PROVISIONS OF THE CUSTOMS MODERNIZATION AND TARIFF ACT (CMTA)
 Section 711 - Dumping Duty
      ▸ CMTA Provisions
      ▸ R.A. 8752
      ▸ IRRs
      ▸ TC Order
      ▸ TC Procedure
      ▸ TC Primer on Dumping Duty
Section 712 - Safeguard Duty
      ▸ CMTA Provisions
      ▸ R.A. 8800
      ▸ IRRs
      ▸ TC Order
      ▸ TC Procedure
      ▸ TC Primer on Safeguard Duty
      ▸ Form 5
Section 713 - Countervailing Duty
      ▸ CMTA Provisions
      ▸ R.A. 8751
      ▸ IRRs
      ▸ TC Procedure
      ▸ TC Primer on Countervailing Duty
Section 1100 - Classification Ruling
      ▸ CMTA Provisions
      ▸ TC Procedure
      ▸ Form 1 (Fillable)
Section 1603 - Functions of the Commission
      ▸ CMTA Provisions
Section 1608 - Flexible Clause
      ▸ CMTA Provisions
      
▸ TC Procedure
      ▸ Form 3 (Fillable)
Section 1609 - Promotion of Foreign Trade
      ▸ CMTA Provisions
      
▸ TC Order
      
▸ TC Procedure
      ▸ Form 3 (Fillable)
      ▸ Form 4







Two years since its launch in 2013, the Commission is pleased to announce the enhancement of its Philippine Tariff Finder (PTF). The facility's database has been expanded and now includes Rules of Origin. Applicable tariff rates pursuant to reciprocity arrangements under Free Trade Agreements have also been identified. Multi-search options have been developed to facilitate comparative analysis.

The enhancement of the PTF is in support of the Philippine Development Plan Midterm Update and the Boracay Action Agenda to Globalize MSMEs.




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      ▸ Final Reports
Safeguard Duty 
      ▸ Final Reports
      ▸ Monitoring Reports




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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Pursuant to Sections 1608/1609 of Republic Act 10863, otherwise known as the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act, a public hearing will be conducted on Philippine participation in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations-Hong Kong, China Free Trade Area (AHKFTA) negotiations, specifically with respect to its impact on Philippine tariffs imposed on products falling under Chapters 1 to 97 of the 2012 ASEAN Harmonized Tariff Nomenclature (AHTN).

The public hearing is scheduled on 14 September 2016 (Wednesday) at 9:00 a.m.

CUSTOMS MODERNIZATION AND TARIFF ACT

Republic Act No. 10863 known as “The Customs Modernization and Tariff Act (CMTA)” was signed on 30 May 2016. Published on 1 June 2016, this new law seeks to protect and enhance government revenue, institute fair and transparent customs and tariff management that will efficiently facilitate international trade, prevent and curtail any form of customs fraud and illegal acts, and modernize customs and tariff administration.

Migration from the provisions of the Tariff and Customs Code of the Philippines (TCCP) to the CMTA is underway.

REVIEW OF AHTN 2012

The ASEAN Harmonized Tariff Nomenclature (AHTN) 2012 is currently being reviewed in order to (a) align it with the 2017 version of the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System (HS) and (b) based on ASEAN technical criteria. Please click here for details. For inquiries, please get in touch with the Office of the Director, RIITAS, at Telephone Numbers 926-7476 or 433-5898.

 

OTHER NEWS
COMPETITION LAW AND POLICY

The Philippine Competition Act (RA 10667), providing for a national competition policy prohibiting anti-competitive agreements, abuse of dominant position and anti-competitive mergers and acquisitions, and establishing the Philippine Competition Commission, was signed on 21 July 2015.

The Office for Competition (OFC) of the Department of Justice has issued reports studying the levels of competition in the garlic and onion industries.

US GSP SCHEME RENEWED

On 29 June 2015, US President Barack Obama signed into law the Trade Preference Extension Act of 2015 which authorized the renewal of the US Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) Scheme, after it expired on 31 July 2013.  The Scheme, instituted in 1974 and renewed periodically, provides duty-free access to about 3,500 eligible products for beneficiary developing countries like the Philippines.  The US GSP Scheme will expire by December 2017.

Please check the USTR website for more information.

EU GRANTS GSP+ STATUS TO THE PHILIPPINES

Under the Generalised Scheme of Preferences Plus program of the European Union, the Philippines could enjoy zero duties on its exports to the European Union of products falling under more than 6,000 tariff lines. 

Please check the EU Export Helpdesk and Export Marketing Bureau websites for more information.