Philippines Philippines Enacts Electric Vehicle Industry Development Act

Philippines Enacts Electric Vehicle Industry Development Act

Philippine President Duterte signed the Electric Vehicle Industry Development Act (Republic Act No. 11697) on April 15, 2022 (promulgation date April 26, 2022; enforcement date May 11, 2022). This Act defines the national policy framework for the development of the electric vehicle (EV) industry and applies to the manufacture, assembly, import, introduction, maintenance, utilization, and research and development of EVs, charging stations, components, batteries, and EV-related infrastructure. The specific compliance matters for business operators and government agencies will be stipulated in the roadmap to be formulated annually. This Act will come into effect 15 days after its promulgation in the Official Gazette or in a newspaper of general circulation.