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Strike averted as ACTOO, AISL strike deal on interim measures for empty container returns

Strike averted as ACTOO, AISL strike deal on interim measures for empty container returns

Jul. 14 | The Alliance of Concerned Truck Owners and Operators (ACTOO) has suspended its plan to hold a strike following an agreement with the Association of International Shipping Lines (AISL) to put in place provisional measures to address issues with the return...

BOC sets Aug 1 pilot run for online goods declaration verification system

BOC sets Aug 1 pilot run for online goods declaration verification system

Jul. 14 | The Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) plans to start the pilot implementation of its enhanced goods declaration verification system (EGDVS) on August 1, covering only consumption entries at the ports of Batangas, Clark, and Subic, according to Customs...

Probe on for unauthorized withdrawal of 25 boxes at Mindanao port

Probe on for unauthorized withdrawal of 25 boxes at Mindanao port

Jul. 14 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) is investigating the unauthorized release of 25 containers from Mindanao Container Terminal (MCT) in Tagaloan, Misamis Oriental. Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapeña in a press briefing on July 13 said BOC has uncovered the...

PH fuel marking system to kick off in Q4

PH fuel marking system to kick off in Q4

Jul. 14 | The Bureau of Customs’ (BOC) fuel marking system is expected to start by the last quarter of this year, following bidding for establishment of the system, according to Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapeña in a press briefing on July 11. The Procurement...

BOC orders swift destruction of condemned cargoes to free up port space

BOC orders swift destruction of condemned cargoes to free up port space

Jul. 14 | The Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) is expediting the disposition of seized and abandoned goods to free up space in ports and remove doubts that seized containers are pilfered or recycled. Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapeña has ordered the agency...

P66M worth of misdeclared goods, ukay-ukay shipments seized at Manila port

P66M worth of misdeclared goods, ukay-ukay shipments seized at Manila port

Jul. 14 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has seized seven containers holding various beauty products, misdeclared goods, and used clothing (ukay-ukay), together having an estimated worth of P66.4 million, at the Manila International Container Port (MICP). Of the...

BOI firms’ duty-free perk for capital equipment, parts imports extended

BOI firms’ duty-free perk for capital equipment, parts imports extended

Jul. 10 | The incentive allowing the duty-free importation of capital equipment, spare parts, and accessories by companies registered with the Philippine Board of Investment (BOI) has been extended by another year. President Rodrigo Duterte signed Executive Order...

PH trade up 5% in May even as exports falter

PH trade up 5% in May even as exports falter

Jul. 10 | Despite the continued decline in exports, the Philippines’ total external trade in goods increased 5.1% in May 2018, boosted by the double-digit growth of imports during the period. Latest data from the Philippine Statistics Authority showed the total...

BOC develops monitoring system for legal cases

BOC develops monitoring system for legal cases

Jul. 10 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has created an automated document tracking system to speed up the disposition of criminal and administrative cases the agency files. Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapeña on June 26 signed Customs Memorandum Order (CMO) No....

BOC, ICTSI in joint forum on trade facilitation at MICP

BOC, ICTSI in joint forum on trade facilitation at MICP

Jul. 8 | The “Ease of Doing Business at MICP: A Stakeholders’ Forum on Trade Facilitation” on July 20 at New World Manila Bay Hotel will tackle facility and process improvements at Manila International Container Terminal (in photo) and provide updates on...
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