On August 9, 2021, the TradeNet Project Management Office – TPMO, together with the Bureau of Customs, Department of Information and Communications Technology, and ARTA Authority successfully conducted an Assembly for the 18 TRGAs that is currently on the Milestone 4 and 5 of the Onboarding Process in the TradeNet System. During the said assembly, the TRGAs have expressed their commitment in meeting their agency timelines in order to ensure their onboarding to the platform.

Director General Jeremiah Belgica of the ARTA Authority, DOF-TPMO, BOC, and DICT, also assured the TRGAs that they will continuously receive support and assistance with regard to their onboarding and full operations on the TradeNet platform. All else being equal, there are at least 18 TRGAs that will be on board by the end of August 2021.

Truly, no challenge is insurmountable if government agencies work together towards a common objective — which in this case is improving our country’s trade facilitation.