Earlier this month, the Anti-Red Tape Authority (Authority) released the signed Memorandum Circular 2021-01 which provides for the guidelines and processes that a Trade Regulatory Government Agency (TRGA) must undergo before they can be onboarded to the TradeNet platform. The platform serves as the link of the Philippines to the ASEAN Single Window in order to harmonize and streamline the issuance of permits and clearances concerning imports and exports.

A follow up meeting will be conducted between the ARTA Authority and TradeNet Project Management Office (TPMO) this coming March 12, 2021 to discuss and finalize the onboarding activities for the remaining TRGAs.

Through the active participation and guidance of the Anti-Red Tape Authority, the implementation of the onboarding activities is expected to be right on schedule.