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Exporters urged to beat Dec 31 deadline for EU REX registration

Exporters urged to beat Dec 31 deadline for EU REX registration

Oct. 20 | Screengrab of the EU REX pre-application website The Department of Trade and Industry Export Marketing Bureau (DTI-EMB) called on exporters anew to register in the European Union’s (EU) Registered Exporter System (REX) before the December 31, 2020 deadline...

P143B collected from marking 14B liters of fuel

P143B collected from marking 14B liters of fuel

Oct. 20 | The first live marking of petroleum products at the Seaoil Bulk Terminal in Mabini, Batangas in August 2019 | Photo from SGS Philippines, which joint venture with SICPA SA provides fuel marking services for the program. The Philippine government has marked...

DA asked to control imports of rice, other produce during harvest time

DA asked to control imports of rice, other produce during harvest time

Oct. 20 | Sacks of rice | Image by chitsu san from Pixabay The Senate called on the Department of Agriculture (DA) and its attached agencies to stop issuing phytosanitary permits for importation of rice and other food commodities before or during the harvest season...

Global firm hired to design Clark airport interior

Global firm hired to design Clark airport interior

Oct. 20 | The exterior of Clark International Airport’s second passenger terminal building | Image from LIPAD The Luzon International Premier Airport Development Corp. (LIPAD), operator of Clark International Airport (CRK), has appointed global design firm...

BIR gives tax break to makers, importers of critical health goods

BIR gives tax break to makers, importers of critical health goods

Oct. 19 | Image by Elchinator from Pixabay The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has released implementing rules on availment of tax incentives for the manufacture and importation of critical medical and healthcare equipment, supplies, and essential goods under...

Cebu Port activated as fourth crew change hub

Cebu Port activated as fourth crew change hub

Oct. 19 | Disembarking seafarers at the Port of Cebu observe health and safety protocols such as disinfection and wearing of full personal protective equipment. | Photo from Cebu Port Authority The Port of Cebu was activated on October 16 as the Philippines’...

Automotive logistics market to contract 20.4% this year

Automotive logistics market to contract 20.4% this year

Oct. 19 | In the Asia-Pacific, the automotive logistics market size is expected to contract by 16.6%. With the automotive sector in profound crisis, the world’s automotive logistics market is set to contract by 20.4% in 2020, following a decline of about 4% in...

PortCalls October 19, 2020 issue

PortCalls October 19, 2020 issue

Oct. 19 | Our latest issue PortCalls (October 19, 2020). Stories include: Duty-free imports of medical, educational products approved BOC sets rules on negotiated sale of forfeited goods Customs deploys projects to stabilize E2M system ICTSI steps up investment...

LNG container ship carries record 20,723 full containers

LNG container ship carries record 20,723 full containers

Oct. 19 | CMA CGM Jacques Saade carries a record number of containers on leaving Singapore. The CMA CGM Jacques Saade, the first liquefied natural gas (LNG)-powered container ship with a capacity of 23,000 containers, has set a world record for the number of full...

Asia-US freight rates jump as volumes rebound

Asia-US freight rates jump as volumes rebound

Oct. 18 | Long-term Far East-US container freight rates are now experiencing a boost, in line with the current strength seen in the short-term market, according to the Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO). Long-term rates from Asia to the US West Coast...