SGV Clark hosts CILA Strategic Trade Management Awareness forum

SGV Clark hosted the Clark Investors & Locators Association (CILA) Strategic Trade Management Awareness (STMA) forum organized by CILA with the support of the Trade Industry Development section of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) on 4 May 2023, with at least 50 participants in attendance. The forum aimed to assist various Clark locators on the updated trade policies on the import and export process.



(From left to right) Trade Industry Development Specialist Darrel L. Cumpas, Senior Trade Industry Development Specialist Danelle Izah G. Manitla, Trade Industry Development Specialist Chloe Andrea S. Anacan, and Supervising Trade Industry Development Specialist Jesse Carla V. De Guzman, DTI Officer-In-Charge Atty. Janice Sacedon-Dimayacyac, Chief DTI Trade Specialist Regina Samantha T. Castro, Senior Trade Industry Development Specialist Archie John T. Talaue, SGV Clark Partner Hentje Leo L. Leaño (LLL), and SGV Senior Director Leo Niño Canlas


Dr. Ireneo Alvaro, Chair of CILA’s Advocacy Committee, kicked off the event by delivering the opening remarks and introducing the DTI Team led by DTI Officer-In-Charge Atty. Janice Sacedon-Dimayacyac and the representatives of the DTI Trade Development Specialists and Enterprise Relations Division. DTI Representatives discussed the STMA overview on Registration and Authorization Process and Commodity Classification and STMA Enforcement of Policies.



CILA members with DTI representatives at the Strategic Trade Management Awareness Forum


The presentation was followed by an open forum with DTI and Clark locators moderated by Dr. Alvaro. CILA awarded Certificates of Appreciation to the DTI Resource Speakers. SGV Clark Global Compliance & Reporting Partner Hentje Leo L. Leano (LLL) also received a Certificate of Appreciation for the Firm’s continuous support for CILA’s initiatives.



Leo (center) receives Certificate of Appreciation with CILA Advocacy Committee Chair Dr. Ireneo Alvaro Jr. and CILA Director Darwin Malinit


Members of the SGV Clark team present included SGV Clark Senior Director Leo Nino Canlas, Senior Associate Atty. Fatima Kate Garo, Tax Senior Director Atty. Jennyllette Dignadice, and Tax Director Atty. Erika Joy Ruiz.

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