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As of August 31, exporter compliance with e2m (electronic-to-mobile) Automated Export Declaration System (AEDS) is on the rise. This is based on latest estimates of the total number of electronic export declarations lodged through various customs-accredited value added service providers (VASP).

 

When e2m AEDS became mandatory in all seaports last June, the total number of electronic export declaration lodgments was only around 2,000 export entries.

 

Two months later by end of August, the total unofficial number processed by e2m AEDS is estimated by some industry observers to be nearing the milestone threshold of almost 25,000.

 

In terms of electronic ED compliance based on port of loading, the estimated breakdown is as follows:

 

Manila International Port – 64%

Mindanao ports   –   20.5%

Cebu International Port   –  7%

Port of Manila –  6%

NAIA (pilot participants)  –  2.5%

 

It should be noted that implementation of mandatory e2m AEDS for airfreight exports is postponed until further notice. However, several exporters who already use electronic EDs for their seafreight exports are likewise using electronic EDs for their airfreight shipments. According to them, they would rather not wait for the final mandatory implementation since this will soon happen anyway.

 

There is another measure of exporter compliance with e2m AEDS and this is in terms of having valid exporter customs client number (CCN) which is obtained upon approval & activation in e2m Client Profile Registration System (CPRS). Unfortunately we have no available information on how many exporters have complied with e2m CPRS.

 

Tale Of Two (2) Ports – How Many Shipping Lines Call At These Ports?

I have been asked again by friends and colleagues with this question – What is happening in the ports of Batangas and Subic and how many shipping lines really call in these ports to discharge import cargoes?

 

The information I have does not reflect official statistics from BOC, the Philippine Ports Authority, Asian Terminals Inc and ICTSI.

 

In the port of Batangas (base port in Bgy Santa Clara and private ports) no less that 39 shipping lines had vessel calls and discharged import shipments thereat during the month of August 2012. Only one shipping line carried containerized cargo.

 

Over at the port of Subic, no less than 21 shipping lines made vessel calls and discharged import shipments during the month of August. Only two shipping lines carried containerized cargo.

 

Leo V. Morada is a domain expert on IT applications in Philippine port operations with 25 years senior IT management experience implementing technology solutions in port operations, electronic transactions with customs & port authority, and air/sea port community system applications. He is CEO of Cargo Data Exchange Center, Inc, a customs-accredited Value Added Service Provider. He can be contacted at lmorada3f1@yahoo.com).

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