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Archive for August, 2009

Customs e2m – From Mobile to Manual

Customs e2m – From Mobile to Manual

Aug. 24 | IN the past months, the Bureau of Customs (BOC) has been accelerating its automation programs for the purpose of further facilitating trade and simplifying customs procedures. In this column, we will highlight some of the recent problems resulting from...

Manila to host 10th Asia Pacific Manning and Training Conference

Manila to host 10th Asia Pacific Manning and Training Conference

Aug. 17 | THE Philippines, the world’s manning capital, will be hosting the 10th Anniversary of the Asia-Pacific Manning and Training Conference. Considered the largest and most important manning conference in the world, the event will be held at the Hotel...

PASG, COCPEIA, Etc

PASG, COCPEIA, Etc

Aug. 10 | IN the past weeks, several associations within the port community have been protesting against the alleged ‘harassment’ by agents of the Presidential Anti-Smuggling Group (PASG) against importations released from customs custody. To date, there had...

Trading community worries over tight truck supply

Trading community worries over tight truck supply

Aug. 3 | A STRIKE by members of the Confederation of Truckers Association of the Philippines (CTAP) and the Alliance of Concerned Truck Owners and Operators (ACTOO) has caused some pain to the trading community. Since last Thursday, members of ACTOO, which own...

Barge operators seek exemption from CPC, P&I coverage

Barge operators seek exemption from CPC, P&I coverage

Aug. 3 | BARGE operators want to be exempt from securing the Certificate of Public Convenience (CPC) and the yet-to-be-enforced Protection and Indemnity (P&I) insurance coverage required by the Maritime Industry Authority (Marina), saying these are unnecessary...

Import Assessment System at Limay starts August 10

Import Assessment System at Limay starts August 10

Aug. 3 | CUSTOMS commissioner Napoleon Morales last week signed Customs Memorandum Order (CMO) 27-2009 which implements the Import Assessment System (IAS) in Limay, Mariveles starting August 10, 2009. The system will then likely be rolled out at the Manila International...

Super Green Lane importers balk at paying for AEO cost

Super Green Lane importers balk at paying for AEO cost

Aug. 3 | SUPER Green Lane-accredited importers (SGL) are against the proposal of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) to pass on the cost of implementing the Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) scheme to parties seeking accreditation, most of whom will likely be importers. “The...

Marina designates 2 layup areas

Marina designates 2 layup areas

Aug. 3 | THE Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) has identified two new lay-up areas in the Philippines — the Harbor of San Carlos City in Negros Occidental along Tañon Strait, and the anchorage area of Tsunishei Heavy Industries Philippines, Inc...

Deal pushes road safety promotion

Deal pushes road safety promotion

Aug. 3 | THE government and private sector have forged an agreement to promote road safety along the country’s major thoroughfares. The Philippine Global Road Safety Partnership (PGRSP), a non-stock, non-profit organization composed of different associations...
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