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 2018-2019:
EO Number
Coverage
Effectivity Date
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 Agreements (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 has been updated to the 2017 version of the ASEAN Harmonized Tariff Nomenclature (AHTN 2017) and carries all eleven (11) Philippine tariff schedules. The Product-Specific Rules of Origin have been updated for the ASEAN Trade in Goods Agreement, the ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand FTA, and the ASEAN-Korea FTA.

Updated on: 01 January 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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SCHEDULE OF FEES
PUBLIC HEARINGS / CONSULTATIONS
ANNUAL REPORTS
 

PUBLICATIONS
OPPORTUNITIES AND AWARDS NOTICES
LINKS
 

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.

The National Economic and Development Authority has issued a Report containing its recommendations to address the social and economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Joint Memorandum Circular No.1, s. 2020 issued by concerned government agencies provides special guidelines on the provision of social amelioration measures for Filipinos most affected by the ECQ.

PHILIPPINE DEVELOPMENT PLAN 2017-2022

The Philippine Development Plan 2017-2022 is the first medium-term plan to be anchored on the 0-10 point Socioeconomic Agenda. It is geared towards the "Ambisyon Natin 2040" which articulates the Filipino people's collective vision of a MATATAG, MAGINHAWA, AT PANATAG NA BUHAY PARA SA LAHAT. It also takes into account the country's international commitments such as the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.

EXECUTIVE ORDER ON NATIONAL LONG-TERM VISION

President Rodrigo R. Duterte signed EO No. 5 in October 2016 approving and adopting the 25-year long-term vision entitled "AmBisyon Natin 2040" as guide for development planning.
TC NEWS
Issuance of Joint Memorandum Circular Relative to the COVID-19 Situation

In view of the enactment of Republic Act (RA) No. 11469, otherwise known as the “Bayanihan to Heal as One Act”, brought about by the continuing rise of confirmed COVID-19 cases, the serious threat to health, safety, security and lives of our countrymen, the long-term adverse effects on their means of livelihood, and the severe disruption of economic activities, 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 RA No. 11469 is in effect. Annex A of the JMC provides its product coverage.

For tariff classification and other JMC-related queries, please click below:
Advisory on TC Work Schedule/Scheme

In compliance with the Memorandum from the Office of the President (Community Quarantine over the Entire Luzon and Further Guidelines for the Management of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation) issued on 16 March 2020 and CSC Announcement No. 13, s. 2020 (Alternative Work Arrangement in Light of the Enhanced Community Quarantine over the Entire Luzon) issued on 17 March 2020, the Tariff Commission will be implementing a Work-From-Home Scheme and its office will be closed to clients and visitors from 17 March 2020 - 13 April 2020 or until further notice.

The Commission will also be temporarily suspending certain services. Please see Notice.

For inquiries related to Tariff Classification, reach us through Viber at 09491183891. For other immediate concerns, please continue to email us at TC.Assist@mail.tariffcommission.gov.ph and check this space for announcements.

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.