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Cagayan de Oro identifies top customs payers

ID-100288651International food manufacturer Nestle Philippines, Inc. and oleochemical manufacturer and distributor Pilipinas Kao, Inc. were named as major contributors to the 2015 total revenue collection of the Philippine Bureau of Customs’ (BOC) Cagayan de Oro port.

Customs Commissioner Alberto Lina and CDO District Collector Atty. Ruby Claudia Almeda recognized Nestle as the port’s top importer of 2015 during the CDO collection district’s 40th anniversary celebration. The other top four importers of the district were FDC Misamis Power Corp.; Jetti Petroleum Inc.; Phoenix Petroleum Inc.; and Steel Asia Manufacturing Corp.

Meanwhile, recognized as the leading exporter in the district was Pilipinas Kao, Inc. Other top exporters in the area were Del Monte Philippines, Inc.; Philippine Sinter Corp.; Newtech Pulp, Inc; and Muenster Ingredients Manufacturing.

The sub-port of Iligan—which in 2015 exceeded its target by P79.7 million—also honored its top three importers for 2015, namely, Republic Cement Iligan, Inc.; Pilmico Foods Inc.; and Petronas Energy Philippines, Inc.

The sub-port of Iligan City also inaugurated its newly restored customs house. Far from its previous state, the customs house now boasts modern facilities to provide a better transacting experience to the public.

Seized cargo for disposal

On the sidelines of the anniversary celebration, Lina made a routine inspection of Cagayan de Oro’s port warehouse and ordered the clearing of the remaining seized goods in safekeeping.

These forfeited shipments included P11 million worth of items that had arrived on separate occasions and were currently being held at the sub-port of Mindanao Container Terminal (MCT).

One shipment, which arrived from South Korea on July 2 last year, was consigned to Central Combal Mining Supply Corp. The cargo containing sodium cyanide estimated to have a value of P2 million was seized due to a lack of permit.

Another shipment from Korea consigned to R2H Trading was also held at MCT for being misdeclared to contain used replacement truck parts. However, the shipment actually yielded truck bodies, doors, and used chasses with an estimated value of P3 million.

A third seized shipment, this time coming from China, consisted of mosquito coils with an estimated value of P1.5 million that had arrived without permit.

On October 5 and October 13, 2015, two shipments from China consigned to Spherebox Marketing were said to contain various items, but were found to contain P1.5 million worth of fireworks and P2 million worth of rice, respectively. The first shipment was declared as general merchandise consisting of tissue paper, rubber mats, floor mats, and toys, while the other shipment was declared to hold house wares and footwear. Both were also being housed at the terminal.

Finally, another Korean shipment arrived at MCT on November 23, 2014 and received an alert order then seized, as the declaration that it contained tires was false, since the shipment held used tires, a prohibited importation, worth about P1 million.

Lina said the bureau will fast track the processes for the disposal, auction, or submission of settlement motions for these apprehensions.

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