Tuguegarao City kicks-off Business One Stop Shop

A business owner (in blue shirt) submits his application for Business Name Registration at the Tuguegarao City’s Business One Stop Shop. (Photo by DTI-2)

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, Jan. 11 (PIA) — The city government recently opened its Business One Stop Shop (BOSS) in collaboration with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)-Cagayan Provincial Office and other government agencies involved in the business permit and license application process.

These agencies include the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), Social Security System (SSS), Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth), Pag-IBIG, and Environmental Management Bureau (EMB).

The Business One Stop Shop, referred to as BOSS, is part of the government’s initiative to streamline the processing of business permits and licenses and improve the ease of doing business. It is usually conducted during the whole month of January.

DTI is the lead agency assigned in implementing and monitoring the Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Delivery of Government Service Act, also known as the Republic Act No. 11032.

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This law aims to speed up the delivery of government services by simplifying the issuance of business permits and licenses.

Under R.A. 11032, all government agencies, whether national or local, government owned and controlled corporations (GOCCs), government instrumentalities located in the Philippines or abroad shall comply with the prescribed processing time as follows: three working days for simple transactions; seven working days for complex transactions; and 20 working days for highly technical applications.

The law also specifically streamlines the procedures for securing the fire safety clearances and certificates from the BFP.

For business name registration (BNR), Cagayan business owners may opt to submit their BNR application forms either at the Tuguegarao City Hall BOSS or at the DTI Cagayan Provincial Office located at the Regional Government Center, Carig Sur, Tuguegarao City, Cagayan. (ALM/PIA-2/with reports from DTI-2)

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