Updated on: 05 December 2019

PROVISIONS OF THE CUSTOMS MODERNIZATION AND TARIFF ACT (CMTA)
 Section 711 - Dumping Duty
      ▸ CMTA Provisions
      ▸ R.A. 8752
      ▸ IRRs
      ▸ TC Order
      ▸ TC Procedure
      ▸ TC Primer on Dumping Duty
      ▸ TC Form 6-A
      ▸ TC Form 6-B
      ▸ TC Form 6-C
Section 712 - Safeguard Duty
      ▸ CMTA Provisions
      ▸ R.A. 8800
      ▸ IRRs
      ▸ TC Order
      ▸ TC Procedure
      ▸ TC Primer on Safeguard Duty
      ▸ TC Form 5
Section 713 - Countervailing Duty
      ▸ CMTA Provisions
      ▸ R.A. 8751
      ▸ IRRs
      ▸ TC Procedure
      ▸ TC Primer on Countervailing Duty
Section 714 - Discrimination by Foreign Countries
      ▸ CMTA Provisions
Section 1100 - Classification Ruling
      ▸ CMTA Provisions
      ▸ TC Order 2017-01 (Advance Rulings)
      ▸ TC Order 2018-01 (Dispute Rulings)
      ▸ TC Procedure
      ▸ TC Form 1 (Fillable)
      ▸ TC Form 2 (Fillable)
Section 1603 - Functions of the Commission
      ▸ CMTA Provisions
Section 1608 - Flexible Clause
      ▸ CMTA Provisions
      
▸ TC Procedure
      ▸ TC Form 3 (Fillable)
Section 1609 - Promotion of Foreign Trade
      ▸ CMTA Provisions
      
▸ TC Order
      
▸ TC Procedure
      ▸ TC Form 3 (Fillable)
      ▸ TC Form 4

LATEST EOs ON TARIFF MODIFICATION
The following Executive Orders (EOs) were issued in 2018-2020:
EO Number
Coverage
Effectivity Date
EO 102 Modifying the Rates of Import Duty on Certain Imported Articles in Order to Implement the Philippine Tariff Commitments Pursuant to the Free Trade Agreement Between the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Hongkong, China. 12 May 2020
EO 113 Temporarily Modifying the Rates of Import Duty on Crude Petroleum Oil and Refined Petroleum Products Under Section 1611 of Republic Act No. 10863, Otherwise known as the “Customs Modernization and Tariff Act" 6 May 2020
EO 85 Reducing the Rates of Duty on Capital Equipment, Spare Parts and Accessories imported by Board of Investments -Registered New and Expanding Enterprises 24 July 2019
EO 82 Modifying the Nomenclature and Rates of Import Duty on Certain Agricultural Products Under Section 1611 of Republic Act No. 10863, otherwise known as the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act 17 June 2019
EO 61 Modifying the Rates of Import Duty on Certain Imported Articles in Order to Implement the Philippine Tariff Commitments Pursuant to the Free Trade Agreement Between the European Free Trade Association States and the Philippines 10 August 2018
EO 57 Reducing the rates of duty on capital equipment, spare parts and accessories imported by Board of Investments - Registered new and expanding enterprises 7 July 2018



The Philippine Tariff Finder went online in 2013 in celebration of the Tariff Commission’s 60th anniversary year. In 2015, the facility was upgraded. The database was expanded to include Rules of Origin under the different Free Trade Areas (FTAs) as well as applicable tariff rates pursuant to reciprocity arrangements under several FTAs. Multi-search options were also developed to facilitate comparative analysis.

The facility now carries twelve (12) tariff schedules following Philippine implementation of the ASEAN-Hong Kong, China Free Trade Agreement. The facility also carries the updated Product-Specific Rules of Origin for the ASEAN Trade in Goods Agreement, the ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand FTA, and the ASEAN-Korea FTA.

Updated on: 12 May 2020

This Tariff Book is published by the Tariff Commission. It is based on the latest tariff nomenclature implemented by the Philippines and provides current Most Favoured Nation (MFN) and ASEAN Trade in Goods Agreement (ATIGA) tariff rates. For more information, please click here.

Updated on: 24 September 2019



EXECUTIVE ORDERS (EOs) ON TARIFF MODIFICATION


REPORTS ON TRADE REMEDY CASES




NEW EMAIL ADDRESS
Effective 1 July 2019, the Commission shall use a new e-mail address: TC.Assist@mail.tariffcommission.gov.ph. Please course all communications with the Commission through said e-mail address starting on said date.

Posted on: 25 April 2019


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PHILIPPINE GOVERNMENT AGENDA
BAYANIHAN TO HEAL AS ONE ACT AND OTHER ISSUANCES

In view of the State of Public Health Emergency throughout the Philippines due to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-2019) declared under Presidential Proclamation (PP) No. 922, s. 2020 and the State of Calamity throughout the Philippines and the imposition of Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) throughout Luzon declared under PP No. 929, s. 2020, President Rodrigo R. Duterte signed Republic Act No. 11469, also known as the “Bayanihan to Heal As One Act”, on 24 March 2020. This law authorizes the President to exercise powers that are necessary and proper to carry out the declared national policy in Section 3 (of said Act) for three (3) months upon the law’s effectivity, unless extended by Congress.

To operationalize the appropriate provisions of the Bayanihan to Heal As One Act, Joint Memorandum Circular (JMC) No. 2020 – 02 was issued by the Departments of Finance and Trade and Industry on guidelines for the operations and incentives of enterprises engaged in the production of medicines, medical supplies and equipment, and their related raw materials and packaging while said Act is in effect. Annex A of the Joint Memorandum Circular provides its product coverage.

The National Economic and Development Authority has issued a Report entitled “We Recover as One”” containing the recommendations of the Technical Working Group for Anticipatory and Forward Planning (under the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases or IATF) on rebuilding confidence and adjusting to the “new normal” in the Philippines.

AMBISYON NATIN 2040

President Rodrigo R. Duterte signed Executive Order (EO) No. 5 in October 2016 approving and adopting the 25-year long-term vision entitled "AmBisyon Natin 2040" as guide for development planning. "AmBisyon Natin 2040" articulates the Filipino people's collective vision of a MATATAG, MAGINHAWA, AT PANATAG NA BUHAY PARA SA LAHAT.

In its preamble, EO No. 5 emphasized the need for a “bold vision and effective development planning” based on a “forward-looking approach that goes beyond a single administration". The Philippine Development Plan (PDP) 2017-2022, as well as succeeding PDPs until 2040, is anchored on "AmBisyon Natin 2040". The current PDP also takes into account Philippine international commitments such as the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.
TC NEWS
Advisory on TC Operations

In view of the approval by the President of Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-MEID) Resolution No. 40, s. 2020, issued on 27 May 2020, which placed the National Capital Region under General Community Quarantine beginning 01 June 2020 and Civil Service Commission (CSC) Memorandum Circular (MC) No. 10 entitled “Revised Interim Guidelines for Alternative Work Arrangements and Support Mechanisms for Workers in the Government During the Period of State of National Emergency Due to COVID-19 Pandemic” issued on 7 May 2020, the Tariff Commission (TC) will be adopting Alternative Work Arrangements starting 01 June 2020.

Until further notice, TC will be implementing a Work-from-Home Scheme and its physical office will be closed to the public. However, we have resumed all services. Please see Notice.

Our business hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday. We may be reached through the following communication channels:
  • Viber: 0949-118-3891
  • Email Address: TC.Assist@mail.tariffcommission.gov.ph

For information on our online procedure for applications for tariff classification rulings, please click here for details.

Watch this space for updates.

Stay safe everyone!

ONGOING INVESTIGATIONS
Petitions for Tariff Modification
Investigation on Petitions for Tariff Modification on Frozen Potato Fries (AHTN 2017 subheading 2004.10.00) (Investigation No. MFN-2019-Frozen Potato Fries)

Please see the following Notices / References:
Trade Remedy Cases
Expiry Review of the Definitive Anti-Dumping Duty on Imports of Wheat Flour from the Republic of Turkey (Investigation No. AD-2019-ER-WheatFlourTR)

Please see the following Notices / References:

Formal Investigation of Safeguard Measure Case on Float Glass (Investigation No. SG-2019-OC-Float Glass)

Please see the following Notices / References:

REVIEW OF AHTN
Conduct of Review of the ASEAN Harmonized Tariff Nomenclature (AHTN) 2017

Please see the following Notices / References:

OTHER NEWS
TC IS ISO 9001-2015 CERTIFIED

Having met the requirements of ISO 9001:2015, the Management System of the Commission on the issuance of Advance Ruling on Tariff Classification under Section 1100 of the CMTA, including the Support Processes, was registered on 02 December 2018. The Commission successfully completed the annual surveillance audit on 25 October 2019 and received its Attestation for Continued Certification on 26 November 2019.

Please see Certificates.

PRC ACCREDITS TC AS CPD PROVIDER

As an accredited Professional Regulation Commission (PRC)-Continuing Professional Development (CPD) provider for Licensed Customs Brokers (LCBs), the Tariff Commission successfully conducted its first-ever “Seminar on Tariffs, Tariff Classification, International Trade and Trade Remedies”. Convened on 28 June 2019 at the Tariff Commission Conference Room, said Seminar was well-attended by LCBs, trade practitioners, and lawyers, among others.

The Commission’s continuing education program is intended as proactive assistance to LCBs and industry practitioners in raising/maintaining their competence in accordance with international standards of practice, hence helping ensure their greater overall contribution to uplifting the general welfare, economic growth, and development of the Philippines.

Please watch this space for the schedule of future Seminars.

Please see TC’s Certificate of Accreditation.