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Dy officially appointed BOC MISTG chief

Dy officially appointed BOC MISTG chief

Aug. 14 | Jeffrey Ian Dy, the newly appointed deputy commissioner for the Management Information System and Technology Group of the Philippine Bureau of Customs. President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Jeffrey Ian Dy as the new deputy commissioner for the Management...

BOC chief continues to enjoy President’s confidence amid shabu shipment issue

BOC chief continues to enjoy President’s confidence amid shabu shipment issue

Aug. 13 | Customs commissioner Isidro Lapeña still has President Rodrigo Duterte’s trust even after a shipment of illegal drugs potentially worth P6.8 billion worth may have apparently slipped past Bureau of Customs (BOC) personnel. “May tiwala siya kay General...

PH Customs’ GPS system for containers in-transit now on its dry run

PH Customs’ GPS system for containers in-transit now on its dry run

Aug. 12 | The Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) is pilot-testing a GPS-based container tracking system to make sure containers in transit are transferred only to the designated container yard/container freight stations (CY/CFS), and Philippine Economic Zone Authority...

PH books 6% GDP growth in Q2, slowest rate in 3 years

PH books 6% GDP growth in Q2, slowest rate in 3 years

Aug. 12 | The Philippine economy grew more slowly at 6% in the second quarter of 2018 compared to the 6.7% growth recorded in the same period last year, the slowest in three years as the last recorded 6% growth was in the third quarter of 2015. According to the...

PH exports dip 0.1% as imports balloon 24% in June

PH exports dip 0.1% as imports balloon 24% in June

Aug. 12 | Philippine merchandise trade grew 13.5% in June 2018, reaching US$14.8 billion from $12.99 billion in the same month last year, backed by a double-digit growth in imports but tempered by a 0.1% decline in exports. Data from the Philippine Statistics...

PH manufacturing index up 18% in June

PH manufacturing index up 18% in June

Aug. 12 | The country’s manufacturing sector grew double digit in June 2018, its sixth consecutive month of growth, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). PSA’s latest Monthly Integrated Survey of Selected Industries showed the Volume of Production...

BOC orders opening of abandoned containers following shabu shipment slip

BOC orders opening of abandoned containers following shabu shipment slip

Aug. 11 | Customs commissioner Isidro Lapeña has ordered the opening of all abandoned containers at Manila ports after P6.8 billion worth of methamphetamine hydrochloride (shabu) shipments apparently slipped past the agency. At a press conference on Saturday,...

Cebu, Davao business leaders highlight trade facilitation gaps in the regions

Cebu, Davao business leaders highlight trade facilitation gaps in the regions

Aug. 9 | Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry president Consul Antonio Chiu at the 2nd Visayas Shipping Conference 2018 Philippine Exporters Confederation-Davao Ferdinand Marañon at the 3rd Mindanao Shipping Conference 2018 Enhanced ease of doing business and...

BOC prepares to execute fuel marking program

BOC prepares to execute fuel marking program

Aug. 8 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has created a task force to oversee preparations for the implementation of its fuel marking program. Created under Customs Special Order No. 49-2018, the Fuel Marking Task Force, chaired by the Enforcement Group and co-chaired...

Firms implicated in P20M worth of ukay-ukay, cigarette, agri imports face smuggling raps

Firms implicated in P20M worth of ukay-ukay, cigarette, agri imports face smuggling raps

Aug. 8 | The Bureau of Customs, through its Bureau’s Action Team Against Smugglers (BATAS), has filed five smuggling cases against the importers and customs brokers of alleged smuggled ukay-ukay (used clothing), cigarettes, and agricultural products worth more...
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