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Updated on: 23 July 2020

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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 2020-2021:
EO Number
Coverage
Effectivity Date
EO 128 Temporarily Modifying the Rates of Import Duty on Fresh, Chilled or Frozen Meat of Swine under Section 1611 of Republic Act no. 10863, otherwise known as the "Customs Modernization and Tariff Act" 09 April 2021
EO 123 Modifying the 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 25 January 2021
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

The Tariff Classification Information System-Online Application System (TCIS-OAS) is a web-based portal that allows the online filing of applications for Advance Rulings on Tariff Classification (ARs) pursuant to Section 1100 of the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act. It adopted the provisions of Commission Order No. 2017-01 (Procedure on Application for an Advance Ruling on Tariff Classification Related to Importation or Exportation of Goods) whenever applicable. Using computer desktop or laptop, importers/exporters and their authorized representative can file applications for an AR using the TCIS-OAS.

Uploaded on: 11 January 2021

The Philippine Tariff Finder (PTF) 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.

The PTF was awarded as Finalist in the Government Best Practice Recognition (GBPR) 2019, an annual recognition by the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP) of outstanding and innovative practices demonstrated by public sector organizations. The DAP GBPR seeks to recognize successful and validated practices demonstrated by public sector organizations as well as provides a platform to showcase and promote best practices as a response to the rising call for public sector organizations to further enhance the quality of service delivery.

Updated on: 06 May 2021

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



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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
Advisory on TC Operations
Updated on: 29 April 2021

The Tariff Commission (whose office is located at 4/F West Insula Condominium, West Avenue, Quezon City) will have NO face-to-face transactions with clients until 14 May 2021 in view of the imposition of a Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine in Metro Manila.

Clients are advised to transact with TC online through the following communication channels:

  • Viber: 0949-118-3891
  • Email Addresses:
    TC.Assist@mail.tariffcommission.gov.ph
    Records@tariffcommission.gov.ph

The following TC frontline services can be availed of online:

    • Filing of applications for Advance Rulings on Tariff Classification: use our Tariff Classification Information System-Online Application System (TCIS-OAS), accessible through this link TCIS-OAS
  • Online procedure for applications for Tariff Classification Dispute Rulings: click here for details

Stay safe everyone!

ONGOING INVESTIGATIONS
Petitions for Tariff Modification
Increase of the MFN rates of duty on meat of swine, fresh, chilled or frozen [TCI (TM) No. MFN-2021-Meat of Swine-2]

Please see the following Notices / References:
Trade Remedy Cases
Formal Investigation on the Imposition of Safeguard Measure against importations of Motor Vehicles (passenger cars and light commercial vehicles) from various countries [TCI (SG) No. SG-2021-OC-Motor Vehicles]

Please see the following Notices / References:

Conduct of Evaluation of the Philippine Newsprint Industry [TCI (SG) No. SG-2020-EV-Newsprint]

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 AN ISO-CERTIFIED ORGANIZATION

Having met the requirements of ISO 9001:2015 (Quality Management Systems), the Management System of the Tariff Commission on the Issuance of Advance Ruling on Tariff Classification under Section 1100 of the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act (including the support processes) was successfully registered on 02 December 2018.

The Commission subsequently hurdled the annual surveillance audits held on 25 October 2019 and 23 October 2020 and received its Attestations for Continued Certification on 26 November 2019 and 05 November 2020, respectively.

Please see TC's Certificates.

PRC ACCREDITS TC AS CPD PROVIDER

The Tariff Commission has been accredited by the Professional Regulation Commission as a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Provider for Licensed Customs Brokers (LCBs). Please see TC’s Certificate of Accreditation.

This continuing education program of the Commission 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 and achieving more inclusive economic growth and national development.

Please watch this space for the schedule of future CPD Seminars.

Updated on: 11 August 2020