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Dy officially appointed BOC MISTG chief

Dy officially appointed BOC MISTG chief

Aug. 14 | Jeffrey Ian Dy, the newly appointed deputy commissioner for the Management Information System and Technology Group of the Philippine Bureau of Customs. President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Jeffrey Ian Dy as the new deputy commissioner for the Management...

BOC chief continues to enjoy President’s confidence amid shabu shipment issue

BOC chief continues to enjoy President’s confidence amid shabu shipment issue

Aug. 13 | Customs commissioner Isidro Lapeña still has President Rodrigo Duterte’s trust even after a shipment of illegal drugs potentially worth P6.8 billion worth may have apparently slipped past Bureau of Customs (BOC) personnel. “May tiwala siya kay General...

PH Customs’ GPS system for containers in-transit now on its dry run

PH Customs’ GPS system for containers in-transit now on its dry run

Aug. 12 | The Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) is pilot-testing a GPS-based container tracking system to make sure containers in transit are transferred only to the designated container yard/container freight stations (CY/CFS), and Philippine Economic Zone Authority...

Marina to inspect PH-registered ships to avoid detention overseas

Marina to inspect PH-registered ships to avoid detention overseas

Aug. 12 | The Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) will impose strict regulations for Philippine-registered ships operating overseas to avoid detentions abroad. Starting October 20, 2018, Marina, exercising its oversight function as flag state administration, will...

PH books 6% GDP growth in Q2, slowest rate in 3 years

PH books 6% GDP growth in Q2, slowest rate in 3 years

Aug. 12 | The Philippine economy grew more slowly at 6% in the second quarter of 2018 compared to the 6.7% growth recorded in the same period last year, the slowest in three years as the last recorded 6% growth was in the third quarter of 2015. According to the...

JICA offers to help Marina develop PH shipbuilding sector

JICA offers to help Marina develop PH shipbuilding sector

Aug. 12 | The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is offering its technical know-how to the Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) to help boost the Philippines’ shipbuilding and ship repair industry. “I am happy that JICA is taking the initiative to...

PH exports dip 0.1% as imports balloon 24% in June

PH exports dip 0.1% as imports balloon 24% in June

Aug. 12 | Philippine merchandise trade grew 13.5% in June 2018, reaching US$14.8 billion from $12.99 billion in the same month last year, backed by a double-digit growth in imports but tempered by a 0.1% decline in exports. Data from the Philippine Statistics...

PH manufacturing index up 18% in June

PH manufacturing index up 18% in June

Aug. 12 | The country’s manufacturing sector grew double digit in June 2018, its sixth consecutive month of growth, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). PSA’s latest Monthly Integrated Survey of Selected Industries showed the Volume of Production...

The Trade Compliance Profession

The Trade Compliance Profession

Aug. 12 | Except for a brief stint in government, I have been in the trade compliance profession for more than 15 years. In all those years, I get the same question over and over again—what do you do exactly; and when I attempt to explain, I find it very difficult...

SCMAP to form Mindanao chapter in October

SCMAP to form Mindanao chapter in October

Aug. 12 |   Supply Chain Management Association of the Philippines executive director Norman Adriano, in a presentation during the PortCalls and Asia Customs & Trade-organized 3rd Mindanao Shipping Conference 2018 on August 3 in Davao City. The Supply...
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