MALACA√ĎANG
Manila

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES

EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 197

MODIFYING THE NOMENCLATURE AND THE RATES OF IMPORT DUTY ON VARIOUS PRODUCTS UNDER SECTION 104 OF THE TARIFF AND CUSTOMS CODE OF 1978 (PRESIDENTIAL DECREE NO. 1464, AS AMENDED)

WHEREAS, the vegetable industry needs tariff support as it prepares to gear up towards competitiveness vis-à-vis imports;

WHEREAS, Section 401 of the Tariff and Customs Code of 1978, as amended, empowers the President to increase, reduce or remove existing rates of duty, as well as to modify the tariff nomenclature.

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" hereof, as classified under Section 104 of the Tariff and Customs Code of 1978, as amended, shall be subject to the rates of import duty in accordance with the schedule indicated opposite each article.

SEC 2. The nomenclature and the rates of import duty on tariff headings not enumerated and those listed but represented by the symbol "X X X" shall remain in force and effect.

SEC 3. Upon the effectivity of this Executive Order, the articles specifically listed in the aforesaid "Annex" which are entered or withdrawn from warehouses in the Philippines for consumption shall be levied the rates of duty herein prescribed.

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

SEC 5. This Executive Order shall be effective for a period of six months (6) months which shall commence immediately following its complete publication in two (2) newspapers of general circulation in the Philippines.

Done in the City of Manila, this 16th day of April in the year of our Lord, Two Thousand and Three.


By the President:


ALBERTO G. ROMULO
Executive Secretary


Annex A
HDG. NO. H.S. CODE DESCRIPTION RATE OF DUTY (%)
       
07.03   Onions, shallots, garlic, leeks and other alliaceous vegetables, fresh or chilled.  
       
  0703.10 00 - X X X  
  0703.20 00 - X X X  
  0703.90 00 - Leeks and other alliaceous vegetables 20
       
07.04   Cabbages, cauliflowers, kohlrabi, kale and similar edible brassicas, fresh or chilled.  
       
  0704.10 00 - Cauliflowers and headed broccoli 25
  0704.20 00 - X X X  
  to    
  0704.90 90 - - - X X X  
       
07.05   Lettuce (Lactuca sativa) and chicory (Cichorium spp.), fresh or chilled.  
       
    - Lettuce:  
  0705.11 00 - - Cabbage lettuce (head lettuce) 25
  0705.19 00 - - Other 25
    - Chicory:  
  0705.21 00 - - Witloof chicory (Cichorium intybus var. foliosum) 20
  0705.29 00 - - Other 20
       
07.06   Carrots, turnips, salad beetroot, salsify, celeriac, radishes and similar edible roots, fresh or chilled.  
       
  0706.10 - Carrots and turnips:  
  0706.10 10 - - - Carrots 25
  0706.10 20 - - - Turnips 20
  0706.90 00 - Other 20
       
07.07 0707.00 00 Cucumbers and gherkins, fresh or chilled. 20
       
07.08   Leguminous vegetables, shelled or unshelled, fresh or chilled.  
  0708.10 00 - Peas (Pisum sativum) 20
  0708.20 00 - Beans (Vigna spp., Phaseolus spp.) 20
  0708.90 00 - X X X  
       
07.09   Other vegetables, fresh or chilled.  
       
  0709.10 00 - X X X  
  0709.20 00 - X X X  
  0709.30 00 - X X X  
  0709.40 00 - Celery other than celeriac 20
    - X X X  
&nnbsp; 0709.51 00 - - X X X  
  0709.52 00 - - X X X  
  0709.60 00

- Fruits of the genus Capsicum or of the genus Pimenta

20
  0709.70 00 - Spinach, New Zealand spinach and orache spinach (garden spinach) 20
  0709.90 - X X X  
  0709.90 10 - - - X X X  
  0709.90 90 - - - X X X  
       
07.11   Vegetables provisionally preserved (for example, by sulphur dioxide gas, in brine, in sulphur water or in other preservative solutions), but unsuitable in that state for immediate consumption.  
       
  0711.10 - Onions:  
  0711.10 10 - - - X X X  
  0711.10 90 - - - Other 20
  0711.20 00 - X X X  
  0711.30 00 - X X X  
  0711.40 00 - Cucumbers and gherkins 20
  0711.90 00 - Other vegetables; mixtures of vegetables 20
       
08.14 0814.00 00 Peel of citrus fruit or melons (including watermelons), fresh, frozen, dried or provisionally preserved in brine, in sulphur water or in other preservative solutions.   20
       
09.04   Pepper of the genus Piper; dried or crushed or ground fruits of the genus Capsicum or of the genus Pimenta.  
       
    - X X X  
  0904.11    
  to    
  0904.12 90 - - - X X X  
  0904.20 00 - Fruits of the genus Capsicum or of the genus Pimenta, dried or crushed or ground   20
       
09.10   Ginger, saffron, turmeric (curcuma), thyme, bay leaves, curry and other spices.  
       
  0910.10 00 - Ginger 20
  0910.20 00    
  to    
  0910.99 00 - - X X X