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BOC-MICP operations almost back to normal

BOC-MICP operations almost back to normal

Apr. 5 | BOC assistant commissioner Atty. Vincent Philip Maronilla (left) and BOC Port of Manila district collector Arsenia Ilagan during an online live update on April 3. Operations of the Bureau of Customs (BOC)-Manila International Container Port (MICP) have...

Cargo clearance may be accomplished in 24 hours, says BOC

Cargo clearance may be accomplished in 24 hours, says BOC

Apr. 5 | Process flow for the release of imported cargoes under JAO 20-01. The boxes in blue are BOC processes, while the boxes in yellow are performed by various port and shipping stakeholders/service providers, according to BOC assistant commissioner Atty. Vincent...

Only PNP can inspect cargo vehicles, and only if absolutely necessary

Only PNP can inspect cargo vehicles, and only if absolutely necessary

Apr. 3 | Only the Philippine National Police-Highway Patrol Group (PNP-HPG) may inspect cargo vehicles at dedicated control points (DCPs), according to PNP Joint Task Force Corona Virus Shield (JTF CV Shield) commander Police Lt. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar. DCPs will...

JAO fast tracks release of cargoes to address port congestion

JAO fast tracks release of cargoes to address port congestion

Apr. 3 | The Philippine government is expediting release of containers to prevent port congestion during the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ). Under Joint Administrative Order (JAO) No. 20-01, “clear and coherent inter-agency guidelines” were released...

Expiring PEZA service providers’ LOAs automatically extended

Expiring PEZA service providers’ LOAs automatically extended

Apr. 3 | The Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) has automatically extended all accredited service providers’ Letters of Authority (LOA) expiring during the enhanced community quarantine period (ECQ) in Luzon. The automatic extension of expiring LOA covers...

PortCalls April 1, 2020 issue

PortCalls April 1, 2020 issue

Apr. 3 | PortCalls April 1, 2020 issue Our latest (April 1, 2020) issue contains stories on. For other industry developments, check out our Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter accounts.

Cargoes overstaying beyond 30 days face abandonment under proposed order

Cargoes overstaying beyond 30 days face abandonment under proposed order

Apr. 2 | Manila International Container Terminal The government is drafting an order requiring all cargoes overstaying at the port for more than 30 days to be withdrawn within five days or face abandonment. The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Philippine...

DILG bans all barangay checkpoints

DILG bans all barangay checkpoints

Apr. 1 | The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) has ordered that no barangay checkpoints be set up along national highways and provincial roads across the country. Only checkpoints manned by the Philippine National Police are allowed and only PNP...

Softlink Global signs up Sotelo Group of Companies for Logi-Sys

Softlink Global signs up Sotelo Group of Companies for Logi-Sys

Apr. 1 | Softlink Global announced the addition of three more Philippine companies to its roster of clients. Port Net Logistics, Inc., Triple-V Worldwide Logistics Inc, and GCLPI- Gateway Container Liners Inc.–all under the Sotelo Group of Companies–...

Medical supplies, equipment get import duty, tax exemption

Medical supplies, equipment get import duty, tax exemption

Apr. 1 | Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay Imported medical supplies and equipment needed to address the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the Philippines are now tax- and duty-free under Customs Administrative Order (CAO) No. 07-2020. The order...