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Agreements signed during Duterte's visit in China on August 29

Requested from DFA by Jose Lorenzo Lim at 02:01 PM on Sep 16, 2019.
Purpose: Research on China-PH Deals
Date of Coverage: 08/29/2019 - 08/29/2019
Tracking no: #DFA-183251740342

Jose Lorenzo 02:01 PM, Sep 16, 2019

Hi! I would like to request the copies of the following documents:

1.Cooperative Arrangement between the BOC, DOF and the General Administration of Customs, and the implementation of the Intergovernmental Agreement Regarding Cooperation and Mutual Assistance in Customs Matters;

2.Implementation Contract on Project of China-Aid Container Inspection Equipment between the BOC and Ministry of Commerce; and

3. Exchange of Notes on Cooperation Procedure for the Availment and Utilization of Concessional Loan under a Renminbi-denominated Loan Facility between the DOF and CIDCA
September 17, 2019

Dear Jose Lorenzo,


Thank you for your request dated Sep 16, 2019 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

Your request

You asked for Agreements signed during Duterte’s visit in China on August 29.

Response to your request

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance this Office does not have the information you have requested. Your request pertains to BOC and DOF loan agreements. Memorandum Circular No. 16, series of 2017, directs all departments to coordinate with the Department of Finance (DOF) on matters pertaining to loans, grants and guarantees.

Upon evaluation of your request, bearing in mind that the DOF is the repository of all loan agreements, permission to access the subject loan agreement must, therefore, be obtained from the DOF and BOC. 

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