EDC recommends legislative priorities to 17th Congress
Export Development Council (EDC)
May 20, 2016

The Export Development Council (EDC) through its Networking Committee on Legislative Advocacy and Monitoring (NCLAM) has prioritized the export sector?s legislative agenda for the 17th Congress to have a more competitive export industry.?

On transport and logistics, some of the recommendations include the Amendment of the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) and Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) Charter in order to separate the regulatory and operator functions of both agencies. There is also a proposal to repeal Presidential Decree (PD) 1221 that requires mandatory dry-docking in MARINA registered shipyards.?

On trade financing, EDC supports the proposed amendments to Republic Act 9501 (Magna Carta for MSMEs) to provide a 10-year extension to the mandatory lending provision of said law.?

The proposed revision on the Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act 8172 (ASIN Law) shall be finalized for endorsement to the National Nutrition Council and the Salt Iodization Advisory Board. EDC acknowledges that there is a need to clarify an exemption in all salt incorporated in export food products. ?

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