OSETC PARTICIPATES IN THE TRAINING SESSION FOR LICENSING OFFICERS FROM THE STRATEGIC TRADE MANAGEMENT OFFICE (STMO) AND AFFILIATE AGENCIES OF THE PHILIPPINES ON LICENSING PROCEDURES AND PROCESSES
Date: 25 October 2017
Posted by: jMangibin
The Office of the Special Envoy on Transnational Crime (OSETC), participated in the Training Session for Licensing Officers from the Strategic Trade Management Office (STMO) and Affiliate Agencies of the Philippines on Licensing Procedures and Processes organized by European Union Partner to Partner (EU P2P) and Strategic Trade Management Office (STMO) held at Bayleaf Intramuros Hotel, Manila last 24 October 2017, attended by PSUPT ELIZABETH D JASMIN, Head, Administration Services, and Ms. Janet A. Mangibin, Desk Officer along with following government agencies: (a) Bureau of Customs (BOC); (b) Department of Trade Industry- Strategic Trade Management Office (DTI-STMO); (c) Department of National Defense (DND); (d) Depart of Science and Technology (DOST); (e) Office of the Special Envoy on Transnational Crime (OSETC); and (f) Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA).
The agenda of the training workshop revolved with the following topics, namely: (a) licensing procedures; (b) processes involved in the licensing process involving inter-agency coordination and cooperation; (c) technical reach back on commodity identification with technical agencies; (d) risk assessment technics to assess the application for license; (d) internal compliance programme; and (e) exercises, cases and examples involving the license process and inter-agency cooperation.
The experts from the EU P2P Export Control Programme for Dual-Use Goods who presented during the training sessions were: Mr. Mohamed Shahabad; Mr. Ian Stewart and Mr. Nick Mitchell.
Mr. Ian Stewart and Mr. Nick Mitchell presentations focused on how the United Kingdom (UK) implements their licensing system and their best practices that the Philippines may learn from to effectively execute the Strategic Trade Management Act (STMA). Further, the takeaway from their presentation, to wit: (a) Process is key; (b) Importance of inter-coordination of related government agencies; (c) Stakeholder engagement is key to effective implementation; and (d) Assessment criteria is essential.