PUBLIC HEARINGS 2014




NOTICE OF FORMAL INVESTIGATION: STEEL ANGLE BARS

Pursuant to Republic Act No. 8800 (Safeguard Measures Act), the Tariff Commission hereby gives Notice that the petition of the Philippine Steel Angle Bar Industry for final extension of the safeguard measure against the importation of steel angle bars (AHTN 2012 Codes 7216.21.00 and 7216.50.10) from various countries is now under formal investigation. A Preliminary Conference was held on 20 October 2014. The TC Order issued on 22 October 2014 contains the agreements reached during the Preliminary Conference.

Public hearings were held on 8-10 December 2014.




NOTICE OF FORMAL INVESTIGATION: NEWSPRINT

Pursuant to Republic Act No. 8800 (Safeguard Measures Act), the Tariff Commission hereby gives Notice that the petition of the Philippine Newsprint Industry for imposition of safeguard measure against the importation of newsprint (AHTN 2012 Codes 4801.00.10 and 4801.00.90) from various countries is now under formal investigation. A Preliminary Conference was held on 16 October 2014. Agreements reached during the Preliminary Conference are in the TC Order issued on 17 October 2014.




NOTICE OF COMPREHENSIVE TARIFF REVIEW

Pursuant to Sections 401 and 402 of the Tariff and Customs Code of the Philippines, as amended, a comprehensive tariff review to set the MFN tariff schedule for 2016 onwards is ongoing.

Public hearings were held on 07-09 October 2014.

Please refer to the TC Presentation and TC Proposals on Merging of Tariff Lines. Deadline for submission of position papers is on 31 October 2014.




NOTICE OF FORMAL INVESTIGATION: WHEAT FLOUR

The Tariff Commission hereby gives Notice of the conclusion of its formal investigation on the anti-dumping protest against the importation of wheat flour (AHTN 2012 Code 1101.00.10) from the Republic of Turkey (TC Anti-Dumping Investigation No. 2014-01). Herein is the Commission's Final Report.

Pursuant to Section 301 of the Tariff and Customs Code of the Philippines, as amended by Republic Act No. 8752 (Anti-Dumping Act of 1999), the Tariff Commission hereby gives notice of the institution of a formal investigation on the dumping protest against the importation of Wheat Flour (AHTN 2012 Code 1101.00.10) from the Republic of Turkey (Anti-Dumping Inv. No. 2014-1). This formal investigation is based on an affirmative preliminary determination of dumping by the Secretary of Agriculture and his endorsement of the case to the Tariff Commission. Agreements reached during the Preliminary Conference are in the TC Order issued on 5 May 2014.

The public hearings were held on 15-17 September 2014 and Principal Memoranda were accepted until 29 September 2014.





IN THE MATTER OF THE PROTEST AGAINST
THE IMPORTATION OF WHEAT FLOUR FROM
THE REPUBLIC OF TURKEY
(2012 AHTN 1101.00.10)
 
 
 
For: ANTI-DUMPING
Investigation No. 2014-1
 
PHILIPPINE ASSOCIATION OF FLOUR
MILLERS, INC. (PAFMIL)
Protestant.
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Pursuant to Section 301 of the Tariff and Customs Code of the Philippines, as amended by Republic Act No. 8752 (Anti-Dumping Act of 1999), notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing with regard to the above-captioned anti-dumping protest will be held at the Conference Room of the Tariff Commission, 5th Floor, Medical Arts Building, Philippine Heart Center, East Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City on the following dates and time:

DATE TIME
15 September 2014 9:00 a.m.
16 September 2014 9:00 a.m.
17 September 2014 9:00 a.m.
18 September 2014 9:00 a.m.
19 September 2014 9:00 a.m.
Counsels, affiants, deponents, witnesses, other interested parties to the case are directed to attend the first day of the Public Hearing. Moreover, five (5) days before the Public Hearing, the parties are required to submit to the Commission a list of issues they want explored in the hearing, other than the issues on product comparability and price difference. A party who does not submit a list of issues may be deemed to have no controversial/contestable matter to raise and hence, will be given less priority in the order of parties to ask clarificatory questions during the hearing. Parties are required to submit to the Commission the affidavit of their witnesses three (3) days prior to the Public Hearing.

For inquiries and other details, please contact the members of the Task Force on Anti-Dumping Investigation against Importation of Wheat Flour from Turkey at the following telephone numbers: (632) 928.8419, (632) 928.8106 and (632) 926.8731 or e-mail at info@tariffcommission.gov.ph. Issued this 28th day of August 2014 in Quezon City, Metro Manila.



 
(Sgd.) EDGARDO B. ABON
Chairman



 



NOTICE OF PETITION FOR TARIFF MODIFICATION

Pursuant to Sections 401 and 402 of the Tariff and Customs Code of the Philippines, as amended, the Tariff Commission conducted a public hearing/consultation on the request of the Philippines for Waiver relating to the Special Treatment of Rice under the World Trade Organization on 03 September 2014. Please click here for details.

To view DA presentation, please click here.



NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING/CONSULTATION

Pursuant to Sections 401/402 of the Tariff and Customs Code of the Philippines (TCCP), as amended, the Tariff Commission (TC) will conduct a public hearing/consultation on 02 July 2014 at 9:00 A.M. regarding the petition for tariff modification of "dumpers" falling under Subheading Nos. 8704.23 and 8704.32 of the ASEAN Harmonized Tariff Nomenclature. Venue of the hearing/consultation is the TC Conference Room, 5th Floor Philippine Heart Center Building, East Avenue, Quezon City.

Interested parties will be given the opportunity to be heard and to present evidence in support or opposition of the petition. For particulars, please inquire at the Research, Investigation and International Trade Analysis Services (RIITAS) Department at telephone nos. 926-8731 or 928-8419.

Issued this 9th day of June 2014, Quezon City, Metro Manila.



 
(Sgd.) EDGARDO B. ABON
Chairman



 



NOTICE OF FORMAL INVESTIGATION AND PRELIMINARY CONFERENCE




IN THE MATTER OF THE PROTEST
AGAINST THE IMPORTATION OF WHEAT
FLOUR FROM THE REPUBLIC OF TURKEY
(AHTN 2012 1101.00.10)
 
 
 
For: ANTI-DUMPING
Investigation No. 2014-1
 
PHILIPPINE ASSOCIATION OF FLOUR
MILLERS, INC. (PAFMIL)
Protestant.
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NOTICE OF FORMAL INVESTIGATION AND PRELIMINARY CONFERENCE

Pursuant to Section 301 of the Tariff and Customs Code of the Philippines, as amended by Republic Act No. 8752 (Anti-Dumping Act of 1999), the Tariff Commission hereby gives notice of the institution of a formal investigation on the dumping protest against the importation of Wheat Flour (AHTN 2012 1101.00.10) from the Republic of Turkey. This formal investigation is based on an affirmative preliminary determination of dumping by the Secretary of Agriculture and his endorsement of the case to the Tariff Commission.

Parties on record as identified from the Preliminary Investigation Report of the Department of Agriculture were notified by the Tariff Commission to attend the Preliminary Conference on 02 May 2014, 9:00 a.m. at the Tariff Commission Conference Room, 5th Floor, Medical Arts Building, Philippine Heart Center, East Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City.

For inquiries and other details, please contact the members of the Task Force on Anti-Dumping Investigation against Importation of Wheat Flour from Turkey at the following telephone numbers: (632) 928.8419, (632) 928.8106 and (632) 928.8731 or e-mail at info@tariffcommission.gov.ph.

Issued this 23th day of April 2014 in Quezon City, Metro Manila.



 
(Sgd.) MARILOU P. MENDOZA
Commissioner
Officer-In-Charge