The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has linked TradeNet portal to its website to provide importers easier access to automated processes with regulatory agencies.
The bureau said Saturday, Nov. 28, that the Management Information System and Technology Group (MISTG) introduced a new feature “TradeNet” in the Customs website thatq links directly to the TradeNet portal.
TradeNet portal or Tradenet.gov.ph is the Philippines’ gateway for trade facilitation, which provides for automated licensing, permit, clearance, and certification system with regulatory agencies integrated into one internet-based platform.
It covers the functions of the Philippine National Single Window (PNSW) and makes trade facilitation processes of government agencies inter-operable.
The portal is designed as a single-entry point where users can submit information and documents to government agencies in order to comply with import/export requirements. A total of 75 Trade Regulatory Agencies (TRGAs) are so far connected to the TradeNet system.
It is available to registered users, the bureau said.
It is equipped with the database of trade-related information such as the list of trade regulatory and oversight government agencies; legislation, department orders, and memorandum issuances; trade and tariff table with up-to-date tariff schedules and information; duty and tax calculator; list of regulated importable goods; and other trade-related information. Aside from the public, the primary users of this system are importers, exporters, customs brokers, banks, shippers, forwarders, as well as the government sector.
In order to further understand the use of the automated platform, the bureau conducted a webinar on National Single Window last Nov. 5.
The bureau furthered this is a part of their goal to ensure the ease of doing business for the transacting public through promotion of paperless, seamless, and streamlined trade transactions.