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ASEAN, NZ set to review, strengthen free trade pact

ASEAN, NZ set to review, strengthen free trade pact

Mar. 24 | The Association of Southeast Asian Nations and New Zealand reaffirmed the importance of strengthening their strategic partnership as they prepare to revisit the ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement (AANZFTA) in June 2017. Senior officials...

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...

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...

Singapore NODX extend winning run for fourth month

Singapore NODX extend winning run for fourth month

Mar. 22 | Singapore’s non-oil domestic exports (NODX) rose by 21.5% year-on-year in February 2017, extending the growth in the preceding three months as both electronic and non-electronic exports increased, according to International Enterprise Singapore (IE...

Zhengzhou Airport customs shaves inspection time for mails

Zhengzhou Airport customs shaves inspection time for mails

Mar. 22 | A new mode of inspecting outbound mails has been introduced at Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport, successfully cutting down significantly inspection time at the principal airport of Zhengzhou, the capital of Henan Province, China. According to...

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...

PH food cargo haulers exempt from LGU pass-through fees

PH food cargo haulers exempt from LGU pass-through fees

Mar. 20 | Cargo trucks and other vehicles carrying agricultural products in the Philippines no longer have to pay pass-through fees levied by local government units (LGUs). The exemption, part of the re-launched Food Lane Project, was formalized in a memorandum...
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