or overlapping