The Semiconductor and Electronics Industries in the Philippines Foundation, Inc. (SEIPI) Electronics Export earmarked the growth of the Electronics Export for the year 2021. Based on the Philippine Import and Export Statistics of the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), electronics exports rose to US$45.92 billion in 2021 which is 12.90% higher than the US$ 40.67 billion in 2020. For more information, visit https://www.seipi.org.ph/article/december-2021-philippine-electronics-export-performance/.
Continue reading PH Electronics export performance soar to greater heights amid the pandemic
Philippine Ambassador to Belgium, Luxembourg, and the European Union Eduardo José A. de Vega deposited the ATA Carnet Instrument of Accession (IA) to the World Customs Organization (WCO), in the presence of Secretary General Kunio Mikuriya, in Brussels on 17 January 2022.
Said IA was originally signed by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on 23 June 2020 and was amended on 28 April 2021, following DOF’s manifested reservations. The Senate concurred through Resolution no. 832 on 23 August 2021. Continue reading PH Ambassador deposits the ATA Carnet Instrument of Accession to the Istanbul Convention in Brussels
The Philippines has started the live exchanges of electronic ASEAN Customs Declaration Document (e-ACDD) with 4 ASEAN Member States (AMS): Cambodia, Myanmar, and Thailand on 21 January 2022, followed by Malaysia on 25 January.
Data declared under the ACDD is used as a reference to measure cargo risks using the fifteen (15) mandatory information parameters set forth by the ASEAN Single Window Technical Working Group (ASW-TWG). This efficiently facilitates the exchanges of export declaration information among AMS through the ASW. It also expedites cargo clearances and improves document trade facilitation. Continue reading PH LIVE exchanges electronic ASEAN Customs Declaration Document with 4 ASEAN Member States
The Bureau of Customs (BOC) prepares the PH live exchange of the ASEAN Customs Declaration Document (ACDD) by December 2021, via the TradeNet. The completion of the ACDD system’s bidding process received concurrence from the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) on 05 August 2021. BOC is now crafting a national master data plan with the USAID ASEAN Policy Implementation (API) Project Team for Interoperability. Continue reading BOC prepares PH Live Exchange of the ASEAN Customs Declaration Document via TradeNet
The Bureau of Customs (BOC) announced that exporters must use the new Certificate of Origin (CO) Form D starting on 16 June 2021. Exporters may access it at the BOC Customer Care Center (CCC) to process their export goods among ASEAN Member States (AMS).
Further, informing stakeholders that starting 01 August 2021, the old CO Form D will no longer be accepted by the AMS. For more details, you may reach the BOC-Export Coordination Division at firstname.lastname@example.org. – MRJ
The Bureau of Customs (BOC) extends the use of existing prepaid accounts until 15 June 2021. Said account is used in paying duties, taxes, and other charges for all goods declaration lodged through the Electronic to Mobile (E2M) system. Accountholders are still allowed to deposit and consume balance in existing prepaid accounts within the said period.
This initiative will also avoid delays on cargo release and give ample time for the stakeholders to comply with the new regulations on prepayments accounts. This announcement is stated in BOC Memorandum issued on 26 May 2021. Continue reading Use of existing Broker’s prepaid accounts allowed until 15 June 2021
The Bureau of Customs (BOC) temporarily suspends the Automated Bonds Management System (ABMS) implementation on transit shipments under CMO 30-2020 from 15 March 2021 up to 04 April 2021.
CMO 30-2020 applies to all Transit Bond Accounts opened under the electronic-to-mobile (E2M) Customs System in all Collection Districts, including sub-ports and other BOC offices.
This policy deferment was adopted to avoid further delays in the delivery of raw materials needed for export. The Value-Added Service Providers (VASPs) encountered system glitches wherein transit shipments bound for PEZA zones cannot be seen in the system to be tagged “ARRIVED” as it reaches the zone. Continue reading BOC temporarily suspends the Automated Bonds Management System on transit shipments
The Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) directs the mandatory onboarding of the 73 Trade Regulatory Government Agencies (TRGAs) to the TradeNet through the issuance of Memorandum Circular (MC) 2021-01 last 05 March 2021. TradeNet is an online platform that harmonizes all licenses and permits for imports and exports.
The MC provides specific guidelines and timelines for the onboarding of the TRGAs. The onboarding process must only take ten (10) weeks from the issuance of the said MC and receipt of the individual letter-request. ARTA assures that administrative sanctions will be filed on with non-compliant agencies. Continue reading ARTA mandates the on-boarding of 73 TRGAs to the TradeNet platform
The Philippine National Police of Civil Security Group (PNP-CSG) clarified in a memorandum authorizing the transport of Potassium Nitrate (KNO3) in its original solid form. This order will not require potassium nitrate to be diluted in liquid form prior to transport and passing through the PNP checkpoints. Said chemical in liquid or solid form shall be transported without delay provided that the company has complied valid permits (Permit to Unload, Permit to Purchase and Move, and Permit to Transfer) bearing the appropriate information necessary for its movement (i.e.PPME#, license#, company name, date of issuance and validity, specific purpose, quantity of chemical, port of origin, and destination). This mandate was clarified in a memorandum signed by PMGEN Roberto Fajardo (PNP-CSG) dated16 July 2020.
This concern was raised by the Export Development Council (EDC) Executive Member, Mr. Roberto Amores representing agri/food sector during the EDC Executive Committee Meeting via zoom last 30 June 2020.
Certain exporters from the agricultural groups have resorted to using this chemical due to climate change. Potassium Nitrate is being used for agriculture to ascertain the heat content required to induce flowering. Said chemical was flagged down at specific checkpoints due to its high explosive rate, with this risk it has to be diluted in liquid form prior to transporting.
PNP-Firearms and Explosives Office Chief, BGen. Rommil Mitra assured that the content of the aforesaid memorandum specifically authorizing the transport of potassium nitrate in solid form will be coordinated and disseminated accordingly among their personnel on the grounds/checkpoints to enhance trade facilitation without compromising public health and safety. MRJ