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Philippine Shippers Bureau(PSB)

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Philippine Shippers Bureau(PSB)
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When was PSB establish?
The PSB was established as
a regular bureau by virtue of Executive Order (EO) 514
issued on
26 March 1992
,making it a line agency of the DTI. It used to be an attached agency known as the Philippine Shippers’ Council (SHIPPERCON) created under Presidential Decree (PD) 165 as amended by PD 833.
What is the mandate?
promote and protect the common interests
of Philippine exporters, importers, and other commercial users of water transport, and to undertake appropriate measures to develop trade through economical and efficient carriage of merchandise
Sec. 1 General Principles and Objectives
Sec. 2. Definition of Terms
Consultation and negotiation with international and regional shipping and transport associations.
PSB conducts consultation, dialogue, and negotiation with its international and regional counterparts as well as shipping and transport associations on matters of mutual interests to exporters, importers, and other commercial users of sea transport, particularly on freight rates, adequacy of services and reasonable terms and conditions of carriage.
Supply Chain
Under this program, PSB shall determine the costs involved in the distribution/ transport of some basic and prime commodities and recommend more efficient distribution that would mean assured supply of these commodities at reduced transport cost.
Assistance to Shippers
PSB provides assistance to shippers in terms of freight booking, calculation of transportation costs, freight forwarding, containerization, documentation, packing, marking, and labeling, and other related services in order to facilitate the transport of cargo to, from, and within the Philippines.
PSB conducts mediation proceedings to resolve complaints and disputes between and among shippers, freight forwarders, shipping lines, and other transport service providers. The nature of complaints include non-delivery, loss and damage to cargo, overcharging, delay in delivery, unethical conduct, non-payment of fees and charges and maritime fraud.
Implementation of PD 1466
PSB is the implementing agency of PD 1466 which requires that all government cargoes and those cargoes owned by private entities with government loan, credits and guarantees be loaded on RP-flag vessel, otherwise, a waiver must be secured from PSB whenever such vessels are not available and/or suitable.
Accreditation of freight forwarders.

PSB is in-charge of accreditation of sea freight forwarders categorized as non-vessel operating common carrier, international freight forwarder, and domestic freight forwarder.
To determine the terms being used
To understand the objectives and general principles of PSB
To identify the firms covered by the PSB
To know the different documentary requirements for accreditation
To have knowledge or information about the freight forwarding and the non-vessel operating common carriers
it is the declared policy of the State to facilitate and assist the development and growth of the Philippine trade and the national economy by enhancing the legitimate interest of the Philippine shippers
RA No. 7844
The Export Development Act, Section 3 (f), Provides among others, that urgent attention must be given to policies affecting infrastructure in order to ensure the adequate supply and quality of transportation ( e.g. shipping and cargo handling) to support the flow of goods and services in the context of the national export drive
Executive Order No. 913
and its implementing rules and regulations under Ministry Order No. 69 strengthen the rule making and adjudicating powers of the Secretary of Trade and Industry by providing the procedures under which juridical person and DTI initiated complaint may be availed of
Executive Order No. 514
provides for the registration and accreditation of non-vessel operating common carriers, freight forwarders, cargo consolidators and break bulk agents in accordance with existing agreements and charge reasonable fees thereof
PSB Administrative Order No. 2, Series of 1996
requires adopting appropriate measures to promote and develop the Philippine trade and commerce through the economical and efficient carriage of Merchandise
In pursuance of these policies and principles, the PSB shall maintain and operate a reasonable accreditation and regulation system for the covered firms, with the following objectives
a. Lay down the minimum standards and requirements under which covered firms may legally do business
c. Curtail acts and practices inimical to the fast growth of the freight forwarding industry and prejudicial to the interest of the Philippines shippers.
b. Upgrade the quality of services, capabilities, resources and expertise of the covered firms in order that may meet the demands of the Philippines’ new global trade and ipsurging domestic trade
Non-Vessel Operating Common Carriers(NVOOC)
an entity, without owning or operating a vessel, providing a point to point service which may include several modes of transport and/or undertakes groupage of Less Container Load (LCL) shipments and issuing a corresponding transport document.
International Freight Forwarder
local entity that acts as a cargo intermediary and facilities transport of goods on behalf of its client without assuming the role of carrier. It can also perform other forwarding services, such as booking cargo space, negotiating freight rates, preparing documents, advancing freight payment, providing/crating, trucking and warehousing, engaging as an agent/representative of a foreign NVOCC/cargo consolidator named in Master Bill of Lading as consignee of a consolidated shipment, and other related undertakings.
Domestic Freight Forwarder
an entity that facilitates and provides the transport of cargo and distribution of goods within the Philippines on behalf of its client.
the persons whose name appears on the Bill of Lading or other transport document as the party contracting with the carrier for the carriage of goods by sea, such as the exporter, importer, cargo owner, freight forwarder, and cargo consolidator.
a legal recognition conferred by the Philippine Shippers’ Bureau-Department of trade and Industry ( PSB-DTI_ upon e entity authorizing it to engage in sea freight forwarding business.

Certificate of Accreditation

a document issued by PSB officially authorizing the entity named therein to engage in the specific freight forwarding functions and/or category/ies it can operate.
Registration and Accreditation Division of PSB
This Order
this PSB Administrative Order.
a natural person or juridical person.
Subsisting Certificate of Accreditation
one that is existing and has not expired,not cancelled, not under suspension, not automatically/deemed revoked, and not acquired by way of transfer/alienation/inheritance.
the person whose name appeared in the Bill of Lading or other transport document as the party to whom the goods are to be delivered by the carrier.
Director of PSB
includes the Officer-in-Charge of PSB
5. List of the corporate officers and Key Operating Personnel
6. List of Agents/Principals/Officers abroad or domestic Agents.
7. For NVOCC, Original blank specimen of own House/Forwarders B/L and Principal/Agent House/Forwarders B/L.
8. Proof of cargo insurance coverage
9. Inventory of Office Equipment
10. Location of Map of Office
12. For NVOCC, a copy of the freight tariff and transshipment.
13. PSB duly prescribed itemized service charges.
1. Company Profile and Partnerships
2. Audited Financial Statement
3. Copy of latest Mayor’s Permit, BIR Certificate of Registration and SSS Certificate of Membership.
4. Board or Partnership Resolution
Documentary Requirements for Accreditation
The applicant shall file with the PSB a written application under oath, in the prescribed form (in one copy only), together with a clear copy of each following documents

11. In the prescribed form, (1) an authority to verify and Inspect the applicants office/s, warehouse/s, equipment and documents/records. (2) An authority to conduct the visitorial activities.
Additional categories
If the applicant is applying on a single occasion, for more than one category, his main category shall be charged the filling and processing fee of Php.5,000.00, for NVOCC,Php.4,000.00 for IFF or Php.3,000.00 for DFF and every additional category shall be charged a filling and processing fee of Php.1,500.00 only.
Branch Offices must be accredited
Every branch of the covered firms must be accredited first before said branch can legally engage in business. For this purpose, the applicant shall file an application under oath, in the prescribed form (in one copy only), together with a clear copy of each of the following documentary requirements:
c. Latest Mayor’s Permit
d. Insurance Policy Coverage;
Territorial Limits – should include a clause specifying the coverage of branch office’s area of operations.

e. Visitorial/Inspection Authority
f. Tariff and Local service charges Ex-port nearest to the branch office’s area of operations
g. Other documents as may be necessary in the evaluation of the application, when required by the PSB.
a. Information regarding the branch office
b. Bio-date and recent passport-size ID picture of the Branch Manager (BM)
When application is deemed filed
Action on the Application
Automatic accreditation
Suspension of the running of the 21-working day period.
The application for accreditation (original or renewal) shall be deemed filed upon submission of all documentary requirements and payment of the filing and processing fee and surcharge (if applicable).
Within fifteen (15) working days from the date the application is deemed filed, the RAD shall: (1) verify, inspect and evaluate the office/s, warehouse/s, equipment, and pertinent documents of the applicant; and (2) recommend to the Director of PSB the approval or denial of the application, as the case may be. The latter, in his discretion, may refer the application to the RMC for comment.
The application shall be processed (including approval or denial) within a period of twenty-one (21) working days reckoned from the date it is deemed filed. After said period if no action has been taken on the application or the processing thereof has not been completed, the application shall be deemed approved and the applicant shall be entitled to the issuance and release of a Certificate of Accreditation upon payment of the Accreditation Certificate Fee.
During the processing of the applicant, clarificatory question
Section 10. Suspension of the running of the 21-working day period.
During the processing of the application, clarificatory question/s may be posed by PSB to the applicant which must be answered in writing within (5) days from receipt of notice thereof, or PSB may require the submission of additional document/s necessary in the evaluation of the application, which must be submitted by the applicant within (5) days from receipt of notice thereof. The running of the 21-working day period shall be deemed suspended when said question are thus posed or when said additional document/s are required. The suspension shall begin form the date said notice is actually received by the applicant and shall stop from the date PSB actually receives by the written answer/s or document/s from the applicant. For non-compliance or rules and documentary requirements, the entity’s application for accreditation shall be disapproved.
Section 11. Ocular inspection
The inspection mentioned in Section 9 hereof shall be conducted by a duly authorized inspection Team. It shall be conducted in the manner porvided in Section 34 and 35 hereof, An Inspection Report (in the prescribed form) shall be submitted to the PSB Director within twenty-four (24) hours after the inspection.
Section 12. Renewal period: renewal application classified. – Renewal applications are hereby classified as follows:
1. Regular application – If filed at any time on or before the expiry date of the Accreditation.
2. Late application:
a. From one (1) to fifteen (15) days after the expiry date.
b. From sisxteen (16) to thirty (30) days after the expiry date.
c. From thirty-one (31) to forty-five (45) days after the expiry date.
d. From forty-six (46) days after the expiry date and onwards

In case the the processing time of a regular, fast-track, or late application reaches or goes beyond the expiry date of the Certificate being renewed, the Certificate being renewed shall be deemed existing during the said processing time and up to the date of release of the renewal certificate or date of actual receipt by the applicant of the written notice of denial of his application, as the case may be. This is in order to avoid a hiatus and disruption of private business (per Section 18, Book VII of the Administrative Code of 1987). And in case of approval of these three classes of applications, the effectivity of the renewal Certificate shall retroact to the expiry date of the Certificate being renewed.
The firm whose application for renewal is filed on or after the expiry date (but not later than six months from the expiry date) shall be delisted from the monthly list mentioned in Section 28 hereof until a renewal Certificate is issued and released to the applicant. If said application is approved, the effectivity of the renewal Certificate shall retroact to the expiry date of the Certificate being renewed.

Section 13. Processing of the Renewal Application
The renewal application shall be subject to the standards and documentary requirements provided in Rule II hereof, and shall undergo the processing procedure in Rule III hereof.
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