line with the Philippine government's effort to sustain economic
growth and global competitiveness, both the government and private
sectors have recognized the need to provide a good business environment
for the export sector through export trade facilitation. In order
to address this need, the Department of Trade and Industry - Cebu
Provincial Office has created the One Stop Export Documentation
Center (OSEDC) to simplify export documentation procedures.
In addition to this, the Garments and Textiles Export Board
(GTEB) Cebu has also improved its communication system by
adapting the latest technology in computer-to-computer messaging,
which is the ideal solution for the transfer of regular business
data, integrating systems across organizations using open international
OSEDC is composed of different personnel representing their respective
offices involved in exports. They are housed in one roof to serve
exporters by processing their export documents, and facilitating
export trade transactions, thereby avoiding the inconveniences
of moving from one office to another just to get the necessary
the exporters from other industry sectors such as fashion accessories,
gifts, toys and housewares, furniture and others who can easily
process their documents at the center, exporters from the garments
sector have difficulty in getting their clearance at the start,
since the clearing agency which is the GTEB is located in Manila.
the great contribution of the garment industry to our developing
economy, both the government and private sectors have recognized
the need to accelerate the implementation of the country's initiative
in the simplification of export procedures to be globally competitive.
For this reason, the DTI-Cebu Provincial Office, in cooperation
with GTEB-Manila and the Philippine Exporters Confederation, Inc.
- Cebu (PhilExport-Cebu) has agreed to set up the GTEB/EDI Cebu
Service Center to cater to the needs of the garment exporters.
The project was established in 1996 and was fully implemented
in 1997. Presently, the center is operating at the OSEDC, a DTI
management has turned over to PhilExport-Cebu.
Garments and Textile Export Board Network (GTEBNet)
GTEBNet is a network community set up between the GTEB and its
exporters to facilitate electronic transmission of export documents.
It is a project of the Garments and Textiles Export Board (GTEB),
an agency under the Department of Trade and Industry, and implemented
in cooperation with EDINet Philippines, Inc.
GTEBNet Project envisions the following:
of GTEB procedures;
the exporters to transact electronically with GTEB through
processing of documents;
to United States Customs requirement in the implementation
of Electronic Visa Information System (ELVIS).
this system, transactions are being done right in the comfort
of each exporter's own offices. Applications are created and
submitted through an office computer. Likewise, responses
from GTEB can also be received right in one's own computer
just in a matter of minutes. Electronic Data Interchange Network
Philippines Inc. will validate the messages received from
GTEB will in turn be sent back to the exporters. With the
adoption of this system, much cost has been saved in terms
of time, money, manpower, and effort.
.. P 70.00
Export Clearance (TEC)/
Textile Export Visa
the current documentation procedure, the garment exporter
submits his export documents at the receiving counter of the
One Stop Export Documentation Center (OSEDC). From the receiving
officer, the documents are then forwarded to the GTEB/EDI
Service Center for processing. After evaluation of the documents,
these are entered into the computer and electronically sent
to GTEB-Manila for approval through the EDI VAN.
(View Current Procedures)
Cebu, only GTEB is processing its export documents electronically.
With the full implementation of EDI System, it is proposed
that all agencies involved in exports like the Bureau of Customs
(BOC), Cebu Ports Authority (CPA), cargo handlers, shipping
lines and others will proceed with electronic processing.
the garments sector, GTEB further envisions the following
mail for GTEB and exporters;
database on quota allocation;
payment of fees;
submission of Export Declaration to Bureau of Customs;
cargo reservation and issuance of Bill of Lading.
Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)
Data Interchange (EDI) is a direct computer-to-computer exchange
of structured business documents. The adaption of EDI technology
has benefited the GTEB in terms of administrative efficiency,
maximized utilization of quota allocation, and faster dissemination
of information. To exporters, it has offered a faster flow and
processing of export documents, minimizes delays in export shipments,
allows a longer lead time for production, gives accurate information
on documents and reduces cost.
inquiries on GTEBNet-Cebu, please contact:
Filipinas L. Pantulia
Department of Trade & Industry - Cebu Provincial Office
One-Stop Export Documentation Center
3/F LDM Building, Legaspi Street
Cebu City, Philippines 6000
Tel. (6332) 2532173
Fax (6332) 2544240