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32 firms undergoing BOC’s reactivated post-clearance audit

32 firms undergoing BOC’s reactivated post-clearance audit

Jan. 27 | More than 30 companies comprise the first set of those going through the Bureau of Customs’ (BOC) post-clearance audit, according to assistant commissioner Atty. Vincent Philip Maronilla. In a press conference on January 24 Maronilla, who also heads...

Outlook for PH cargo transport in 2019 a mixed bag of hopes and fears

Outlook for PH cargo transport in 2019 a mixed bag of hopes and fears

Jan. 23 | The Philippine cargo transport industry has a mixed outlook for 2019: volumes and opportunities are seen to increase, but issues and concerns affecting operations and costs last year have carried through as major challenges for this year. The positive...

DSV makes $4B buyout offer to Panalpina

DSV makes $4B buyout offer to Panalpina

Jan. 18 | Danish transport and logistics company DSV has confirmed making a proposal to acquire Swiss-based counterpart Panalpina for over US$4 billion. In a written statement on January 16, DSV said it made the indicative and private acquisition proposal to Panalpina’s...

BOC to commence audit of firms with release of post-clearance audit order

BOC to commence audit of firms with release of post-clearance audit order

Jan. 17 | Philippine companies will now have to be ready for a potential customs audit with the signing of a Bureau of Customs (BOC) order finally operationalizing the agency’s post-clearance audit function. Customs Administrative Order (CAO) 01-2019, signed...

Small delivery firms in Subic to have loan access

Small delivery firms in Subic to have loan access

Jan. 14 | Micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) accredited to deliver goods and services at Subic Bay Freeport Zone (SBFZ) may now avail of a financial assistance program provided by the Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP), according to Subic Bay Metropolitan...

PH guide for strategic goods classification rolled out

PH guide for strategic goods classification rolled out

Jan. 9 | The Strategic Trade Management Office (STMO) has released guidelines for classifying strategic goods, whose import, export, transit, and transshipment now require authorization under the Strategic Trade Management Act (STMA). The commodity classification...

Container depot utilization still high at 95%—CDAP

Container depot utilization still high at 95%—CDAP

Jan. 9 | Utilization of container yards in Metro Manila has gone down but still remains at a high level of 90% to 95%, Container Depot Alliance of the Philippines (CDAP) president Roger Lalu told PortCalls in a phone interview on January 7. The current rate is...

Curay is new SCMAP executive director

Curay is new SCMAP executive director

Jan. 8 | Corazon Curay, the newly appointed Supply Chain Management Association of the Philippines executive director. Photo from scmap.org. The Supply Chain Management Association of the Philippines’ (SCMAP) has a new executive director in Corazon Curay. Curay...

VN’s logistics industry needs 20,000 workers to develop potential

VN’s logistics industry needs 20,000 workers to develop potential

Jan. 7 | The growth of the logistics sector in Vietnam is being encumbered by a lack of manpower, as the current workforce is able to provide less than half of the industry demand. Local experts have expressed concern over what they see as the short supply and...

Logistics among PCC priority sectors for anti-competition probe

Logistics among PCC priority sectors for anti-competition probe

Jan. 6 | The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) is adding logistics to its priority sectors for competition analysis and enforcement in 2019. In a year-end report, PCC chairman Arsenio Balisacan said that “now, more than ever, our goal is to effectively...
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