Customs Committee

Recognizing the importance of customs and trade facilitation, the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP) urges the relevant government agencies to fully implement the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act (CMTA) in pursuance to the WCO Revised Kyoto Convention; revisit the provisions of Customs Memorandum Order No. 27-2019 and expedite issuance of the Authority To Release Goods (ATRIG); and fully operationalize the National Single Window (NSW) and integrate it with the ASEAN Single Window (ASW).

As for concerns on shipping costs, the ECCP proposes the following: (1) the charges of the shipping lines must be transparently clarified and justified; (2) International Commerce Terminology (INCOTerms) must be observed and respected; and (3) the inclusion of the ECCP Committees on Customs, and Infrastructure and Transportation in the technical working group and other consultations for the aforementioned matter.

Committee Leaders

Mark AnthonyTamayo
Atty. Mark Anthony Tamayo
Partner, Mata-Pérez, Tamayo & Francisco

Policy Paper / Materials Published

2022 Advocacy Papers - Customs and Logistics
2022 Advocacy Papers - Customs and Logistics

Year published: 2022

2021 Advocacy Papers - Customs
2021 Advocacy Papers - Customs

Year published: 2021

2019 Advocacy Papers - Customs
2019 Advocacy Papers - Customs

Year published: 2019

2018 Advocacy Papers - Customs
2018 Advocacy Papers - Customs

Year published: 2018

Committee Coordinator Details

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Sophia Ordoña
Associate Director for Government and International Affairs

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