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DTI imposes safeguard duty on float glass imports

DTI imposes safeguard duty on float glass imports

Aug. 2 | Image by Michael Gaida from Pixabay The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has ordered the imposition of provisional safeguard duty on float glass, both clear and tinted, to protect the domestic industry from rising imports of the product. The provisional...

EO eyed to regulate fees of international shipping lines

EO eyed to regulate fees of international shipping lines

Jul. 17 | Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez delivering the keynote address at the 2nd Logistics Services Philippines Conference and Exhibit on July 15. An executive order will take the place of a proposed joint administrative order (JAO) designed to regulate charges...

BOC to levy safeguard duty on ceramic floor, wall tile imports

BOC to levy safeguard duty on ceramic floor, wall tile imports

Jul. 8 | Image by Ulrike Leone from Pixabay The Bureau of Customs (BOC) is imposing provisional safeguard duty on imported ceramic floor and wall tiles for 200 days to protect and promote competitiveness of domestic industries and producers. The duty shall come...

PH 5-year export development plan gets green light

PH 5-year export development plan gets green light

Jul. 3 | Image by Valdas Miskinis from Pixabay President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the new five year development plan to boost the country’s export growth and facilitate the flow of trade. The Philippine Export Development Plan (PEDP) 2018-2022, prepared...

PH, ROK start FTA talks to enhance trade, investment opportunities

PH, ROK start FTA talks to enhance trade, investment opportunities

Jun. 4 | Image by Ricarda Mölck from Pixabay The Philippines and South Korea have officially launched negotiations for a free trade agreement (FTA) to promote stronger bilateral relations. Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez and South Korea’s Minister for Trade, Industry,...

PH assured of retained preferential market access to UK post-Brexit

PH assured of retained preferential market access to UK post-Brexit

Apr. 17 | Image by DANIEL DIAZ from Pixabay The Philippines has secured a commitment from the United Kingdom (UK) on having the same level of market access to UK post-Brexit, under any scenario, including a no-deal Brexit, according to Trade and Industry secretary...

PH agencies to regulate fees of foreign shipping lines, depots, truckers

PH agencies to regulate fees of foreign shipping lines, depots, truckers

Feb. 1 | Image courtesy of khunaspix at FreeDigitalPhotos.net Fees charged by international shipping lines, container depot operators, and truckers operating in the Philippines will soon be regulated by government agencies, the move designed to lower high shipping...

PH guide for strategic goods classification rolled out

PH guide for strategic goods classification rolled out

Jan. 9 | The Strategic Trade Management Office (STMO) has released guidelines for classifying strategic goods, whose import, export, transit, and transshipment now require authorization under the Strategic Trade Management Act (STMA). The commodity classification...

EU registration scheme for PH exporters not yet ready

EU registration scheme for PH exporters not yet ready

Jan. 8 | The Philippines will still not be able to implement the European Union’s (EU) Registered Exporter (REX) system this month as earlier committed, according to the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). REX is the new system of certification of origin...

FDA licensing for micro firms simplified

FDA licensing for micro firms simplified

Dec. 28 | The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and Department of Health (DOH) have launched a six-month pilot program to fast-track the process for micro enterprises securing permits from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Even as the program focuses...