Updated on: 23 July 2020

ONE-STOP GUIDE TO TC SERVICES
This Section is arranged according to the specific provisions of Republic Act (R.A.) No. 10863, otherwise known as the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act (CMTA), which pertain to the functions of the Tariff Commission.

Section 711 - Dumping Duty
      ▸ R.A. 10863 Provisions
      ▸ R.A. 8752
      ▸ IRRs
      ▸ TC Order
      ▸ Citizen's Charter Step Guide
      ▸ TC Procedure
      ▸ TC Primer on Dumping Duty
      ▸ TC Form 6-A
      ▸ TC Form 6-B
      ▸ TC Form 6-C
Section 712 - Safeguard Duty
      ▸ R.A. 10863 Provisions
      ▸ R.A. 8800
      ▸ IRRs
      ▸ TC Order
      ▸ Citizen's Charter Step Guide
      ▸ TC Procedure
      ▸ TC Primer on Safeguard Duty
      ▸ TC Form 5
Section 713 - Countervailing Duty
      ▸ R.A. 10863 Provisions
      ▸ R.A. 8751
      ▸ IRRs
      ▸ Citizen's Charter Step Guide
      ▸ TC Procedure
      ▸ TC Primer on Countervailing Duty
Section 714 - Discrimination by Foreign Countries
      ▸ R.A. 10863 Provisions
Section 1100 - Classification Ruling
      ▸ R.A. 10863 Provisions
      ▸ TC Order 2017-01 (Advance Rulings)
      ▸ TC Order 2018-01 (Dispute Rulings)
      ▸ Citizen's Charter Step Guide
           (Advance Ruling)

      ▸ Citizen's Charter Step Guide
           (Advance Ruling-Online)

      ▸ Citizen's Charter Step Guide
           (Dispute Ruling)

      ▸ Citizen's Charter Step Guide
           (Dispute Ruling-Online)

      ▸ TC Procedure
      ▸ TC Form 1 (Fillable)
      ▸ TC Form 2 (Fillable)
Section 1603 - Functions of the Commission
      ▸ R.A. 10863 Provisions
Section 1608 - Flexible Clause
      ▸ R.A. 10863 Provisions
      
▸ Citizen's Charter Step Guide
      ▸ TC Procedure
      ▸ TC Form 3 (Fillable)
Section 1609 - Promotion of Foreign Trade
      ▸ R.A. 10863 Provisions
      
▸ TC Order
      
▸ Citizen's Charter Step Guide
      ▸ 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


MORE RESOURCES
SCHEDULE OF FEES
PUBLIC HEARINGS / CONSULTATIONS
ANNUAL REPORTS
 

PUBLICATIONS
OPPORTUNITIES AND AWARDS NOTICES
LINKS
 

Updated on: 11 August 2020

PHILIPPINE GOVERNMENT AGENDA
BAYANIHAN TO RECOVER AS ONE ACT

On 11 September 2020, Republic Act No. 11494 was signed into law. Also known as the “Bayanihan to Recover As One Act”, the law affirms the continuing existence of a national emergency in view of the unabated spread of the COVID-19 virus and the ensuing economic disruption. The law aims to reduce the adverse impact of the pandemic on the well-being of Filipinos through the provision of assistance, subsidies, and other forms of socioeconomic relief. One form of assistance is the exemption from import duties of identified critical/essential products, raw materials, supplies, or equipment which have been certified by the Department of Trade and Industry as not being locally available or whose local equivalents are of insufficient quality and preference.

WE RECOVER AS ONE

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
Continuing Professional Development Webinar

The Tariff Commission (TC), as an accredited Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Provider for Licensed Customs Brokers (LCBs) by the Professional Regulation Commission (with Accreditation No. 2018-004 issued on 07 August 2018), will be conducting a FREE WEBINAR, with accredited CPD points, entitled Tariff Classification, Tariff and Non-Tariff Measures, International Trade, and Trade Remedies.

This PRC-approved Webinar (with Accreditation No. OCB- 2018-004-194) will be held on 02 October 2020 (Friday), 9:00 am – 11:00 am, via Microsoft Teams. Please click here for the Program.

Interested participants are required to register on or before 30 September 2020 using the following registration link: https://cutt.ly/TC_CPDWebinar_OR

Participants will be accepted on a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE basis.

For inquiries, please email Ms. Lynly P. de la Cuesta, Head, TC-CPD Unit, at email address TC.Assist@mail.tariffcommission.gov.ph.

Advisory on TC Operations
Updated on: 01 September 2020

The Tariff Commission (TC) resumed full services on 01 June 2020. Please see Notice.

In compliance with the implementation of a General Community Quarantine over the National Capital Region until 30 September 2020, and in accordance with the guidelines issued by the Civil Service Commission, the TC Office is open to the public every Tuesday to Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. For your safety and ours, all walk-in clients/visitors will be required to abide by the TC health and safety protocols. Please click here for details.

TC business hours are maintained from Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Especially when the TC Office is closed to the public, clients are advised to transact online 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.

Stay safe everyone!

ONGOING INVESTIGATIONS
Petition for Tariff Modification
Investigation on Petition for Tariff Modification on Mechanically Deboned Meat of Chicken (AHTN 2017 subheading 0207.14.91) and Turkey (AHTN 2017 subheadings 0207.27.91A/B) [TCI (TM) No. MFN-2020-Mechanically Deboned Meat of Chicken and Turkey]

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:

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.