Effect of ECQ on Operating PEZA-Accredited Service Suppliers

With continued operations of registered entities, PEZA in MC No. 2020 – 017 dated 25 March 2020 clarified the guidelines regarding Letters of Authority (LOA) of Accredited Service Enterprises.

Thus, expiring LOAs during the ECQ of all accredited service enterprises i.e. customs brokers, freight forwarders and truckers/haulers, including those servicing PEZA-registered enterprises in the Visayas and Mindanao shall be automatically extended, subject to the same terms and conditions of their existing LOA, and that:

Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders

validity is extended until 30 June 2020 provided that their licenses as customers broker and freight forwarder are valid within the same period


validity is extended until 30 June 2020 provided that their respective franchise / provisional authority issued by the LTFRB is valid within this period.

Security Agencies

Validity of Certification to Operate with PEZA enterprises of security agencies that are not covered by Registration Agreements is until 30 June 2020, provided that their PNP License to Operate is valid within this period.

Further, the above-accredited service enterprises are also advised that:

  1. Applications for renewal shall be submitted to PEZA within fifteen (15) days from lifting of the ECQ.
  2. Those who received via email their LOAs during the ECQ may pay the franchise fee and submit proof of payment of the surety bond within seven (7) days from lifting of the ECQ. PEZA shall issue an Order of Payment via email.
  3. They shall render PEZA free and harmless from liability, responsibility, claims or payment resulting from their operations (including, any liability in the event of issues arising in case the service enterprise continued to handle PEZA clients even without a valid license from its regulatory-issuing government agency).

All Zone Administrators, Zone Managers /Officers-in-Charge are hereby directed to suspend the requirement of PEZA stickers until fifteen (15) days from lifting of the ECQ.

Click here to read the Press Release on CEZ MC No. 2020 – 017.

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