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BOC bares rules on compulsory acquisition of undervalued imports

BOC bares rules on compulsory acquisition of undervalued imports

Dec. 7 | Image from Pixabay. The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has issued rules on the Philippine government’s right to acquire undervalued imported goods. Customs Administrative Order (CAO) No. 16-2019, signed by Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III on October...

BOC adds 2 x-ray machines at MICP

BOC adds 2 x-ray machines at MICP

Dec. 6 | Officials of the Bureau of Customs (BOC), led by Customs commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero, and Manila International Container Port were present during the installation of the two new portal-type x-ray machines. Photo courtesy of the BOC. The Bureau...

BOC Clark confiscates shabu worth P6.5M

BOC Clark confiscates shabu worth P6.5M

Dec. 6 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has seized 1.026 kilograms (kg) of methamphetamine hydrochloride, locally known as shabu, worth P6.5 million, and 30 milliliters (ml) of marijuana at the Clark International Airport (CRK). BOC Port of Clark on November 27 found...

Understanding Incoterms 2020

Understanding Incoterms 2020

Dec. 6 | Want to avoid costly disputes and misunderstandings in sales contracts? Sign up for the “UNDERSTANDING INCOTERMS 2020” seminar on December 18 (Wednesday), 2019 at the Solaire Resort (The Forum 1 ABC), from 1:30-5pm. The seminar will help stakeholders...

Local air carriers report 2% rise in cargo volume for Jan-Sept

Local air carriers report 2% rise in cargo volume for Jan-Sept

Dec. 4 | Image by StockSnap from Pixabay. Cargo volume handled by Philippine domestic carriers grew 2.1% in the first three quarters of 2019 to 239.086 million kilograms (kg) from 234.211 million kg handled in the same quarters last year, data from the Civil Aeronautics...

e2m upgraded to include more units of measurement

e2m upgraded to include more units of measurement

Dec. 4 |   Image from Pixabay. The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has updated its electronic-to-mobile (e2m) system  to finally include other units of measurement besides kilograms (kg) in establishing the volume of different types of commodities and shipments. This...

BOC launches AEO program for 2020 implementation

BOC launches AEO program for 2020 implementation

Dec. 3 | The Bureau of Customs on Dec 2 launched the Philippine Authorized Economic Operator Program. At the launch and unveiling of the logo were (L to R): Asian Development Bank trade specialist Taro Sekiguchi, Customs commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero, Department...

Customs set to issue 22 more CAOs on CMTA

Customs set to issue 22 more CAOs on CMTA

Dec. 3 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) is set to issue 22 more customs administrative orders (CAOs) implementing sections of the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act (CMTA). Image by edar from Pixabay. Of the 22 CAOs, 10 are already under review by the Department...

BOC post-clearance audit  zeroes in on rice, pharma importers

BOC post-clearance audit  zeroes in on rice, pharma importers

Dec. 3 | Image by Michael Gaida from Pixabay. The Bureau of Customs (BOC) Post-Clearance Audit Group (PCAG) has so far issued 307 audit notification letters (ANL) to importers, most of which import rice and pharmaceutical products. The third and latest batch of...

BOC confident of surpassing 2018 revenue collection

BOC confident of surpassing 2018 revenue collection

Dec. 2 | Customs commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero expressed confidence the Bureau of Customs (BOC) will exceed this year its 2018 revenue collection of P593.11-billion. In a chance interview with PortCalls last week, Guerrero, however, said BOC is still trying...