EDC supports Project Repeal of NCC
Export Development Council
July 11, 2016

The Export Development Council (EDC) has manifested its support to the Project Repeal program of the National Competitiveness Council (NCC) during its launching last 13 June 2016. The said program aims to scrap outdated laws and regulations and to rationalize existing ones to cut red tape and improve the ease of doing business in the country.

Some of the EDC submission for repeal are the following: Presidential Decree (PD) 1221 requiring mandatory dry-docking of ships in MARINA-registered ship repair yards; Letter of Instruction (LOI) 1005-A to remove the conflict of interest of the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) in being a port operator & regulator; and the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Memorandum Order No. 10-2014 on the Import Clearance Certificate (ICC) requirements.

NCC has identified 17,338 department orders and issuances for review or action. Of the total issuances, 3,959 have been reviewed while the remainder are still under review.□