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ASEAN Regional Forum Export Licensing Experts’ Meeting

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ASEAN Regional Forum Export Licensing Experts’ Meeting

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  1. Department of Foreign AffairsOffice of United Nations and Other International OrganizationsRepublic of the PhilippinesBriefing on Philippine Export Control Regime Development ASEAN Regional Forum Export Licensing Experts’ Meeting Singapore, 17-18 2005

  2. Presentor • Jesus “Gary” S. Domingo • Director for International Political, Legal and Security Affairs, UNIO, Dept. of Foreign Affairs, Metro Manila, Philippines • Secretary, Interim National Authority for WMD Inspection and Control (NAWIC) • Domingojs@dfa.gov.ph

  3. Overview • RP has signed and ratified the CWC, BWC, NPT, CTBT & POA-SALW Agreements • RP is member of Hague Code of Conduct (HCOC) on Ballistic Missiles • RP supports Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI) • RP Vice Chairman of UNSC 1540 Committee on WMDs

  4. Overview • Philippines is seriously considering joining various Export Control Regimes. • Singapore as model. • Capacity Building Assistance from Japan, expressions of support from Australia, US.

  5. Developments • Export Control Seminars in Japan, Australia, US: 1990s - present • 1st Philippine Workshop on Export Control co-sponsored by METI Japan: 2004 • Consolidation of existing trade and customs measures led by DFA-UNIO and Office of the Special Envoy on Transnational Crime (OSETC): ongoing • APEC Conference on EC, Hawaii: 2005

  6. Issues: Legislation • Present laws prohibit misuse and possession hazardous wastes and nuclear/radiological materials, and usage of weapons and other devices/substances to inflict violence and harm. • Anti-terrorism and WMD enabling legislation still pending.

  7. Issues: Legislation • Passage of new legislation is a very lengthy process. • Difficulty in amending existing legislation (or passing executive branch ordinances) with penal provisions.

  8. Issues: Industry • Philippine chemical industry is still developing, and very little activity in missile and nuclear technologies. • Active SALW manufacturers and “cottage industry.” • Ongoing insurgency problems. • Need to develop awareness of EC in industrial sector.

  9. Issues: Enforcement • Difficulty in establishing cooperation mechanisms with some agencies and private sector; frequent rotation and transfer of key personnel. • Security and law-enforcement- related offices very cooperative but over-burdened. • Difficulty in adjusting free & open trade / trade promotion paradigm.

  10. Issues: Enforcement • Main problem forseen is transshipment-related. • Terrorist incidents reveal usage mainly of conventional explosives. • RP Customs, Trade and Police have extensive menu of prohibited and declarable items of export and import.

  11. Policy Approach • Continue consolidation of existing regulations, finalize control lists, draft new legislation as needed. • Develop EC National Authority • Assess existing enforcement capability. • Need to establish National Data Center • Conduct of Industrial Outreach • Provide training & capacity buildingfor legal and enforcement agencies.

  12. Maraming Salamat Po !Thank You !