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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Subic, Clark to use SAD by December

FREE-port zones Subic Bay in Zambales and Clark Field in Pampanga will enforce a new ruling to all shippers starting in December, which would allow the Bureau of Customs (BOC) to receive data on all the shipments in advance.

By December 1, both economic zones in Central Luzon will only accept entries filed through the single administrative document (SAD), or the current import permit issued by Clark Development Corp. (CDC) and the admission permit issued by the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA).

The said document can only be received through the three value-added service providers of the BOC.

So far, however, Clark authorities has issued the green light to customs value-added service provider Intercommerce Network Service (INS), while SBMA has approved the dealings with E-Konek Pilipinas, a company run by former heads of the BOC.

Both companies have been accredited to provide such service in the two economic zones, which were former US military bases.

At the moment, INS and E-Konek are still testing their respective systems in the free-port zones.

The use of SAD is an offshoot of a joint memorandum signed by CDC, SBMA and the BOC for the single submission of the Transit-Admission Permit (T/AP).

Under the new procedure, SAD will be used in the filing and lodging of customs transshipment-warehousing IEIRD entry, Transshipment Permit (Form 199), carrier bond, boat note and IEIRD (Form 236), and bring-in permit issued by the Free Port Authority.

IEIRD stands for Import Entry Internal Revenue Declaration, a document used when goods enter the Philippines.

This simplifies the workflow and eliminates the physical validation of the data in CDC of the T/AP and the Customs IEIRD form.

As a result of the agreement between the free- port zone authorities and the BOC, all zone locators or its agents, as authorized by either CDC and SBMA will be allowed to lodge their T/AP applications electronically.

The new procedure also provides for the single submission of the T/AP acceptable to the BOC and the free ports.

The rules provide that the Freeport Zone Authority shall ensure the approved T/APs are forwarded to the BOC system electronically as soon as the transaction is authorized or at the end of office hours each day.

These include the cargo used at the zone, cargo transferred from the free-port zone to another and cargo transferred to customs territory or other economic zones.

The service provider, meanwhile, will provide the remote lodgment facilities for the preparation and lodgment of the T/AP to the free-port authorities, which shall be processed and approved with system- generated reference number.

The remaining customs service provider, CargoData Exchange Center, is still awaiting for the go signal from free-port authorities to operate in either of the two economic zones.

BOC is changing the way importers and exporters deal with the government by employing the services of value-added service providers, and changing the documents that have been used since the 1960s. Written by VG Cabuag - Business Mirror

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