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New rules out on 1-Assessment nationwide implementation

New rules out on 1-Assessment nationwide implementation

Oct. 17 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has released guidelines for the nationwide implementation of 1-Assessment, a web-based queue management application that provides bias-free assessment by randomly assigning appraisers and examiners to filed goods declarations. Customs...

PPA bares guidelines for awarding of port management contracts

PPA bares guidelines for awarding of port management contracts

Oct. 17 | The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) has released guidelines for selecting and awarding contracts under its Port Terminal Management Regulatory Framework (PTMRF), which outlines the new rules for terminal management contracts. PPA Administrative Order...

LBC buys into Brunei subsidiaries

LBC buys into Brunei subsidiaries

Oct. 17 | Philippine-based LBC Express Holdings, Inc. (LBCEHI) has acquired stakes in two of its subsidiaries in Brunei for US$783,769 as it continues to buy into more companies outside the country. In a regulatory disclosure, LBCEHI said that under a share purchase...

BOC, PCG to conduct joint anti-smuggling operations

BOC, PCG to conduct joint anti-smuggling operations

Oct. 17 | At the MOA signing were Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapeña, Coas Guard Commandant Elson Hermogino and Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III (first up to third from left). Photo from the Bureau of Customs. The Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Philippine...

CDAP warns of depot space shortage

CDAP warns of depot space shortage

Oct. 10 | Image courtesy of Sailom at FreeDigitalPhotos.net Empty containers may soon have to be returned to depots outside Metro Manila as off-dock depots within the metro are fast filling up even before the peak season, according to an official of the Container...

IRR of PH strategic goods law requires registration of LSPs

IRR of PH strategic goods law requires registration of LSPs

Oct. 10 | The Philippine government has finally released the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of the Strategic Trade Management Act (STMA), which requires among others the registration of traders, transport companies, and logistics service providers moving...

BOC-Legazpi surpass 2018 revenue collection target 3 months early

BOC-Legazpi surpass 2018 revenue collection target 3 months early

Oct. 10 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC)-Port of Legazpi has exceeded its annual revenue collection target for fiscal year 2018, the second collection district after the Port of Tacloban to hit its annual target before the year-end. Port of Legazpi district collector...

Chelsea Logistics seeks to rehabilitate Davao-Sasa port for P11.2B

Chelsea Logistics seeks to rehabilitate Davao-Sasa port for P11.2B

Oct. 10 | Chelsea Logistics Holdings, Corp. (CLHC) has submitted an P11.2-billion unsolicited proposal to rehabilitate and develop Davao-Sasa port. In a regulatory disclosure, CLHC said the proposal was submitted to the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) in August...

DOF: 5 customs officials sacked over SALN irregularities

DOF: 5 customs officials sacked over SALN irregularities

Oct. 10 | Five employees of the Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) were dismissed from service this year as part of the Department of Finance’s (DOF) anti-graft campaign. In a report to Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III, DOF’s Revenue Integrity Protection...
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