Policy Advocacy

As the unified voice of exporters, PHILEXPORT is actively en­gaged in policy consultations, discussions and deliberations on issues affecting the industry. Position papers and policy programs are developed and implemented based on inputs generated from its members. Its network in this area covers business organizations such as the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry; the academe; three branches of government; other trade-related government agencies; media and trade-related non-government organizations.

Some key policy initiatives, laws and programs by PHILEXPORT with the Export Development Council (EDC), the highest ex­port policymaking body in the country, include the following:

• Approval and implementation of the Export Development Act of 1994;
• Streamlining of export procedures;
• Elimination and/or reduction of certain export fees;
• Industry participation in trade agreements;
• Approval of the Export Promotion Fund; and
• Waiver of travel tax for trade mission and promotion purposes.