The Department of Trade and Industry has launched a survey to gather more information about how the COVID-19 has affected the MSME sector.  


Here is the official description of the survey:


"As we gradually reopen the economy in the new normal, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) through Knowledge Management and Information Service (KMIS) and Bureau of Small and Medium Enterprise Development (BSMED) is conducting another series of impact assessment survey of COVID-19 pandemic on the micro, small, and medium enterprise sector this year.


The survey aims to determine the existing business operations and obtain feedback on DTI’s interventions that aid in mitigating the pandemic’s impact on MSMEs since the relaxation of quarantine measures in the fourth quarter of 2020. We wish to also know the number of women-led and PWD-led businesses affected by the health crisis. Moreover, the assessment intends to check the number of enterprises aware of and complying with the minimum health protocols in the workplace issued by DTI and the Department of Labor and Employment."


Click HERE to access the survey.  


Answering it should take about 5 minutes and will run until 05:00 p.m. on Wednesday, 10 February 2021.  


The results of this survey shall contribute towards the development and improvement of DTI’s policies and interventions to aid in mitigating the pandemic’s negative impact on enterprises.