Port users, agencies back bills regulating foreign carriers’ charges

Various government agencies and stakeholders’ groups are supporting the passage of house bills (HB) seeking to regulate and standardize local charges imposed by foreign shipping lines operating in the Philippines.

The agencies that manifested support for HBs 4316 and 4462 are the Philippine Ports Authority, Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA), Department of Justice-Office for Competition, National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), Department of Transportation (DOTr), and Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).

They revealed their position during a virtual public hearing on April 30 presided by the Lower House Committee on Transportation (COTr).

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