Tags: Benigno S. Aquino III, Laws, Liberalization of Philippine Cabotage, Republic Acts. S. No. H. No. Republic of the Philippines. Considering the cost of operating ships in the Philippines, a shipping if the government is to revoke the cabotage policy and therefore allow. The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) is pushing via a draft bill the easing of the Philippines’ cabotage law by allowing foreign flag vessels.

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Implementing rules and regulations for amended Cabotage Law released

Section 7 states that commodities of foreign origin shall be covered by an export declaration and other necessary documents which shall be filed on the first port of loading.

This Act which is a consolidation of Senate Bill No. For the history of cabotage in UK law, see Navigation Acts. Outside of the cases mentioned above, retail trade remains exclusively in the hands of Filipino citizens. The Lqw Rulesa convention which imposes duties on maritime carriers, apply only to “carriage of goods by sea between ports in two different states”, and thus do not apply to cabotage shipping.

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Provided, That such acts shall not diminish or impair any existing and valid government contract covering the handling of import and export cargo: Most countries do not permit aviation cabotage, and there are strict sanctions against it, for reasons of economic protectionismnational security cabotwge, or public safety.

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Japan Federation of Coastal Shipping Associations. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. They also felt that, as against foreign sailors, the familiarity of Filipino ship operators with maritime and weather conditions in the country contributes to safety in local sea travel. With philippinfs changes in the global economy, this law is clearly behind the times.


Section 8 of the IRR states that an empty foreign container van going to or coming from any Philippine port or foreign port shall be allowed to load or co-load from any port in the Philippines. One notable exception is the European Unionwhose Member States all phjlippines cabotage rights to each other. No foreign vessel shall be allowed to carry any domestic cargo or domestic container van, whether loaded or empty, even if such domestic container van may contain foreign cargo.

Weighing on the issue, exporters and importers claim that the restriction on foreign vessels in the movement of goods in Philippine ports increases their costs as cargoes have to be loaded and unloaded to and from foreign and local vessels and vice versa.

The right of domestic vessels to exclusively engage in coastwise transportation dates back to the s when the country was under American rule. Learn more about the Philippine government, its structure, how government works and the people behind it.

Assuming Congress takes a second look at the law phioippines suggested by President Aquino, it has to do a balancing act in weighing the interests of the local shipping industry and the people who depend on it for their livelihood, the exporters and importers whose products contribute to philippjnes national economy, and the consumers who will ultimately bear the costs of coastwise transportation.

Indonesia implemented a cabotage policy in after previously allowing foreign-owned vessels to operate relatively freely within the country. It originally applied to shipping cabotwge coastal routes, port to port, but now applies to aviationrailwaysand road transport as well. Enacted inthis law sought to ensure that the sale and distribution of basic food commodities remained in Filipino hands.

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Passengers or goods arriving from abroad on foreign vessels may be carried by the same vessel to any port in the Philippines, and passengers departing from the Philippines or articles intended for export may be carried in a foreign vessel through a Philippine port, only with the approval of the Commissioner of Customs. Economy By Tanya Mae B. Cabotage rights remain rare in passenger aviation. In the EU, rights to cabotage in newly-admitted Member States in particular, Greece, Spain and Portugal were restricted; [6] but this introductory provision was abandoned after criticism in the light of the Paros ferry disaster.

Retrieved 10 January Section 6 of the IRR states that cabottage of foreign origin shall be covered by the necessary import entry for consumption, warehousing or transshipment, which shall be filed at the assessment at the Port of Discharge.

Speaker of the House of Representatives. Allowing foreign vessels to consolidate their cargo while plying philippinea waters will help reduce the domestic shipping and logistics costs, which will enhance the competitiveness of our exporters.

The Chicago Convention prohibits member states from granting cabotage on an exclusive basis, which has limited the availability of cabotage as a bargaining chip in bilateral aviation agreement negotiations. The “modified sixth freedom ” refers to the right to carry passengers between two points in country A through a hub in country B; for instance, a Boston-Toronto-Seattle itinerary.

Section 4 tackles vessels carrying foreign container vans and containerized, bulk or break bulk foreign cargoes.