September 17, 2021 | 00h00
MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) has rolled out an online payment system to further improve the ease of doing business for locators amid the pandemic.
PEZA Deputy Managing Director Tereso Panga said in a Viber message yesterday that the online payment system was launched on September 13th.
The MoU for the online payment service was signed by PEZA Managing Director Charito Plaza with Ann Margaret SaldaÃ±a, Managing Director of e-government service provider MyEG Philippines Inc.
âIn line with the government’s digital transformation strategy and in line with PEZA’s advocacy to move from manual to online processes, PEZA is embarking on an online payment solution for its customers through MyEG to provide greater convenience to customers. public and mitigate incidents of violations. The pandemic has also accelerated PEZA’s shift to digital payments, âPlaza said.
SaldaÃ±a said the partnership should enable efficient government service and make doing business easier for PEZA clients.
âThis partnership will be beneficial for PEZA members as they no longer need to go to the PEZA office and make payments. They can just go online and complete the transaction from there. It will be easier, faster and more convenient, and they will have many options on how they want to pay, âshe said.
As part of the partnership, PEZA customers can now pay various fees, including prepayment, fines and penalties, administrative fees, import cargo handling fees, registration application fees, start-up application fees, production capacity extension application fees, authority letter processing fees. , constructive or indirect export processing fees, use of incentive processing fees, certification or carbon copy processing fees, ship note, PEZA seal, and online new project application fee.
Various online payment options are available, such as credit or debit cards, GCash, PayMaya, wire transfers, or over 80,000 cash machines nationwide.
To make digital payments, PEZA customers simply need to go to http://www.peza.gov.ph and choose EPCS or Electronic Payment and Collection System under PEZA Online.
Before the launch of the online payment system, the 4,665 PEZA registered companies had to go to the headquarters of the investment promotion agency, ecozones or joint PEZA-customs offices in ports to pay their application fees, fees. processing, licenses, taxes, and system fees in cash or by business check.