PNTR Development

Past Events

Regional Workshop on ASEAN Trade Repository (ATR)/National Trade Repository (NTR) and Notification Procedures under the ASEAN Trade in Goods Agreement (ATIGA)

A regional workshop on ASEAN Trade Repository (ATR)/National Trade Repository (NTR) and notification procedures under the ASEAN Trade in Goods Agreement (ATIGA) was held in May 6, 2014 in Jakarta, Indonesia. The training is provided a venue for competent authorities in the ASEAN Region to discuss the technical solutions in relation to the functioning of the ATR/NTR and the notification procedure under the ATIGA.

The Workshop was attended by officials responsible in setting-up national trade repositories. European Union-ASEAN Regional Integration Support by the European Union (EU-ARISE) in collaboration with the ASEAN Secretariat supported the Activity.

Ms. Cheska Denise C. Enriquez and Atty. Sherwin Prose C. Castañeda of the Bureau of International Trade Relations (BITR) and of the Bureau of Import Services respectively attended the Workshop. BITR and BIS are member-agencies of the Ad-Hoc Technical Working Group on the Philippine National Trade Repository (Ad-Hoc TWG-PNTR).

2-Day National Workshop on Asean Trade Repository (ATR)/National Trade Repository (NTR)/Non-Tariff Measures (NTMs) and Notification Procedures under the ASEAN Trade in Goods Agreement (ATIGA)

The European Union-ASEAN Regional Integration Supported by EU (EU-ARISE) sponsored and conducted a workshop for the member-agencies of the Ad-Hoc Technical Working Group on the Philippine National Trade Repository (Ad-Hoc TWG-PNTR) last September 18-19, 2014. The Workshop held at Crown Plaza Hotel, Pasig City, Manila was attended by more than 80 participants from the 50 agencies comprising the Working Group.

The Activity is part of the EU-ARISE programs to assist and promote the institutionalization and operations of national trade repositories of ASEAN Member States (AMS).

Regional Workshop on the Asean Trade Repository Interface

Atty. Sherwin Prose C. Castañeda, Ms. Semiramis G. Billones and Ms. Ma. Rosario C. Mendoza of the Bureau of Import Services and Secretariat of the Ad-Hoc Technical Working Group on the Philippine National Trade Repository (Ad-Hoc TWG-PNTR) participated in the Regional Workshop on the ASEAN Trade Repository Interface held in Bangkok, Thailand last March 10, 2015. The Activity is was organized by the European Union-ASEAN Regional Integration Supported by EU (EU-ARISE) based in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Technical Experts from EU-ARISE lead by Mr. Paolo R. Vergano presented to the participants the proposed Asean Trade Repository (ATR) Portal. Each National Repositories of the ten (10) ASEAN Member States are required to link with the ATR. The whole day event is devoted to conducting simulation exercise to link the information of the National Trade Repositories (NTRs) to the ATR.

National Workshop on Asean Trade Repository (ATR)/National Trade Repository (NTR)/Non-Tariff Measures (NTMs)

The 1-day Workshop for member-agencies of the Ad-Hoc Technical Working Group on PNTR (Ad-Hoc TWG-PNTR) focus on Non-Tariff Measures (NTMs) identification, classification and notification for purposes of populating the Philippine National Trade Repository (PNTR) and web-linking it to the ATR. The participants were introduced to the United Nations Centre for Trade and Development (UNCTAD) NTMs Classification. An integral part of the Workshop is the use of simulations with fictional cases to train the participants in properly classifying NTMs.

Like the previous Workshop last September 18-19, 2014, the training is part of the European Union-ASEAN Regional Integration Supported by EU (EU-ARISE) programs to assist and promote the institutionalization and operations of national trade repositories.

Future Events

4-Day National Workshop on Non-Tariff Measures (NTMs) Identification and Classification for Member-Agencies of the Ad-Hoc Technical Working Group on the Philippine National Trade Repository

The European Union-ASEAN Regional Integration Supported by EU (EU-ARISE) will conduct a 4-day National Workshop on Non-Tariff Measures (NTMs) for Member-Agencies of the Ad-Hoc TWG-PNTR. Invitations were sent to the agencies. For confirmation please contact the Ad-Hoc TWG-PNTR Secretariat at 02-4031420 and look for Ms. Semiramis G. Billones.