The Philippines and China pact on Authorized Economic Program (AEO) that offers incentives to traders who collaborate with customs administrations to improve supply chain security. The Agreement will allow both countries to have faster cargo clearance. The Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA) for the said partnership was signed during President Marcos’ state visit to China last January 3-5, 2023.Continue reading “PH and China pact on Authorized Economic Operator Program”
BOC ascertain 7-point agenda for good governance responsive to PBBM mission orders
Bureau of Customs (BOC) Commissioner Yogi Filemon L. Ruiz pledged to continue reforms and promote good governance under his leadership, ensuring it’s responsive to President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s (PBBM) mission orders.
DOST promotes AMCen, to capacitate PH manufacturing sector
The Department of Science and Technology – Metals Industry Research and Development Center (DOST-MIRDC) promotes its newly launched Advanced Manufacturing Center (AMCen) on 14 June 2021. The program aims to establish a NATIONAL CENTER of EXCELLENCE in additive manufacturing (AM):
- To establish the Advanced Manufacturing Center (AMCen) as the premier hub for developing the next generation of manufacturing engineers
- To be the nation’s leading research center in 3D Printing and achieve prominent and outstanding breakthroughs in the R&D of innovative 3D printing technologies, processes and materials.
- To enhance our capability in the design, materials development from local sources, testing and prototyping of products for additive manufacturing.
- To foster effective collaborations among industry, government, academe to ensure the continued development of additive manufacturing potentials.
The AMCen features seven (7) components or services, composed of Materials R&D, Prototyping and Fabrication, Collaboration & Partnership, Technical Services, Training Services, Education Formation, and Policy Standard.
Moreover, they have two laboratories: the AMCen MATDEV Laboratory inside the DOST North Compound, initiated on 22 December 2020 and the AMCen Fabrication & Prototyping Laboratory, located at DOST South Compound established on 14 June 2021.
The program also includes an ecosystem namely AMCen “CONNECTƎDMINDS” that seeks to build a community of professionals, practitioners, and innovation centers to enable the thriving of research and development and induce the adoption of additive manufacturing for advanced prototyping, product innovation and development.
Likewise, the members benefits from this ecosystem includes Training Programs;R&D Collaborations and Access to AMCen Services.
The SMEs Exporters can also join in the said ecosystem as the program aims to support startup business and MSMEs for the low-to-medium volume of new and innovative products towards commercialization.
For more updates and information, visit AMCen website at https://amcen.dost.gov.ph/home JVL
The 11th ARANGKADA Philippines Forum: Reform, Rebuild, Recover
The annual ARANGKADA Philippines Forum of the Joint Foreign Chambers of the Philippines occurred on December 6, 2022 at the Manila Marriott Hotel in Pasay City. ARANGKADA Philippines is the major advocacy of the Joint Foreign Chambers (JFC) a partnership between the American, Canadian, Australian-New Zealand, European, Japanese,and Korean chambers of commerce and the Philippine Association of Multinational Companies Regional Headquarters, Incorporated to increase investment and employment in the Philippines launched in 2010.Continue reading “The 11th ARANGKADA Philippines Forum: Reform, Rebuild, Recover”
PBBM orders boost on PH’s Digital Infrastructure
President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. ordered a boost to PH’s Digital Infrastructure, emphasizing digitalization’s relevance in consistently improving the Ease of Doing Business in the Philippines.
Particularly in streamlining the government’s efforts in processing and issuing permits and licenses to accelerate the development of telecommunication and internet infrastructure in the Philippines. More so, to enhance mobile cellular services and free Wi-Fi across and in remote areas of the country.Continue reading “PBBM orders boost on PH’s Digital Infrastructure”
The Bureau of Customs launched the ACDD Portal
The Bureau of Customs (BOC), led by Customs Commissioner Yogi Filemon Ruiz, formally launched the portal for the electronic exchange of ASEAN Customs Declaration Documents (ACDD) among Association of Southeast Asian Nations members on 6 December 2022 at the F1 Hotel Bonifacio Global City in Taguig City.
Commissioner Ruiz underscores that through the ACDD Management Portal, the Philippines can now electronically exchange the customs declaration document with other ASEAN states, broadening the Philippines’ economic integration and maximizing the potential of intra-ASEAN trade. Launching this landmark digital tool is expected to improve bureaucratic efficiency, strengthen market competition, and reduce barriers to entry and limits to entrepreneurship.Continue reading “The Bureau of Customs launched the ACDD Portal”
PPA separates its regulatory and operational functions through Port Terminal Management Regulatory Framework
Through the Port Terminal Management Regulatory Framework (PTMRF), the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) implemented the separation of its regulatory and operational functions by privatizing port operations.
PPA has so far privatized 19 ports that are major gateways and is in the process of privatizing more ports.
DTI Sec. Pascual led the opening of the 18th National Biotechnology Week
Trade Sec. Alfredo E. Pascual led the opening of the 18th National Biotechnology Week with the theme: “Responding to the Challenges, Business Opportunities in Biotechnology.” last 21 November 2022 at the Philippine Trade Training Center (PTTC). In his keynote, he underscores that Science, technology, and innovation are keys to moving the country toward an advanced, inclusive, and resilient future. This week-long celebration of biotechnology takes on a special meaning as the pandemic brought into sharp focus the promising role that this branch of science can play.Continue reading “DTI Sec. Pascual led the opening of the 18th National Biotechnology Week”
Ambiente is to come back in 2023, the largest consumer goods trade fair
Exporters can take advantage of new opportunities at the AMBIENTE Consumer Goods Trade Fair, the largest and leading international trade fair and the world’s number one in products associated with dining, cooking, household items, furnishings and ornaments, interior design, gifts, jewelry, and fashion accessories from 3 to 7 February 2023 at Messe Frankfurt, Germany. Messe Frankfurt is in action to fulfill its mission to promote the economy by creating new platforms in the Global Consumer Goods Industry.Continue reading “Ambiente is to come back in 2023, the largest consumer goods trade fair”
DOTr considers decoupling conflicting functions of transport agencies
Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Jaime Bautista expressed that they are considering the decoupling of the conflicting regulatory and development functions of the key transport agencies, namely the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) and Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP).Continue reading “DOTr considers decoupling conflicting functions of transport agencies”