I would like to inquire if the "Information Technology Agreement" is in effect here in the Philippines?
I have a shipment package being held by the Customs, specifically a "Warranty replacement Computer Mouse".
From what I have read, ITA (Information Technology Agreement) eliminates import duties on Information Technology products. My item falls under Computer Peripherals as listed in Attachment A1 (page 118).
If ITA is in effect in our country, haggling this in the Customs is really a major roadblock to our advancement in technology.
My question is, do i have the right to have zero importation charges (as stated in ITA) for this IT product item? Given it's also a warranty replacement.
I have put the links below for easy reference about ITA:
Thank you so much and God bless for having this pro bono.