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ASEAN firms stand to gain from trade war if they act now—trade and customs expert

ASEAN firms stand to gain from trade war if they act now—trade and customs expert

Dec. 3 | Angelia Chew, co-founder and managing partner of Singapore-based AC Trade Advisory, at the recent seminar on “Managing International Trade in the Philippines and Beyond in Asia Pacific” organized by PortCalls and Asia Customs & Trade. The...

Duterte forms council to revive barter trade

Duterte forms council to revive barter trade

Nov. 6 | Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has created a council that will revive the ancient trade of barter in Mindanao to spur growth in the region. Under Executive Order (EO) No. 64 series of 2018, the Mindanao Barter Council (MBC) is established to supervise,...

PH inks ASEAN protocols amending ATIGA, boosting services sector

PH inks ASEAN protocols amending ATIGA, boosting services sector

Sep. 8 | Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) economic ministers (AEM) have signed the First Protocol to amend the ASEAN Trade in Goods Agreement (ATIGA), a move expected to facilitate implementation of the ASEAN-Wide Self-Certification (AWSC) Scheme. The...

Stronger links between ASEAN and Russian customs agencies urged

Stronger links between ASEAN and Russian customs agencies urged

Jun. 17 | Philippine Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III has called for closer cooperation between the Russian Federation and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in the field of customs administration to further strengthen economic ties between...

20 state agencies for linkup to TradeNet by midyear

20 state agencies for linkup to TradeNet by midyear

May. 4 | A total of 20 Philippine government agencies will be connected to TradeNet—the government’s online platform for the application of permits for imports and exports—by the middle of this year, according to the Department of Finance (DOF). Finance...

SG pledges more than $185M in investments to PH

SG pledges more than $185M in investments to PH

Apr. 30 | The Philippines has received US$185.7 million worth of investment pledges from Singapore that will provide 1,920 job opportunities and strengthen the two countries’ trade relationship. The investment pledges were signed on April 28 on the sidelines...

EO identifying DOTr as overseer of MTOs almost ready

EO identifying DOTr as overseer of MTOs almost ready

Feb. 9 | The draft executive order (EO) that will designate the Department of Transportation (DOTr) as the Philippines’ competent national body that will oversee multimodal transport operators (MTOs) is being finalized. A ranking DOTr official who requested...

Bangsamoro areas, BIMP-EAGA prodded to restore barter trade

Bangsamoro areas, BIMP-EAGA prodded to restore barter trade

Feb. 4 | The Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) is backing plans to revive barter trading, particularly between Bangsamoro areas and the Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines-East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) as part of efforts to establish...

New ASEAN sec gen starts official term

New ASEAN sec gen starts official term

Jan. 7 | Dato Lim Jock Hoi from Brunei Darussalam is the new secretary-general (SG) of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), succeeding outgoing Le Luong Minh who completed his term of office on December 31, 2017. The ASEAN Secretariat officiated...

Lower House urges revival of travel tax exemption in BIMP-EAGA

Lower House urges revival of travel tax exemption in BIMP-EAGA

Dec. 27 | The House of Representatives has adopted a resolution calling on Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to renew the policy that grants travel tax exemptions to passengers departing from Mindanao and Palawan going to any destination in the Brunei Darussalam,...
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