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UN climate convention details key achievements

UN climate convention details key achievements

Nov. 19 | Nations on November 18 agreed to launch the next steps towards higher climate action ambition before 2020 at the close of the annual United Nations climate conference held in the German city of Bonn. Frank Bainimarama, president of the conference also...

Intra-ASEAN investment reaches record high in 2016

Intra-ASEAN investment reaches record high in 2016

Nov. 19 | Investment between firms in the 10 member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) rose to a record US$24 billion in 2016, according to a new report published jointly by the ASEAN and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development...

PH economy posts 6.9% growth in Q3

PH economy posts 6.9% growth in Q3

Nov. 16 | The Philippine economy grew 6.9% in the third quarter of 2017, one of the highest in Asia and faster than the projected growth for the period. Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia, in a statement, said third-quarter gross domestic product...

4 ASEAN peers to go live with exchange of Form D via ASW

4 ASEAN peers to go live with exchange of Form D via ASW

Nov. 16 | Singapore and three other Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member countries will transit into the live operation of the ASEAN Single Window (ASW) for the electronic exchange of Form D under the ASEAN Trade in Goods Agreement (ATIGA) by January,...

Global economy seen to sustain momentum, grow 3% in 2018

Global economy seen to sustain momentum, grow 3% in 2018

Nov. 16 | After exceeding expectations in 2017, the global economy is projected to carry forward its current momentum to generate a 3% growth rate through 2018, according to the latest global economic outlook from an independent international business membership...

More opportunities await customs brokers as supply chain practitioners

More opportunities await customs brokers as supply chain practitioners

Nov. 16 | Cris John Garcia, logistics cluster lead for Southeast Asia of multinational food and beverage company Mondelez International, delivering a presentation at the recent 27th National Convention of the Chamber of Customs Brokers, Inc. in Davao City. Customs...

BOC’s AMO tightens rules on dealing with agents of importers, brokers

BOC’s AMO tightens rules on dealing with agents of importers, brokers

Nov. 15 | Only designated company employees with official company identification card can transact with the Bureau of Customs Account Management Office. From now on, the Philippine Bureau of Customs’ (BOC) Accounts Management Office (AMO) will only transact with...

BOC turning to foreign partners for ICT modernization plan

BOC turning to foreign partners for ICT modernization plan

Nov. 15 | Philippine Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapeña at the recent Chamber of Customs Brokers, Inc. 27th National Convention in Davao City. The Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) is tapping international institutions for the implementation of its automation...

PH exports up 4.3%, imports by 1.7% in Sept

PH exports up 4.3%, imports by 1.7% in Sept

Nov. 15 | The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) expressed support for regional cooperation initiatives that will reduce trade costs and further boost Philippine trade, which recorded a 2.8% year-on-year growth to US$13.1 billion in September 2017. Philippine...

CCBI gets serious about collecting membership dues, other programs

CCBI gets serious about collecting membership dues, other programs

Nov. 15 | Chamber of Customs Brokers, Inc president Atty Ferdinand Nague explaining the need for the lodgement fee. The Chamber of Customs Brokers, Inc. (CCBI) will start to strictly implement by next year the collection of membership dues as well as the imposition...
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