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BOC requiring registration of truckers moving import, export goods

BOC requiring registration of truckers moving import, export goods

Feb. 15 | All Philippine truckers transporting import and export shipments to and from the ports will soon be required to register with the Bureau of Customs (BOC), otherwise they can’t carry such goods. The ruling is contained in Customs Memorandum Order (CMO)...

BOC reintroduces marking of imports to indicate origin

BOC reintroduces marking of imports to indicate origin

Feb. 10 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) is reintroducing the requirement to mark imported goods and their containers to indicate the country of origin and to comply with provisions of the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act (CMTA). Customs Administrative Order (CAO)...

PH fuel marking program launched, to raise P27B in BOC revenue

PH fuel marking program launched, to raise P27B in BOC revenue

Feb. 9 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) projects additional revenues of P27 billion this year as it officially launched its fuel marking program, which starts nationwide implementation in March. Customs Commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero, Bureau of Internal Revenue...

ATI plans to open off-dock yards, empty container depots

ATI plans to open off-dock yards, empty container depots

Feb. 8 | Manila South Harbor, the flagship terminal of Asian Terminals Inc. Photo courtesy of ATI. Asian Terminals Inc. (ATI) will have additional capacity for empty containers by mid-year, helping to address current difficulties in logistics faced by stakeholders....

Full BOC automation requires P6B

Full BOC automation requires P6B

Feb. 6 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) said it needs an estimated P6 billion to fully automate its systems and processes, including the replacement of the outdated electronic-to-mobile (e2m) system. BOC spokesperson Atty. Erastus Sandino Austria, in a recent presentation...

Certain auto imports ordered to undergo customs value verification

Certain auto imports ordered to undergo customs value verification

Feb. 6 | All imports of Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines, Inc. and Association of Vehicle Importers and Distributors members, and all shipments of buses, trucks, cargo vans, jeepneys/jeepney substitutes, single cab chassis, and special-purpose...

BOC Jan revenue collection 5.5% more than target

BOC Jan revenue collection 5.5% more than target

Feb. 4 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) surpassed its revenue collection target in January 2019, posting a total of P48.153 billion, 5.5% higher than the P45.626 billion goal. Based on a preliminary report of the Bureau of Treasury, revenues generated by the BOC...

BOC-MICP seizes misdeclared Bentley, truck worth P12.1M

BOC-MICP seizes misdeclared Bentley, truck worth P12.1M

Feb. 4 | Manila International Container Port district collector Atty Erastus Sandino Austria (left) and Customs Commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero (right) inspect the misdeclared Bentley GT. Along with a Hino truck, the Bentley was misdclared as used forklift,...

PH ship agents decry delay in CPRS activation for tramp operators

PH ship agents decry delay in CPRS activation for tramp operators

Feb. 4 | The Philippine Ship Agents Association (PSAA) is requesting the Bureau of Customs (BOC) to set a limit of 24 hours to approve the activation of principals/tramp operators under the agency’s Client Profile Registration System (CPRS) to avoid delays in...

Fake merchandise worth P850M seized in Binondo, Sucat warehouses

Fake merchandise worth P850M seized in Binondo, Sucat warehouses

Feb. 4 | Customs Commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero (left) inspecting counterfeit merchandise found in various Metro Manila warehouses. Photo courtesy of the Bureau of Customs. The Bureau of Customs (BOC) recently seized various fake goods worth an estimated P850...
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