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A column on world trade and customs issues written by Atty. Agaton Teodoro Uvero, an international trade, customs (indirect tax) and supply chain expert. He provides advisory and training services to top corporations and industry associations. Uvero was previously Deputy Commissioner for Assessment and Operations Coordinating Group at the Philippine Bureau of Customs.

Import 101: Frequently Asked Questions

Import 101: Frequently Asked Questions

Apr. 10 | In recent years e-commerce has grown exponentially, with many offshore purchases now done through online sites. Unfortunately, first-time importers have encountered difficulties when clearing their shipments through customs, resulting in delays and additional...

CMTA and the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement

CMTA and the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement

Mar. 27 | RKC and the WTO TFA Ten years ago, the Philippine Bureau of Customs (BoC) first announced that the Revised Kyoto Convention (RKC) will be adopted and implemented in the coming months and years. Known formally as the “The International Convention on...

Customs Modernization and Tariff Act Series 11: Titles XVI (Tariff Administration and Nomenclature)

Customs Modernization and Tariff Act Series 11: Titles XVI (Tariff Administration and Nomenclature)

Mar. 15 | Series 1, click here. Series 2, click here. Series 3, click here. Series 4, click here. Series 5, click here. Series 6, click here. Series 7, click here. Series 8, click here. Series 9, click here. Series 10, click here.   This is the 11th and...

Customs Modernization and Tariff Act Series 10: Titles XII, XIII, XIV, XV (Third Parties; Offenses and Penalties)  By Atty agaton teodoro O. uvero

Customs Modernization and Tariff Act Series 10: Titles XII, XIII, XIV, XV (Third Parties; Offenses and Penalties) By Atty agaton teodoro O. uvero

Mar. 6 | Series 1, click here. Series 2, click here. Series 3, click here. Series 4, click here. Series 5, click here. Series 6, click here. Series 7, click here. Series 8, click here. Series 9, click here.   Title XII of the Customs Modernization and...

Customs Modernization and Tariff Act Series 9: Title XI (Administrative and Judicial Proceedings)

Customs Modernization and Tariff Act Series 9: Title XI (Administrative and Judicial Proceedings)

Mar. 2 | Series 1, click here. Series 2, click here. Series 3, click here. Series 4, click here. Series 5, click here. Series 6, click here. Series 7, click here. Series 8, click here.   Title XI of the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act has 53 sections...

Customs Modernization and Tariff Act Series 8: Titles VIII, IX and X (Duty Exemption and Drawback; Post Clearance Audit)

Customs Modernization and Tariff Act Series 8: Titles VIII, IX and X (Duty Exemption and Drawback; Post Clearance Audit)

Feb. 20 | Series 1, click here. Series 2, click here. Series 3, click here. Series 4, click here. Series 5, click here. Series 6, click here. Series 7, click here. Title VIII of the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act has 22 sections under 4 chapters as follows:...

Customs Modernization and Tariff Act Series 7: Titles VI and VII (Transit, Transshipment and Valuation)

Customs Modernization and Tariff Act Series 7: Titles VI and VII (Transit, Transshipment and Valuation)

Feb. 13 | Series 1, click here. Series 2, click here. Series 3, click here. Series 4, click here. Series 5, click here. Series 6, click here. Title VI of the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act has 5 sections under 2 chapters: chapter 1 (Customs Transit) and...

Customs Modernization and Tariff Act Series 6: Titles IV and V  (Import and Export Clearance)

Customs Modernization and Tariff Act Series 6: Titles IV and V (Import and Export Clearance)

Feb. 7 | Series 1, click here. Series 2, click here. Series 3, click here. Series 4, click here. Series 5, click here Title IV of the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act has four chapters: chapter 1 (Goods Declaration), chapter 2 (Examination of Goods), chapter...

Customs Modernization and Tariff Act Series 5: Titles II and III (Customs in General)

Customs Modernization and Tariff Act Series 5: Titles II and III (Customs in General)

Jan. 30 |   For Series 1, click here. For Series 2, click here. For Series 3, click here. For Series 4, click here. Title II of the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act (CMTA) has three chapters: chapter 1 (General Administration), chapter 2 (Customs Districts...

PH Customs & Trade Outlook for 2017

PH Customs & Trade Outlook for 2017

Jan. 8 | For this column, we will provide our outlook on 2017 customs and trade developments in the Philippines. Most of these changes will be from (1) regulations issued to implement the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act (CMTA), (2) executive issuances based...
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