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Monthly Archives: September, 2020

Guidelines on field testing of fuels being finalized

The guidelines on implementation of field testing of fuels under the Philippine government’s fuel marking program are being finalized by the Department of Finance...

COVID, foreign ownership bill temper local shipowners’ investment drive

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the possibility of 100% foreign ownership in the domestic shipping industry are preventing local ship owners from acquiring new...

Indonesia to impose safeguard duty on fructose syrup imports

Philippine exporters of fructose syrup to Indonesia will have to pay safeguard import duty on the product for three years. The Department of Trade and...

DSV Panalpina enters self-storage market

Logistics company DSV Panalpina has entered the self-storage market, announcing plans to build its first self-storage building for the business-to-consumer market. The self-storage concept, to...

PortCalls September 30, 2020 issue

Our latest issue PortCalls (September 30, 2020). Stories include: New guidelines on customs duty, tax refund effective Oct 9 Transpacific freight rates set new record high Metro...

Hapag-Lloyd ship retrofitted with 1,300-tonne LNG tank 

Ocean carrier Hapag-Lloyd is retrofitting a 15,000-TEU container ship for liquefied natural gas (LNG) propulsion, the first shipping company in the world to convert...

DA taps Maersk, MCC to ship Mindanao fruits to MM

The Department of Agriculture (DA) has partnered with shipping lines Maersk and MCC Transport Philippines to transport fruits from Mindanao to the National Capital...

UN donates 4 used vehicles to BOC

The United Nations World Food Programme (UN-WFP) has donated four motor vehicles to the Bureau of Customs (BOC) to strengthen the bureau’s logistical and...

Metro Manila, 5 other areas stay under GCQ in Oct

Metro Manila, Batangas, Tacloban City and Bacolod will remain under general community quarantine (GCQ) until October 31, 2020, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III announced...

New guidelines on customs duty, tax refund effective Oct 9

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has released Customs Memorandum Order (CMO) No. 25-2020, which provides guidelines on refund of duties and taxes and tax...
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