April 25, 2023
The ECCP lauds and celebrates the recent release of the World Bank report which puts the Philippines on the 43rd spot out of 139 countries in terms of Logistics Performance Index (LPI). Based on the report, the Philippines has moved up 17 places. In an increasingly globalized world, seamless and sustainable trade is essential. The Chamber further supports measures that will aid logistical efficiency as well as customs and trade facilitation.
Furthermore, this can be further improved by timely implementing the 10-year Maritime Industry Development Plan (MIDP); fully operationalizing the National Single Window (NSW) and integrating it with the ASEAN Single Window (ASW); upholding the International Commerce Terminology (INCOTerms); and officially clarifying the lead government agency responsible for matter relating to shipping rates and port congestion.