Manila, October 4, 2017 — The U.S. Export Control and Related Border Security (EXBS) Program, together with the Strategic Trade Management Office (STMO) within the Department of Trade and Industry, recently conducted a tabletop exercise on the Philippine Strategic Trade Management Licensing Process.
Experts from the U.S. Department of Energy took the lead in designing and facilitating the exercise which included participants from 17 relevant government agencies.
The tabletop exercise was designed to help the STMO test their proposed licensing procedure in preparation for the full implementation of Republic Act 10697, otherwise known as the Philippine Strategic Trade Management Act (STMA). The STMA is designed to manage the trade of strategic goods and help prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.
The EXBS Program is designed to help countries develop and improve their strategic trade and border control systems.