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PH April manufacturing posts worst decline since 2001

PH April manufacturing posts worst decline since 2001

Jun. 5 | Infographic from the National Economic and Development Authority The Philippine manufacturing sector recorded double-digit declines in both volume and value in April 2020—the highest annual decline since 2001— as a result of the impact of community...

BOC seizes P17.38M worth of fake cigarettes from China

BOC seizes P17.38M worth of fake cigarettes from China

Jun. 5 | Fake Marvels and Mighty cigarettes seized by BOC on June 3| Photo courtesy of BOC The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has seized a container with fake Mighty and Marvels brand cigarettes worth an estimated P17.38 million for unlawful importation. The shipment...

BOC’s P5.5B modernization program closer to reality

BOC’s P5.5B modernization program closer to reality

Jun. 4 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) hopes to implement this year the P5.5-billion modernization program proposed by the World Bank, according to BOC assistant commissioner and spokesperson Atty. Vincent Philip Maronilla. In a Viber message to PortCalls, he confirmed...

COVID causes 9.5% decline in BOC Jan-May collection

COVID causes 9.5% decline in BOC Jan-May collection

Jun. 3 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) saw collections from January to May 14, 2020 slide by 9.5% to P194.454 billion from P214.836 billion in the same period last year. The latest take is also 17.4% lower than the P235.290-billion target for the period, BOC assistant...

Submission of hard copies for online entries until June 3

Submission of hard copies for online entries until June 3

Jun. 3 | Image by Clker-Free-Vector-Images from Pixabay The Bureau of Customs (BOC) will accept until today (June 3) hard copies and supporting documents for entries filed online during the period of enhanced community quarantine (ECQ), assistant commissioner...

PH sees softer decline in May manufacturing

PH sees softer decline in May manufacturing

Jun. 2 | Image by Yerson Retamal from Pixabay Manufacturing conditions in the Philippines declined again in May 2020, as outputs were further stifled by efforts to curb the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, including temporary business closures and...

IATF TWG pushes policies to ease COVID impact, including on logistics

IATF TWG pushes policies to ease COVID impact, including on logistics

Jun. 2 | Image by 272447 from Pixabay Accelerated streamlining of Customs procedures, use of supply chain analytics, and investment in warehouses are just some of the recommendations for the logistics sector put forward by a government technical working group...

BOC-NAIA seizes Chinese meds without FDA clearance

BOC-NAIA seizes Chinese meds without FDA clearance

Jun. 1 | Seized medicines with no FDA clearance | Photo courtesy of BOC NAIA The Bureau of Customs (BOC) Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) seized 180 kilos of medicines without clearance from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The shipment from Xiamen,...

BOC raids yield P1B fake cigarettes, P50M medical supplies

BOC raids yield P1B fake cigarettes, P50M medical supplies

Jun. 1 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) seized P1 billion worth of counterfeit cigarettes and tax stamps as well as P50 million worth of medical supplies and equipment in separate raids. In a raid on May 30, BOC’s Quick Reaction Team in coordination with Philippine...

BOC records 17 COVID-positive employees

BOC records 17 COVID-positive employees

May. 30 | Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay A total of 17 Bureau of Customs (BOC) employees has initially tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), according to BOC assistant commissioner and spokesperson Atty. Vincent Philip Maronilla during the...