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NTA Memorandum Circular No 002, s. 2009Tooltip 01/04/2010 Hits: 5

NATIONAL TOBACCO ADMINISTRATION


Memorandum Circular No. 002, s. 2009


Restoration/Reinstatement of Regulatory Procedures and

Fees in the Exportation of Leaf Tobacco and Tobacco Products


Adopted: 22 Dec. 2009

Date Filed: 04 January 2010


WHEREAS, pursuant to Executive Order No. 554, s. 2006, directing all departments, bureaus, agencies and government-owned and controlled corporations to eliminate fees and charges imposed on export documentary requirements, the NTA issued Memorandum Circular No. 02, Series of 2007 (Annex “A”*), temporarily suspending the collection of fees and charges in the exportation of leaf tobacco, tobacco products and other tobacco related materials;

WHEREAS, paragraph 4, Section 3 of E.O. 554 exempts those covered by international agreements to which the Philippines is a signatory and that include among others, the World Health Organization – Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO-FCTC); and

WHEREAS, due to rampant sales and distribution of counterfeit and smuggled tobacco products, which endangers the health of the populace, the NTA deems it necessary to reinstate the regulatory procedures in the exportation of leaf tobacco, tobacco products and other tobacco related materials.

NOW, THEREFORE, for and in consideration of the foregoing premises, Memorandum Circular No. 02, series of 2007, suspending the regulatory procedures and export fees, is hereby lifted effective immediately.

For your information and guidance.

(Sgd.) Carlitos S. Encarnacion

Administrator/Vice Chairman of the NTA Governing Board

 

NTA Notice dated 09 Dec. 2009Tooltip 01/04/2010 Hits: 2

NATIONAL TOBACCO ADMINISTRATION


Notice


Implementation of Sections 3 to 6 of Memorandum Circular No. 001,

Series of 2009 and Regulation X Rule I, Sections 1.1 to 1.9 of the

Trading Rules and Regulations for Locally-Grown Leaf Tobacco

and Providing for the Deadline for Filing of Applications

for License/Permit/Authority to Buy/Purchase Leaf Tobacco


Adopted: 07 Dec. 2009

Date Filed: 04 January 2010

WHEREAS, resulting from the “Tobacco Stakeholders Consultative Conference on Safeguarding Stakeholders’ Interest in the Marketing of Quality Tobacco Leaf” of 06 November 2008, the National Tobacco Administration (NTA) issued last 05 January 2009, Memorandum Circular No. 001, Series of 2009, with subject: ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS IN THE PROCESSING OF APPLICATIONS FOR LICENSE/PERMIT/AUTHORITY TO BUY/PURCHASE LEAF TOBACCO, AMENDING RULE 2 OF REGULATION III AND RULE 3 OF REGULATION VI OF THE AMENDED TRADING RULES AND REGULATIONS (TRR) AND PROVIDING FOR THE DEADLINES IN THE FILING OF APPLICATION FOR LICENSING/PERMIT/AUTHORITY. The subject Memorandum Circular was duly filed with the Office of the National Administrative Register (ONAR)-UP Law center on 14 January 2009 and was published in the Manila Standard on 15 January 2009;

WHEREAS, upon request of the Philippine Tobacco Institute, Inc. (PTI) and Philippine Aromatic Tobacco Development Association, Inc. (PATDA), the implementation of MC No. 001, S. of 2009 was suspended, per NTA’s letter to concerned local tobacco buyers dated 09 February 2009;

WHEREAS, during the conduct of trading operations for CY 2009, the NTA observed and verified that problems being address by the MC No. 001, series of 2009, became persistent and rampant, like pole vaulting of tobacco farmer-cooperators and buying of tobacco buyers outside of their contract growing projects, which are clear violation of the Tobacco Marketing Agreement they entered into and non-compliance with Regulation X, Rule 1, Sections 1.1 to 1.9 of the NTA Trading Rules and Regulations for Locally Grown Leaf Tobacco.

NOW, THEREFORE, for and in consideration of the foregoing premises, notice is hereby made upon all applicants for Certificate of Authority to purchase leaf tobacco, that Sections 3, 4 5 and 6 of Memorandum Circular No. 001, Series of 2009 (Annex “A”*, hereof), shall be implemented effective 30 December 2009 and shall continue to be in full force and effect unless otherwise amended and/or repealed by subsequent issuances by the NTA.

FURTHER, compliance with the provisions of Rule I, Sections 1.1 to 1.9 of Regulation X of the NTA Trading Rules and Regulations for Locally-Grown Leaf Tobacco and of the Memorandum of Agreement, entered into by the tobacco-farmer cooperators and tobacco buyers in the marketing of quality produced tobacco, shall be strictly monitored.

FINALLY, the following dates are hereby set as the deadlines in the filing of application of License/COA/Permit to Buy for CY 2010, to wit:

A. For Local Trading:

1. Virginia January 15, 2010

2. Burley

Region I and Mindoro January 15, 2010

Region II February 15, 2010

3. Native

Region I January 15, 2010

Region II February 15, 2010

A surcharge of fifty percent (50%) of the Annual License/Permit Fee shall be assessed, for applications filed after the deadlines set.

For your guidance and strict compliance.

(Sgd.) Carlitos S. Encarnacion

Administrator/Vice Chairman of the Governing Board

 

 




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