The National Economic and Development Authority’s (NEDA) plan gets a GO, pursuant to the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) Resolution No. 24 dated 15 April 2020 – acquiring the approval to develop a Supply Chain Analytics (SCAn) dashboard, and to conduct a Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA).
The main objective of the SCAn dashboard is to provide up-to-date, real-time information to the IATF on existing supply chain and logistics issues, and potential solutions to aid them in making relevant and timely actions and decisions. Information in the SCAn dashboard will be generated from different subnational stakeholders through a Networks Hub.
The Networks Hub is consisted of, but not limited to Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI), Supply Chain Management Association of the Philippines (SCMAP), Philippine Exporters Confederation Inc. (PHILEXPORT), and Export Development Council’s Networking Committee on Transport and logistics (EDC-NCTL), including other government/regulatory agencies such as the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Department of Agriculture (DA), and Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA).
The RIA on the other hand, will be implemented alongside with ARTA. They will tackle COVID 19 related issuances that have implications to the flow of supply chain to ensure those that can be a burden or threat to the efficient flow of goods will be taken out.
In light of the COVID 19 pandemic that our country is facing, it is crucial to ensure the unhampered, unimpeded flow of goods to secure our supply chain, and to keep the economy going. This collaborative undertaking will be beneficial to preserving the unimpaired flow of goods, and up to the largest extent, mitigate the challenges brought by the COVID 19 to the supply chain.
This initiative is made possible in partnership with the University of the Philippines Public Administration Research and Extension Services Foundation Inc. – Regulatory Support Program for National Development (UPPAF-RESPOND), under the headship of Dr. Enrico Basilio, RESPOND Chief of Party, and EDC-NCTL Chair. – KJDA