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Customs Demand Letters

Customs Demand Letters

Mar. 12 | IN recent months, many importers have been receiving demand letters from the Liquidation and Billing Division (LBD) of the various ports for payment of additional assessments on previous importations. While customs has already been doing this for many...

2006 imports up 8.7%

2006 imports up 8.7%

Mar. 5 | IMPORTS for the whole of 2006 grew 8.7% to $51.52 billion even with a 1.3% decrease last December, according to the National Statistics Office (NSO). Last year’s imports growth is below the government target of 11%, Socioeconomic Planning Secretary...

More transport projects up DOTC’s sleeve

More transport projects up DOTC’s sleeve

Mar. 5 | THE Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) has taken significant steps to achieve faster, more economical and more efficient maritime transportation of goods and resources in the Philippines. Transport Secretary Leandro Mendoza, in a speech...

Refleeting takes a backseat at Magsaysay Maritime Corp

Refleeting takes a backseat at Magsaysay Maritime Corp

Mar. 5 | VESSEL operator Magsaysay Maritime Corp. (MMC) is taking a wait-and-see attitude on fleet modernization. MMC, the owner and operator of cargo carriers Lorenzo Shipping Corp. (LSC) and National Marine Corp. (NMC), said its refleeting program is still dependent...

12-hour manifest rule faces implementation delays

12-hour manifest rule faces implementation delays

Mar. 5 | THE implementation of the 12-hour advance inward foreign manifest requirement may be moved further as other projects vital to its enforcement have yet to be completed, according to Bureau of Customs (BOC) deputy commissioner Reynaldo Nicolas. In an interview,...

AISL member lines see 10% growth in volumes for 2007

AISL member lines see 10% growth in volumes for 2007

Mar. 5 | THE Association of International Shipping Lines (AISL) expects a minimum 10% growth in total cargo volume this year to 1.76 million TEUs due to more favorable business and political conditions in the country. Last year, the 43-member shipping...
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