MALACA√ĎANG
Manila

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES

EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 166

MODIFYING THE RATES OF IMPORT DUTY OF CERTAIN ARTICLES UNDER THE TARIFF AND CUSTOMS CODE OF 1978 (PRESIDENTIAL DECREE NO. 1464, AS AMENDED), IN ORDER TO IMPLEMENT THE ASEAN INTEGRATION SYSTEM OF PREFERENCES (AISP) PACKAGE OF THE PHILIPPINES

WHEREAS, at the 4th ASEAN Informal Summit held in Singapore in November 2000, the ASEAN Heads of Government/State agreed on the Initiative for ASEAN Integration (IAI) with objectives to narrow the development gap between the older and newer members of ASEAN, and to enhance the new members integration with the rest of the ASEAN;

WHEREAS, to implement the decision of the ASEAN Heads of Government/State, the ASEAN Economic Ministers (AEM), in its meeting in Siemreap, Cambodia on 3-5 May 2001, decided to implement the ASEAN GSP Scheme (now AISP) on a bilateral basis;

WHEREAS, the preference is a unilateral offer made by preference giving countries (Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand) to the preference receiving countries (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam);

WHEREAS, Section 402 of the Tariff and Customs Code of 1978, as amended, empowers the President, upon the recommendation of the National Economic and Development Authority, to increase, reduce or remove existing protective rates of import duty, as well as to modify the form of duty.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, GLORIA MACAPAGAL ARROYO, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby order:

SECTION 1. The articles specifically listed in "Annex A" (Articles Granted Concession under the ASEAN Integration System of Preferences (AISP) Package of the Philippines) hereof, as classified under Section 104 of the Tariff and Customs Code of 1978, as amended, shall be subject to the AISP rate of duty indicated in Column 4 of "Annex A" when imported from Myanmar or Vietnam (preference receiving countries) indicated in Column 5 of "Annex A".

SEC. 2. In the event that any subsequent changes are made in the basic (MFN) Philippine rate of duty on any of the articles listed in "Annex A" to a rate lower than the rate prescribed in Column 4 of "Annex A" such article shall automatically be accorded the corresponding reduced duty.

SEC. 3. From the date of effectivity of this Executive Order, all articles listed in "Annex A" entered into or withdrawn from warehouses in the Philippines for consumption shall be imposed the rates of duty therein prescribed subject to qualification under the Rules of Origin of forty percent (40%) single country content (Myanmar or Vietnam) as provided for in the Agreement on the CEPT Scheme for the AFTA signed on 28 January 1992.

SEC. 4. All Presidential issuances, administrative rules and regulations, or parts thereof, which are contrary or inconsistent with this Executive Order are hereby repealed or modified accordingly.

SEC. 5. This Executive Order shall take effect immediately following its complete publication in two (2) newspapers of general circulation in the Philippines.

Done in the City of Manila, this 10th day of January, in the year of our Lord, Two Thousand and Three.


By the President:


ALBERTO G. ROMULO
Executive Secretary


HDG. NO. H.S. CODE DESCRIPTION Applicable AISP
Rate (%)
2003
Preference Receiving Country
(1) (2) (3) (4) (5)
04.10

0410.00 00

Edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included.

Free Myanmar
05.02  

Pigs', hogs' or boars' bristles and hair; badger hair and other brush making hair; waste of such bristles or hair.

   
 

0502.10 00

- Pigs', hogs' or boars' bristles and hair and waste thereof

Free Myanmar
05.05  

Skins and other parts of birds with their feathers or down, feathers and parts of feathers (whether or not with trimmed edges) and down, not further worked than cleaned, disinfected or treated for preservation; powder and waste of feathers or parts of feathers.

   
 

0505.90 00

- Other

Free Myanmar
05.06  

Bones and horn-cores, unworked, defatted, simply prepared (but not cut to shape), treated with acid or degelatinised; powder and waste of these products.

   
 

0506.90 00

- Other

Free Myanmar
05.07  

Ivory, tortoise-shell, whalebone and whalebone hair, horns, antlers, hooves, nails, claws and beaks, unworked or simply prepared but not cut to shape; powder and waste of these products.

   
 

0507.10 00

- Ivory; ivory powder and waste

Free Myanmar
05.08

0508.00 00

Coral and similar materials, unworked or simply prepared but not otherwise worked; shells of molluscs, crustaceans or echinoderms and cuttle-bone, unworked or simply prepared but not cut to shape, powder and waste thereof.

Free Myanmar
09.09  

Seeds of anise, badian, fennel, coriander, cumin or caraway; juniper berries.

   
 

0909.10 00

- Seeds of anise or badian

Free Vietnam
12.07  

Other oil seeds and oleaginous fruits, whether or not broken.

   
   

- Other:

   
 

1207.99 00

- - Other

Free Myanmar
12.08  

Flours and meals of oil seeds or oleaginous fruits, other than those of mustard.

   
 

1208.10 00

- Of soya beans

Free Myanmar
12.09  

Seeds, fruits and spores, of a kind used for sowing.

   
   

- Beet seed:

   
 

1209.19 00

- - Other

Free Myanmar
12.11  

Plants and parts of plants (including seeds and fruits), of a kind used primarily in perfumery, in pharmacy or for insecticidal, fungicidal or similar purposes, fresh or dried, whether or not cut, crushed or powdered.

   
 

1211.10 00

- Liquorice roots

Free Myanmar
 

1211.20 00

- Ginseng roots

Free Myanmar
 

1211.90 00

- Other

Free Myanmar
12.12  

Locust beans, seaweeds and other algae, sugar beet and sugar cane, fresh, chilled, frozen or dried, whether or not ground; fruit stones and kernels and other vegetable products (including unroasted chicory roots of the variety Cichorium intybus sativum) of a kind used primarily for human consumption, not elsewhere specified or included.

   
 

1212.10 00

- Locust beans, including locust bean seeds

Free Myanmar
14.01  

Vegetable materials of a kind used primarily for plaiting (for example, bamboos, rattans, reeds, rushes, osier, raffia, cleaned, bleached or dyed cereal straw, and lime bark).

   
 

1401.10 00

- x x x

   
 

1401.20 00

- Rattans

Free Myanmar
 

1401.90 00

- Other

Free Myanmar
14.03  

Vegetable materials of a kind used primarily in brooms or in brushes (for example, broomcorn, piassava, couch-grass and istle), whether or not in hanks or bundles.

   
 

1403.10 00

- Broomcorn (Sorghum vulgare var. technicum)

Free Myanmar
 

1403.90 00

- Other

Free Myanmar
14.04  

Vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included.

   
 

1404.90 00

- Other

Free

Free
Myanmar

Vietnam
15.21  

Vegetable waxes (other than triglycerides), bees wax, other insect waxes and spermaceti, whether or not refined or coloured.

   
 

1521.10 00

- Vegetable waxes

Free Myanmar
25.01

2501.00 00

Salt (including table salt and denatured salt) and pure sodium chloride, whether or not in aqueous solution or containing added anti-caking or free-flowing agents; sea water.

Free Myanmar
25.05   Natural sands of all kinds, whether or not coloured, other than metal-bearing sands of Chapter 26.    
 

2505.10 00

- Silica sands and quartz sands

Free CLMV
25.09

2509.00 00

Chalk.

Free Myanmar
27.01   Coal; briquettes, ovoids and similar solid fuels manufactured from coal.    
   

- Coal, whether or not pulverised, but not agglomerated:

   
 

2701.11 00

- - Anthracite

Free Vietnam
28.04  

Hydrogen, rare gases and other non-metals.

   
   

- Rare gases:

   
 

2804.29 00

- - Other

Free Myanmar
28.12  

Halides and halide oxides of non-metals.

   
 

2812.90 00

- Other

Free Myanmar
28.28   Hypochlorites; commercial calcium hypochlorite; chlorites; hypobromites.    
 

2828.10 00

- Commercial calcium hypochlorite and other calcium hypochlorites

Free Myanmar
28.33   Sulphates; alums; peroxosulphates (persulphates).    
   

- Sodium sulphates:

   
 

2833.19 00

- - Other

Free Myanmar
30.03  

Medicaments (excluding goods of heading No. 30.02, 30.05 or 30.06) consisting of two or more constituents which have been mixed together for therapeutic or prophylactic uses, not put up in measured doses or in forms or packings for retail sale.

   
   

- Containing hormones or other products of heading No. 29.37 but not containing antibiotics:

   
 

3003.31 00

- - Containing insulin

Free Myanmar
 

3003.39 00

- - Other

Free Myanmar
 

3003.40 00

- Containing alkaloids or derivatives thereof but not containing hormones or other products of heading No. 29.37 or antibiotics

Free Myanmar
30.04  

Medicaments (excluding goods of heading No. 30.02, 30.05 or 30.06) consisting of mixed or unmixed products for therapeutic or prophylactic uses, put up in measured doses or in forms or packings for retail sale.

   
   

- Containing hormones or other products of heading No. 29.37 but not containing antibiotics:

   
 

3004.31 00

- - Containing insulin

Free Myanmar
 

3004.39 00

- - Other

Free Myanmar
 

3004.40 00

- Containing alkaloids or derivatives thereof but not containing hormones, other products of heading No. 29.37 or antibiotics

Free Myanmar
 

3004.90

- Other:

   
 

3004.90 10

- - - Specialized medicines for cancer, AIDS and other dread diseases Free Myanmar
 

3004.90 20

- - - Closed sterile water system for inhalation, pharmaceutical grade (USP, NF or BP)

Free Myanmar
30.05  

Wadding, gauze, bandages and similar articles (for example, dressings, adhesive plasters, poultices), impregnated or coated with pharmaceutical substances or put up in forms or packings for retail sale for medical, surgical, dental or veterinary purposes.

   
 

3005.10

- Adhesive dressings and other articles having an adhesive layer:

   
 

3005.10 10

- - - Specialized transdermal therapeutic system (TTS) patches for cancer and heart diseases

Free Myanmar
32.01  

Tanning extracts of vegetable origin; tannins and their salts, ethers, esters and other derivatives.

   
 

3201.90 00

- Other

Free Myanmar
32.08  

Paints and varnishes (including enamels and lacquers) based on synthetic polymers or chemically modified natural polymers, dispersed or dissolved in a non-aqueous medium; solutions as defined in Note 4 to this Chapter.

   
 

3208.20

- Based on acrylic or vinyl polymers:

   
 

3208.20 10

- - - Cavity lining and varnish for dental use

Free Myanmar
33.06  

Preparations for oral or dental hygiene, including denture fixative pastes and powders; yarn used to clean between the teeth (dental floss), in individual retail packages.

   
 

3306.10

- Dentifrices:

   
 

3306.10 10

- - - Prophylactic paste and powder for dental use

Free Myanmar
34.01  

Soap; organic surface-active products and preparations for use as soap, in the form of bars, cakes, moulded pieces or shapes, whether or not containing soap; paper, wadding, felt and nonwovens, impregnated, coated or covered with soap or detergent.

   
 

3401.20

- Soap in other forms:

   
 

3401.20 10

- - - Soap for flotation deinking of recycled paper

Free Myanmar
35.05  

Dextrins and other modified starches (for example, pregelatinised or esterified starches); glues based on starches, or on dextrins or other modified starches.

   
 

3505.10 00

- Dextrins and other modified starches:

   

ex

3505.10 00

Dextrins

3 All

ex

3505.10 00

Other modified starches

Free Vietnam
38.06  

Rosin and resin acids, and derivatives thereof; rosin spirit and rosin oils; run gums.

   
 

3806.10 00

- Rosin and resin acids

Free Vietnam
41.01  

Raw hides and skins of bovine or equine animals (fresh, or salted, dried, limed, pickled or otherwise preserved, but not tanned, parchment-dressed or further prepared), whether or not dehaired or split.

   
 

4101.10 00

- Whole hides and skins of bovine animals, of a weight per skin not exceeding 8 kg when simply dried, 10 kg when dry-salted, or 14 kg when fresh, wet-salted or otherwise preserved

Free Myanmar
41.03  

Other raw hides and skins (fresh, or salted, dried, limed, pickled or otherwise preserved, but not tanned, parchment-dressed or further prepared), whether or not dehaired or split, other than those excluded by Note 1(b) or 1(c) to this Chapter.

   
 

4103.10 00

- Of goats or kids

Free Myanmar
 

4103.90 00

- Other

Free Myanmar
41.04  

Leather of bovine or equine animals, without hair on, other than leather of heading No. 41.08 or 41.09.

   
   

- Other bovine leather and equine leather, tanned or retanned but not further prepared, whether or not split:

   
 

4104.21 00

- - Bovine leather, vegetable pre-tanned

Free Myanmar
 

4104.22

- - Bovine leather, otherwise pre-tanned:

   
 

4104.22 10

- - - Chrome-wet-blue hides and skins

Free Myanmar
 

4104.29

- - Other:

   
 

4104.29 10

- - - Chrome-wet-blue hides and skins and crust vegetable (semi-tanned) hides and skins

Free Myanmar
41.05  

Sheep or lamb skin leather, without wool on, other than leather of heading No. 41.08 or 41.09.

   
   

- Tanned or retanned but not further prepared, whether or not split:

   
 

4105.11 00

- - Vegetable pre-tanned

Free Myanmar
41.06  

Goat or kid skin leather, without hair on, other than leather of heading No. 41.08 or 41.09.

   
   

- Tanned or retanned but not further prepared, whether or not split:

   
 

4106.11 00

- - Vegetable pre-tanned

Free Myanmar
44.01  

Fuel wood, in logs, in billets, in twigs, in faggots or in similar forms; wood in chips or particles; sawdust and wood waste and scrap, whether or not agglomerated in logs, briquettes, pellets or similar forms.

   
   

- Wood in chips or particles:

   
 

4401.21 00

- - Coniferous

Free Myanmar
44.03  

Wood in the rough, whether or not stripped of bark or sapwood, or roughly squared.

   
 

4403.20 00

- Other, coniferous

Free Myanmar
47.06  

Pulps of fibres derived from recovered (waste and scrap) paper or paperboard or of other fibrous cellulosic material.

   
 

4706.20 00

- Pulps of fibres derived from recovered (waste and scrap) paper or paperboard

Free Myanmar
   

- Other:

   
 

4706.92 00

- - Chemical

Free Myanmar
47.07  

Recovered (waste and scrap) paper or paperboard.

   
 

4707.10 00

- Of unbleached kraft paper or paperboard or of corrugated paper or paperboard

Free Myanmar
48.02  

Uncoated paper and paperboard, of a kind used for writing, printing or other graphic purposes, and punch card stock and punch tape paper, in rolls or sheets, other than paper of heading No. 48.01 or 48.03; hand-made paper and paperboard.

   
   

- Other paper and paperboard, not containing fibres obtained by a mechanical process or of which not more than 10% by weight of the total fibre content consists of such fibres:

   
 

4802.52

- - Weighing 40 g/m2 or more but not more than 150 g/m2:

   
 

4802.52 10

- - - Fancy paper and paperboard including with watermarks, granatized felt finish, fibers or blend of specks and vellum antique finish weighing 40 g/m2 or more but not more than 150 g/m2

Free Myanmar
58.06   Narrow woven fabrics, other than goods of heading No. 58.07; narrow fabrics consisting of warp without weft assembled by means of an adhesive (bolducs).    
   

- Other woven fabrics:

   
 

5806.31 10

- - - Narrow woven fabrics of the kind being processed into inked ribbon for typewriters and similar machines; backing for electrical insulating tape, of cotton

Free Myanmar
 

5806.31 20

- - - Textile sequencial markers used in the manufacture of electrical wires

Free Myanmar
65.06  

Other headgear, whether or not lined or trimmed.

   
   

- Other:

   
 

6506.92 00

- - Of furskin

Free Vietnam
71.03   Precious stones (other than diamonds) and semi-precious stones, whether or not worked or graded but not strung, mounted or set; ungraded precious stones (other than diamonds) and semi-precious stones, temporarily strung for convenience of transport.    
 

7103.10 00

- Unworked or simply sawn or roughly shaped

Free Myanmar
   

- Otherwise worked:

   
 

7103.91 00

- - Rubies, sapphires and emeralds

Free Myanmar
73.06   Other tubes, pipes and hollow profiles (for example, open seam or welded, riveted or similarly closed), of iron or steel.    
 

7306.90

- Other:

   
 

7306.90 10

- - - Bundy-weld pipes and tubes

Free Vietnam
74.09   Copper plates, sheets and strip, of a thickness exceeding 0.15 mm.    
   

- Of copper-tin base alloys (bronze):

   
 

7409.39 00

- - Other

Free Myanmar
74.12   Copper tube or pipe fittings (for example, couplings, elbows, sleeves).    
 

7412.10 00

- Of refined copper

Free Myanmar
78.01  

Unwrought lead.

   
 

7801.10 00

- Refined lead

Free Myanmar
85.01   Electric motors and generators (excluding generating sets).    
   

- AC generators (alternators):

   
 

8501.61 00

- - Of an output not exceeding 75 kVA

Free Myanmar
85.04   Electrical transformers, static converters (for example, rectifiers) and inductors.    
   

- Other transformers:

   
 

8504.31

- - Having a power handling capacity not exceeding 1 kVA:

   
 

8504.31 10

- - - Instrument potential transformers

Free Myanmar
 

8504.31 30

- - - Flyback transformers

Free Myanmar
 

8504.31 40

- - - Intermediate frequency transformers

Free Myanmar
85.11   Electrical ignition or starting equipment of a kind used for spark-ignition or compression-ignition internal combustion engines (for example, ignition magnetos, magneto-dynamos, ignition coils, sparking plugs and glow plugs, starter motors); generators (for example, dynamos, alternators) and cut-outs of a kind used in conjunction with such engines.    
 

8511.30

- Distributors; ignition coils:

   
 

8511.30 10

- - - For aircraft use

Free Myanmar
 

8511.30 20

- - - Unassembled distributors and unassembled ignition coils

Free Myanmar
85.36   Electrical apparatus for switching or protecting electrical circuits, or for making connections to or in electrical circuits (for example, switches, relays, fuses, surge suppressors, plugs, sockets, lamp-holders, junction boxes), for a voltage not exceeding 1,000 volts.    
 

8536.50

- Other switches:

   
 

8536.50 10

- - - High inrush switches and commutators for stoves and ranges; microphone switches; power switches for television or radio receivers; switches for electric fans; rotary, slide, see-saw and magnetic switches for air conditioning machines; miniature switches for rice cookers or oven toasters

Free Vietnam
 

8536.90

- Other apparatus:

   
 

8536.90 10

- - - Connection and contact elements for wires and cables; wafer probers

Free Vietnam
85.40   Thermionic, cold cathode or photo-cathode valves and tubes (for example, vacuum or vapour or gas-filled valves and tubes, mercury arc rectifying valves and tubes, cathode-ray tubes, television camera tubes).    
   

- Cathode-ray television picture tubes, including video monitor cathode-ray tubes:

   
 

8540.11 00

- - Colour

Free Vietnam
85.41   Diodes, transistors and similar semiconductor devices; photosensitive semiconductor devices, including photovoltaic cells whether or not assembled in modules or made up into panels; light emitting diodes; mounted piezo-electric crystals.    
 

8541.90 00

- Parts

Free Myanmar
90.18   Instruments and appliances used in medical, surgical, dental or veterinary sciences, including scintigraphic apparatus, other electro-medical apparatus and sight-testing instruments.    
   

- Electro-diagnostic apparatus (including apparatus for functional exploratory examination or for checking physiological parameters):

   
 

9018.19 00

- - Other

Free Myanmar