PH taps New Zealand to make doing business easier


Posted at Jun 11 2018 10:56 AM

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MANILA - New Zealand, ranked highest by the World Bank in terms of ease of doing business, is helping the Philippines make its government transactions faster, a Filipino trade official said Monday.

Wellington, among others, is helping Manila create a mobile platform for business permit applications, said Trade Undersecretary Rowel Barba.

The Philippines ranked 113th in the most recent World Bank "Ease of Doing Business" survey, down from 99th in the previous year.

The government is also set to hold an Ease of Doing Business Summit this week, less than a month after President Rodrigo Duterte signed a law that aims to make government transactions faster, he said.