MALACAĂ‘ANG
Manila

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES

EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 84

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

WHEREAS, the government has continued to implement a tariff rationalization program aimed at promoting global competitiveness and providing for a level playing field for the agriculture sector;

WHEREAS, the government needs to extend the existing MFN tariff rates on some agricultural products to help the agriculture sector to be efficient and globally competitive;

WHEREAS, Section 401 of the Tariff and Customs Code of 1978, as amended, empowers the President to increase, reduce or remove existing protective rates of import 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 MFN rates of import duty in accordance with the schedule indicated opposite each article.

SEC 2. The nomenclature and the MFN 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the effectivity of this Executive Order, the articles specifically listed in the aforesaid "Annex" which are entered or withdrawn from warehouses in the Philippines for consumption shall be levied the rates of duty as indicated therein.

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 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 15th day of March, in the year of Our Lord, two thousand and two.


By the President:


ALBERTO G. ROMULO
Executive Secretary


Annex A

HDG. NO.

H.S. CODE

DESCRIPTION
RATE OF DUTY
  01 January
2002 2003 2004
02.03 Meat of swine, fresh, chilled or frozen.
- Fresh or chilled:
0203.11 - - Carcasses and half-carcasses:
0203.11 10 - - - X X X
0203.11 20 - - - Out-Quota 60 40 40
0203.12 - - Hams, shoulders and cuts thereof with bone-in:
0203.12 10 - - - X X X
0203.12 20 - - - Out-Quota 60 40 40
0203.19 - - Other:
0203.19 10 - - - Pork bellies:
0203.19 11 - - - - X X X
0203.19 12 - - - - Out-Quota 60 40 40
0203.19 20 - - - Fore-ends and cuts thereof:
0203.19 21 - - - - X X X
0203.19 22 - - - - Out-Quota 60 40 40
0203.19 90 - - - Other:
0203.19 91 - - - - X X X
0203.19 92 - - - - Out-Quota 60 40 40
- Frozen:
0203.21 - - Carcasses and half-carcasses:
0203.21 10 - - - X X X
0203.21 20 - - - Out-Quota 60 40 40
0203.22 - - Hams, shoulders and cuts thereof with bone-in:
0203.22 10 - - - X X X
0203.22 20 - - - Out-Quota 60 40 40
0203.29 - - Other:
0203.29 10 - - - Pork bellies:
0203.29 11 - - - - X X X
0203.29 12 - - - - Out-Quota 60 40 40
0203.29 20 - - - Fore-ends and cuts thereof:
0203.29 21 - - - - X X X
0203.29 22 - - - - Out-Quota 60 40 40
0203.29 90 - - - Other:
0203.29 91 - - - - X X X
0203.29 92 - - - - Out-Quota 60 40 40
02.04 Meat of sheep or goats, fresh, chilled or frozen.
0204.10 00

to

0204.43 00
- - X X X
0204.50 - Meat of goats:
0204.50 10 - - - X X X
0204.50 20 - - - Out-Quota 40 35 35
02.06 Edible offal of bovine animals, swine, sheep, goats, horses, asses, mules or hinnies, fresh, chilled or frozen.
0206.10 00 - Of bovine animals, fresh or chilled 7 7 5
- Of bovine animals, frozen:
0206.21 00 - - Tongues 7 7 5
0206.22 00 - - Livers 5 5 5
0206.29 00 - - Other 7 7 5
0206.30 00 - Of swine, fresh or chilled 7 7 5
- Of swine, frozen:
0206.41 00 - - Livers 5 5 5
0206.49 00 - - Other 10 10 10
0206.80 00 - Other, fresh or chilled 3 3 3
0206.90 00 - Other, frozen 3 3 3
02.07 Meat and edible offal, of the poultry of heading No. 01.05, fresh, chilled or frozen.
- Of fowls of the species Gallus domesticus:
0207.11 - - Not cut in pieces, fresh or chilled:
0207.11 10 - - - In-Quota 40 40 40
0207.11 20 - - - Out-Quota 60 40 40
0207.12 - - Not cut in pieces, frozen:
0207.12 10 - - - In-Quota 40 40 40
0207.12 20 - - - Out-Quota 60 40 40
0207.13 - - Cuts and offal, fresh or chilled:
0207.13 10 - - - In-Quota 40 40 40
0207.13 20 - - - Out-Quota 60 40 40
0207.14 - - Cuts and offal, frozen:
0207.14 10 - - - Liver:
0207.14 11 - - - - In-Quota 40 40 40
0207.14 12 - - - - Out-Quota 60 40 40
0207.14 90 - - - Other:
0207.14 91 - - - - In-Quota 40 40 40
0207.14 92 - - - - Out-Quota 50 40 40
- Of turkeys:
0207.24 - - Not cut in pieces, fresh or chilled:
0207.24 10 - - - In-Quota 40 40 40
0207.24 20 - - - Out-Quota 60 40 40
0207.25 - - Not cut in pieces, frozen:
0207.25 10 - - - X X X
0207.25 20 - - - Out-Quota 40 35 35
0207.26 - - Cuts and offal, fresh or chilled:
0207.26 10 - - - In-Quota 40 40 40
0207.26 20 - - - Out-Quota 60 40 40
0207.27 - - Cuts and offal, frozen:
0207.27 10 - - - Liver:
0207.27 11 - - - - In-Quota 40 40 40
0207.27 12 - - - - Out-Quota 60 40 40
0207.27 90 - - - Other:
0207.27 91 - - - - X X X
0207.27 92 - - - - Out-Quota 40 40 40
- Of ducks, geese or guinea fowls:
0207.32 - - Not cut in pieces, fresh or chilled:
0207.32 10 - - - Of ducks:
0207.32 11 - - - - In-Quota 40 40 40
0207.32 12 - - - - Out-Quota 60 40 40
0207.32 20 - - - Of geese or guinea fowls:
0207.32 21 - - - - X X X
0207.32 22 - - - - Out-Quota 45 40 40
0207.33 - - Not cut in pieces, frozen:
0207.33 10 - - - In-Quota 40 40 40
0207.33 20 - - - Out-Quota 50 40 40
0207.34 - - Fatty livers, fresh or chilled:
0207.34 10 - - - In-Quota 40 40 40
0207.34 20 - - - Out-Quota 60 40 40
0207.35 - - Other, fresh or chilled:
0207.35 10 - - - In-Quota 40 40 40
0207.35 20 - - - Out-Quota 60 40 40
0207.36 - - Other, frozen:
0207.36 10 - - - Fatty livers:
0207.36 11 - - - - In-Quota 40 40 40
0207.36 12 - - - - Out-Quota 60 40 40
0207.36 90 - - - Other:
0207.36 91 - - - - In-Quota 40 40 40
0207.36 92 - - - - Out-Quota 50 40 40
02.10 Meat and edible meat offal, salted, in brine, dried or smoked; edible flours and meals of meat or meat offal.
- Meat of swine:
0210.11 00 - - Hams, shoulders and cuts thereof, with bone in 60 40 40
0210.12 00 - - Bellies (streaky) and cuts thereof 60 40 40
0210.19 00 - - Other 60 40 40
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 - - - X X X
0210.90 90 - - - Other 60 40 40
10.05 Maize (corn).
1005.10 00 - X X X
1005.90 - Other:
1005.90 10 - - - X X X
1005.90 90 - - - Other:
1005.90 91 - - - - X X X
1005.90 92 - - - - Out-Quota 65 50 50
17.01 Cane or beet sugar and chemically pure sucrose, in solid form.
- Raw sugar not containing added flavouring or colouring matter:
1701.11 - - Cane sugar:
1701.11 10 - - - X X X
1701.11 20 - - - Out-Quota 65 50 50
1701.12 - - Beet sugar:
1701.12 10 - - - X X X
1701.12 20 - - - Out-Quota 65 50 50
- Other:
1701.91 - - Containing added flavouring or colouring matter:
1701.91 10 - - - X X X
1701.91 20 - - - Out-Quota 55 50 50
1701.99 - - Other:
1701.99 10 - - - X X X
1701.99 20 - - - Out-Quota 65 50 50