MALACAÑANG
Manila

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES

Executive Order No. 208

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 reduction in the rates of duty of imported raw materials will provide the necessary assistance to domestic industries to be globally competitive;

WHEREAS, Section 401 of the Tariff and Customs Code of t978, 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, JOSEPH EJERCITO ESTRADA, 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effectivity of this Executive Order, the articles specifically listed in the aforesaid "Annex" which are entered in or withdrawn from warehouses in the Philippines for consumption shall be levied the rates of duty herein prescribed.

See. 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.

See. 5. This Executive Order shall take effect thirty (30) days following its complete publication in two (2) newspapers of general circulation in the Philippines.

Done in the City of Manila, this 8th day of February in the year of Our Lord, Two Thousand.


By the President:


RONALDO B. ZAMORA
Acting Executive Secretary


Annex A
HDG.
NO.
H.S.
CODE
DESCRIPTION RATE OF DUTY (%)
2000
02.10 Meat and edible meat offal, salted, in brine, dried or smoked; edible flours and meals of meat or meat offal.
- X X X
0210.11 - - X X X
0210.11 10 - - - X X X
0210.11 20 - - - X X X
0210.12 - - X X X
0210.12 10 - - - X X X
0210.12 20 - - - X X X
0210.19 - - X X X
0210.19 10 - - - X X X
0210.19 20 - - - X X X
0210.20 00 - X X X
0210.90 - Other, including edible flours and meals of meat or meat offal:
0210.90 10 - - - X X X
0210.90 20 - - - DRIED PORK SKIN 10
0210.90 90 - - - X X X
0210.90 91 - - - - X X X
0210.90 92 - - - - X X X
22.02 Waters, including mineral waters and aerated waters, containing added sugar or other sweetening matter or flavoured, and other non-alcoholic beverages, not including fruit or vegetable juices of heading No. 20.09.
2202.10 00 - X X X
2202.90 - Other:
2202.90 10 - - - X X X
2202.90 20 - - - SOYA MILK 3
2202.90 90 - - - X X X
25.01 2501.00 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.
2501.00 10 - - - Table salt 5
2501.00 90 - - - X X X
28.03 2803.00 00 Carbon (carbon blacks and other forms of carbon not elsewhere specified or included). 3
39.20 Other plates, sheets, film, foil and strip, of plastics, non-cellular and not reinforced, laminated, supported or similarly combined with other materials.
3920.10 00 to
3920.79 00 - - X X X
- Of other plastics:
3920.91 00 - - Of polyvinyl butyral 3
3920.92 00 - - X X X
3920.93 00 - - X X X
3920.94 00 - - X X X
3920.99 00 - - X X X
40.02 Synthetic rubber and factice derived from oils, in primary forms or in plates, sheets or strip; mixtures of any product of heading No. 40.01 with any product of this heading, in primary forms or in plates, sheets or strip.
- Styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR); carboxylated styrene-butadiene rubber (XSBR):
4002.11 00 - - X X X
4002.19 00 - - Other Free
4002.20 00 - Butadiene rubber (BR) Free
- X X X
4002.31 00 to
4002.99 00 - - X X X
59.02 Tyre cord fabric of high tenacity yarn of nylon or other polyamides, polyesters or viscose rayon.
5902.10 00 - Of nylon or other polyamides Free
5902.20 00 - X X X
5902.90 00 - Other Free
73.08 Structures (excluding prefabricated buildings of heading No. 94.06) and parts of structures (for example, bridges and bridge-sections, lock-gates, towers, lattice masts, roofs, roofing frameworks, doors and windows and their frames and thresholds for doors, shutters, balustrades, pillars and columns), of iron or steel; plates, rods, angles, shapes, sections, tubes and the like, prepared for use in structures, of iron or steel.
7308.10 - X X X
7308.10 10 - - - X X X
7308.10 90 - - - X X X
7308.20 - X X X
7308.20 10 - - - X X X
7308.20 90 - - - X X X
7308.30 00 - X X X
7308.40 - X X X
7308.40 10 - - - X X X
HDG.
NO.
H.S.
CODE
DESCRIPTION RATE OF DUTY (%)
2000
7308.40 90 - - - X X X
7308.90 - Other:
7308.90 10 - - - X X X
7308.90 20 - - - CORRUGATED, CURVED OR BENT GALVANIZED PLATE FOR ASSEMBLY INTO UNDERGROUND CONDUITS AND CULVERTS 3
7308.90 90 - - - X X X
76.04 Aluminium bars, rods and profiles.
7604.10 00 - X X X
- Of aluminium alloys:
7604.21 - - Hollow profiles:
7604.21 10 - - - PERFORATED TUBE (TUBE SHEETS) PROFILE FOR EVAPORATOR COILS OF MOTOR VEHICLE AIR CONDITIONING MACHINES 3
7604.21 90 - - - OTHER 7
7604.29 - - X X X
7604.29 10 - - - X X X
7604.29 90 - - - X X X
76.07 Aluminium foil (whether or not printed or backed with paper, paperboard, plastics or similar backing materials) of a thickness (excluding any backing) not exceeding 0.2 mm.
- X X X
7607.11 00 - - X X X
7607.19 00 - - X X X
7607.20 - Backed:
7607.20 10 - - - X X X
7607.20 20 - - - ALUMINIUM FOIL OF ALLOY A1075 AND A3903, COATED ON BOTH SIDES, WITH ALUMINIUM ALLOY A4245 AND A4247, RESPECTIVELY 3
7607.20 90 - - - X X X
82.12 Razors and razor blades (including razor blade blanks in strips).
8212.10 00 - Razors 7
8212.20 - Safety razor blades, including razor blade blanks in strips:
8212.20 10 - - - DOUBLE-EDGED RAZOR BLADES 20
8212.20 90 - - - OTHER 7
8212.90 00 - Other parts 7
85.13 Portable electric lamps designed to function by their own source of energy (for example, dry batteries, accumulators, magnetos), other than lighting equipment of heading No. 85.12.
8513.10 - X X X
8513.10 10 - - - X X X
8513.10 90 - - - X X X
HDG.
NO.
H.S.
CODE
DESCRIPTION RATE OF DUTY (%)
2000
8513.90 - Parts:
8513.90 10 - - - X X X; REFLECTORS AND PLASTIC SWITCH SLIDES FOR FLASHLIGHTS 3
8513.90 90 - - - X X X
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.
8536.10 - Fuses:
8536.10 10 - - - THERMAL FUSES; GLASS TYPE FUSES 3
8536.10 90 - - - X X X
8536.20 - Automatic circuit breakers:
8536.20 10 - - - FOR ELECTRO-THERMIC DOMESTIC APPLIANCES OF HEADING NO. 85.16 3
8536.20 90 - - - OTHER 7
8536.30 00 - X X X
- X X X
8536.41 00 - - X X X
8536.49 00 - - X X X
8536.50 - Other switches:
8536.50 10 - - - X X X
8536.50 20 - - - 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 3
8536.50 90 to
8536.90 90 - - - X X X
85.39 Electric filament or discharge lamps, including sealed beam lamp units and ultra-violet or infra-red lamps; arc-lamps.
8539.10 00 - X X X
- Other filament lamps, excluding ultra-violet or infra-red lamps:
8539.21 - - X X X
8539.21 10

- - - X X X

8539.21 20

- - - X X X

8539.21 90 - - - X X X
8539.22

- - X X X

8539.22 10

- - - X X X

8539.22 90 - - - X X X
8539.29 - - Other:
8539.29 10

- - - X X X; FLASHLIGHT BULBS; MINIATURE INDICATOR BULBS, RATED UP TO 2.25 VOLTS

3
8539.29 20

to

8539.90 90 - - - X X X
HDG.
NO.
H.S.
CODE
DESCRIPTION RATE OF DUTY (%)
2000
87.08 Parts and accessories of the motor vehicles of headings Nos. 87.01 to 87.05.
8708.10 to
8708.80 90 - - - X X X
- Other parts and accessories:
8708.91 - - Radiators:
8708.91 10 - - - X X X
8708.91 20 - - - ALUMINUM RADIATOR CORE, SINGLE ROW 3
8708.91 90 - - - X X X
8708.92 00 to
8708.99 90 - - - X X X
94.05 Lamps and lighting fittings including searchlights and spotlights and parts thereof, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated signs, illuminated name-plates and the like, having a permanently fixed light source, and parts thereof not elsewhere specified or included.
9405.10 00 - X X X
9405.20 00 - X X X
9405.30 00 - X X X
9405.40 - Other electric lamps and lighting fittings:
9405.40 10 - - - Specialized operating lights; searchlights; spotlights; PILOT LAMP ASSEMBLIES FOR ELECTRO-THERMIC DOMESTIC APPLIANCES OF HEADING 85.16 3
9405.40 90 - - - X X X
9405.50 - X X X
9405.50 10 - - - X X X
9405.50 90 - - - X X X
9405.60 00 - X X X
- X X X
9405.91 - - X X X
9405.91 10 - - - X X X
9405.91 90 - - - X X X
9405.92 00 - - X X X
9405.99 00 - - X X X