Bureau of Customs accords the five years validity period of the Product Evaluation Report

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) accords the five years validity period of the Product Evaluation Report (PER) of exports conforming with the ASEAN Trade in Goods Agreement (ATIGA) and all the other Free Trade Agreements (FTAs).

This amended policy transpired after the exporters protested the issuance of AOCG Memo No. 67 2021 ‘Evaluation of Goods Applying for Certificate of Origin (CO)’ on 05 February 2021, which shortened the PER validity from five years to three years. BOC released a memorandum on 10 February 2021 in response to the exporter’s clamor to amend the said AOCG memo reverting the five-year validity period instead of three years. 

The Export Coordination Division (ECD) evaluates the list of export products applied in the PER, which qualifies with the Rules of Origin (ROO) and Operational Certification procedure (OCP) of the FTAs.  The PER and CO can be filed at any provincial ECD of the local collection district. 

The list of pre-evaluated goods of each newly approved application, including the PER, for ATIGA can be uploaded thru the TradeNet platform at TradeNet.gov.ph. The TradeNet covers the PH National Single Window (NSW) functions and is linked in the ASEAN Single Window (ASW). MRJ

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