Need import, export data? BOC Trade Data Platform can help

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Screengrab of BOC's Trade Data Platform.
  • The Bureau of Customs has created a platform where requests for information on imports and exports may be made
  • The Trade Data Platform created under Customs Memorandum Order No. 04-2024, establishes a system of transparency of trade information obtained through BOC’s system
  • A memo will be issued annou­ncing the date of implementation of CMO 04-2024

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has created a platform where requests for information on imports and exports may be made.

The Trade Data Platform (TDP), created under Customs Memorandum Order (CMO) No. 04-2024, is aimed to establish a system of transparency of trade information obtained through the BOC’s system. It also adheres to the government’s Freedom of Information policy.

Data from the TDP excludes information restricted under the Data Privacy Act and are limited to the following: HS code, country of origin, country of export, model of declaration, date of payment of duties and taxes, registry date of goods declaration, gross mass, net mass, customs value, currency, exchange rate, dutiable value foreign currency, dutiable value (Php), freight, insurance, duty rate, preferential code, value-added tax base, excise and ad valorem tax, assessed duties and taxes, declared description, unit of measurement, quantity, and port code.

The TDP may be accessed at https://tradedata.customs.gov.ph.

Additional data elements for inclusion in the TDP may later be added, following recommendation of the BOC’s Management Information System and Technology Group (MISTG) to the Customs commissioner.

Data obtained in the TDP will be in non-editable format and any alteration or manipulation of data obtained from the platform and used for non-legal purposes will subject the concerned stakeholder to any administrative and/or criminal action as may be warranted under existing laws, rules, and regulations.

MISTG will issue a memo announcing the date of implementation of CMO 04-2024. Once the TDP is made available online, request for information made through emails or other forms of communication by both internal and external stakeholders will no longer be accommodated.

Aside from the TDP, the public can also search for trade information through the Philippine National Trade Repository and Philippine Tariff Finder. – Roumina Pablo

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