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CDC, ARTA ink deal to ease transport of goods at Clark

The Clark Development Corporation (CDC) and the Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) have signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) and a joint memorandum circular (JMC) for the pilot implementation of the Unified Logistics Pass (ULP) to simplify requirements and procedures for transporting goods at Clark Freeport.

CDC president and CEO Manuel Gaerlan and ARTA deputy director general for operations Ernesto Perez signed the agreement during a simple ceremony held at the CDC corporate office.

According to ARTA, the application of ULP will streamline requirements for a unified Quick Response (QR) Code that will eliminate the varying and separate pass-through stickers being required by economic zones, ports, and local government units (LGUs).

The use of ULP will also facilitate easier movement of products and ease port-entry restrictions.

In a statement, Gaerlan said that the ULP will bolster the promotion of ‘ease of doing business’ in the Freeport. He also thanked ARTA for their strengthened partnership and expressed optimism on the provision of ULP.

“We thank ARTA with this Memorandum of Agreement and Joint Memorandum Circular on the application of ULP and we welcome this development in Clark,” Gaerlan added.