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Gov’t earns P92B from fuel marking program

Gov’t earns P92B from fuel marking program

Aug. 4 | The first live marking of petroleum products occurred at the Seaoil Bulk Terminal in Mabini, Batangas on August 2, 2019 | Photo courtesy of BOC The Philippine government took in P91.7 billion in import duties from its fuel marking program over an 11-month...

Balikbayan box yields luxury bags, accessories worth P15M

Balikbayan box yields luxury bags, accessories worth P15M

Aug. 4 | Seized misdeclared high-end brands of bags, shoes, wallets, and earrings at a warehouse in Pasay City | Photo from BOC-NAIA The Bureau of Customs (BOC) Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) seized a balikbayan (personal effects) shipment containing...

Avail of e-CO to enjoy preferential tariffs, BOC advises exporters

Avail of e-CO to enjoy preferential tariffs, BOC advises exporters

Aug. 4 | Image by druckfuchs from Pixabay Philippine exporters intending to sell goods within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) were urged to apply for an electronic certificate of origin (e-CO) via TradeNet to secure preferential tariffs. Deputy...

Pre-procurement for P10B Cebu int’l port to start this month

Pre-procurement for P10B Cebu int’l port to start this month

Aug. 4 | Screengrab of CPA general manager Leonilo Miole (right) and Office of the Presidential Adviser for the Visayas assistant secretary Jonji Gonzales during a virtual interview on July 28 The P10.1-billion New Cebu International Container Port (NCICP) project,...

NCR, 4 Luzon provinces revert to MECQ: know which businesses can operate

NCR, 4 Luzon provinces revert to MECQ: know which businesses can operate

Aug. 4 | President Rodrigo Duterte during a public address on August 2 | Photo courtesy of King Rodriguez/Presidential Photo The National Capital Region (NCR) and the Luzon provinces of Laguna, Cavite, Rizal and Bulacan will revert to modified enhanced community...

PH manufacturing recovery stalls in July on further lockdowns

PH manufacturing recovery stalls in July on further lockdowns

Aug. 4 | Image by Giomar Arango from Pixabay The Philippine manufacturing sector worsened in July as ongoing lockdown restrictions caused new orders to decline and export demand to weaken sharply even as foreign markets began relaxing COVID-19 measures. After...

Misdeclared limited-edition McLaren seized at Port of Manila

Misdeclared limited-edition McLaren seized at Port of Manila

Aug. 4 | Seized McLaren 620R at the Port of Manila | Photo from BOC The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has seized a misdeclared race car that should have netted government duties and taxes of up to P16 million. The McLaren 620R arrived at the Port of Manila on July 16...

BOC creates MICP, POM portals for goods declaration filing

BOC creates MICP, POM portals for goods declaration filing

Aug. 1 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has established dedicated portals for online filing of goods declaration at two of its biggest ports, Port of Manila (POM) and Manila International Container Port (MICP). Starting August 1, 2020, BOC said submission of goods...

BOC-NAIA finds drugs worth P4.5M in ‘toy’ shipment

BOC-NAIA finds drugs worth P4.5M in ‘toy’ shipment

Jul. 30 | Seized methamphetamine hydrochloride, locally known as shabu, that were concealed in two chocolate wafer cans | Photo from BOC The Bureau of Customs (BOC) Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) has seized 640 grams of methamphetamine hydrochloride,...

PEZA service providers form group to tackle logistics concerns

PEZA service providers form group to tackle logistics concerns

Jul. 30 | Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay A group servicing Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) locators and companies has been established to address logistics concerns, among other issues. The Federation of PEZA Service Providers (FPSP) will be co-chaired...