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  • The Bureau of Customs terminated the extension of validity of stakeholders’ accreditation that expired between March 17 and November 16
  • Under OCOM Memo 199-2020, stakeholders with expired accreditation must apply for renewal of accreditation with BOC’s Account Management Office
  • OCOM Memo 199-2020 covers importers, customs brokers, Super Green Lane importers, customs bonded warehouses, customs facilities and warehouses, and any accredited third party transacting with BOC and registered in its Client Profile Registration System

Stakeholders are advised to renew their customs accreditation that expired during the period of enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) as its validity will no longer be extended, the Bureau of Customs (BOC) said.

All stakeholders whose BOC accreditation expired at the start of the ECQ last March 17 through November 16 must submit their application for renewal to BOC’s Account Management Office (AMO).

This is “to avoid problems with their electronically-lodged goods declaration,” explained Office of the Commissioner (OCOM) Memo No. 199-2020 dated November 2.

OCOM Memo 199-2020 covers stakeholders that include importers, customs brokers, Super Green Lane importers, customs bonded warehouses, customs facilities and warehouses, and any third party transacting with and accredited by BOC and registered in its Client Profile Registration System.

BOC last March extended the expiring accreditation of stakeholders in view of travel restrictions implemented in Luzon during the ECQ to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease. BOC then also gave stakeholders one month from the lifting of the ECQ to submit their application for renewal of accreditation, preferably online.

READ: BOC extends by a month expiring accreditation of stakeholders

The ECQ was lifted on May 15 and has since been replaced with less stringent quarantine statuses, but BOC continued to extend the validity of expiring accreditation until this latest order. – Roumina Pablo

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