DTI preparing rules to implement new ease of doing business law

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File photo of Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Ramon Lopez speaking during a press briefing in Malacañan on September 22, 2016. ALBERT ALCAIN/PRESIDENTIAL COMMUNICATIONS

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has directed involved agencies to fast-track the terms of the new Ease of Doing Business Law of 2018.

“The future gameplan calls for the immediate organization of the Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA). I direct the DTI Competitiveness Bureau, which is the Temporary Secretariat of the ARTA, to ensure that the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) are approved within 90 working days,” Trade Secretary Ramon M. Lopez said during the 6th Ease of Doing Business Summit (EODB) held Wednesday in Pasay City.

The council will be coming up with a strategic EODB Work Plan which will take into account the reforms that are in progress. — Janina C. Lim