Learn how to import merchandise to Philippines

(The Philippine Star) - January 16, 2020 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — Importation of goods can be your new source of business or a great way to save on costs to stay competitive for those who want to go direct to their source of supply of goods and commodities overseas.

To teach the secrets of importers, the Center for Global Best Practices will host a pioneering program titled, “Best Practices Guide on How to Import Goods to the Philippines” on Jan. 20 at the EDSA Shangri-La Hotel, Mandaluyong City.

Registration is open to the general public. Attendees from the government can earn points for their career advancement and are exempted from the P2,000 limit when attending training conducted by the private sector based on DBM Circular 563 dated April 22, 2016.

This training will feature Ferdinand Nague, the author of the Handbook on the Tariff and Customs Code of the Philippines, the Customs Brokers Act of 2004 and the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act of 2016/ 2019 edition.

He was one of the customs experts hired toward the compliance and accession of the Philippines to the International Convention on the Simplification and Harmonization of Customs Procedures otherwise known as the Revised Kyoto Convention (RKC). He was also hired by the USAID as one of its consultants and technical experts who drafted and finalized the Republic Act 10863 or the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act (CMTA).

He is the immediate past president of the Chamber of Customs Brokers Inc. and is presently the managing partner of Nague Malic Magnawa & Associates Customs Broker.

Check www.cgbp.org for a complete list of other international trade programs or call landlines in Manila (+63 2) 8842-7148/ 59 and (+63 2) 8556-8968/ 69, in Baguio (+63 74) 423-2914, and in Cebu (+63 32) 512-3106 or 07.)

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