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ARTA to issue warnings to agencies not yet on TradeNet

- Beatrice M. Laforga

THE Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) is set to issue notices of warning to trade-related government agencies who are not signed up to the TradeNet system, a platform designed as a single window to facilitate trade permits in Southeast Asia.

In a statement Thursday, the Bureau of Customs (BoC) said the ARTA made the decision during the Tuesday meeting of the National Single Window - Technical Working Group.

It said ARTA will send warnings to agencies for not complying with the

Ease of Doing Business and AntiRed Tape Advisory Council Resolution No. 12 and ARTA Memorandum Circular No. 2021-01.

The resolution requires 73 agencies to join TradeNet by the second week of April. These include offices that process and issue licenses, permits, clearances, and certificat­ions relating to the movement of trade goods.

“ARTA also reported that those who will still fail to comply will be subjected to investigat­ion or appropriat­e administra­tive action including but not limited to violations of RA (Republic Act) 11032, AO (Administra­tive Order) 23, RA 6713, and RA 3019,” it added. —

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