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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.

Authorized Economic Operator program guidelines issued

Authorized Economic Operator program guidelines issued

Apr. 3 | The Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) program for importers and exporters has been established under Customs Memorandum Order (CMO) No. 09-2020. Signed March 16 and effective immediately, the order operationalizes an interim AEO office to implement the...

PEZA orders online validation of e-import permits

PEZA orders online validation of e-import permits

Apr. 3 | The Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) has directed the continued online validation of electronic import permits (eIP) and online endorsement of validated eIPs to the Bureau of Customs (BOC) Manila International Container Port (MICP), Ninoy Aquino...

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Terminal The government is drafting an order requiring all cargoes overstaying at the port for more than 30 days to be withdrawn within five days or face abandonment.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...

PH manufacturing activity sees historic low in March

PH manufacturing activity sees historic low in March

Apr. 1 | Philippine manufacturing activity in March plunged to a historic low, thanks to the Luzon lockdown due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The Philippine Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) in March 2020 fell well below the 50.0 no-change mark to 39.7,...

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...

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...

Port shutdown looms as overstaying cargoes clog Manila terminals

Port shutdown looms as overstaying cargoes clog Manila terminals

Apr. 1 | Manila container terminals now with almost 100% yard utilization, according to the Philippine Ports Authority. The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) has warned of a port shutdown if cargo owners and consignees “continue to shun calls” to withdraw their...