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Gov’t, private groups sign ‘10 Commitments of PH Logistics Services Sector’

Gov’t, private groups sign ‘10 Commitments of PH Logistics Services Sector’

Dec. 10 | At the signing of the Ten Commitments of the Philippine Logistics Services Sector, from L to R: Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Undersecretary Rowel Barba; Association of CY/CFS Operators of the Philippines president Alexander Ong; Customs Bonded...

Ten Commitments

Ten Commitments

Dec. 10 | Last week, at the first Logistics Services Philippines Conference, various stakeholders across the supply chain—government agencies and industry associations, including SCMAP —reaffirmed their commitment to ensuring the competitiveness of the logistics...

PH logistics players seek review of accreditation requirements

PH logistics players seek review of accreditation requirements

Nov. 20 | Stakeholders in the logistics services sector, who have to apply for accreditation with multiple agencies in order to operate, are urging the Philippine government to create a single accreditation process as one of the measures to ease doing business...

ASEAN e-commerce pact a boon to small businesses—DTI 

ASEAN e-commerce pact a boon to small businesses—DTI 

Nov. 18 | Philippine businesses are expected to benefit from the newly signed Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Agreement on E-Commerce, which aims to provide a holistic approach to the growth and support of the booming industry, according to the Department...

PH, US aim to develop cold chain facilities in PH

PH, US aim to develop cold chain facilities in PH

Oct. 28 | The Philippine Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) agreed to collaborate on developing cold chain facilities in the Philippines, with the assistance of the U.S. Agency for International Aid...

Port congestion: what’s the real score?

Port congestion: what’s the real score?

Oct. 24 | Is there port congestion at Manila’s international terminals? For the Philippine government, there is none, only a high level of terminal yard utilization. Stakeholders, however, are not inclined to believe this, pointing out that shipping lines are...

DTI, BOC insist: no port congestion, just limited yard space for empties

DTI, BOC insist: no port congestion, just limited yard space for empties

Oct. 14 | Customs commissioner Isidro Lapeña (left) with Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez talking about “perceptions” of port congestion. Photo courtesy of Bureau of Customs. There is no congestion at Manila ports, Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez announced...

PUCP joins calls to amend IRR of truck anti-overloading law; “looming” port congestion feared

PUCP joins calls to amend IRR of truck anti-overloading law; “looming” port congestion feared

Sep. 26 | The Port Users Confederation of the Philippines, Inc. (PUCP) recommends amending the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of the Anti-Overloading Act to allow truckers to comply with the law once the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH)...

DOF working on harmonizing commodity codes

DOF working on harmonizing commodity codes

Sep. 12 | Starting this month,the Philippine Department of Finance (DOF) will work with various trade regulatory government agencies (TRGAs) in a series of tariff harmonization and classification workshops to gather the base data needed to run TradeNet.gov.ph,...

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...
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