Bureau of Customs Links New Website Feature to TradeNet Portal
In its bid to further simplify trade facilitation processes, the Bureau of Customs (BOC) – Management Information System and Technology Group (MISTG) upon the guidance of the Department of Finance (DOF), introduced a new feature “TradeNet” in the BOC Website which links directly to the TradeNet portal.
TradeNet portal or Tradenet.gov.ph is the Philippines’ gateway for trade facilitation which provides for automated licensing, permit, clearance, and certification system with regulatory agencies integrated into one internet-based platform. It covers the functions of the Philippine National Single Window (PNSW) and makes trade facilitation processes of government agencies inter-operable.
The portal is designed as a single-entry point where users can submit information and documents to government agencies in order to comply with import/export requirements. A total of 75 Trade Regulatory Agencies (TRGAs) are so far connected to the TradeNet system.
Available to registered users, the TradeNet portal is equipped with the database of trade-related information such as the list of trade regulatory and oversight government agencies; legislation, department orders, and memorandum issuances; trade and tariff table with up-to-date tariff schedules and information; duty and tax calculator; list of regulated importable goods; and other trade-related information. Aside from the public, the primary users of this system are importers, exporters, customs brokers, banks, shippers, forwarders, as well as government sector.
Last Nov 5, 2020 the Bureau of Customs, through the Management Information System and Technology Group (MISTG), Assessment and Operations Coordinating Group (AOCG) and Public Information and Assistance Division (PIAD) conducted a Webinar on the National Single Window with the participation of the Department of Finance.
The Bureau of Customs, under the auspices of the Department of Finance continuously works hand-in-hand with other government agencies in ensuring ease of doing business for the transacting public through promotion of paperless, seamless, and streamlined trade transactions.