Excellence in Exports
Inspiring Players in the export industries
It has given recognition to the most outstanding companies that did extremely well in the export industry. It never failed to take noticed of the organizations that made a difference and helped uplift the level of businesses in the country to compete with international counterparts.
The Golden Shell Award is considered to be the country’s most celebrated export award given to homegrown enterprises.
A Filipino-owned company that has an impressive track record for five succeeding years qualifies for an Excellence Award. This is given to export manufacturers and service exporters who have displayed exceptional performance in design, manufacturing, and marketing.
While the “rookies” or new players that have made their presence felt and have innovated in design, packaging, manufacturing process, product or service development, product or service improvement, technology, or the originality in use of indigenous materials qualify for the Rising Star Citation.
On the other hand, people, projects or programs by the local and international organizations and institutions that have made a significant impact on the development of the Philippine export industry is recognized through the Export Development Citation.
GSA is an initiative of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), through the Center for International Trade and Exposition and Mission (CITEM) to help motivate the companies to continue their efforts in promoting Philippine-made products.
Citem has become a kind of a marketing arm of these local companies to represent into the international market. It has assisted, especially the small and medium enterprises, to participate and purchase the Philippine-made products in trade fairs, special exhibits, in-store promotions, trade missions, and other promotional activities here and abroad.
Citem also organizes local trade fairs and mission, implement industry development programs for promising export products and services, coordinate merchandise and technical assistance program and implement other programs and activities that impact on exports.