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BOC-NAIA hands over P2M worth of seized drugs to PDEA

BOC-NAIA hands over P2M worth of seized drugs to PDEA

Apr. 17 | The seized illegal drugs were turned over by the Bureau of Customs-NAIA to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency on April 17. The Bureau of Customs (BOC)-Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) has apprehended illegal drugs, such as methamphetamine...

DA to rationalize meat import permits to avoid glut

DA to rationalize meat import permits to avoid glut

Apr. 17 | Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay The Department of Agriculture (DA) plans to slow down the issuance of new import permits for meat products until there is a drop in cold storage inventory. This is part of the planned rationalization of the meat industry,...

Brokers’ accreditation decentralized from AMO to district collectors

Brokers’ accreditation decentralized from AMO to district collectors

Apr. 17 | Image by janjf93 from Pixabay The Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) has decentralized the issuance of customs brokers’ renewal of accreditation as well as activation of the Client Profile Registration System (CPRS) of entities accredited by other government...

Order sets limits of customs police power under CMTA

Order sets limits of customs police power under CMTA

Apr. 17 | Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay The Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) has released an order defining limits in the exercise of customs jurisdiction and police power over suspected smuggled and prohibited import and export shipments. Customs Administrative...

PH assured of retained preferential market access to UK post-Brexit

PH assured of retained preferential market access to UK post-Brexit

Apr. 17 | Image by DANIEL DIAZ from Pixabay The Philippines has secured a commitment from the United Kingdom (UK) on having the same level of market access to UK post-Brexit, under any scenario, including a no-deal Brexit, according to Trade and Industry secretary...

Agri dep’t seeks easing of Japan’s testing on PH bananas

Agri dep’t seeks easing of Japan’s testing on PH bananas

Apr. 16 | Image by StockSnap from Pixabay The Department of Agriculture (DA) said it will lobby for the lifting of stricter Japanese tests on chemical residues in Philippine banana exports for faster access of the products to Japan. This after the Pilipino Banana...

BOC takes another look at WB’s 2017 customs modernization plan

BOC takes another look at WB’s 2017 customs modernization plan

Apr. 16 | Image by Colossus Cloud from Pixabay The Bureau of Customs (BOC) plans to conduct a feasibility study on the implementation of a project proposed two years ago by the World Bank (WB). The $150-million project, which seeks to modernize operations and automate...

BOC: No more congestion at Manila ports

BOC: No more congestion at Manila ports

Apr. 15 | Image by Michael Gaida from Pixabay The problem of congestion at the Port of Manila (POM) and Manila International Container Port (MICP) has been checked as of April, according to the Bureau of Customs (BOC). Yard utilization at POM and MICP has declined...

PDEA to use TradeNet to process 6 firms’ export permits

PDEA to use TradeNet to process 6 firms’ export permits

Apr. 14 | Image by fancycrave1 from Pixabay The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) will start processing online special export permits of an initial six private firms under the government’s web-based trading platform TradeNet, according to the Department...

P1.8M fake products destroyed to highlight intellectual property rights month

P1.8M fake products destroyed to highlight intellectual property rights month

Apr. 14 | The destroyed goods included shoes, watches and soaps and were among counterfeit items seized by the Bureau of Customs in various areas and ports. Photo from the BOC. The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHIL) destroyed various fake...
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