The TradeNet platform as the Philippines’ National Single Window (PNSW) aims to extend its implementation to facilitate trade efficiency, improve the level of predictability, promote transparency and manage risks to enhance the country’s competitiveness and participation towards economic integration.

In 2021, despite the challenges of the COVID19 pandemic, the onboarding activities for the agencies continued and two more agencies namely National Tobacco Administration (NTA) and Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB went live in the TradeNet Platform for the issuance of their import permits making it a total of four (4) agencies who are currently using the platform; BOC, PDEA, NTA, and DENR-BMB.

Last October 7, 2021, the TradeNet Project Management Office headed by Director Angelica Sarmiento presented the TradeNet Workplan for 2022. The objective of the TradeNet 2022 Work Plan is to propose a clear, specific, and comprehensive work plan, subject to the approval of the NSW Steering Committee Members. The work plan provides a clear delineation of the roles and responsibilities of all parties involved (NSW SC, NSW TWG, TPMO, DICT, and TRGAs), and shall equip TRGAs with the necessary information for the implementation of the work plan.

The recommendation of the TPMO is to complete the onboarding to live operation activities of the 2021 priority agencies before proceeding to engaging the remaining agencies, including the ecozones and monitoring agencies for 2022.