Last 30 December 2019, the Philippine NSW was able to successfully participate in the ASEAN Single Window (ASW) live implementation allowing the Philippines to exchange ATIGA e-FORM D or eCO with other ASEAN Member States (AMS).
As a result of the successful participation of the Philippines in the said live operation, the Bureau of Customs’ Formal Entry Division at the Port of Manila (POM), Manila International Container Port (MICP), and Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) can now recognize and give preferential tariff rates upon the presentation of the electronic Certificate of Origin (eCO) from the ASEAN Member States.
As of 25 September 2020, the Philippines was able to resolve all the outstanding ASW connection issues for the end-to-end transmission with Lao PDR and Malaysia. Recently, Malaysia encountered technical issues on their end. Malaysia is currently conducting testing several solutions in their staging environment to fully address its National Single Window’s outbound issue.
A purview of the Philippines’ Cumulative Live eCO Data from January 1 to September 19, 2020, are as follows:
BOC was able to receive 69,904 eCOs from other AMS and send 15 eCO to other AMS partners using the Tradenet Platform.
As of 25 September 2020, PDEA was able to issue 1,376 permits to its 35 clients/companies using the Tradenet platform.
As these unprecedented times call for a transition to the electronic exchange of documents, the Philippines is preparing for the next phase of the ASW implementation which will include exchange and utilization of the ASEAN Customs Declaration Document (ACDD), e- Phytosanitary (eSPS), e-Food Safety Certificate and the e-Animal Health Certificate between the AMS and countries that ASEAN has agreements with.