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CITIZEN’S CHARTER

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FOREWORD Through this Citizen‟s Charter, the Commission aims to give its stakeholders a better understanding and appreciation of its functions and responsibilities mandated by laws. This Charter likewise aims to provide them with precise information on its frontline services, requirements, fees and service standards for every transaction to promote faster and transparent service. This Citizen‟s Charter consists of four (4) parts, thus: Part I - Historical Background and General Information deals with the mandate of the Commission, Vision/Mission, its brief historical background dating back to June 20, 1953 when the first Philippine Tariff Commission was established under Republic Act No. 911, the present set-up and organizational structure of the Commission under Executive Order 366, its publications, website, fees and charges, inquiries and complaints, and links and the Commission Service Pledge and Commitments. Part II - Functions, Duties & Responsibilites tackles the Commission‟s functions under the Tariff and Customs Code, namely: Modification of Duties, Promotion of Foreign Trade, Tariff Commodity Classification and Assistance to the President and Congress. Part III – Related Legislations discusses the additional major responsibilities of the Commission as a quasi-judicial body under the following legislations related to its core work: R.A. 8752 (Anti-Dumping), R.A. 8751 (Countervailing Duty), and R.A. 8800 (Safeguard Measure). Part IV – Annexes show the Commission Forms required to be accomplished by the stakeholders, the workflow charts, the schedule of fees and charges and the Commission directory. If our stakeholders, after reading this Citizens Charter, gain a better appreciation of the role played by the Commission in implementing trade and tariff policies of the government, then the reason for its publication will have been achieved. EDGARDO B. ABON Chairman


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Table of Contents The Philippine Tariff Commission

Vision/Mission The Tariff Commission: Service Pledge & Commitments Historical Background Rationalization Plan under EO 366 Tariff Commission Organizational Chart Education and Information Publications Website Fees and Charges Inquiries and Complaints Liaison

Functions, Duties & Responsibilities of the Commission Section 401 – Modification of Duties (Flexible Tariff Clause) Section 402 – Promotion of Foreign Trade Section 1313a – Tariff Commodity Classification Section 506 - Assistance to the President and Congress Related Legislations R.A. 8752 – Anti-Dumping R.A. 8751 - Countervailing Duty R.A. 8800 - Safeguard Measures

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Annexes “A” - Instructions for Accomplishing TC Form 3 (Information for Tariff Adjustment) “B” - Section 401 Flow Chart “C” - Instructions for Accomplishing TC Form No. 4 “D” - Section 402 flow Chart “E” - Request for Tariff Classification Ruling (TC Form 1) “F” - Section 1313-a Flowchart “G” - Flowchart of Procedures of the TC‟s Formal Investigation under Section 301, as amended by R.A. 8752 “H” - Flowchart of Procedures of the TC‟s Formal Investigation under Section 302, as amended by R.A. 8751 “I” - Flowchart of Procedures of the TC‟s Formal Investigation on Safeguard Measures, under R.A. 8800 “J-a” & “J-b” - Revised Schedule of Fees and Charges “K” - Tariff Commission Directory


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The Philippine Tariff Commission (TC) The Commission is a key adviser to the executive and legislative branches of government on tariff and related matters, is an independent adjudicatory body on trade remedy cases, and an advocate of industry competitiveness and consumer welfare. Under the Tariff and Customs Code of the Philippines (TCCP), the Tariff Commission is mandated to: a) develop, formulate and recommend tariff policies and programs consistent with national economic objectives; b) enforce and administer the tariff provisions of the Tariff and Customs Code; c) investigate and decide on cases of unfair trade practices of dumping and subsidization; d) investigate and recommend safeguard action in cases of injurious import surges under fair trade practice conditions; e) determine contestability of local/foreign markets in the economy. The Commission is one of the member agencies of the Tariff and Related Matters (TRM) involved in recommending to the President a continuous program for the country‟s tariff structure 1 Under Executive Order No. 143 (Instituting Effective Operational Mechanisms and Strategies in the Tariff Commission) dated 21 August 1999, the following functions of the Commission are strengthened and emphasized: a) institutionalization and acceleration of economic reforms to raise levels of competition, encourage economic efficiency, and improve consumer welfare; b) intensification of all measures to strengthen Philippine trade relations with all other countries, economies, and institutions in the international community; c) provision of trade assistance and facilitation to domestic industry; d) investigation of anti-dumping practices of foreign industries affecting the Philippine economy, and expedite the fair and thorough adjudication of all cases involving trade measures; e) reinforcement of all research activities that study levels of competition and contestability in our economy and monitor the trade practices and activities of all other countries, economies, and institutions in the international community; and 1

Executive Order No. 230 s. 1987

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f) conduct of a continuing program of advocacy to promote new developments in international trade and tariff policy. Under the Commission‟s approved Rationalization Plan pursuant to Executive Order (EO) 366 dated October 4, 2004, the re-invented Tariff Commission has the following strengthened functions in the light of a more liberal trading environment: a) tariff code implementation; b) trade remedies implementation; c) promotion and acceleration of global competitiveness of Philippine industries; d) active involvement in foreign trade and tariff negotiations areas due to changes in the global trading system, the Philippine commitments under the WTO, APEC, ASEAN, WCO and other international trade fora, and the Philippines‟ own unilateral tariff reform program. VISION

The Tariff Commission shall be the principal and independent authority on tariff and trade remedy measures to enhance local industry competitiveness vis-à-vis foreign counterparts and promote consumer welfare. MISSION The Tariff Commission, a key adviser to the executive and legislative branches of government on tariff and related matters, an independent adjudicatory body on trade remedy cases and an advocate of a strong competition law and policy, remains committed to the pursuit of good and effective governance. In the conduct of public hearings and consultations, we commit ourselves to balance with objectivity the interests of our stakeholders, including consumers. The Commission remains committed to investigate and adjudicate trade remedy cases in an expeditious and judicious manner. Where our competence in tariff commitments is required in relation to international trade, we work harmoniously with other agencies in promoting the national interest. We endeavour to secure the best for our staff, to hone their skills and develop to the fullest their potentials even as we instil in them the values of honesty, dignity and the pride inherent in working for our country and people. The Tariff Commission discharges its duties and responsibilities with utmost competence and efficiency as a model of excellence and integrity in government service. Tariff Commission – Citizen’s Charter

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THE TARIFF COMMISSION: SERVICE PLEDGE AND COMMITMENTS The Tariff Commission is committed to adopt programs and operational strategies to best promote the growth of efficient, self-reliant, innovative and globally competitive Philippine industries. In assessing the feedback by which the Commission can evaluate its relevance and effectiveness, the views and positions ventilated by concerned stakeholders – industries and consumers – during public hearings and consultations shall always merit judicious consideration. As a quasi-judicial body on laws providing domestic industries with the “safety nets” against the unfair trade practices of dumping and foreign subsidization, the Commission will do its level best to be true to this mandate. The investigation of injurious import surges under fair trade conditions will be done with the same zeal and commitment to ensure that our recommendations will be in the public interest. In the performance of our functions on trade remedy laws, we shall see to it that our tasks are carried out in accordance with Philippine obligations under the pertinent WTO Agreements and with regard to due process of law. Cognizant of the sensitive nature of our functions, we, the Commission staff, will discharge our duties in accordance with the core values of competence, professionalism, commitment, and most of all, integrity. We shall not only endeavor to maintain the integrity of this agency but also to check any contrary perception that may threaten to diminish the public‟s faith in us. In the International front, we remain convinced that the conduct of foreign relations for economic development is a major and necessary tool. We shall wield this tool, in collaboration with other agencies, to intensify our efforts to buttress and sustain our trade relations with the rest of the world, particularly in multilateral and regional trading arrangements where we shall actively promote the national interest. Confronted with rapid technological change, we shall adopt programs aimed at continuously upgrading the capability and knowledge of those who constitute this agency. In these programs, we shall ensure that as we hone their skills, we also nurture their intellect, vision and moral values. We affirm our strict compliance with government‟s call for no less than the diligent discharge of our responsibilities. We shall heed this summons in the age-old tradition of faithful adherence to the highest ethical standards of public service. In abiding by these commitments, we aim to demonstrate not only the true meaning of public service. We also aim to display the strength of our nation and our race through our government‟s unrelenting efforts to push the nation towards the frontiers of globalization and sustainable and inclusive economic progress.

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Historical Background Date June 20, 1953

Milestone First Philippine Tariff Commission (TC) was established (Republic Act No. 911). Headed by a Collegial Body consisting of a Chairman and two (2) Commissioners

August 17, 1953 1956 1957

Under the supervision of the Office of the President. TC officials and employees took their oaths of office TC Foundation Day TC was reorganized and became a division of the Department of Finance under the special provisions of the General Appropriations Act of 1956 TC was re-established under the Tariff and Customs Code of the Philippines (R.A. 1937) as an independent body Headed by a Commissioner and an Assistant Commissioner

1972

1975 1987

April 01, 2000

Under the supervision of the Office of the President TC was reconverted into a Collegial Body consisting of a Chairman and two (2) Member-Commissioners (under Presidential Decree No. 1) Under the supervision of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) By virtue of President Marcos‟ directive to Dr. Manuel Alba, Deputy Director General (NEDA) and concurrent TC Chairman, the Commission was reorganized to a functional set-up. Reorganization – EO 292 (Administrative Code of 1987) The set-up is from functional to sectoral  Agricultural & Food Division  Machineries and Transportation Division  Chemicals Division  Textile and Paper Division  Metals and Non-Metals Division Effectivity of TC reorganization pursuant to EO No. 143 ( Instituting Effective Operational Mechanisms and Strategies in the Tariff Commission) Headed by a Collegial Body consisting of a Chairman and two (2) Member- Commissioners Shifted from a sectoral to a functional set-up Remains as an attached agency of NEDA.

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Milestone Rationalization Plan under EO No. 366 Headed by a Collegial Body consisting of a Chairman and two (2) Member-Commissioners Two (2) Services created:  

Finance, Management and Administrative Service (FMAS); and Research, Investigation and international Trade Analysis Service (RIITAS)

Each service is headed by a Director III. A Director II assists the Director III in the RIITAS. Remains under the supervision of NEDA Rationalization Plan under Executive Order 366 A. Function Tariff Commission (TC) Rationalization Plan under E.O. 366 was approved on September 23, 2008. The functions of the Commission were strengthened in the light of a more liberal trading environment. Such functions include (a) Tariff Code implementation; (b) Trade remedies implementation; and (c) Promotion of fair competition. B. Organizational Structure Consistent with the general nomenclature used for agencies headed by a Chairman, the Chairman and Member-Commissioners as a collegial body is renamed Office of the Chairman. There are two (2) services: Finance, Management and Administrative Service (FMAS); and Research, Investigation and International Trade Analysis Service (RIITAS). Each service is headed by a Director III. A Director II assists the Director III in the RIITAS. The FMAS has three (3) divisions namely : (1) Financial Management Division (2) Administrative Division; and (3) Planning, Management and Information Systems Division. The RIITAS comprises four (4) division, namely: (1) Economics, Trade and Industry Studies Division; (2) International Trade Studies Division; (3) Commodities Studies Division; and (4) Financial Studies Division

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Tariff Commission Organizational Chart

Education and Information Education and information activities play a vital role in the Commission‟s work. To ensure information reaches the widest audience possible, TC uses a variety of methods including publications, the Internet, regional public information campaigns, and in-house seminars and workshops. The Commission devotes considerable resources to programs and activities designed to improve public awareness of the provisions of the Tariff and Customs Code and the latest developments in trade and tariff policy.

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Publications The Commission has a wide range of publications on tariff and related matters. The Commission publishes an updated Tariff and Customs Code (Vols. 1 and 2); Primer on the Latest Developments in Trade and Tariff Policy; Compendium of TC Rulings; and Alphabetical Index. The Commission also distributes the Philippine Statistical Commodity Classification (PSCC). For the list of all current publications, contact the Planning Management and Information Systems Division of the Commission at (02) 929-19-05, or visit the Commission‟s website. There is a charge at minimal cost for the publications. Website

The Commission‟s website is updated regularly to make new and sought-after information available quickly to the public. The URL is http://www.tariffcommission.gov.ph.

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Fees and Charges There are fees the Commission is charging for applications under Sections 401, 402 and 1313-a with the TCCP and for formal investigations conducted pursuant to Republic Act 8751, 8752 and 8800. The legal bases for the collection of fees and charges are Administrative Order No. 05-006 (Annex “J-a”) and Administrative Order No. 06-082 (Annex “J-b”) issued on January 07, 2005 and September 14, 2006, respectively, pursuant to DOF-DBM Joint Circular No 2000-2 dated 04 April 2000. Inquiries and Complaints The Commission welcomes inquiries on technical matters concerning tariff and related matters as well as complaints from its stakeholders about what they perceive to be the lapses and shortcomings of the Commission staff. The technical staff are available during office hours for consultations and advise. 2 The public can contact the Commission by phone, fax, e-mail, snail mail, or in person. Please refer to the Commission directory for contact details (Annex “K”). If the staff cannot help, they will refer the appropriate government department or agencies to contact or other options that may be available. There is no fee or charge for making a complaint or inquiry. Liaison The Commission has extensive links, both formal and informal, with other government departments and agencies dealing on common policy areas, as well as business, professional and consumer organizations and bodies. There has been a considerable strengthening of links with the Philippine Mission in Geneva and the ASEAN and APEC Secretariats.

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A designated Officer-of-the-Day (OD) is stationed at the lobby during office hours (including lunch break) to assist visitors in directing them to the concerned technical staff.

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Functions, Duties and Responsibilities of the Tariff Commission The Tariff Commission is mandated to discharge its duties and responsibilities under the following provisions of the TCCP as amended. Section 401- Modification of Duty (Flexible Tariff Clause)

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What is Section 401? Section 401 of the Tariff and Customs Code provides the legal basis by which the President may: (1) change the level and form of import duties, (2) impose an import quota or ban imports, and (3) levy an additional duty on all imports.

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Who can file a Section 401 petition for tariff modification? Any interested party, including domestic manufacturers, importers, exporters, customs brokers, and government agencies, may file a Section 401 petition for tariff modification. The Commission conducts investigations on the petitions it receives during which public hearings are held to afford interested parties reasonable opportunity to present their views. The Commission submits its findings and recommendations to NEDA, which then schedules these for deliberation by the Tariff and Related Matters (TRM) Technical and Cabinet Committees. Final approval is granted by the NEDA Board after which, the Commission prepares the implementing Executive Order.

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What is the procedure for filing a Section 401 petition for tariff adjustments? A petitioner is required to accomplish Tariff Commission Form No. 3 (Information for Tariff Adjustment), which is available at the Commission and downloadable from the Commission‟s website. (see Annex “A”)

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Are there any fees to be paid by petitioners? Petitions found to be meritorious under Section 401 are subject to a filing fee of three thousand pesos (P3,000.00) per one or more but not exceeding five (5) articles, which is collected prior to the conduct of public hearing. Petitioners also share in the publication cost of the Commission‟s Notice of Public Hearing (which is published in two (2) newspapers of general circulation). A petitioner‟s share in the publication cost is based on the number of products he is petitioning for tariff modification and subject of the public hearing.

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What is the timetable for completion of a Section 401 investigation? The Commission completes its investigation and submits its report of findings and recommendations to NEDA within thirty (30) days after the termination of the public hearing. A flowchart of the Commission‟s investigation procedure for Section 401 petitions is shown in Annex “B”. Said flowchart is posted at the lobby of the Commission on the 5th floor of the Philippine Heart Center Building.

Section 402 (Promotion of Foreign Trade)

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What is Section 402? Section 402 of the Tariff and Customs Code provides the legal basis by which the President may enter into trade agreements with foreign governments and modify import duties and other import restrictions as part of these trade agreements.

2.

Who can file and what are the filing procedures under Section 402 petition for tariff modification, withdrawal/suspension of concessions under international trading arrangements? Interested parties may file with the Tariff Commission petitions for tariff modification under Section 402. A petitioner is required to accomplish Tariff Commission Form 4 which is downloadable from the Commission‟s website. (See Annex “C”). The Commission conducts investigations on the petitions it receives during which public hearings are held to afford interested parties reasonable opportunity to present their views. The Commission submits its findings and recommendations to NEDA, which then schedules these for deliberation by the Tariff and Related Matters (TRM) Technical and Cabinet Committees. Final approval is granted by the NEDA Board after which, the Commission prepares the implementing Executive Order (EO).

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Are there any fees to be paid by petitioners? Petitions found to be meritorious under Section 402 are subject to a filing fee of Two Thousand Five Hundred Pesos (P2,500.00) per one or more but not exceeding five articles, which is collected prior to the conduct of a public consultation. Petitioners also share in the publication cost of the Commission‟s Notice of Public Consultation (which is published in two (2) newspapers of general circulation). A petitioner‟s share of the publication cost is based on the number

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of products he is petitioning for withdrawal/suspension of tariff concession and subject of the public consultation.

4.

What is the timetable of a Section 402 investigation? Section 402 Tariff Modification The Commission completes its investigation and submits its Report of Findings and recommendations to NEDA within thirty (30) days after the termination of the public consultation. A flowchart of the Commission‟s investigation procedure for Section 402 petitions is shown in Annex “D”. Said flowchart is posted at the lobby of the Commission at the 5th floor of the Philippine Heart Center Building.

Temporary Modification or Suspension of Concessions Taking into account unforeseen difficulties that our stakeholders face in implementing its tariff commitments, the Commission investigates and submits its Report of Findings and recommendations to NEDA within sixty (60) days from receipt of a properly documented petition. Commission Order No. 02-01 provides the rules and regulations governing the conduct of the Commission‟s formal investigation on the withdrawal and/or suspension of concessions under Section 402 of the Tariff and Customs Code (available for reproduction at cost).3 Section 1313-A (Tariff Commodity Classification)

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What is Section 1313-A? Articles imported into the Philippines are classified in the ASEAN Harmonized Tariff Nomenclature (AHTN) Tariff and Customs Code, as amended. However, when a commodity imported or intended to be imported is not specifically provided for in the TCCP, any interested party may file with the Tariff Commission a request for a commodity classification ruling under this Section.

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What are the requirements needed? The applicant is required to submit in triplicate a notarized and duly accomplished TC Form1 (Request for Tariff Classification Ruling) available at the Commission and downloadable from the Commission‟s websites (see Annex “E”). He is also required to submit sample or samples of the product (if available), technical brochures/catalogues indicating its specifications, material or chemical composition, intended application and other relevant information.

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How much is the filing fee? A filing fee of Three Hundred Pesos (P300.00) is collected from every ruling requested pursuant to Administrative Order 06-08 issued on 14 September 2006.

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What is the normal processing time for the Commission to issue ruling? Tariff Commodity Classification (TCC) Rulings are issued within ten (10) working days from date of filing. A flowchart of the Commission‟s Section 1313-a procedure is shown in Annex “F”.

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Is the Tariff Commission ruling binding with the Bureau of Customs? Pursuant to Section 1313-a of the Tariff and Customs Code of the Philippines, rulings of the Commission are binding with the Bureau of Customs. However, in case of conflict, the ruling is elevated to the Secretary, Department of Finance for final decision.

Section 506 (Assistance to the President and Congress)

What is Section 506? Under this Section, assistance is extended by the Commission to the President and Congress through the conduct of studies and/or submission of position papers / comments on tariff matters being discussed in Congress or in domestic and international trade fora. Related Legislations The Commission has additional major responsibilities as a quasi-judicial body under the following legislations related to its core work. Republic Act 8752 (Anti-Dumping)

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What is dumping? Dumping is a form of price discrimination between two national markets. It occurs when foreign producers sell their products to an importer in the domestic market at prices lower than in their own national markets, or at prices below cost of production, the sale or importation of which injures or threatens to injure a domestic industry producing like or comparable products or retards the establishment of a potential industry.

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What is the Anti-Dumping Act of 1999? Republic Act (RA) No. 8752, otherwise known as the “AntiDumping Act of 1999,” which amended Section 301 of the Tariff and Customs Code of the Philippines, provides protection to a domestic industry which is being injured, or is likely to be injured, by the dumping of products imported into or sold in the Philippines.

3.

When was R.A. No. 8752 signed? effective? R.A. 8752 was signed on August 12, 1999 and took effect on September 4, 1999.

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What are the elements of dumping? There are four (4) elements of dumping, namely:

Like Product - product produced by the domestic industry which is identical or alike in all respects to the article under consideration, or in the absence of such a product, another product which, although not alike in all respects, has characteristics closely resembling those of the product under consideration.

Price Difference - amount by which the normal value (the price prevailing in the exporting country) exceeds the export price (selling price to an importer in the Philippines).

Injury - material injury to a domestic industry, threat of material injury or material retardation of the establishment of a domestic industry. Injury test must be based on positive evidence and must involve an objective examination of both (a) the volume of the dumped imports and the effect of dumped imports on the prices of like product in the domestic market, and (b) the consequent impact of these imports on the domestic producers of such products.

Causal Link - must exist between the injury being suffered by the

domestic industry and the dumped imports. It must be clear that the injury suffered is directly attributable to the alleged dumping. In an anti-dumping petition, all the four (4) elements must be established.

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Who may file an anti-dumping protest? A protest may be filed by, or on behalf of, the domestic industry, in writing and embodied in a notarized form.

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Are there fees to be paid for formal investigation of an anti-dumping case?

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Petitions found to be meritorious under R.A. 8752 are subject to a filing fee of fifteen thousand pesos (P15,000.00) per article.

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Who else, aside from the domestic industry, may initiate an anti-dumping investigation? In special circumstances, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) or Department of Agriculture (DA) may, on its own motion, initiate an anti-dumping investigation without having received a written application by or on behalf of a domestic industry. The concerned authorities should have sufficient evidence of dumping, injury and a causal link to justify the initiation of the investigation.

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What is the role of the Tariff Commission in anti-dumping investigations? The Commission conducts formal investigation and submits report of findings to either Secretary for the issuance of a Department Order imposing the definitive anti-dumping duty (in case of affirmative findings).

9.

What is the timetable for the completion of the formal investigation by the Commission? The Commission shall submit within one hundred twenty (120) calendar days from receipt of the case its Final Report of Findings and decision to the Secretary of Trade and Industry (in the case of industrial goods) or to the Secretary of Agriculture (in the case of agricultural products) for the issuance of the appropriate Department Order. A flowchart of the Commission‟s investigation procedure for Section 301 petitions is shown in Annex “G”. Said flowchart is posted at the lobby of the Commission on the 5th floor of the Philippine Heart Center Building.

Republic Act 8751 (Countervailing Duty)

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What is a countervailing duty? A "countervailing duty" is a special duty levied, in addition to the regular duty and other charges, by an importing country on its imports which have been found to be subsidized in the country of origin or exportation. It is equal to the ascertained amount of subsidy, calculated in terms of subsidization per unit of the subsidized exported product.

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What is a countervailing bond? A "countervailing bond" is a security (cash deposit or bond) equal to the amount of the provisionally calculated amount of subsidization. It is required to be posted when the investigating authorities judge that

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such measure is necessary to prevent injury being caused to the domestic industry during the investigation.

3.

What is the Countervailing Duty Act of 1999? Republic Act No. 8751, otherwise known as the “Countervailing Duty Act of 1999,” which amended Section 302 of the Tariff and Customs Code of the Philippines, provides protection to a domestic industry which is being injured, or is likely to be injured, by subsidized products imported into or sold in the Philippines.

4.

When was R.A. No. 8751 signed? Effective? R.A. 8751 was signed on August 7, 1999 and took effect on August 31, 1999.

5.

What are the elements or factors to be considered before a countervailing duty may be imposed? There are four (4) elements or factors which must be considered before a countervailing duty may be imposed, namely:

Like Product - product produced by the domestic industry which is identical or alike in all respects to the article under consideration, or in the absence of such a product, another product which, although not alike in all respects, has characteristics closely resembling those of the product under consideration.

Subsidy - any financial assistance extended to the production, manufacture, carriage or export of goods.

Injury - material injury to a domestic industry, threat of material

injury or material retardation of the growth, or the prevention of the establishment, of a domestic industry. Injury test must be based on positive evidence and must involve an objective examination of both (a) the volume of the subsidized imports and the effect of subsidized imports on the prices of like product in the domestic market, and (b) the consequent impact of these imports on domestic producers of such products.

Causal Link - the material injury suffered by the domestic industry is the direct result of the importation of the subsidized product.

Like in anti-dumping, all the four (4) elements must be established in a petition for countervailing duty.

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Who may file a petition for countervailing action? A petition may be filed by or on behalf of the domestic industry in writing and should be embodied in a notarized form.

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Who else, aside from the domestic industry, may initiate a countervailing investigation? In special circumstances, DTI or DA may, on its own motion, initiate a countervailing action. The concerned authorities should have sufficient evidence of subsidization, injury and a causal link to justify the initiation of the investigation.

8.

Are there fees to be paid for a countervailing case? Petitions found to be meritorious under R.A. 8751 are subject to a filing fee of fifteen thousand pesos (P15,000.00) per article.

9.

What is the role of the Tariff Commission in subsidies and countervailing investigations? The Commission conducts formal investigation and submits a report of findings to either the DTI or DA Secretary for the issuance, in case of affirmative findings, of a Department Order concerning the imposition of the definitive countervailing duty.

10.

What is the timetable for the completion of the formal investigation by the Commission? The Commission shall submit within one hundred twenty (120) calendar days from receipt of the case its Final Report of Findings and decision to the Secretary of Trade and Industry (in the case of industrial goods) or to the Secretary of Agriculture (in the case of agricultural products) for the issuance of the appropriate Department Order. A flowchart of the Commission‟s investigation procedure for Section 302 petitions is shown in Annex “H”. Said flowchart is posted at the lobby of the Commission on the 5th floor of the Philippine Heart Center Building.

Republic Act 8800 (Safeguard Measures)

1.

What is the law on the application of safeguard measures? Republic Act No. 8800, otherwise known as the “Safeguard Measures Act” provides for: general safeguard measures to relieve domestic industries suffering from serious injury as a result of increase in imports; and special safeguard measures (additional duty not exceeding 1/3 of the existing rate of duty) on agricultural products marked ”SSG‟ in Schedule LXXV-Philippines, when the import volume exceeds its

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trigger level or when the actual c.i.f. import price falls below a trigger price level. The reason for the application of safeguard measures is to give the affected domestic industry time to prepare itself against, and adjust to, increased import competition because of the reduction of tariffs or the lifting of quantitative restrictions.

2.

When was R.A. No. 8800 signed? effective? President Estrada signed the law on July 19, 2000. R.A. 8800 was published on July 24, 2000 and took effect on August 09, 2000, i.e., fifteen (15) days following its complete publication in a newspaper of general circulation.

3.

Who may file a petition for safeguard measures? For general safeguard measures, the following may file a petition: i.

Domestic producers as a whole of like or directly competitive products manufactured or produced in the Philippines, or those whose collective output of like or directly competitive products constitutes a major proportion of the total domestic production of those products;

ii.

The President, or the House or Senate Committee on Agriculture, or the House or Senate Committee on Trade and Commerce; and

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The Secretary of Trade and Industry or the Secretary of Agriculture, motu proprio, if there is evidence of increased imports of the product under consideration. For special safeguard measures, the following may file a petition:

4.

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Any person, whether natural or juridical, may request verification if a particular agricultural product can be imposed a special safeguard duty.

ii.

The DA Secretary may, motu proprio, initiate the imposition of a special safeguard measure following the satisfaction of the conditions for imposing the measure.

Are there any fees to be paid for formal investigation of a general safeguards case? Petitions found to be meritorious under R.A. 8800 are subject to a filing fee of fifteen thousand pesos (P15,000.00) per article.

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Where to file? Petitions for general safeguard action shall be filed with the DTI Secretary involving non-agricultural products, or with the DA Secretary in cases relating to agricultural products. The concerned Secretary shall determine whether or not the petition is proper in form and substance and whether or not the documentary requirements are complied with. Petitions for special safeguard measures shall be filed with the Secretary of Agriculture.

6.

What is the role of the Tariff Commission in general safeguards investigation? The Commission shall conduct the formal investigation to determine:

7.

a.

if the domestic product is a like product or a product directly competitive to the imported product under consideration;

b.

if the product is being imported into the Philippines in increased quantities (absolute or relative to domestic production);

c.

the presence and extent of serious injury or threat thereof to the domestic industry that produces like or directly competitive product; and

d.

the existence of a causal relationship between the increased imports of the product under consideration and the serious injury or threat thereof to the affected domestic industry.

What is the timetable for the completion of the formal investigation by the Commission? The Commission shall conclude its formal investigation and submit a report of its findings and conclusions to the Secretary within onehundred-twenty (120) calendar days from receipt of the request from the Secretary, except when the Secretary certifies that the same is urgent, in which case the Commission shall complete the investigation and submit the report within sixty (60) calendar days. Upon its positive determination, the Commission shall recommend to the Secretary an appropriate definitive measure. A flowchart of the Commission‟s investigation procedure for safeguard cases investigations is shown in Annex “I”. Said flowchart is posted at the lobby of the Commission on the 5th floor of the Philippine Heart Center Building.

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November 2012 Annex “A”

TARIFF COMMISSION 5th Flr. Philippine Heart Center Bldg., East Avenue Diliman, Quezon City Tel Nos. 928-84-19; 926-87-31; Fax No. 921-79-60 INSTRUCTIONS IN ACCOMPLISHING THE INFORMATION FOR TARIFF ADJUSTMENT (TARIFF COMMISSION FORM NO. 3) A. Accomplish form and submit four (4) copies with the Records Section of the Tariff Commission with the following: 1. A covering letter indicating: i. Name of article (s) ii. Requested tariff modification iii. Reasons for the request iii. Other products produced by the firm 2. Audited Financial Statements for the last three (3) years including Statement of Cost of Goods Manufactured. 3. Certified statement showing stockholders’ citizenship and equity. 4. Certificate of subject article’s quality and results of tests conducted, if any, from: i. National Institute of Science and Technology, and/or ii. Concerned government office or agency 5. Share of subject article to total operation (value). B. Information deemed confidential should be so marked. C. Additional data and information relative to the petition may be requested by the Commission when deemed necessary. D. Party will be notified of the status of the petition and may be requested to attend consultations that may be held for the purpose of hearing the petition. E. Filing fee of Three Thousand Pesos (P3,000) shall be charged for petition of one or more but not to exceed five (5) articles.

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November 2012

TC Form No. 3 – Revised October, 2001

Republic of the Philippines National Economic and Development Authority

TARIFF COMMISSION INFORMATION FOR TARIFF ADJUSTMENT I. GENERAL INFORMATION A. PETITIONER 1. Name of Petitioner : __________________________________ 2.

Office Address

Tel./Fax Nos.

Contact Person

Factory Address

Tel./Fax Nos.

Contact Person

3.

4. Name of President/General Manager: _________________________________ 5. BOI/SEC Registration No. __________________________________________ Date Registered __________________________________________________ 6. ISO Certification (type and no.) _____________________________________ Date Registered __________________________________________________

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II. PRODUCT INFORMATION A. Subject Articles(s)

Description

HS Heading

Rate of Duty (%) Present Requested

B. Brief Description and Uses of Subject Article(s)

C. Reasons for the Request

D. Production flowchart and brief description of production process of subject article(s) or of product(s) and its usage.

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III. RELEVANT ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL DATA (For the last three (3) years to date) A. Production of subject article (If subject article is an input, please indicate production of the finished product.) Use separate sheets if there are more than one product. PRODUCTION CAPACITY: ACTUAL PRODUCTION YEAR Volume

Value

B. Sales of subject articles (Sales figures for the final product if subject article is an input.) If the product is exported, distinguish between domestic sales and exports. Use separate sheets if there are more than one product. PRODUCT: YEAR

DOMESTIC Volume Value

EXPORT Volume Value

Domestic Market Share: (%)__________ C. Ending Inventory (Finished Product) YEAR

VOLUME

VALUE

D. Purchases of subject articles: Please distinguished products purchased domestically from those that are imported. Use separate sheets if there are more than one product. PRODUCT: YEAR

DOMESTIC Volume Value

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IMPORTED Volume Value

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E. Employment and Compensation Data Number

Annual Compensation

Total Employees Employees directly involved in the production: Skilled Unskilled F. Comparative prices of imported and domestically produced subject articles. Product

Selling or purchase price of subject articles in the domestic market

Price of imported counterpart

Type

Value

G. Investment Expansion Year

H. Percentage of Foreign Currency Denominated Loan to Total Loan (highly confidential).Submit in sealed envelope. I.

Production Cost: Please fill up attached TC Form 3-1 for each product manufactured.

CERTIFIED TRUE AND CORRECT:

______________________________ Printed Name ______________________________ Signature ______________________________ Position

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REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES

P.O. Box 2479 MANILA

TARIFF COMMISSION FAX 9217960 5th Floor PHCA East Avenue Quezon City

Production Cost (Note: If product is of different sizes, types, models of brands, choose one that is most representative and or saleable). Product Specification _________________________________________________________________ Unit of Measure _____________________________________________________________________ Sales Tariff Duty 1. Unit Costs of Production Tax If Applicable Per Unit Cost Materials and Supplies: Direct raw materials (local) (1) _____________________________ ________ ___________ _________________________ (2) _____________________________ ________ ____________ _________________________ (3) _____________________________ ________ ____________ _________________________ (4) _____________________________ ________ ____________ _________________________ (5) Others (specify) ________ ____________ _________________________ Direct raw materials (imported) (1) _____________________________ ________ ____________ _________________________ (2) _____________________________ ________ ____________ _________________________ (3) _____________________________ ________ ____________ _________________________ (4) _____________________________ ________ ____________ _________________________ (5) Others (specify) ________ ____________ _________________________ Direct Labor _________________________ Manufacturing (Overhead): Indirect Labor _________________________ Fuels: Gasoline Diesel Bunker Others

_________________________ _________________________ _________________________ _________________________

Electricity Water Containers Packaging Supplies Depreciation Other Costs _____________________________ _____________________________ _____________________________ TOTAL UNIT COST

_________________________ _________________________ _________________________ _________________________ _________________________ _________________________ _________________________ _________________________ _________________________ P________________________

Administrative Expenses Selling Expenses 2. Total Cost to Produce and Sell Selling Expenses 3. Wholesale Price of Imported Counterpart

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_______________________ _______________________ _______________________ _______________________ _______________________ P ____________

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TARIFF COMMISSION 5th Flr. Philippine Heart Center Bldg., East Avenue, Diliman , Quezon City Tel Nos. 928-84-19; 926-87-31; Fax No. 921-79-60

INSTRUCTIONS IN ACCOMPLISHING THE INFORMATION FOR TARIFF ADJUSTMENT (TARIFF COMMISSION FORM NO. 3)

FOR IMPORTER-TRADER A. Accomplish form and submit four (4) copies with the Records Section of the Tariff Commission with the following: 1. A covering letter indicating: i. Name of article (s) ii. Requested tariff modification iii Reasons for the request 2. Audited Financial Statements for the last three (3) years. 3. Certified statement showing stockholder’s citizenship and equity. 4. Share of subject article to total operation (value). B. Information deemed confidential be so marked. C. Additional data and information relative to the petition may be requested by the Commission when deemed necessary. D. Party will be notified of the status of the petition and may be requested to attend consultations that may be held for the purpose of hearing the petition. E. Filing fee of Three Thousand Pesos (P 3,000) shall be charged for the petition of one or more but not exceed five (5) articles.

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CITIZEN’S CHARTER

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TC Form No.3-March 2005

Republic of the Philippines National Economic and Development Authority

TARIFF COMMISSION INFORMATION FOR TARIFF ADJUSTMENT

I. GENERAL INFORMATION A. PETITIONER 1. Name of Petitioner/Importer: _____________________________ 2. Office Address

Tel./Fax Nos.

Contact Person

Business Address

Tel./Fax Nos.

Contact Person

3.

4. Name of President/General Manager: _______________________________ 5. BOI/SEC Registration No. : _______________________________________ 6. ISO Certification (type and no. ): _________________________________ Date Registered: ____________________________________________

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CITIZEN’S CHARTER

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TC Form No.3-March 2005

II. PRODUCT INFORMATION

A. Subject Article(s) AHTN NO.

DESCRIPTION

Rate of Duty (%) Present Requested

B. Brief Description and Uses of Subject Article(s) (Please submit technical specification(s), brochure, sample(s) and list of your customers.) Indicate if raw material, intermediate or final product.

C. Reasons for the Request

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CITIZEN’S CHARTER

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TC Form No.3-March 2005

III. RELEVANT ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL DATA (For the last three (3) years to date)

A. Purchases or importation of subject article(s) on per transaction basis (Please indicate size, type or grade of the subject article(s).) Use separate sheet if necessary.

Date

Source Country

Type/Size/Grade

Volume (unit of measure)

CIF (US$)

Value Landed Cost (Peso)

B. Sales of subject articles (Please indicate size, type or grade of the subject article(s).) Use separate sheet if necessary.

Year

Type/Size/Grade

Volume (unit of measure)

Value(Peso) Total

Per Unit

C. Ending Inventory

Year

Type/Size/Grade

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Volume (unit of measure)

Value(Peso) Total

Per Unit

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TC Form No.3-March 2005

D. Comparative prices of imported subject article and domestically produced counterpart.

Product

Selling price of subject articles in the domestic market

Selling price of domestically produced counterpart (if any)

E. Investment Expansion Year

Type

Value

CERTIFIED TRUE AND CORRECT: _____________________________ Printed Name _____________________________ Signature _____________________________ Position

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November 2012 Annex “B”

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November 2012 Annex “C”

INSTRUCTIONS FOR ACCOMPLISHING TC FORM NO. 4 (Request for Withdrawal / Suspension of Concessions Under Section 402) A.

Accomplish form and submit five (5) copies with the Records Section of the Tariff Commission with the following: 1. A covering letter indicating: a. Name of article(s) b. Nature of request c. Reasons for the request d. Other products produced by the firm 2. Audited financial statements for the last three (3) years including Statement of Cost of Goods Manufactured. 3. Certified statement showing stockholders’ citizenship and equity. 4. Certificate of subject article’s quality and results of tests conducted, if any, from: a. National Institute of Science and Technology; and/or b. Concerned government office or agency. 5. Share of subject article to total operation (value).

B.

Information deemed confidential should be so marked.

C. Additional data and information relative to the petition may be requested by the Commission when deemed necessary. D. Party will be notified of the status of the petition and may be requested to attend consultations that may be held for the purpose of hearing the petition.

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TC Form No. 4 National Economic and Development Authority TARIFF COMMISSION Philippine Heart Center Bldg., Quezon City ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------INFORMATION FOR WITHDRAWAL / SUSPENSION OF TARIFF CONCESSIONS UNDER SECTION 402 A. Petitioner 1. Name of Petitioner: _________________________________________________ 2.

Office Address _________________ _________________

Tel. No. ______________ ______________

Contact Person ______________________ ______________________

3.

Factory Address _________________ _________________

Tel. No. ______________ ______________

Contact Person ______________________ ______________________

4. Name of President / General Manager: ___________________________________ 5. Name and address of other manufacturers: a. ______________________________________________________________ b. ______________________________________________________________ c. ______________________________________________________________ d. ______________________________________________________________ B. Subject Article(s)

Subject Article(s) ________________________ ________________________ ________________________

Tariff Hdg. Rate of Margin of (H.S.) Duty Preference ____________ _______ _______________________ ____________ _______ _______________________ ____________ _______ _______________________

C. Nature of Request (Specify) ___________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ D. Brief description and use(s) of subject article(s) ___________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________

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E. Please attach production flow chart and brief description of production process of subject article(s) or of product(s) where this is used. F. Production Cost (Note: If product is of different sizes, types, model or brands, choose one that is most representative and/or saleable.) Product Specification : ________________________________________________ Unit of Measure : ________________________________________________ Per Unit Cost (latest) Direct Raw Materials Direct Labor Manufacturing Overhead

______________________ ______________________ ______________________

Total Unit Cost

=====================

Sales Tax Selling and administrative expenses

_____________________ _____________________

G. Net Profit (net loss) (last three years) 20___

20___

20___

============================================= Volume : Value : Volume : Value : Volume : Value ============================================= Sales :_______:______:________:_______:________:____ Cost of goods manu:_______:______:________:_______:________:___ factured and sold :_______:______:________:_______:________:___ Gross Profit :_______:______:________:_______:________:___ Selling Expenses :_______:______:________:_______:________:___ Administrative Expenses :_______:______:________:_______:________:___ Net Profit (Loss)

======

=======

====

H. Inventory and Production Data (last three years)

================================================================== : Beginning : Ending : : Inventory : Inventory : Production Year :---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------: Qty. : P. Value : Qty. : P. Value : Qty. : P. Value ================================================================== 1. ________:________:________:_______:_______:________:____________ 2. ________:________:________:_______:_______:________:____________ 3. ________:________:________:_______:_______:________:____________

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I. Employment and Compensation Data (last three years) Total Number Compensation 20___ 20___ 20___ 20___ 20___ 20_ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _

(a) Total No. of Employees (b) Employees directly employed in the production of subject article: Skilled Unskilled (c) Aliens employed

_____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _

J. Importation (last 5 years) 1.

Imports Year ________ ________ ________ ________

Volume ____________ ____________ ____________ ___________

2. Wholesale Price (Per __________)

$ CIF Value ______________ ______________ ______________ _______________ P _______________

K. Major Producers in ASEAN/Concerned Exporting Countries 1. Country _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ 2. Name of Company _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ 3. Planned Expansion of Capacity __________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________

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L. Machinery and Equipment Used or to be used in the Production Process 1. Petitioner’s a.

Existing or installed

1) 2) 3) 4) 5)

Type _________ _________ _________ _________ _________

Year Purchased ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________

Expected Life ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________

Acquisition Cost __________ __________ __________ __________ __________

b. To be installed or acquired:

Type ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________

1) 2) 3) 4) 5)

Possible date of Installation ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________

Acquisition Cost ____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ ____________

2. Other Manufacturers a.

Existing or installed Year

Expected

Acquisition 1) 2) 3) 4) 5)

Type _________ _________ _________ _________ _________

Purchased ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________

Life ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________

Cost ________ ________ ________ _______ ________

b. To be installed or acquired: Possible

date

Acquisition 1) 2) 3)

Type ________________ ________________ ________________

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of Installation ______________ ______________ ______________

Cost _________ _________ _________

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________________ ________________

November 2012

______________ ______________

_________ _________

M. Rated Plant Capacity and Capacity Utilization Daily (8 hrs.)

Monthly

Annually

a. Existing machinery or facilities: Maximum Normal Actual

_____________ _________ _____________ _________ _____________ _________

___________ ___________ ___________

_____________ _________ _____________ _________ _____________ _________

___________ ___________ ___________

b. Machineries or facilities to be installed or acquired: Maximum Normal Actual N. Comparative Unit Price (Wholesale) =========================================================== : : : Current : : : Price of Product : Price of Imported : : Product : Produce by Firm : Counterpart : : :------------------------------------------------------------------------: : : Ex-factory : Other : : : : Previous : Current : VAT : Taxes : $ CIF : :========================================================== :-------------------------------:--------------------------:---------:--------------------:-------------: :-------------------------------:--------------------------:---------:--------------------:-------------: :-------------------------------:--------------------------:---------:--------------------:-------------: :-------------------------------:--------------------------:---------:--------------------:-------------: :-------------------------------:--------------------------:---------:--------------------:-------------: Please submit Price List for previous year. O. Sales of Subject Article(s): ============================================================ Domestic Exports ---------------------------------- ------------------------------------Year Volume Value Volume Value ($FOB) ========================================================== ---------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------------- -----------

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P. Market Share: __________________________ Q. Assets, Liabilities and Stockholder’s/Equity or Capital

Total assets Total Liabilities Total S/E

20____ 20____ 20____ ____________ __________ ________ ____________ __________ _________ _________ __________ _______

Please submit audited financial statement for the last three preceeding years immediately. Certified true and correct: ____________________ Printed Name ____________________ Signature ____________________ Position __________________ Date

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November 2012 Annex “D”

SECTION 402 FLOW CHART

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November 2012 Annex “E”

TC Form 1 (Revised 2011) (To be submitted in triplicate)

TCC No.: Date:

The Chairman Tariff Commission 5th Floor, Phil. Heart Center East Avenue, Diliman Quezon City SUBJECT: REQUEST FOR TARIFF CLASSIFICATION RULING Name of Article : ________________________________ Country of Origin : ________________________________ Sir: Pursuant to the provisions of Section 1313-a of the Tariff and Customs Code, as amended, a ruling is requested on the proper tariff classification and corresponding rate of duty on the following article: ____________________________________________________ (Name of Article) I hereby certify that sample(s), catalog(s), brochure(s) and/or technical descriptions being submitted are true and correct and relate to the subject article. I commit that any additional information required will be submitted within 10 working days after receipt of request from the Commission. Non-submission will render the request cancelled or withdrawn. Very truly yours, ________________________ Applicant Company :________________ Address :________________ TIN :_________________ Tel. No :_________________ FaxNo. :_________________ Subscribed and sworn to before me this _______ day of _______________ 20__, affiant exhibited his/her Residence Certificate No.________________ issued at _____________on ________________________. NOTARY PUBLIC Doc. No. Page No. Book No. Series of

: _______________ : _______________ : _______________ : _______________

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EVALUATION SLIP

Enclosures:

[ [ [ [

] ] ] ]

Sample Catalog/Brochure(s) Technical specification/Chemical composition Others (Specify) _________________________

Assessment: _Three Hundred Pesos only _ (P_300.00_)

For acceptance:

_____________________ Tariff Specialist -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

The Cashier: Please collect a filing fee of __Three Hundred _Pesos (P_300.00) from applicant.

_____________________ Chief of Branch (Filing fee of P300.00 per article is pursuant to E.O. 197 dated 13 January 2000 effective 15 February 2000) ………………………………………………………………………………………………… 1st Indorsement Respectfully transmitted to the Records Section, applicant having paid the amount indicated above as evidenced by O.R. No. _____________ dated ____________________.

LUDIVINA P. AQUINO Cashier III

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November 2012 Annex “F”

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November 2012 Annex “G”

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November 2012 Annex “H”

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November 2012 Annex “I”

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Annex “J-a”

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November 2012 Annex “J-b”

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November 2012 Annex “K”

TARIFF COMMISSION DIRECTORY Office Address: 5th Floor, Philippine Heart Center Building (PHC), East Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City

Day and Year of Foundation: August 17, 1953

Agency Trunkline Number/s, Fax and e-mail Addresses: PHC Trunkline Fax No. E-mail address -

Web site:

925-2401 to 50 locals 3501-3509 921-7960 info@tariffcommission.gov.ph

http://www.tariffcommission.gov.ph

Mother Agency: National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA)

Full Names, Designation of Agency Officials, Direct and Local Lines: NAME(S)

DESIGNATION

DIRECT LINE/S

LOCAL LINE/S

EDGARDO B. ABON

Chairman

925-2401 to 50 433-5899 921-7960

3501

MARILOU P. MENDOZA

Commissioner

925-2401 to 50 433-5895 928-8106

3505

EDGARDO R. MARALIT

Commissioner

925-2401 to 50 433-4252 928-8106

3504

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CITIZEN’S CHARTER NAME

November 2012

DESIGNATION

DIRECT LINE/S

LOCAL LINE/S

Director III Finance , Management & Administrative Service Director ll Research, Investigation & International Trade Analysis Service

925-2401 to 50 929-1964 927-3724

3506

Chief Administrative Officer Financial Management Division, FMAS Chief Administrative Officer Administrative Division, FMAS

925-2401 to 50 929-1964

3506

925-2401 to 50 929-1964

3506

Executive Assistant III/ Officer-In-Charge, Planning, Management Information Systems Division, FMAS Officer-In-Charge Economics, Trade and Industry Studies Division, RIITAS

925-2401 to 50 929-1905

3506

925-2401 to 50 433-5896

3508

ANGELITA R. FERNANDO

Chief Tariff Specialist Financial Studies Division, RIITAS

925-2401 to 50 928-8419

3508 3510

EDWARDS.A. BESANA

Officer-In-Charge Commodities Studies Division, RIITAS

925-2401 to 50 926-8731

3508 3510

ROMEO U. SALUTA

ARTEMIO D. BERNARDINO

VICENTE M. QUEROL

ISAGANI D. GARDUQUE

DANNY JOSE G. MATUTINA

MA. SOCORRO R.CHUA

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925-2401 to 50

3507

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CITIZEN’S CHARTER NAME

MA. LOURDES M. SALUTA

JEAN C. ALBERTO

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DESIGNATION

DIRECT LINE/S

LOCAL LINE/S

Chief Tariff Specialist International Trade Studies Division, RIITAS Supervising Tariff Specialist

925-2401 to 50 928-8419

3508 3510

433-5898

3504 3505

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TC Citizens Charter 2012  

the citizens charter of the tariff commission

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