Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Events

Various issues weigh on PH customs as it drafts e-commerce rules

As the Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) drafts its rules on cross-border e-commerce, it finds itself confronted with a multitude of potential...
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Press Releases

RCEP possibly concluded in Nov

Ministers of the 16 participating countries of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement are optimistic the trade deal will be concluded...

Opinion

All About the PH Rice Tariffication Act

By March 5, Philippine Republic Act No. 11203 (Rice Tariffication Act) should have taken effect. In theory, the new law should reduce...

New PH Rules on Customs Audit and Prior Disclosure

IT’S been more than 2 years since the passage of the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act (CMTA) and finally, the new rules...

What Will You Buy? How Will You Source?

In recent years, digital commerce has grown tremendously and this has greatly affected how people conduct their trading transactions. We all have heard of...

The Trade Compliance Profession

Except for a brief stint in government, I have been in the trade compliance profession for more than 15 years. In all those years,...
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Editor's Pick

WTO report: tariffs on face masks, soaps among highest for COVID-19 medical products

Imports and exports of medical products totalled about US$2 trillion in 2019, which represented about 5% of total world merchandise trade last...

ADB report: East, SE Asia to be among hardest hit by COVID-19 in region

After a lackluster 2019, regional growth in developing Asia will decline sharply in 2020 due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic,...

March marks ASEAN’s worst manufacturing performance with record lows in output, new orders

Manufacturers in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) felt the brunt of the coronavirus pandemic in March 2020 as the Purchasing...