Executive Order No. 461

 

 

PROVIDING FOR THE TARIFF NOMENCLATURE AND IMPLEMENTING THE RATES OF IMPORT DUTIES ON CERTAIN IMPORTED ARTICLES UNDER SECTION 401 OF THE TARIFF AND CUSTOMS CODE OF 1978 (PRESIDENTIAL DECREE 1464), AS AMENDED

 

WHEREAS, pursuant to Republic Act No. 8180 entitled “An Act Deregulating the Downstream Oil Industry and for Other PurposesExecutive Order No. 365 was issued providing for tariff duties of three percent (3%) and seven percent (7%) on imported crude oil and refined petroleum products, respectively, except fuel oil and LPG, the rate of which is the same as that for imported crude oil;

 

WHEREAS, the Supreme Court has declared, with finality, Republic Act No. 8180 as unconstitutional;

 

WHEREAS, Sections 104 and 401 of the Tariff and Customs Code of 1978 (Presidential Decree No. 1464), as amended, empower the President upon the recommendation of the National Economic and Development Authority, to increase, reduce or remove existing protective rates of import duty, as well as to modify the form of duty;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, I, FIDEL V.  RAMOS, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by me, do hereby order:

 

Section 1.  The articles specifically listed in ANNEX “A” hereof, as classified under Section 104 of the Tariff and Customs Code of 1978, as amended, shall be levied the rates of import duty in accordance with the schedule indicated opposite each article listed in the aforementioned Annex.

 

SEC. 2.  The nomenclature and the rates of import duty on tariff headings not enumerated and those listed but represented by the symbol “xxx” remain in force and effect.

 

SEC. 3.  Upon the effectivity of this Executive Order, the articles specifically listed in the aforesaid ANNEX “A” which are entered or withdrawn from warehouses in the Philippines for consumption shall be levied the rates of duty therein prescribed.

 

SEC. 4.  All Presidential issuances, administrative rules and regulations, or parts thereof, which are inconsistent with this Executive Order are hereby repealed or modified accordingly.

 

SEC. 5.  Effectivity.  – This Executive Order shall take effect immediately following publication in two (2) newspapers of general circulation in the Philippines.

 

Done in the City of Manila, this 31st day of December, in the year of Our Lord nineteen hundred and ninety-seven.

 


 

ANNEX “A”

 

 

Hdg.  No.

Harmonized Community Code

Description

Rates of Duty 01 January

 

 

 

1998

1999

2000

27.09

2709.00 00

Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, crude

3

3

3

72.10

2710.00

Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, other than crude; preparations not elsewhere specified or included, containing by weight 70% or more of petroleum oils or of oils obtained from bituminous minerals, these oils being basic constituents of the preparations.

 

 

3

 

2710.00 10

--- Propylene tetramer

3

3

3

 

2710.00 20

--- Carbon black feed-stock oil

3

3

3

 

2710.00 30

--- Fuel oils

3

3

3

 

2710.00 40

--- Lubricating oils, including lubricating oil basestock

3

3

3

 

2710.00 50

--- Naphtha

3

3

3

 

2710.00 60

--- Low aromatic solvents with less than 1% by weight aromatic content

3

3

3

 

2710.00 70

--- Other low aromatic solvents

3

3

3

 

2710.00 80

--- Gas oils (including diesel oil), kerosene (including kerosene type jet fuel) and motor gasoline; other heavy oils

3

3

3

 

2710.00 90

Other oils and preparations

3

3

3

27.11

 

Petroleum gases and other gaseous hydrocarbons.

 

 

 

- Liquefied:

 

 

 

 

 

 

2711.11 00

-- Natural gas

10

10

10

 

2711.12 00

-- Propane

3

3

3

 

2711.13 00

-- Butanes

3

3

3

 

2711.14 00

-- Ethylene, propylene, butylene and butadiene

3

3

3

 

2711.19 90

--- Other

- x x x

3

3

3

 

2711.21 00

-- x x x

3

3

3

 

2711.29 00

-- x x x

3

3

3

27.12

 

Petroleum jelly; paraffin wax, microcrystalline petroleum wax, slack wax, ozokerite, lignite wax, peat wax, other mineral waxes, and similar products obtained by synthesis or by other processes, whether or not coloured.

 

 

 

 

2712.10 00

- Petroleum jelly

3

3

3

 

2712.20 00

- Paraffin wax contained by weight less than 0.75% of oil

3

3

3

 

2712.90 00

- Other

3

3

3

27.13

 

Petroleum coke, petroleum bitumen and other residues of petroleum oils or of oils obtained from bituminous minerals.

- Petroleum coke:

 

 

 

 

2713.11 00

-- Not calcined

3

3

3

 

2713.12 00

-- Calcined

3

3

3

 

2713.20 00

- Petroleum bitumen

3

3

3

 

2713.90 00

- Other residues of petroleum oils or of oils obtained from bituminous minerals

3

3

3

 

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