Government agencies show strong support to PEDP 2015-2017

In continuous support to the Philippine Export Development Plan (PEDP), concerned Agencies under the Memorandum Circular (MC) No. 91 are keen on achieving their Programs, Activities and Projects.

In the recent PEDP meeting, the DOH-FDA reported on the full implementation of E-registration of the products which started in October 2016, wherein, the said implementation already includes the medium and the high risk products. Moreover, the issuance of the License to Operate (LTO) and Certificate of Product Registration (CPR) processing are still centralized, Target implementation for the decentralization of issuance of LTO and CPR is seen to happen within the year.

The DOLE on the other hand, released a new Department Order (DO) replacing the existing DO on the implementation of contractualization that answers the issue on “ENDO” (end of contract). They also reiterated that they are on track with their objective to end “endo” and other forms of illegal contracting arrangements.Meanwhile, in support to the PEDP, the DPWH announced the additional programs under the Public-Private Partnership Program (PPP). These are the construction of expressway project and the construction of elevated depressed structure in Metropolitan area. They emphasized that these projects are in addition to the construction of by-passes diversion roads that will address the issue on road congestion and will help contribute to the free flow of export.

In support to PEDP Strategy 2 which is removal of unnecessary impediments to the free flow of goods and services, the DOF-BIR informed that they are still in the process of streamlining their documentation and TIN issuance processes.- Piercy Kieth Cezar


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