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PROVISIONAL SAFEGUARD DUTY GUIDELINES Monday, April 12, 2021

PROVISIONAL SAFEGUARD DUTY GUIDELINES

A guide for our valued Suzuki customers

Here are the specific guidelines on the implementation of the Provisional Safeguard Import Duty or (“Provisional SG Duty”) on imported vehicles as imposed by the Customs Memorandum Order (“CMO”) No. 06-2021 issued by the Bureau of Customs on February 1, 2021, in accordance with the Department of Trade and Industry's Department Administrative Order (“DAO”) No. 11-2020, as amended by DAO No. 21-01.

The Provisional SG Duty shall not increase current SRP of our affected automobile units. However, a SPECIAL CASH DEPOSIT amounting to Php78,400 (Php70,000 SG duty+12% VAT) shall be collected by Suzuki Automobile Dealerships upon retail sale.

    1. Suzuki Models Covered
    2. APV Van Swift
      Celerio Vitara
      Ciaz XL7
      Ertiga

       

    3. Suzuki Models Not Covered
    4. S-Presso Carry
      Dzire Jimny

       

    5. Transaction Guide
      1. Imposition of SG Duty on the sale of Suzuki Auto Units shall commence on April 5, 2021 for
        models affected and have been subjected to SG duty upon its importation until the 200-day
        period set under the CMO No. 6-2021 (Until August 19, 2021 as indicative timeline);

      2. Suzuki Dealership shall collect the SG Duty from the Customer upon retail sale;

      3. Suzuki Dealership shall issue its own BIR-Registered Acknowledgement Receipt (AR) and
        execute a Special Cash Deposit Agreement (SCDA) with the Customer upon receipt of the
        SG Duty;

      4. Suzuki Dealership and Customer shall treat the SG Duty as “additional payment to the
        purchased auto unit”, should PTC order the permanent imposition of safeguard duties
        pursuant to DTI Department Administrative Order No. 20-11, Series of 2020, wherein
        Dealership shall issue Sales Invoice (SI) adjustment to the Customer;

      5. Suzuki Dealership shall refund the Customer within a reasonable period and pursuant to its
        refund procedure, upon issuance of an order by the Philippine Tariff Commission, and the
        corresponding refund issued by the Bureau of Customs;

      6. During the refund, Dealership shall secure the following documents from the Customer:

        1. Customer's Original Copy of BIR-Registered issued by Dealership
        2. Photocopy of One Government issued ID with 3 specimen signature
        3. Should the Customer opt to process the refund thru Representative additional
          documents shall be provided as below:
          • Originally signed and dated authorization letter from the Customer
          • Photocopy of One Government issued ID with 3 specimen signature of the
            representative; and
        4. Duly signed document as proof of Customer's receipt of the refund on SG Duty.

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