President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. (PBBM), in his first State of the Nation Address (SONA), vows to promote streamlined processes in the Bureau of Customs (BOC). Exporters may look forward to a modernized customs administration with global standards during his administration.
BOC started the works and officially launched the Philippine Customs Modernization Program, reducing manual encoding and paper-based processes into complete computerized customs systems on 26 March 2021. This modernization aims to streamline operations and processes by upgrading its systems, procedures, and operational activities. For more information, visit https://customs.gov.ph/philippine-customs-modernization-program/.
The Export Development Council (EDC) Networking Committee on Trade Policies and Procedures Simplification (NCTPPS) shall pursue its advocacy on simplifying systems and procedures to save time, no. of steps and costs pertinent to export.
As the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Bureau of Customs (BOC), and Export Development Council (EDC) signed the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) on 30 June 2022, the partnership and collaboration are more intensified toward trade facilitation as it also aims to improve data capturing and database sharing. AGPM