Commissioner Reynaldo Guerrero of the Bureau of Customs chaired the 3rd National Single Window-Technical Working Group (NSW-TWG) Meeting held virtually last August 31, 2021. In the said meeting, the TradeNet PMO headed by Director Angelica I. Sarmiento of the Department of Finance discussed the current updates regarding the onboarding stages and activities of the 32 priority agencies to be onboarded in the TradeNet System.
Ms. Glessel Casino, onboarding manager, started the presentation on the latest status of the 18 Trade Related Government Agencies (TRGAs) in the Milestone 4 and 5 of the onboarding process. The 6 agencies under Milestone 5: Go-Live stage, namely; Bureau of Agriculture and Fisheries Standards (BAFS), Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA), Fertilizer and Pesticide Authority (FPA), DTI-Export Marketing Bureau (DTI-EMB), National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS) and Optical Media Board (OMB) are currently ongoing completion of live activities such as creation of agency module, agency manuals, operation guidelines and setting up the helpdesk for technical and operational support.
On the other hand, agencies in Milestone 5: near the Go-Live stage, namely; Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI), DFA- Office of Protocol (OP), Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA), Bureau of Quarantine (BOQ), Oil Industry Management Bureau (OIMB), PNP CSG- Firearms and Explosive Office (PNP-FEO), Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI), Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) and Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (PNRI), have 3-4 remaining activities until the deployment of their agency module in the production environment. The agencies under Milestone 4: Refinement stage, are scheduled to present their newly created workflows in the staging environment, namely: Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) and Philippine Fiber Industry Development Authority (PhilFida).
Ms. Casino also further presented the onboarding schedule of the 46 Remaining TRGAs for 3Q-4Q 2021 engagement underscoring that the assigned TFOs are already incoordination with these agencies for the submission of their onboarding requirements, the next step being the data gathering/scoping of trade-related processes to be onboarded in the TradeNet System. Some of these agencies have their own systems and opt to integrate it with Tradenet. The agencies under the Logistic Sector, Monitoring and Ecozones would be onboarded in the 1st quarter of 2022 as part of the future development and enhancements needed in the system.
Director General Jeremiah Belgica of the ARTA Authority, as the Vice Chair for Onboarding Matters, reassured that they will continuously monitor the compliance of the TRGAs to the MC and the agency’s progress in the onboarding process.