1-stop shop for biz registration proposed

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    The Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) and the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) yesterday signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) for the creation of a National Business One Stop Shop (NBOSS) .

    The NBOSS would be the co-location and integration or linkage of the application processes for registering businesses. Applicants can register their business and avail of the services of the Central Business Portal (CBP).

    The MOA was signed by ARTA director-general Jeremiah Belgica and DICT SecretaryGregorio Honasan II at the DICT Central Office in Quezon City.

    Prior to the signing, the DICT also launched said CBP, an online system that will expedite the process for business registration in compliance with Republic Act (RA) 11032 or the Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Government Service Delivery Act of 2018.

    Aimed to eliminate bureaucratic red tape and to close down rooms for corrupt graft practices, the system provides the transition from manual to software enabled business-related transactions.

    DICT said with the CBP, registering a business will be easier, faster and hassle-free of R.A. 11032 and of ARTA.

    “The CBP and the NBOSS initiatives provide a glimpse to a change that we intend to implement across other sectors with the whole-of-government approach and across-the-board streamlining efforts,” Belgica said.