Last August 31, we reported a rise in Philippine exporter compliance with electronic-to-mobile (e2m) Automated Export Declaration System (AEDS) based on the number of electronic export declarations lodged through the various customs-accredited value-added service providers (VASP).
When e2m AEDS became mandatory in all Philippine seaports last June, the number of electronic export declaration lodgments was only around 2,000. Two months later, this was estimated by some industry observers at nearly 25,000.
As of 31 October, the unofficial estimate was 47,000 electronic EDs, broken down (based on port of loading) into:
Manila International Port – 62%
Key Mindanao ports – 20%
Cebu International Port – 6%
Port of Manila – 6%
NAIA (pilot participants) – 3%
Other ports – 3%
The other ports include Batangas, Puerto Princesa, Iloilo, Dumaguete, Surigao, Bislig, Nasipit and Zamboanga.
Philippine Exporter Competitiveness Seminar – Cebu City
The Bureau of Export Trade Promotion, Philexport and Department of Trade & Industry are jointly undertaking a seminar on the Electronic to Mobile Customs (E2M) System-AEDS, CPRS (Clint Profile Registration System), iCARE and INCOTERMS® 2010. This will be held on November 15 and 16 at Crown Regency Hotel, Fuente Osmeña, Cebu City.
The three customs-accredited VASPs – Cargo Data Exchange Center (CDEC), e-Konek Pilipinas and Intercommerce Network Services (INS) will provide resource speakers for this event.
Leo V. Morada is a domain expert on IT applications in Philippine port operations with 25 years senior IT management experience implementing technology solutions in port operations, electronic transactions with customs & port authority, and air/sea port community system applications. He is CEO of Cargo Data Exchange Center, Inc, is a customs-accredited Value Added Service Provider. He may be contacted at email@example.com).