MALACAÑANG
Manila

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES

EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 319

MODIFYING THE RATES OF DUTY ON CERTAIN IMPORTED ARTICLES AS PROVIDED UNDER THE TARIFF AND CUSTOMS CODE OF 1978, AS AMENDED, IN ORDER TO IMPLEMENT THE PREFERENTIAL TARIFF RATES ON CERTAIN PRODUCTS UNDER THE ASEAN INDUSTRIAL COOPERATION (AICO) SCHEME

WHEREAS, the Philippines is a Contracting Party to the Basic Agreement on the ASEAN Industrial Cooperation Scheme (AICO) signed in Singapore on 27 April 1996;

WHEREAS, the Philippines is a participating country in the approved AICO Arrangements of Matsushita Electric Philippines Corporation (MEPCO) along with Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand; in the approved AICO Arrangement of Toyota Motor Philippines Corporation along with Malaysia and Thailand; and in the approved AICO Arrangement of Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) along with Thailand;

WHEREAS, under the MEPCO AICO Arrangement, the Philippines (Matsushita Electric Philippines Corporation) will import from Indonesia (PT National Gobel), Malaysia (Matsushita Electric Co.,(M) Bhd.), and Thailand (Matsushita Seiko (Thailand) Co., Ltd) electric fans and certain parts/ components for electric fans. In exchange Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand will import from the Philippines electric fans and complementary component parts for the electric fans;

WHEREAS, under the Toyota AICO Arrangement, the Philippines (Toyota Motor Philippines Corporation) will import from Indonesia (PT Toyota Astra Motor), Malaysia (Assembly Services Sdn Bhd), and Thailand (Toyota Motor Thailand Co. Ltd) certain original equipment manufacture (OEM) automotive parts/ components for Corolla passenger car (HS 8703.90 10). In exchange Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand will import from the Philippines electric fans and complementary components/parts for the electric fans;

WHEREAS, under the MMPC AICO Arrangement, the Philippines (Mitsubishi Motors Philippines and Asian Transmission Corporation) will import from Thailand (MMC Sittipol Co., Ltd) certain original equipment manufacture (OEM) automotive parts/components for MG Lancer (HS 8703.90 10) and L200 (HS 8704.90 10). In exchange Thailand will import from the Philippines complementary part/components for the OEM of L200;

WHEREAS, AICO Certificate of Eligibility Nos: Matsushita/1999/1 and amended Matsushita/1991/1 were issued on 20 September 1999 and on 17 March 2000, respectively, in favor of the participating companies in the MEPCO AICO Arrangement; AICO Certificate of Eligibility Nos: Toyota/2000/13, Toyota/2000/12 and Toyota/2000/16 were issued on 03 and 31 March 2000 and 20 April 2000, respectively, in favor of the participating companies in the Toyota AICO Arrangement; and AICO Certificate of Eligibility No: Mitsubishi/2000/1 was issued on 31 March 2000, in favor of the participating companies in the Mitsubishi AICO Arrangement;

WHEREAS, in consonance with Articles 5 and 7 of the Basic Agreement of the (AICO) Scheme, participating companies in the approved MEPCO, Toyota and MMPC AICO Arrangements shall qualify for 0 - 5% preferential tariff rates to be extended by Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines for MEPCO and Toyota; and by Thailand and the Philippines for MMPC as participating countries, effective within 45 days from the date of issuance of the Certificate of Eligibility Nos: Matsushita/1999/1,Toyota/2000/13, Toyota/2000/12 and Toyota/2000/16, and Mitsubishi/2000/1 by the ASEAN Secretariat.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, JOSEPH EJERCITO ESTRADA, President of the Philippines, pursuant to the powers vested in me under Section 402 of the Tariff and Customs Code of 1978, as amended, 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 accorded the AICO rates of 3% and 5% as specified in Column 4 thereof.

SEC 2. The AICO rates provided in Annex "A" shall be accorded to the AICO entities in Indonesia (PT. National Gobel), in Malaysia (Matsushita Electric Co., (M) Bhd.), and in Thailand (Matsushita Seiko (Thailand) Co. Ltd) effective 17 March 2000.

SEC 3. The articles specifically listed in Annex "B" hereof, as classified under Section 104 of the Tariff and Customs Code of 1978, as amended, shall be accorded the AICO rate of 5% on parts/components of Corolla passenger car (HS 8703.90 10) as specified in Column 6 thereof.

SEC 4. The AICO rate provided in Annex "B" shall be accorded to the AICO entity in Indonesia (PT Toyota Astra Motor) effective 20 April 2000, AICO entity in Malaysia (Assembly Services Sdn Bhd) effective 03 March 2000 and AICO entity in Thailand (Toyota Motor Thailand Co. Ltd) effective 31 March 2000.

SEC 5. The articles specifically listed in Annex "C" hereof, as classified under Section 104 of the Tariff andCustoms Code of 1978, as amended, shall be accorded the AICO rates of 5% on parts/components of MG Lancer passenger car (HS 8703.90 10) and 3% on parts/components of L200 (HS 8704.90 10) as specified in Column 6 thereof.

SEC 6. The AICO rates provided in Annex "C" shall be accorded to the AICO entity in Thailand (MMC Sittipol Co., Ltd.) effective 31 March 2000.

SEC 7. In the event that any subsequent changes are made in the basic (MFN) Philippine rate of duty on any of the articles listed in Annexes "A", "B" and "C" to a rate lower than the AICO rate prescribed in Column 4 of Annex "A" and Column 6 of Annexes "B" and "C" such article shall automatically be accorded the corresponding reduced rate of duty. Effective 1 January 2003, the final CEPT rate on the articles shall apply.

SEC 8. Upon the effectivity of this Executive Order, the articles specifically listed in the aforesaid Annexes "A", "B" and "C" which are entered or withdrawn from warehouses in the Philippines for consumption shall pay the applicable AICO preferential tariff rates specified under Sections 1, 3 and 5 hereof, subject to qualification under the Rules of Origin for the CEPT, as evidenced by the Certificate of Origin – Form "D".

SEC 9. Any revision/s to the part numbers appearing in Column 4 of Annexes "B" and "C" shall be communicated immediately to the Bureau of Customs by the Board of Investments within five (5) days after receipt of the official copy of the revised parts from the ASEAN Secretariat.

SEC 10. This Executive Order shall take effect immediately.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the Republic of the Philippines to be affixed.

Done in the City of Manila, this 17th day of November in the year of Our Lord, two thousand.


By the President:


RONALDO B. ZAMORA
Executive Secretary


Annex A

ARTICLES GRANTED PREFERENTIAL TARIFF UNDER THE APPROVED MEPCO AICO SCHEME
HS
CODE
PRODUCT
DESCRIPTION
SOURCE COUNTRY
(AICO COMPANY)
APPLICABLE
AICO
PREFERENTIAL
TARIFF (%)
(1) (2) (3) (4)
 

8414.51 00

-Fans:

--Table, floor, wall, window, ceiling or roof fans, with a self-contained electric motor of an output not exceeding 125 W

Table fan (Personal Type)
Wall fan
Ventilating fan

Wall fan with remote control
Living fan with electronic switch

 

Ventilating fan ( 20cm Window type )

 

 

 

Indonesia
(PT. National
Gobel)

Malaysia
(Matsushita Electric Co.,(M) Bhd.)

Thailand
(Matsushita Seiko (Thailand) Co., Ltd)

     
5

  5

 
5

       
 


4016.99 10

8414.90 00

Various Component Parts of Electric Fans:

Cord Bush

Knob

 

Indonesia
(PT. National Gobel)

  3
8503.00 00 Bush
Yoke (a)
Yoke (b)
Cover
Indonesia
(PT. National Gobel )
3
8503.00 00 Yoke
Cover
Malaysia
(Matsushita Electric Co.,(M) Bhd.)
3
8503.00 00 Motor Core Plates
Stator Core Plates
Thailand
(Matsushita Seiko (Thailand) Co. Ltd )
3
8536.50 20 Rotary Switch
Switch Base
Malaysia
(Matsushita Electric Co., (M) Bhd.)
3
8538.90 00 Regulator Cover
Regulator Base
Indonesia
(PT. National Gobel )
3
Annex B

ARTICLES GRANTED PREFERENTIAL TARIFF UNDER THE APPROVED TOYOTA AICO SCHEME

HS
CODE
MODEL/
TYPE
PRODUCT
DESCRIPTION
PART
NO.
SOURCE
COUNTRY
(AICO COMPANY)
APPLICABLE AICO
PREFERENTIAL
TARIFF (%)
(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)
8703.90 10 Corolla Passenger Car Various Component Parts:

Pipe sub Assy fuel Tank Filler Lr
Tube Sub Assy Fuel Tank Breather No. 1
Pipe Sub Assy Fuel Tank Filler
Pipe Sub Assy Fuel Tank Filler
Radiator Assy, L/Cap

 

 

77011

77012

77210

77210

16410

Indonesia (PT. Toyota Astra Motor) 5
8703.90 10 Corolla
Passenger Car
Various Component Parts:

Computer Engine Control Computer Engine Control Computer Engine Control

 

 

89661
89661
89661

Malaysia
(Assembly Services Sdn. Bhd.)
5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8703.90 10 Corolla Passenger Car Various Component Parts:

Cover, Luggage Comp. Trim Inn Rh
Insulator, Exhaust Manifold Heat
Pipe Assy Exhaust Fr
Pipe Assy Exhaust Fr

 

64721

17167

17410
17410

Thailand (Toyota Motor Thailand co., Ltd.) 5