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PH, Australia implement e-phytosanitary certification

PH, Australia implement e-phytosanitary certification

Aug. 23 | Image by 41330 from Pixabay The Philippine Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI) and Australia’s Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (DAWR) have started implementing an electronic certificate exchange for plant and plant products imported from Australia. With...

BOC amends rules on third-party witnesses at exam of alerted shipments

BOC amends rules on third-party witnesses at exam of alerted shipments

Aug. 22 | Image by Wolfgang Schröpfer from Pixabay Effective August 5, the Bureau of Customs (BOC) will no longer require a third-party representative to witness the examination of an alerted shipment if, despite due notice, the concerned importer, exporter, or...

BOC collection districts granted autonomy to set floor prices for auctioned goods

BOC collection districts granted autonomy to set floor prices for auctioned goods

Aug. 22 | Image by Lalmch from Pixabay The Bureau of Customs (BOC) is allowing collection districts to set floor prices for items to be publicly auctioned in order to expedite disposition of goods to raise revenue and ease port congestion. Under Customs Memorandum...

Cebu Pacific to open direct Cebu-Busuanga route in late Oct

Cebu Pacific to open direct Cebu-Busuanga route in late Oct

Aug. 22 | Tail end of CEB’s Airbus A320 aircraft Cebu Pacific will start direct flights from Cebu to Busuanga in Coron, Palawan in a bid to strengthen its network in the Visayan air hub of Cebu. Starting October 27, Cebu Pacific’s wholly owned subsidiary,...

What’s In A Name?

What’s In A Name?

Aug. 17 | A few weeks back we attended an event by the Department of Trade and Industry, unveiling consultations towards the establishment of a new e-commerce roadmap. Many stakeholders were in attendance, from retailers, marketplaces, financial institutions and...

PH ports book 3.8% more cargo, 6% more containers in first half

PH ports book 3.8% more cargo, 6% more containers in first half

Aug. 14 | The Manila port area. Photo from the Bureau of Customs. Cargo volume at Philippine ports grew 3.8% to 128.707 million metric tons (mt) for the first half of 2019 from 124.033 million mt year-on-year as both domestic and foreign cargoes recorded increases,...

AISL prepares for IMO 2020, notes cost implications

AISL prepares for IMO 2020, notes cost implications

Aug. 14 | Image by Maritime_Filming_UK from Pixabay Members of the Association of International Shipping Lines (AISL) are gearing up for enforcement of an international regulation cutting sulphur content on marine fuel even as the association foresees higher cost...

ICTSI income jumps 29% in H1

ICTSI income jumps 29% in H1

Aug. 14 | Manila International Container Terminal, International Container Terminal Services, Inc’s flagship terminal. Photo from ICTSI. International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) reported a net income of US$146.070 million in the first half...

Cebu Pacific income surges 115.7% in H1

Cebu Pacific income surges 115.7% in H1

Aug. 14 | Cebu Pacific earned P7.139 billion in net income in the first half of 2019, an increase of 115.7% from the P3.309-billion net income reported in the same period last year. Revenues for the first six months of 2019 reached P44.703 billion, 18.2% higher...

CAB requires original copies of docs in application for authority to operate

CAB requires original copies of docs in application for authority to operate

Aug. 14 | The Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) is requiring air freight forwarders, general sales agents, cargo sales agents and offline carriers applying for an authority to operate to provide original copies of required documents. Starting August 7, the duplicate...