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All PH ports adopt Super Green Lane setup

All PH ports adopt Super Green Lane setup

Jun. 30 | The super green lane (SGL) facility of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) is now in place in all ports and sub-ports of the country. Customs Commissioner Alberto Lina on June 17 signed Customs Memorandum Order (CMO) No. 17-2015, which mandates the setup of the...

Asia-Pacific trade facilitation progress below 50%—latest UN study

Asia-Pacific trade facilitation progress below 50%—latest UN study

Jun. 30 | Trade facilitation efforts by economies in the Asia-Pacific region have been notable but much needs to be done to fast track liberalization, according to a study released recently by the United Nations (UN). According to the Joint UN Commissions’ Trade...

Brokers assail declarant provision under draft CMTA

Brokers assail declarant provision under draft CMTA

Jun. 30 | Several customs brokers’ associations are calling on the government to reject a section in the draft Customs Modernization and Tariff Act (CMTA) that allows any authorized company officer, who need not be a customs broker, to be the goods declarant. The...

DOTC: MARINA’s Mejia most qualified to lead IMO

DOTC: MARINA’s Mejia most qualified to lead IMO

Jun. 30 | Maritime Industry Administrator Dr Maximo Mejia, Jr is one among six vying for the position of Secretary General of the International Maritime Organization. Polling will be held in London on June 30. The Department of Transportation and Communications...

Aquino leads ground-breaking for Cebu airport

Aquino leads ground-breaking for Cebu airport

Jun. 30 | Construction work to transform Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA), the country’s second biggest gateway, into the world’s first resort airport has officially started, with President Benigno Aquino III leading ground-breaking ceremonies. The...

BOC eyes 3-year importer, broker accreditation

BOC eyes 3-year importer, broker accreditation

Jun. 29 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) plans to extend the validity period of accreditation for importers and customs brokers to three years from one year, according to Customs Commissioner Alberto Lina. The move is meant to align BOC accreditation with that of...

Lorenzo Shipping almost doubles capital outlay for 2015

Lorenzo Shipping almost doubles capital outlay for 2015

Jun. 29 | Photo from www.lorenzoshipping.com/news Listed Philippine carrier Lorenzo Shipping Corp. is allotting P600 million as capital expenditure for this year, for use in acquiring land-based equipment and facility as well as in the dry-docking of vessels. The...

Still no penalties for late airfreight manifests

Still no penalties for late airfreight manifests

Jun. 29 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) is looking at an 85% to 90% compliance rate by airlines and forwarders to the mandatory submission of airfreight manifest before it starts imposing penalties on late submissions, according to a BOC-accredited value-added service...

DTI lobbies for SMEs to join Customs Super Green Lane

DTI lobbies for SMEs to join Customs Super Green Lane

Jun. 29 | The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is pushing for inclusion of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the Bureau of Customs (BOC) Super Green Lane (SGL) facility. DTI said it will call for expansion of Executive Order No. 230-2000 (“Authorizing...

HKIA breaks annual records, Changi cargo volume flat

HKIA breaks annual records, Changi cargo volume flat

Jun. 29 | Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) is the world’s busiest cargo airport for the fifth consecutive year, according to Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA). In an official release, AA said that in its fiscal year 2014-2015 ended March 2015, HKIA...
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