The BIS Mandate
The Bureau of Import Services (BIS) is mandated to undertake activities related to the implementation of legislations which provide relief and assistance to Philippine industries confronted by trade remedy actions, disseminate timely and accurate information on imports to stakeholders and adopt sound import policies, programs and guidelines.
Import Remedy Measures Division
The Import Remedy Measures Division (IRMD) Conducts initiation and preliminary investigation on Safeguard Measures, Anti-Dumping and Countervailing cases filed by the domestic industry; Recommends appropriate measures for the issuance of DTI Orders on trade remedy cases; Prepares position papers or comments on matters relevant to Trade Remedy Measures; and Assists Philippine Exporters re: Trade Defense Cases on Trade Remedy Measures.
Import Facilitation Division
The Import Facilitation Division (IFD) provides information on General Import Procedures (GIP) and coordinates with other regulating government agencies on import related matters; Obtains export transaction value from Commercial Attaches (CAs) or Ambassadors, upon request of clients/stakeholders, and endorses same to the stakeholders/client and Bureau of Customs for value reference; Endorses export transaction values to the CAs or Ambassador for verification.
Import Policy and Monitoring Division
The Import Policy and Monitoring Division (IPMD) prepares and updates the Philippine Merchandise Import Report on a continuing basis, develops and/or updates import policies, and manages import data