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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.

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...

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:...

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),...

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...

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...

Customs Modernization and Tariff Act Series 4: Title 1-Preliminary Provisions

Customs Modernization and Tariff Act Series 4: Title 1-Preliminary Provisions

Dec. 19 | For Series 1, click here. For Series 2, click here. For Series 3, click here.   Title I of the Customs Modernization Tariff Act (CMTA) has four chapters: Chapter 1 provides the short title; Chapter 2 the...

Customs Modernization and Tariff Act Series 3: New Concepts and Revised Policies

Customs Modernization and Tariff Act Series 3: New Concepts and Revised Policies

Dec. 5 | For Series 1, click here. For Series 2, click here. We have previously mentioned that while the initial draft of the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act focused on the adoption of the Revised Kyoto Convention, the...

Customs Modernization and Tariff Act Series 2: Background and History of CMTA

Customs Modernization and Tariff Act Series 2: Background and History of CMTA

Nov. 28 | This is the second in a series of articles on the Philippine Customs Modernization and and Tariff Act. For Series 1, click here. Preliminary Work. Sometime in 2007, the Philippine Bureau of Customs (BoC) announced...

Customs Modernization and Tariff Act Series 1: Abandoned Goods Are Not Government Property

Customs Modernization and Tariff Act Series 1: Abandoned Goods Are Not Government Property

Nov. 15 | We have, in various public fora, discussed the benefits of the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act or CMTA (Republic Act 10863) in terms of trade facilitation and simplifying customs processes. In the coming weeks...

PH Customs At A Crossroads (Part IV)

PH Customs At A Crossroads (Part IV)

Oct. 17 | This is the last part of a four-part article outlining the major problems confronting the Philippine Bureau of Customs; the previous efforts to reform and modernize the agency; key issues and concerns that continue...
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