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IATA says WTO trade facilitation accord a boost to e-freight program

IATA says WTO trade facilitation accord a boost to e-freight program

Feb. 23 | The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed the entry into force of the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA), saying it will back up efforts to modernize the air...

Air cargo witnessed a revival amid rocky 2016, says ACI

Air cargo witnessed a revival amid rocky 2016, says ACI

Feb. 23 | In the midst of trade volatility and geopolitical conflicts, the air cargo industry ended 2016 on a strong note and passenger traffic remained resilient, according to the Airports Council International (ACI). “Whether...

UPS to bolster investment in smart logistics, announces long-term plans

UPS to bolster investment in smart logistics, announces long-term plans

Feb. 23 | American logistics giant UPS announced it will be making the most dramatic changes of its existence ever—largely by increasing investments in smart logistics, innovation, and automation—as it seeks to meet its...

ASEAN members improve economic freedom ranking

ASEAN members improve economic freedom ranking

Feb. 23 | For the 10-nation ASEAN group, Singapore remains the freest economy in Southeast Asia and the second freest out of more than 180 countries analyzed worldwide for the 2017 Index of Economic Freedom, published by Heritage...

BOC seeks bids to supply 20 patrol boats

BOC seeks bids to supply 20 patrol boats

Feb. 22 | The Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) will be spending P290 million on the purchase of 20 speedboats to be used in its drive to secure territorial seas from smuggled contraband. BOC is inviting bidders to supply...

WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement now in force

WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement now in force

Feb. 22 | World Trade Organization Director-General Roberto Azevêdo (center) at the Feb 22 announcement that the Trade Facilitation Agreement has entered into force. Photo from WTO Twitter account. The World Trade Organization...

Higher PH transport rates loom with increased excise tax on fuel

Higher PH transport rates loom with increased excise tax on fuel

Feb. 22 | Philippine transport service providers warn any increase in excise tax on petroleum products will mean higher operational costs that will eventually be passed on to consumers. The government is proposing a staggered...

Radar maintenance to cancel 200 plus PH flights from Mar 6-11

Radar maintenance to cancel 200 plus PH flights from Mar 6-11

Feb. 22 | Four airlines in the Philippines are cancelling more than 200 flights from March 6 to 11 due to a scheduled maintenance on the Tagaytay radar. Philippine Airlines (PAL), Cebu Pacific, Cebgo, and Skyjet have cancelled...

PNP shifts responsibility for transport of regulated chemicals to 3PLs, manufacturers

PNP shifts responsibility for transport of regulated chemicals to 3PLs, manufacturers

Feb. 20 | The Philippine National Police (PNP) will soon implement new guidelines transferring the responsibility for transporting controlled chemicals from the police to logistics service providers, manufacturers, dealers,...

Customs Modernization and Tariff Act Series 8: Titles VIII, IX and X (Duty Exemption and Drawback; Post Clearance Audit)

Customs Modernization and Tariff Act Series 8: Titles VIII, IX and X (Duty Exemption and Drawback; Post Clearance Audit)

Feb. 20 | Series 1, click here. Series 2, click here. Series 3, click here. Series 4, click here. Series 5, click here. Series 6, click here. Series 7, click here. Title VIII of the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act...
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