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Managing Your Customs Issues (2)

Managing Your Customs Issues (2)

Sep. 27 | In our previous article, we discussed the customs administrative procedures applicable in (a) abandon-ment pro-ceedings, (b) valuation and classification disputes, and (c) protest and payment under protest. The succeeding paragraphs will touch on the...

Managing Your Customs Issues (1)

Managing Your Customs Issues (1)

Sep. 13 | FOR many years and until the present, the management of customs operations – releasing goods from customs custody – has always been outsourced to customs brokerage firms or logistics companies. For importers, customs operation has always been...

MARINA registers 25% more seamen in 1st half

MARINA registers 25% more seamen in 1st half

Sep. 1 | THERE were more registered seafarers in the first half of the year, with the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) issuing 25% more Seaman’s Identification Record Book (SIRB) compared to the same period last year. In its accomplishment report, the...

Book on PPA rules and regulations out

Book on PPA rules and regulations out

Sep. 1 | THE Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) Commercial Services Department (CSD) recently completed a book which compiles all the port agency’s rules and regulations issued in 2003. Entitled “Port Rules and Regulations 2003,” the book carries...

Ecozone exports up 21.5% in first seven months

Ecozone exports up 21.5% in first seven months

Sep. 1 | THE Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) said exports from the country’s export processing zones rose 21.5% to $17.864 billion from $14.669 billion during the same period last year. PEZA director-general Lilia B. de Lima reported the private...

Pacific Eagle/TMS vessel in maiden voyage to MICT

Pacific Eagle/TMS vessel in maiden voyage to MICT

Sep. 1 | A new vessel of Pacific Eagle Lines Ltd. recently had its maiden voyage to Manila International Container Terminal. Arriving from its first port of origin in Singapore, MV Thor Nexus has an effective capacity of 700 TEUs. From MICT, the vessel sailed...

DBP approves P536M loans for cold chain

DBP approves P536M loans for cold chain

Sep. 1 | THE Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) has approved loans amounting to P536 million to fund cold chain facilities under the Sustainable Logistics Development Plan (SLDP). In the recently concluded 3rd Quarter Cold Chain Association of the Philippines...

Customs brokers answer back on Republic Act 9280

Customs brokers answer back on Republic Act 9280

Sep. 1 | THE Chamber of Customs Brokers, Inc. (CCBI) clarified certain provisions of Republic Act 9280 or the Customs Brokers Act of 2004 following what one of its officials say is the “growing misinterpretation by some industry sectors”. The CCBI...
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