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Logistics service providers are now specifically included in the list of enterprises allowed to operate under the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine, and whose skeletal workforce may pass through checkpoints.

Department of Trade and Industry memo circular 20-08, dated March 20, said logistics service providers include cargo-handling operators, warehousing, and trucking, freight forwarders, and shipping lines.

Other enterprises allowed to operate during the quarantine period are:

  • Manufacturing and processing plants of basic food products, essential food products, medicines and medical supplies
  • Retail establishments (groceries, supermarkets, hypermarkets, convenience stores, public markets, pharmacies and drug stores)
  • Hospitals and medical clinics
  • Food preparation and water refilling stations
  • Delivery services whether in-house or outsourced transporting only food, water, and other basic necessities
  • Banks and capital markets
  • Power, energy, water and telecommunications supplies and facilities, waste disposal services
  • Export firms and business process outsourcing companies

MC No. 20-08 amends certain sections of MC 20-06.

MC 20-06, which supplements the Memorandum of the Executive Secretary dated March 16 that placed the entire Luzon region under enhanced community quarantine from March 17 to April 13.

Other sections of MC 20-06 have been retained in MC 20-08, such as the unhampered movement of all types of cargoes (food and non-food) within, to, and from Luzon.

If cargoes are subjected to random inspection (with cargo before delivery or empties after delivery), their movement “shall not be delayed, upon presentation of the cargo manifest or delivery receipt indicating the destination, nature, and quantity of the loaded goods/cargoes.”

The skeletal workforce of covered enterprises and establishments must present the following at checkpoints:

• Valid company identification card

• Proof of residence

• Certificate of employment

An official IATF (Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases) ID will also be issued by DTI.

A copy of MC 20-08 should be presented to the Philippine National Police and local government units at control/checkpoints for implementation.

16 Responses to “Logistics providers among enterprises that can operate during quarantine period”

  1. we are a manufacturing company located in Mandaluyong. we are producing bottles for alcohol for Telstar Manufacturing (toll manufacturer of Philusa for Rhea Alcohol) and Kohl Industries (alcohol and sanitizers manufacturer). Can we still operate? and how?

    • You can, as you are engaged in one of the covered enterprises allowed to operate under DTI MC 20-08. Please read memo in its entirety. The requirements to operate are there. Please note only a skeletal workforce is allowed.

  2. Are animal food is included to this? Since its food for our pets..

    • The transportation by logistics service providers of animal food is allowed but the production is not.

  3. We are on the manufacturing industry under construction business. our products are sand. are we also covered with the MC?

    • That’s not allowed under the MC but transportation of sand by logistics service providers is.

  4. Are brokers allowed to release goods for companies not listed in Sec1 of the DTI memo20-08 such as office furniture, various houseware (plastic containers, brooms, houseware…etc).

    • Yes you can; there is no BOC ruling to date that says only goods manufactured by sectors allowed to operate under DTI MC 20-08 will be cleared.

  5. Where can I get the form?

  6. Imported construction materials being hauled by trucks from port to warehouse assign, is this allowed?

  7. im a rice retailer. ppwede po rin ba akong mabigyan ng IATF ID na pwedeng gamitin para sa pagtransport ng bigas from caloocan to bulacan then pabalik?

  8. We are a chain of gasoline stations. We sometimes transfer stocks from one station to other here in bukidnon but somehow our driver is being stopped in checkpoints eventhough they presented id, certification of employment and community quarantine pass. They are looking for “do not delay” kind of signage with DTI Logo. Is it the actual rule on checkpoints?

    • Your trucks shouldn’t be stopped at checkpoints since, according to the IATF, “ALL CARGOES” must pass unimpeded. This directive applies NATIONWIDE, according to IATF.

      Your sector “Power, energy, water and telecommunications supplies and facilities, waste disposal services” also falls under those allowed to operate under the ECQ.

      But it appears the policy does not always reflect what is happening on the ground. We hear the same complaint over and over again from various cargo transport stakeholders.

      The “Do Not Delay” signage is not part of DTI rules. Maybe you can try to apply for an IATF ID?

      Apply online at https://dtiwebfiles.s3-ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/Advisories/IATFID_template.xlsx

      Email application to logistics@dti.gov.ph

      Warning: It takes a while to secure the ID.


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