President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Romualdez Marcos, Jr., (PBBM) in his State of the Nation Address (SONA) 2022 urged to boost the Tourism Industry as a driver to economic recovery through basic developments in the existing infrastructure in coordination with the Department of Tourism and Department of Public Works and Highways.Continue reading “PBBM urges Tourism Industry boost”
The Export Development Council – Networking Committee on Legislative Agenda and Monitoring (EDC-NCLAM) is preparing the list of priority legislative agenda, consolidated by various members of the public and private sectors, to be lobbied to the 19th Congress.
The said priority agenda hinges on addressing the needs and concerns of the affected industries. This includes issues on agriculture, public utilities, education, and shipping, among others. Some identified bills and laws for passing and reform are the Public Service Act, PHILPORTS Act, Amendment to Tariff/Customs Law, Domestic International Shipping Industry, and the ASIN Law.
The EDC by virtue of RA 7844 envisions to strengthen the partnership of the public and private sector in export development.FJLI
To help the economy recover, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) requests the cooperation of the truckers and ports as the Unified Logistics Pass (ULP) kicks off its implementation.Continue reading “LTFRB calls for the cooperation of truckers and ports as the ULP kicks off”
Effectively on April 29, 2022, Customs Administrative Order No. 01-2017 outlined the clearance procedures for air and sea travelers. Together with CMO No. 11-2022, it provided guidelines for the electronic implementation of the said CAO.Continue reading “BOC launches iDeclare to ease services at the airport”
The United Portusers Confederation, Inc. (UPC), a group of transport and logistics associations, bares its goals on day 2 of the 2022 Ports and Shipping Conference.
Mr. Nelson Mendoza, president of UPC, reported that its mission is to be the “go-to organization for port-related concerns of all port users and stakeholders nationwide.”, and relative to that announced the following as their current goals:Continue reading “Transport and logistics associations bare their goals at the 2022 Ports and Shipping Conference”
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) has expanded QR Ph, the country’s QR code standard, to enable person-to-merchant (P2M) payments to boost the digitalization of small businesses. The use of QR codes for payments has been gaining traction as an alternative to cash or traditional debit and credit card payments. In November 2019, the payment industry participants led by the Philippine Payments Management, Inc. (PPMI), under the guidance of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), launched the “QR Ph”, as the National QR Code standard.Continue reading “BSP allows person-to-merchant payments under QR Ph”
Members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) agreed to abstain from imposing customs duties on electronic transmissions at the 12th WTO Ministerial Conference in Geneva, Switzerland, last 12-17 June 2022. The moratorium will expire until the next Ministerial Conference (MC13), which will be held on 31 December 2023, or until 31 March 2024 should MC13 be delayed. The said moratorium was adopted by WTO in 1998 and renewed at successive ministerial conferences.Continue reading “WTO continues its e-commerce customs tariff moratorium”
The Export Development Council (EDC) forges the Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Department of Trade and Industry-Export Marketing Bureau (DTI-EMB) to ink a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to strengthen the partnership in enhancing trade facilitation and further support the development of the export industry. DOF Secretary Sonny Domiguez and DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez are both optimistic on the agreement.Continue reading “EDC forges BOC and DTI-EMB Memorandum Agreement”
Business groups, including the PHILEXPORT, PCCI, and SCMAP, have signed a solidarity statement calling for the revocation of the Philippine Port Authority’s (PPA) Trusted Operator Program – Container Registry Monitoring System (TOP-CRMS) and Empty Container Storage Shared Service Facility (ECSSSF).Continue reading “Business groups petition: Revoke PPA’s container registry monitoring system”
Truck operators can now register to get their Unified Logistics Pass (ULP) QR Code in the three participating pilot ecozone ports: Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Clark Freeport Zone, and Cavite Export Processing Zone. To register, truck operators may access this link: https://ulp.ltfrb.gov.ph/.Continue reading “Unified Logistics Pass launched to boost the logistics sector”