The export sector fully supports the establishment of the TradeNet which aims to harmonize government trade processes and gradually reduce red-tape in the paperless processing of import and export permits.
The TradeNet will serve as an automated permit, licensing and clearance system integrated into one platform for 66 Trade Regulatory Government Agencies (TRGAs) and 10 economic zones. It will cover the functions of the National Single Window (NSW).
To integrate TRGAs processes, the Inter-Agency Business Process Interoperability (IABPI) Project Team of the Department of Finance (DOF) is diligently working with said TRGAs to streamline their import and export documentation for regulated products. The IABPI has already engaged with 24 agencies under the Department of Finance (DOF), Department of Agriculture (DA) and Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).
The DOF has started activities to connect the Philippines to the ASEAN Single Window (ASW) providing e-ATIGA Form D and SPS interoperability with ASEAN Member States connected to the ASW Gateway. ASW integration is targeted to go-live in December 2017.- Asnia R. Bayabao