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EXPRESS operator United Parcel Service is asking the Bureau of Customs (BOC) to extend the Automated Export Documentation System (AEDS) to locators of the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) exporting either out of the Ninoy Aqunio International Airport (NAIA) or the Diosdado Macapagal International Airport (DMIA).

In a recent letter to the BOC, UPS noted its Subic clients were having a hard time using the manual export documentation system. It said a decision to widen the AEDS scope would facilitate movement of export cargoes, specifically electronic products.

“Towards enhancing competitiveness of economic zone export-producers and improving the utilization and commercial viability of the DMIA, we therefore appeal to the BOC, SBMA, and CDC (Clark Development Corp) to replicate implementation of AEDS at the DMIA,” UPS country manager Maurice Gohoc said in his letter.

Gohoc noted the move will not incur any cost on the part of government as the BOC only needs to issue an order putting into effect the extension.

SBMA has submitted the final draft of a Joint Memorandum Order for the use of AEDS by its locators exporting either through NAIA or the DMIA.

BOC began implementing the AEDS at the country’s major airports, including in Cebu and Mactan, six years ago. However, the system may only be used by locators of the Philippine Economic Zone Authority. It was only last year when the BOC allowed locators of Clark Special Economic and Freeport Zone to use AEDS.

Subic has its own airport but its capacity is limited. Many ecozone locators therefore use the Clark-based DMIA, which can handle larger planes, to ship out their products.





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