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Fines for late e-air cargo manifest submissions in PH start Sept

Fines for late e-air cargo manifest submissions in PH start Sept

Jul. 24 | The Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) is planning to impose penalties on late submissions of the electronic air freight manifest by September, or three months after enforcing the switch-on mode, according to a customs official. Management Information...

WTO members push for a fisheries subsidies pact by December

WTO members push for a fisheries subsidies pact by December

Jul. 24 | A number of World Trade Organization (WTO) members are reiterating calls for a fisheries subsidies agreement to be reached by December at the 11th Ministerial Conference in Buenos Aires. The WTO in a media release said members on July 18 agreed to move...

Duty-, tax-free privilege for balikbayan boxes starts August

Duty-, tax-free privilege for balikbayan boxes starts August

Jul. 23 | After months of delay, overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and Filipinos residing abroad may start sending August 1 their balikbayan (personal effects) boxes to the Philippines duty- and tax-free. The Bureau of Customs (BOC), in a press conference on July...

BOC: No legal basis to claims of jurisdiction overlap with PPA

BOC: No legal basis to claims of jurisdiction overlap with PPA

Jul. 23 | The Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) emphasized there is “no legal basis” to claims its proposed rules for establishing customs facilities and warehouses (CFWs) undermine the authority of other regulatory agencies such as the Philippine Ports Authority...

BOC June collection up marginally

BOC June collection up marginally

Jul. 23 | The Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) posted P35.8 billion revenues in June 2017, a 1.4% increase from the P35.3 billion it collected in the same month last year, but 7.6% lower than the target of P38.7 billion. For the first six months of the year,...

3 BOC employees charged with accepting bribes

3 BOC employees charged with accepting bribes

Jul. 23 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has filed administrative charges against three customs employees of its Manila International Container Port (MICP) office after they were caught on closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras allegedly accepting bribes. Customs...

Thai exports hit 6-year high on improving global economy

Thai exports hit 6-year high on improving global economy

Jul. 23 | Thailand’s exports in the first half of 2017 have hit a new high, thanks to global economic recovery, according to statistics from the Ministry of Commerce. Exports during the first six months jumped 7.8% year-on-year to a six-year high, generating...

Myanmar’s foreign trade by sea up $1.3B since April

Myanmar’s foreign trade by sea up $1.3B since April

Jul. 23 | The value of trade by sea between Myanmar and other countries topped US$6.8 billion from April to mid-July of the current year, or $1.3 billion more than that of last year, according to official statistics from the Ministry of Commerce. Between April...

BIR released 66.3% more importer, customs broker certificates in first half

BIR released 66.3% more importer, customs broker certificates in first half

Jul. 20 | The Philippine Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) granted clearance certificates to 2,654 importers and customs brokers in the first half of 2017, 66.3% more than the 1,596 clearance certificates released in the same period last year. Data from BIR showed...

ICTSI’s Laguna dry port gets ready for higher box volumes

ICTSI’s Laguna dry port gets ready for higher box volumes

Jul. 20 | The Laguna Gateway Inland Container Terminal (LGICT), the dry port facility of International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) located in Southern Luzon, is gearing up for brisker business now that the Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) has issued...
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