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Accreditation of VASPs subject of draft BOC order

Accreditation of VASPs subject of draft BOC order

Mar. 22 | As mandated under the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act (CMTA), a new order on the accreditation and regulation of information processors—also known as value-added service providers (VASPs)—has been released by the Department of Finance (DOF) and...

PH carriers, Marina fight exemption of transport from Public Service Act

PH carriers, Marina fight exemption of transport from Public Service Act

Mar. 22 | The Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) and shipping operators in the Philippines are opposing bills that propose to exempt transportation services from being a public utility, in the process effectively allowing 100% foreign ownership in the industry. Six...

PPA downgrades cargo, revenue outlook amid mining, exchange rate blues

PPA downgrades cargo, revenue outlook amid mining, exchange rate blues

Mar. 22 | From substantial cargo and revenue growth recorded in 2016, the Philippine Ports Authority is anticipating “nominal” growth this year due to volatility of the Philippine currency as well as the expected drop in output of the local mining industry. “Last...

CCBI elects new directors, all from Team NAGUE

CCBI elects new directors, all from Team NAGUE

Mar. 22 | The new directors of the Chamber of Customs Brokers, Inc. (CCBI) who will serve the organization from 2017-2019 have been elected. Winners of the March 17 national election are Jose Jefferson Bajao, Samuel Bautista (a columnist at PortCalls), Antonio...

Mighty files motion to revoke BOC suspension order

Mighty files motion to revoke BOC suspension order

Mar. 22 | Philippine cigarette manufacturer Mighty Corporation has asked the Bureau of Customs (BOC) to lift the preventive suspension on its accreditation, saying the suspension unlawfully bars the company from transacting with the agency. In a motion for reconsideration...

Finance chief: RCEP deal a boost to PH exports

Finance chief: RCEP deal a boost to PH exports

Mar. 22 | Philippine Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III said the Duterte administration is upbeat about the early conclusion of talks on the proposed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement, as the deal is seen to increase Philippine export...

ICTSI’s Laguna dry port gets accreditation as off-dock customs facility

ICTSI’s Laguna dry port gets accreditation as off-dock customs facility

Mar. 22 | The Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) has certified the Laguna Gateway Inland Container Terminal, Inc. (LGICT), the dry port container-handling facility of International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) in Calamba City, Laguna, as an authorized...

Draft PH customs order sets rules on cargo manifest

Draft PH customs order sets rules on cargo manifest

Mar. 20 | The Philippine Department of Finance (DOF) and Bureau of Customs (BOC) have released a draft customs order that will implement measures relating to the supervision and control of foreign sea vessels and aircraft arriving at and departing from a customs...

Natural Connector

Natural Connector

Mar. 20 | A few years back, at the Asian Logistics and Maritime Conference, Hong Kong’s chief executive C.Y. Leung described his city as a “natural connector” connecting China to Asia and the rest of the world. Hong Kong’s efforts to position itself as...

Technology Enables Capitalizing on Market Opportunity

Technology Enables Capitalizing on Market Opportunity

Mar. 20 | The expected surge in consumer market growth over the next two decades offers an incredible opportunity for logistics companies; but it also requires them to be prepared for the significant challenges that lie ahead.   With e-commerce gaining momentum,...
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