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BOC Issues Implementing Procedures for Exchange of the ASEAN Customs Declaration Document

October 25, 2022

Commissioner Yogi Filemon Ruiz signed Customs Memorandum Order (CMO) No. 26-2022, which provides the guidelines and procedures for the exchange of the ASEAN Customs Declaration Document (ACDD) as part of the Philippines’ commitment to implement the ASEAN Single Window (ASW) Agreement.

The ACDD is a collection of “information parameters” structured with the ASEAN-set Process Specifications and Message Implementation Guide. It is electronically transmitted using the BOC’s ACDD Management Portal, which is directly connected to the ASW System.

This initiative would deepen the Philippines’ economic ties with ASEAN and its digital transformation, enhance the BOC’s Selectivity System, open new opportunities for the BOC’s ongoing trade facilitation initiatives like the trusted partnership program and risk profiling activities, and speed up the process of clearing import shipments through customs.

Under CMO No. 26-2022, which took effect on October 5, the exporter may register via the BOC’s ACDD Management Portal (https://acdd.customs.gov.ph) and give their consent for the exchange of ACDD data with other ASEAN Member States.

The BOC’s compliance with regional agreements, like the ASW Agreement with ASEAN, gives exporters easy access and creates a database of valuable data for the public sector and the business community.

The BOC will have the ceremonial launch of the BOC’s ACDD Management Portal on November 23, with assistance from USAID’s ASEAN Policy Implementation Project (API). All stakeholders will have access to the launching event in a hybrid format.

President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr instructed the BOC to digitalize customs procedures and processes to make customs administration at par with the world’s best. #

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