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Business as usual at Cebu ports amid tighter security checks

Business as usual at Cebu ports amid tighter security checks

Mar. 16 | A port personnel checks the temperature of a passenger. Cebu port services, both for passengers and cargoes, will not be disrupted while stricter measures to avoid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are being implemented, assured the Cebu...

Customs order tackles dispute settlement, valuation protest

Customs order tackles dispute settlement, valuation protest

Mar. 12 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has issued guidelines for dispute settlement and protest concerning customs issues such as valuation and tariff classification. Customs Administrative Order No. 02-2020, published on March 5 and which takes effect on April...

Consignees of foreign donations told to follow proper steps for swift release, tax exemption

Consignees of foreign donations told to follow proper steps for swift release, tax exemption

Mar. 12 | Infographic from BOC The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has clarified the role of consignees in procedures for the release of humanitarian aid and relief consignments to better facilitate international donations coming into the Philippines. As a rule, all importations...

PPA strengthens preventive measures to ensure PH ports are coronavirus free

PPA strengthens preventive measures to ensure PH ports are coronavirus free

Mar. 12 | A PPA frontline personnel checks the temperature of a passenger. The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) is intensifying measures aimed at reducing the risk of transmission of the coronavirus disease (COVID-2019) through ports. On top of the usual thermal...

Port users ‘very satisfied’ with PPA for second year running—survey

Port users ‘very satisfied’ with PPA for second year running—survey

Mar. 2 | PPA officers and DAP Center for Governance-Policy Research officers during the presentation of the second survey and overall results of the Port Users’ Satisfaction Survey 2019. The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) has for the second straight year received...

Foreign airlines in PH see 7% dip in 2019 freight volume

Foreign airlines in PH see 7% dip in 2019 freight volume

Feb. 27 | International cargo and mail volume handled by foreign air carriers operating in the Philippines dropped 7.1% in 2019 to 370.603 million kilograms (kg) from 398.804 million kg in 2018 as both inbound and outbound traffic declined. Latest data from the...

Domestic forwarders report 25% less cargo in 2019

Domestic forwarders report 25% less cargo in 2019

Feb. 26 | Cargo volume handled by domestic freight forwarders dropped 24.6% in 2019 to 66.35 million kilograms from 88.027 million kg in 2018, preliminary data published by the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) showed. Direct shipments, which accounted for 54.8% of...

Duties from rice imports hit P1.71B

Duties from rice imports hit P1.71B

Feb. 25 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has collected P1.71 billion in duties from rice imports by private traders under Republic Act (RA) No. 11203 or the Rice Tariffication Law (RTL) from January 1 to February 14 this year, down by 23.1% from P2.22 billion in the...

NLEX-SLEX Connector Road construction launched in March

NLEX-SLEX Connector Road construction launched in March

Feb. 25 | Construction of the first segment of the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX)-South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) Connector Road begins next month, according to concessionaire NLEX Corporation. Luigi Bautista, president and general of NLEX Corp., said full-blast project...

DTI mulls imposition of safeguard duty on vehicle imports

DTI mulls imposition of safeguard duty on vehicle imports

Feb. 25 | Trade secretary Ramon Lopez The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is looking at imposing safeguard duties on importation of vehicles to help local manufacturers. The announcement follows news that Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. will be closing its...