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Applicable MFN Tariff Rates

Requested from TC by R. Abrera at 09:33 PM on Jul 18, 2019.
Purpose: Master’s Thesis
Date of Coverage: 01/01/2012 - 12/31/2017
Tracking no: #TC-467119937766

Abrera 09:33 PM, Jul 18, 2019

This is to respectfully request for the applicable MFN rate of duty for the period 2012-2017.  I checked your website but the pdf file available online has weighted averages only, and not the actual rates.

De Guzman 07:16 AM, Jul 19, 2019

July 19, 2019

Dear Rosalie,

Thank you for your request dated Jul 18, 2019 09:33:31 PM under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch, for Applicable MFN Tariff Rates.

We received your request on Jul 18, 2019 09:33:31 PM and will respond on or before Aug 08, 2019 09:33:31 PM, in accordance with the Executive Order's implementing rules and regulations.

Should you have any questions regarding your request, kindly contact me using the reply function on the eFOI portal at https://www.foi.gov.ph/requests/aglzfmVmb2ktcGhyHAsSB0NvbnRlbnQiD1RDLTQ2NzExOTkzNzc2Ngw, for request with ticket number #TC-467119937766.

Thank you.


Isabel De Guzman
FOI Officer

Ignacio, OIC Director III 04:41 PM, Jul 23, 2019

Dear Ms Abrera;

The data that you are requesting is voluminous.  It will cover all products that are traded the world over.  Please be informed that MFN rates vary from product to product.

May I then suggest that you specify the product of your interest, so we can give you the relevant data.

Abrera 09:47 PM, Jul 23, 2019

Dear Sir/Madam,

Thank you for your email. I would be needing the MFN tariffs of all HS Codes of imported commodities from 2012-2017 from Japan.

I checked the import entries in BOC’s website but these entries do not contain the MFN, although for some entries in 2017, they included both the MFN and JPEPA tariffs.

I hope to receive your feedback soon. Thank you!

Best regards,

Abrera 09:21 PM, Aug 19, 2019

May i follow up on my request for MFN Tariff rates of imports from Japan please.

The MFN rates are already available at our website.  However, we believe that it is a very tedious process going through the website, specially so that you do not have a specific product of interest.  As such, we think that you need the MFN rates of all the tariff lines in the ASEAN Harmonized Tariff Nomenclature (AHTN), which is 11,058 in all.  Hence, the data that you need is totaling to 973,104, which is not readily available.  So it will be more efficient if you are able to identify the products of your interest.  

Or we suggest that you come over to our Office so we can better help you in you research.  Our Office is located at 4th Floor West Insula Condominium Bldg., #135 West Avenue, Barangay Bungad, Quezon City.

May we also know where you are going to use this?

Thank you and best regards.

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