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Truckers warned against violating Manila truck routes

Truckers warned against violating Manila truck routes

Jan. 22 | Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay The Manila Traffic and Parking Bureau (MTPB) advised truckers to strictly observe truck routes being implemented in Manila or face the consequences, after the city government discontinued and indefinitely suspended...

PH no longer requires radiation, origin certificates for Japanese goods

PH no longer requires radiation, origin certificates for Japanese goods

Jan. 21 | Fukushima pears image by Eugenio Cuppone from Pixabay The Department of Agriculture (DA) has lifted additional import requirements on Japanese commodities. Agriculture Secretary William Dar, in Memorandum Order (MO) No. 01 series of 2020 dated January...

EO inked on new tariff rates under ASEAN-HK trade deal

EO inked on new tariff rates under ASEAN-HK trade deal

Jan. 21 | President Rodrigo Duterte has signed an executive order (EO) modifying the import duty rates on certain articles in order to implement Philippine tariff commitments under the free trade agreement (FTA) between Hong Kong and the Association of Southeast...

Nueva Ecija warehouse raid yields equipment, P1B in fake cigarette brands

Nueva Ecija warehouse raid yields equipment, P1B in fake cigarette brands

Jan. 21 | Cigarette-making machines and other equipment believed to be used in making counterfeit cigarettes inside a warehouse raided by BOC on January 18. The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has raided a warehouse in Cabiao, Nueva Ecija suspected of being a base for...

MinDA eyes PAL’s revived Zambo-Kota Kinabalu service

MinDA eyes PAL’s revived Zambo-Kota Kinabalu service

Jan. 21 | Philippine Airlines Bombardier Q4 The Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) plans to optimize the revived Zamboanga-Kota Kinabalu flights of flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) to promote the shipment of halal and agricultural products to Malaysia. For...

CTAP: Manila scraps permit to travel requirement after trucking holiday

CTAP: Manila scraps permit to travel requirement after trucking holiday

Jan. 15 | The Manila City government has stopped requiring the permit to travel from truckers as a result of the trucking holiday, according to the Confederation of Truckers Association of the Philippines (CTAP). The trucking group, in an announcement to members...

DTI bill regulating foreign carriers’ charges may be ready by end Jan—trade exec

DTI bill regulating foreign carriers’ charges may be ready by end Jan—trade exec

Jan. 15 | Image by Thomas G. from Pixabay Instead of an executive order (EO), the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is now drafting a bill on the regulation of charges imposed by foreign shipping lines operating in the Philippines. Rowel Barba, DTI Undersecretary...

PPA extends for a year HOA of cargo handlers, terminal operators

PPA extends for a year HOA of cargo handlers, terminal operators

Jan. 15 | Image by Markus Distelrath from Pixabay The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) has again extended for another year the hold over authorities (HOA) of cargo-handling/terminal operators with HOAs that have expired or are about to expire to ensure uninterrupted...

Customs collection falls 7% behind target for 2019

Customs collection falls 7% behind target for 2019

Jan. 15 | Image by 15299 from Pixabay The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has collected P630.571 billion in revenue in 2019, or 6.3% higher than the P593 billion earned in 2018 but 6.9% lower than the P677-billion target for the year. The 2019 revenue collection is net...

Fuel marking at Pilipinas Shell fully automated by March

Fuel marking at Pilipinas Shell fully automated by March

Jan. 14 | Fuel storage tanks at Shell’s Northern Mindanao Import Facility in Cagayan de Oro City. Photo from Pilipinas Shell. Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corp is installing a fully automated system at its facilities to help ensure the safe implementation of the...