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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 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...

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...

PH freeport zone perks largely untapped—customs expert

PH freeport zone perks largely untapped—customs expert

Nov. 1 | International trade and customs expert Atty. Agaton Teodoro Uvero in a presentation during the recent Northern Luzon Investors’ Conference organized by PortCalls and Asia Customs & Trade. Traders and investors are encouraged to take advantage of...

PISFA president proves there’s ample room for women in cargo transport

PISFA president proves there’s ample room for women in cargo transport

Oct. 19 | Philippine International Seafreight Forwarder Association, Inc. president Doris Torres was a speaker at the recent International Federation of Freight Forwarders Association World Congress 2017 in Kuala Lumpur. The cargo transport and logistics industry...

Automation a requisite for PH air cargo sector growth

Automation a requisite for PH air cargo sector growth

Oct. 15 | The Philippine air freight industry must step up and embrace automation if it is to continue to grow and compete, according to Singapore-based air cargo systems provider Cargo Community Network Pte. Ltd. (CCN). With the global economy moving faster,...

Traffic-, truck ban-free setup gaining Subic more shippers—SBMA chief

Traffic-, truck ban-free setup gaining Subic more shippers—SBMA chief

Oct. 4 | Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority administrator and chairperson Atty. Wilma T. Eisma at the recent Northern Luzon Investors’ Conference organized by PortCalls and Asia Customs & Trade. Subic port is now providing the same services shippers get from...

New box barge service links Subic to other PH regional ports

New box barge service links Subic to other PH regional ports

Oct. 2 | Subic Bay International Terminal Corp president Roberto Locsin, in a presentation during the recent Northern Luzon Investors’ Conference organized by PortCalls and Asia Customs & Trade, said the domestic barge service was launched last August to...

PPA ready for global challenges as it marks 43rd anniversary

PPA ready for global challenges as it marks 43rd anniversary

Jul. 21 | Foreign cargoes that entered Philippine ports reached 151.604 million metric tons (mmt) in 2016, up 12.62% from 134.620 mmt handled in 2015. Photo of Manila International Container Terminal courtesy of International Container Terminal Services, Inc. The...

BOC’s tight balancing act: Trade facilitation and revenue generation

BOC’s tight balancing act: Trade facilitation and revenue generation

Jul. 17 | Much has transpired a year since Philippine Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon assumed the leadership of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) in July 2016. He came into office after the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act (CMTA)–the law that overhauls...
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