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3 is the limit for processors at BOC

3 is the limit for processors at BOC

Jan. 17 | The Philippine Bureau of Customs is limiting to three the number of authorized representatives or processors transacting with the customs agency on behalf of customs brokers. Under Customs Memorandum Order (CMO) 01-2018, which amends paragraph No. 7,...

New BOC order: Only BOC chief can approve, disapprove importer, broker accreditation

New BOC order: Only BOC chief can approve, disapprove importer, broker accreditation

Jan. 17 | The Philippine Customs commissioner is now the sole authority authorized to approve and disapprove the accreditation of importers and customs brokers under a new Customs order dated January 11 and effective immediately. The order is designed to eradicate...

Thailand removed from US notorious markets list

Thailand removed from US notorious markets list

Jan. 17 | Thailand’s efforts to crack down on intellectual property (IP) violations have been recognized by the United States, which recently published a report that left Thai markets out of its list of notorious IP-infringing markets, said a Thai government...

BOC turns over P129M worth of dangerous drugs to PDEA

BOC turns over P129M worth of dangerous drugs to PDEA

Jan. 16 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has turned over to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) its biggest seizure of dangerous drugs to date, intercepted at the Surface Mail Exchange Department (SMED) in Delpan, Port Area, Manila. In a statement, Customs...

Maersk, IBM to form blockchain JV to digitize global supply chains

Maersk, IBM to form blockchain JV to digitize global supply chains

Jan. 16 | Transport and logistics giant A.P. Moller-Maersk and IBM, a blockchain, supply chain, and interoperability solutions provider, announced January 16 plans to establish a joint venture (JV) to provide more efficient and secure methods for conducting global...

BOC announces new appointments

BOC announces new appointments

Jan. 15 | Eighteen Bureau of Customs officials have been assigned to new posts in the latest appointments approved by Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III. Dominguez recently signed three Customs Personnel Orders (CPOs) dated December 28 reshuffling officials...

MPA roadmap to steer Singapore’s new vision as global maritime hub

MPA roadmap to steer Singapore’s new vision as global maritime hub

Jan. 15 | Singapore has unveiled its maritime industry roadmap with the aim to grow the sector’s value-add by SGD4.5 billion (US$3.4 billion) and create over 5,000 jobs by 2025. The Sea Transport Industry Transformation Map (ITM)—which will drive Singapore’s...

Indonesia releases anti-dumping report on VN, China steel

Indonesia releases anti-dumping report on VN, China steel

Jan. 15 | The Indonesian Anti-Dumping Committee (KADI) recently announced a statement of essential facts on the anti-dumping investigation of color-coated steel sheets imported from Vietnam and China, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade. Accordingly,...

Vietnam lodges WTO complaint over US anti-dumping duties on fish

Vietnam lodges WTO complaint over US anti-dumping duties on fish

Jan. 15 | Vietnam has filed a complaint against the U.S. with the World Trade Organization (WTO), challenging  Washington’s anti-dumping measures against Vietnam’s exports of fish fillets. The WTO said Vietnam has requested WTO consultations with the United...

DBM to assist BOC in finding a fuel marking service provider

DBM to assist BOC in finding a fuel marking service provider

Jan. 14 | The Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) has tapped the Department of Budget and Management-Procurement Service (DBM-PS) to procure a service provider that will implement the BOC’s fuel marking program. BOC and DBM-PS signed on December 28, 2017 a memorandum...
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