To help decongest Manila ports and facilitate the clearance and release of super green lane (SGL) shipments, the Bureau of Customs (BOC) has allowed SGL importers to lodge their import entry declarations (single administrative document or SAD) through the agency’s electronic-to-mobile (e2m) system from all international ports.
Atty. Agaton Teodoro Uvero, BOC deputy commissioner for the Assessment and Operations Coordinating Group and SGL Committee chairman, signed on July 18 a memorandum allowing SGL importers to lodge import entry declarations (SADs) through the e2m using the 4ES4 declaration code from all international ports, including the ports of Batangas, Subic, Clark, Cebu, Mactan, Cagayan de Oro, Davao, Mindanao Container Terminal sub-port, and Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).
The memorandum took effect immediately.
Previously, SGL entries may only be lodged electronically through the e2m at the Port of Manila and Manila International Container Port.
Under Customs Memorandum Order No. 28-2003, an importer may be accredited as an SGL user based on the following qualifications: The importer is accredited by the BOC as such in accordance with the existing rules and regulations; the importer has been actively engaged in the import business for at least one year at the time of filing his/her application for SGL accreditation; the importer is a regular importer of the same type of articles; the importer is a BOC-registered user of remote lodgment facilities and a holder of Certificate of Registration for that purpose; and the importer is willing to undergo voluntary audit as per CAO 5-2001.
Uvero, in the recently concluded Cargo Transport Summit Part 2, said there are about 110 SGL accredited members.
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