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Fees for additional services now part of Manila North Port official tariff

Fees for additional services now part of Manila North Port official tariff

Dec. 2 | Manila North Port photo courtesy of terminal operator Manila North Harbour Port, Inc. The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) has approved Manila North Harbour Port, Inc.’s (MNHPI) petition to include fees for additional services in North Port’s official...

OCOM approval needed for accreditation of importers, brokers

OCOM approval needed for accreditation of importers, brokers

Dec. 2 | All applications for accreditation of importers and registration of customs brokers must be approved by the Philippine Office of the Commissioner (OCOM), Customs Commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero has ordered. Under Customs Memorandum Order (CMO) No....

IATA: e-AWB to become default contract of carriage by Jan 2019

IATA: e-AWB to become default contract of carriage by Jan 2019

Dec. 2 | The International Air Transport Association (IATA) recently issued this formal announcement, which I am quoting in full:   Effective 1 January 2019, the electronic Air Waybill (e-AWB) will become the default contract of carriage for all air cargo...

Additional fuel excise tax may be implemented in 2019 after all

Additional fuel excise tax may be implemented in 2019 after all

Nov. 30 | The Development Budget Coordinating Committee (DBCC) has retracted its recommendation to suspend the second increase in excise tax on fuel under the Tax Reform for Inclusion and Acceleration (TRAIN) law in light of the favorable outlook in the price of...

New Bohol airport inaugurated

New Bohol airport inaugurated

Nov. 28 | President Rodrigo Duterte (center) led the unveiling of the Bohol-Panglao International Airport marker on November 27, 2018. With him were (L to R) Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines Koji Haneda, Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, Transportation...

PH fuel marking system for implementation in 2019

PH fuel marking system for implementation in 2019

Nov. 26 | The Philippine government will finally implement next year its fuel marking system to curb oil smuggling and plug revenue losses from illegal importation and misdeclaration of fuel. The Bureau of Customs and Bureau of Internal Revenue have recently created...

1st Logistics Services Philippines Conference and Exhibit set on Dec 6-7

1st Logistics Services Philippines Conference and Exhibit set on Dec 6-7

Nov. 26 | The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)-Competitiveness Bureau, in partnership with the Export Marketing Bureau and Board of Investments, will hold the 1st Logistics Services Philippines Conference and Exhibition from Dec 6-7 at the Philippine International...

LTFRB: 15-year-old trucks may still renew franchise

LTFRB: 15-year-old trucks may still renew franchise

Nov. 25 | Philippine truck operators with units that are 15 years or older may still renew their franchise until June 30, 2020 provided the trucks pass a roadworthiness test, according to Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) chairman Martin...

No need for OCOM reps in goods examination, destruction or auction

No need for OCOM reps in goods examination, destruction or auction

Nov. 25 | File photo from the Bureau of Customs when counterfeit beauty products were destroyed last September. Representatives from the Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) Office of the Commissioner (OCOM) are no longer required to be present during the examination...

Cavite Gateway Terminal inaugurated

Cavite Gateway Terminal inaugurated

Nov. 25 | President Rodrigo Duterte was the guest speaker at the Nov 22 inauguration of Cavite Gateway Terminal in Tanza, Cavite. The Philippines’ first container roll-on/roll-off (ro-ro) barge terminal, Cavite Gateway Terminal (CGT) in Tanza, Cavite province,...
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