In 2018, the Philippine National Single Window also known as TradeNet has been deployed in the production environment that allows the same to onboard the various trade-related processes of Trade Regulatory Agencies (TRGAs). The Department of Finance (DOF) was able to establish rapport and introduce the platform with all seventy-five (75) TRGAs; forty-four (44) of which are regulating goods, twenty (20) monitoring agencies, and eleven (11) ecozones.
Presently, there are nineteen (19) agencies onboard TradeNet. Out of these agencies, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and the Bureau of Customs (BOC) are already in the Go Live Status with their selected pilot users. These two agencies are responsible for the issuance of permits and licenses for controlled chemicals and precursors and electronic Certificate of Origin (eCO), respectively.
During the most recent 4th National Single Window Steering Committee (NSW SC) Meeting held last 24 July 2020 via online video conference, the NSW Steering Committee resolve to approve the proposed TradeNet Work Plan 2020-2022 intended for the continuance of the onboarding process of the remaining TRGAs in this unprecedented times.
The Anti-Red Tape Act (ARTA) Authority expressly conveyed its firm commitment to aid in the onboarding of the remaining TRGAs. Part and parcel of the discussions under this collaboration is the alignment of the TradeNet onboarding initiatives with the NEHEMIA Project currently spearheaded by ARTA. The intervention of the ARTA Authority, verily, will promote an expeditious onboarding process granting that the latter is the lead government instrumentality tasked to ensure that agencies are compliant with the requirements of the EODB law.