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BOC, ATI set up South Harbor designated examination area

  • The Bureau of Customs (BOC) and port operator Asian Terminals Inc. (ATI) have established an additional designated examination area (DEA) on Delgado Street, Manila South Harbor
  • The examination area has four slots, adding to the five slots of the existing DEA
  • The new DEA is designed to ease processing of imported shipments
  • Priority shipments for examination at the Delgado ramp are reefer containers and shipments tagged under the orange lane and red lane

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) and port operator Asian Terminals Inc. (ATI) have established an additional designated examination area (DEA) at ATI-operated Manila South Harbor.

Located on Delgado Street, the truck-mounted examination area has four slots, adding to the five slots of the existing DEA. It is also equipped with security measures and CCTVs and became fully operational on April 28.

The new DEA is manned by personnel from BOC’s Enforcement and Security Service and Customs Intelligence and Investigation Service, together with staff from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency and Philippine Coast Guard, BOC said in a statement.

BOC-Port of Manila district collector Michael Angelo Vargas said the DEA will help ease processing of imported shipments.

Priority shipments for examination at the Delgado ramp are reefer containers, and shipments tagged orange by BOC’s selectivity system, which means they require further verification after x-ray inspection.

The DEA will also be used for shipments tagged as red, which are subject to x-ray and physical inspection.

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