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TC has opportunities available to apply

The Tariff Commission (TC) is a government agency of the Republic of the Philippines. The Tariff Commission is the primary government agency mandated to develop, formulate and recommend tariff policies and programs consistent with national economic objectives, and to enforce and administer the provisions of the Tariff and Customs Code. Its mandate and functions are prescribed under Republic Act (RA) No. 10863, otherwise known as the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act (CMTA). RA No. 10863 was signed by President Benigno S. Aquino III on 30 May 2016 and took effect on 16 June 2016 (i.e., 15 days after its complete publication in the “Manila Bulletin” newspaper). TC is an attached agency of the National Economic and Development Authority.

Interestingly, Tariff Commission has vacancies available until December 31, 2022.

One (1) Attorney V (SG25)

  • Item Number (s) : ATY5-2-2010
  • Education : Bachelor of Laws
  • Experience : Four (4) years of supervisory/management experience
  • Training : Forty (40) hours of supervisory/management training/learning and development intervention
  • Eligibility : BAR (RA 1080)

One (1) Administrative Assistant III (Stenographer Reporter II) (SG9)

  • Item Number (s) : ADAS3-20-2004
  • Education : Completion of two (2) years studies in College
  • Experience : One (1) year of relevant experience
  • Training : Four (4) hours of relevant training
  • Eligibility : Career Service (Sub-Professional)/First Level Eligibility

One (1) Administrative Assistant II (Budgeting Assistant) (SG8)

  • Item Number (s) : ADAS2-9-2004
  • Education : Completion of two (2) years studies in College
  • Experience : One (1) year of relevant experience
  • Training : Four (4) hours of relevant training
  • Eligibility : Career Service (Sub-Professional)/First Level Eligibility

One (1) Administrative Assistant II (Cash Clerk) (SG8)

  • Item Number (s) : ADAS2-10-2004
  • Education : Completion of two (2) years studies in College
  • Experience : One (1) year of relevant experience
  • Training : Four (4) hours of relevant training
  • Eligibility : Career Service (Sub-Professional)/First Level Eligibility

One (1) Supervising Administrative Officer (SG22)

  • Item Number (s) : SADOF-13-2004
  • Education : Bachelor’s degree relevant to the job
  • Experience : Three (3) years of relevant experience
  • Training : Sixteen (16) hours of relevant training
  • Eligibility : Career Service (Professional)/Second Level Eligibility

One (1) Administrative Assistant II (SG8)

  • Item Number (s) : ADAS2-11-2004
  • Education : Completion of two (2) years studies in College or High School Graduate with relevant vocational/trade course
  • Experience : One (1) year of relevant experience
  • Training : Four (4) hours of relevant training
  • Eligibility : Career Service (Sub-Professional)/First Level Eligibility

One (1) Administrative Assistant III (Computer Operator II) (SG9)

  • Item Number (s) : ADAS3-11-2004
  • Education : Completion of two (2) years studies in College or High School Graduate with relevant vocational/trade course
  • Experience : One (1) year of relevant experience
  • Training : Four (4) hours of relevant training
  • Eligibility : Career Service (Sub-Professional)/First Level Eligibility

Four (4) Tariff Specialist II (SG15)

  • Item Number (s) : TS2-10-2000; TS2-13-2000; TS2-16-2000; TS2-8-2008
  • Education : Bachelor of Science in Economics or Business Economics
  • Experience : None required
  • Training : None required
  • Eligibility : Career Service (Professional)/Second Level Eligibility

One (1) Tariff Specialist II (SG15)

  • Item Number (s) : TS2-22-2000
  • Education : Bachelor of Science in Accountancy
  • Experience : None required
  • Training : None required
  • Eligibility : Career Service (Professional)/Second Level Eligibility

One (1) Tariff Specialist II (SG15)

  • Item Number (s) : TS2-03-2014
  • Education : Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Chemistry, Agriculture, Nutrition and Dietetics, Architecture, or BS in Physics
  • Experience : None required
  • Training : None required
  • Eligibility : Career Service (Professional)/Second Level Eligibility; Preferably Board passer of any of the enumerated degree programs, if applicable.

One (1) Tariff Specialist II (SG15)

  • Item Number (s) : TS2-24-2000
  • Education : Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Foreign Service, Statistics, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Chemistry or Agriculture
  • Experience : None required
  • Training : None required
  • Eligibility : Career Service (Professional)/Second Level Eligibility; Preferably Board passer of any of the enumerated degree programs, if applicable.

The Tariff Commission highly encourages all interested and qualified applicants, including Persons with Disability (PWDs) or members of indigenous communities, and irrespective of age, sex, sexual orientation and gender identity, civil status, religion, and political affiliation, to submit applications.

Documentary Requirements

Interested and qualified applicants should signify their interest in writing. Please attach the following documents to your application letter:

  1. Fully accomplished Personal Data Sheet (CS Form No. 212, Series of 2017), with ID picture taken within the last 6 months (3.5 cm x 4.5 cm / passport size); and with attached Work Experience Sheet;
  2. Performance rating in the present position for the most recent year (if applicable);
  3. Photocopy of certificate of eligibility/rating/license (if applicable); and
  4. Photocopy of Transcript of Records.

How to Apply

QUALIFIED APPLICANTS are advised to hand in, or send through courier/email, their applications addressed to:

Chairperson MARILOU P. MENDOZA 
Tariff Commission 
4F West Insula Condominium, 
#135 West Avenue, Quezon City 
Email Address: 
TC.Assist@mail.tariffcommission.gov.ph, and Records@tariffcommission.gov.ph

APPLICATIONS WITH INCOMPLETE DOCUMENTS SHALL NOT BE ENTERTAINED.

APPLICATIONS SHALL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL 31 December 2022.

For inquiries, please contact the Administrative Division at Telephone No. 8929-1964

TC History:  Laws and Issuances

IssuanceEffectivity Date Remarks
Philippine Tariff Act of 1909

 
1909The first tariff legislation of the Philippines was passed by the United States (US) Congress.

This law laid the legal foundation for the imposition of tariffs on goods coming from foreign countries and entering the Philippines.

Being a colony of the United States then, Philippine laws were passed by the US Congress.
Republic Act 911

An Act Creating the Tariff Commission, Defining Its Powers and for Other Purposes
20 June 1953The TC as created under this law is an independent government agency not attached or subsumed, administratively or otherwise, to any other government agency. Its powers and functions are spelled out in Sections 5 and 6 of the law.

The TC was headed by a Collegial Body consisting of a Chairman and two (2) Commissioners.

The agency was under the supervision of the Office of the President.

On 17 August 1953, TC officials and employees took their oaths of office. Hence, the TC Foundation Day is celebrated every 17th day of August.
General Appropriations Act of 1956

 
1956Under the special provisions of this Act, the TC was re-organized and became a division of the Department of Finance.
Republic Act No. 1937

Tariff and Customs Code of the Philippines
01 July 1957This law was passed by the Philippine Congress as the first Tariff and Customs Code of the Philippines (TCCP). Said law superseded the 48-year colonial regime era of the Philippine Tariff Act of 1909.

Under the TCCP, the TC was re-established as an independent body.

The TC was headed by a Commissioner and Assistant Commissioner.

The agency remained under the supervision of the Office of the President.
Presidential Decree No. 1, series of 1972

Reorganizing the Executive Branch of the National Government
24 September 1972Under this law, TC was re-converted to a Collegial Body composed of a Chairman and two (2) Member-Commissioners.

The agency was placed under the supervision of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA).
Presidential Decree No. 34, series of 1972

Amending the Tariff and Customs Code of the Philippines
26 November 1972This law is a consolidation of all amendments made to the TCCP.
Directive from President Ferdinand E. Marcos to Dr. Manuel Alba

1975Dr. Manuel Alba was NEDA Deputy Director General and concurrent TC Chairman.

Under his watch and pursuant to the Presidential directive, TC was re-organized into a functional set-up.
Presidential Decree No. 1464

A Decree to Consolidate and Codify All the Tariff and Customs Laws of the Philippines
11 June 1978This law became the primary tariff and customs code of the Philippines for 38 years until the enactment by the Philippine Congress of the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act in 2016.
Executive Order No. 292, series of 1987

Administrative Code of 1987
25 July 1987TC was re-organized from a functional set-up to a sectoral set-up with the following five (5) divisions:Agricultural and Food Division;Machineries and Transportation Division;Chemicals Division;Textile and Paper Division; andMetals and Non-Metals Division.
Under this law, the TC was made an attached agency of the NEDA.
Executive Order No. 230, series of 1987

Reorganizing the National Economic and Development Authority
22 July 1987Pursuant to this law, the TC Chairman was made a permanent member of the Committee on Tariff and Related Matters.

This Committee has the following functions:advise the President and the NEDA Board on tariff and related matters and on the effects on the country of various international developments;coordinate agency positions and recommend national positions for international economic negotiations; andrecommend to the President a continuous rationalization program for the country’s tariff structure.
Executive Order No. 143, series of 2000

Instituting Effective Operational Mechanisms and Strategies in the Tariff Commission
01 April 2000This law allowed TC, as the agency responsible for undertaking a thorough study of the Philippine Trade and Tariff System, to adopt operational strategies and activities to make it effective in encouraging the development and growth of efficient, self-reliant, innovative, progressive and globally competitive Philippine industries.

In particular, the law provided for organizational and operational streamlining by prescribing that TC shall study/review its existing operational processes, systems and set-up and determine appropriate mechanisms and strategies to achieve efficiency and effectiveness in fulfilling its mandated functions.

Under this law, TC shifted from a sectoral to a functional set-up.
Executive Order No. 366, series of 2004

Directing a Strategic Review of the Operations and Organizations of the Executive Branch and Providing Options and Incentives for Government Employees Who May Be Affected by the Rationalization of the Functions and Agencies of the Executive Branch
23 September 2008

(effectivity date of TC Rationalization Plan)
Under the TC Rationalization Plan, two (2) Services were created:Finance, Management and Administrative Service (headed be a Director III); andResearch, Investigation and International Trade Analysis Service (headed by a Director III and Director II).
Republic Act No. 10863

Customs Modernization and Tariff Act
16 June 2016Pursuant to this law, the TC mandate was significantly broadened to include, among others, the following:providing the President and Congress with independent analysis, information and technical support on non-tariff measures for policy guidance on Philippine industries and exports;rendering rulings on disputes over the tariff classification of goods; andreviewing the terms of trade agreements for negotiation and existing trade agreements with respect to their consistency with national policy objectives.
Source: Tariff Commission 
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