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Common Customs Audit Issues for Importers

Common Customs Audit Issues for Importers

Mar. 29 | IN the last couple of months, we have been conducting executive briefings on current developments on the Post Entry Audit (PEA) system of the Bureau of Customs (BoC). We have also been conducting in-house briefings and consultations for many multinational...

ASEAN and the WTO Doha Round

ASEAN and the WTO Doha Round

Mar. 15 | The following article is an excerpt from the presentation made by the author during a conference on International Trade Remedy Measures sponsored by Asian Development Bank (ADB) last February 23 – 27, 2004 in Hanoi, Vietnam. ASEAN – Historical...

A primer on compliance assessment

A primer on compliance assessment

Mar. 1 | Republic Act No. 9135, which established the customs Post Entry Audit (PEA) system, took effect in June 2001. Yet, there seems to be very little felt need among Philippine importers and customs brokers to prepare themselves for the eventuality of being...

SuperFerry 14 fire claims 2 casualties

SuperFerry 14 fire claims 2 casualties

Mar. 1 | FIRE on board the SuperFerry 14, which broke out at 12:50 am last Friday, killed two passengers and injured countless others. The fire occurred while the ship was in the vicinity of El Fraille island near Corregidor. The vessel, owned by the Aboitiz Transport...

PPA to conduct study on 10 ro-ro ports

PPA to conduct study on 10 ro-ro ports

Mar. 1 | THE Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) recently signed a memorandum of agreement with Pacific Consultants International Phils., Inc. for the conduct of a feasibility study on the rehabilitation and modernization of 10 roll-on/roll-off (ro-ro) terminals....

RP air cargo pact with Asian neighbors halted

RP air cargo pact with Asian neighbors halted

Mar. 1 | THE Philippine government has backed out of an open skies air cargo agreement with Asian countries following Philippine Airlines’ explicit opposition to the agreement. The agreement, which would give foreign air cargo carriers in Singapore, Thailand...

Domestic shipping database out in June

Domestic shipping database out in June

Mar. 1 | THE Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) will come up with a database for the domestic shipping industry in June, following the conduct of a one-time registration for vessels serving the domestic trade. MARINA administrator Oscar M. Sevilla said the registration...

Proposed domestic shipping bill gets industry nod

Proposed domestic shipping bill gets industry nod

Mar. 1 | DOMESTIC shipping industry players expressed enthusiasm with the nearing approval of the Domestic Shipping Development Act of 2002. Presently at the bicameral committee, the bill seeks to grant tax perks and incentives to shipping operators and ship builders;...

Local shipping operators forecast flat growth

Local shipping operators forecast flat growth

Mar. 1 | LAST year saw flat growth in the domestic shipping industry. This year, the business seems headed in the same direction. For the industry to prosper,Philippine Interisland Shipping Association (PISA) vice president for Liners Josephine Uranza said production...

Distribution managers anticipate modest growth for 2004

Distribution managers anticipate modest growth for 2004

Mar. 1 | MEMBERS of the Distribution Management Association of the Philippines (DMAP), the association of logistics and distribution managers in the Philippines, project conservative growth for the distribution sector this year. “Recovery does not happen...
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