PUBLIC HEARING ON MONITORING OF STEEL ANGLE BAR INDUSTRY

Pursuant to Paragraph 2 of Section 16 of Republic Act 8800 (Safeguard Measures Act), the Tariff Commission is currently monitoring developments in the domestic steel angle bar industry, including the progress and specific efforts made by workers and firms to make a positive adjustment to import competition. A public hearing was held on 19 April 2017.

Deadline for submission of position paper: 28 April 2017.

FORMAL INVESTIGATION OF DUMPING CASE ON FLOAT GLASS FROM PROC

Pursuant to Section 711 of Republic Act 10863, otherwise known as the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act (CMTA), the Tariff Commission (TC) is conducting a formal investigation on the dumping protest against the importation of Clear Float Glass and Bronze Float Glass from the People’s Republic of China (PROC). This formal investigation is based on an affirmative determination of dumping by the Secretary of Trade and Industry and his endorsement of the case to TC.

A preliminary conference was held on 22 November 2016 and an Order covering the matters taken up and agreed upon by the parties was issued by TC on 23 November 2016. Subsequently, due to late availability of parties for the conduct of ocular inspection/data verification, TC issued a Notice of Revised Schedule of Activities.

The public hearing was held on 3 April 2017. Deadline for Submission of Principal Memoranda: 19 April 2017.

PUBLIC HEARING ON RICE AND NON-RICE PRODUCTS

Pursuant to Sections 1608/1609 of Republic Act 10863, otherwise known as the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act (CMTA), a public hearing was conducted on 16 February 2017 on the tariff rates on rice and non-rice products falling under EO 190 (s.2015).

Please see position paper template.

Deadline for submission of position paper: 24 February 2017.

PUBLIC HEARING ON CAPITAL EQUIPMENT

Pursuant to Sections 1608/1609 of Republic Act 10863, otherwise known as the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act (CMTA), a public hearing was conducted on 10 January 2017 on the extension of the grant of duty-free importation of capital equipment to companies registered with the Board of Investments (BOI).

Please see TC and BOI presentations and position paper template.

Deadline for submission of position paper: 3 February 2017.