During the 1st quarter of 2013, indications pointed to the continued very high level of stakeholder compliance to the Bureau of Customs’ electronic-to-mobile (e2m) Automated Export Declaration System (AEDS). This is measured by the total number of electronic export declarations processed by BOC’s e2m System.
The following is a breakdown of the volume of electronic EDs processed through the various customs ports:
MICP – 62%
Davao – 12%
NAIA – 9%
Cebu – 6%
POM – 5%
Other ports (Mindanao) – 6%
BOC e2m AEDS is not yet fully implemented for airfreight shipments. The percentage for NAIA pertains only to the total number of electronic EDs lodged by pilot exporter participants.
The breakdown per port also excludes electronic EDs for seafreight and airfreight export shipments of Philippine Economic Zone Authority-registered export enterprises.
It is to be noted that the following are not yet mandatory insofar as e2m and PEZA AEDS systems are concerned:
– BOC e2m AEDS for airfreight export shipments
– PEZA AEDS for ports outside of Port of Manila/Manila International Port/NAIA
– PEZA AEDS for staggered export shipments (containerized)
As of late 2012, there were initial efforts to seriously explore data integration of PEZA electronic ED and freeport electronic ED with BOC e2m AEDS. It will be interesting to find out the latest status of this data integration.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org).