Protocols and permits needed for COVID-19 vaccine imports discussed in BOC NAIA-initiated video conferences with government agencies and warehouse operators
NAIA warehouse operators in video call included ECCF Paircargo, Cargohaus, Philippine Airlines, Philippine Skylanders Inc., Paircargo, DHL, and TMW
The Bureau of Customs-Port of Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) has started coordinating with partner agencies and warehouse operators in preparation for the entry of COVID-19 vaccines in the country.
Protocols, permits and facilities needed for arrival of the approved vaccines were discussed in video conferences initiated by BOC NAIA on January 13 and 14 with Department of Health representatives — Dr. Susana Castillo, Engr. Luzviminda Garcia, Heidi Umadac, Dr. Mico Amansec, Dr. Ariel Valencia and Alice Nader from Global Alliance for Vaccination and Immunization; and on January 15 with representatives of NAIA warehouse operators ECCF Paircargo, Cargohaus, Philippine Airlines, Philippine Skylanders Inc., Paircargo, DHL, and TMW.
NAIA Customer Care Center and Covid-19 One-Stop Shop for COVID-19 vaccines will assist incoming importations through the Port of NAIA, according to District Collector Carmelita M. Talusan.
BOC-NAIA said it will also continue to be vigilant and stay committed to Customs Commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero’s border protection initiatives and ensure no unsafe, dangerous, and prohibited and unregistered goods enter the country.