The guidelines and procedure for the exchange of the ASEAN Customs Declaration Document (ACDD) have been issued by the Bureau of Customs as part of the Philippines’ Commitment to execute the ASEAN Single Window (ASW) Agreement.
ACDD is a collaboration of “information parameters” structured according to the ASEAN-set Process Specifications and Message Implementation Guide. It is submitted electronically via the BOC’s ACDD Management Portal, which is directly linked to the ASW system.
The BOC’s adherence to regional agreements, such as the ASW agreement with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, gives exporters hassle-free access to other Asian countries and builds invaluable information of data for the public sector and other business communities.
This initiative would deepen the Philippines’ economic ties with other members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and the region’s digital transformation, enhance the BOC’s Selectivity System, and open new opportunities for the BOC’s ongoing trade facilitation initiatives like the trusted partnership program and risk profiling activities, and speed up the process of clearing import shipments through customs.
This initiative would improve and deepen the economic ties of the Philippines with other members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and the digital transformation of the region, strengthen the selective system of the BOC, open new avenues for the ongoing trade facilitation initiatives such as the trusted partnership program and risk profiling tasks, and also speed up the customs process for clearing import shipments.
Under CMO No. 26-2022, which took effect on October 5, an exporter can register through BOC’s ACDD management portal and provide their approval for the exchange of ACDD data with other ASEAN member states.