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Duterte pushes for more rural ecozones, freezes new applications in MM

Duterte pushes for more rural ecozones, freezes new applications in MM

Jun. 25 | Image by Pashminu Mansukhani from Pixabay President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the development of economic zones (ecozones) in the Philippine countryside to promote rural development and create robust economic activity in areas outside Metro Manila. The...

BOC website hacking ‘an attempt to derail computerization’, says chief

BOC website hacking ‘an attempt to derail computerization’, says chief

Jun. 25 | Image by Pete Linforth from Pixabay The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has assured that all its computer systems are fine and working as it condemned the hacking of its website that it said was an act meant to foil the agency’s computerization plan. Customs...

BOC seizes fake cigarettes from Bulacan warehouses

BOC seizes fake cigarettes from Bulacan warehouses

Jun. 24 | Some 1,339 cases of fake Mighty, Fortune, Hope, Belmont, Marlboro, Modern, Double Happiness, and Camel cigarettes valued at P40.170 million were seized. Photo from the Bureau of Customs. The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has intercepted more than P160 million...

Fake BOC employee arrested at Manila port

Fake BOC employee arrested at Manila port

Jun. 24 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has apprehended a hao-shiao (fake customs employee) for conducting illegal transactions at the Port of Manila. Agents of BOC’s Customs Intelligence and Investigation Service, assisted by members of the Armed Forces of the...

JAO regulating foreign carriers’ charges out in a week or two—DTI chief

JAO regulating foreign carriers’ charges out in a week or two—DTI chief

Jun. 23 | Image by Maritime_Filming_UK from Pixabay The joint administrative order (JAO) that will regulate local charges imposed by international shipping lines servicing the Philippines will be out in one or two weeks, according to Trade and Industry Secretary...

Collect only authorized fees, BOC chief reminds staff

Collect only authorized fees, BOC chief reminds staff

Jun. 19 | Image by iiijaoyingiii from Pixabay Customs commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero has ordered all Bureau of Customs (BOC) officials and employees to collect only authorized fees and charges from the transacting public. Under Customs Memorandum Order (CMO)...

PH keeps low import duty for deboned poultry meat

PH keeps low import duty for deboned poultry meat

Jun. 18 | Image by Manfred Richter from Pixabay President Rodrigo Duterte has signed an executive order (EO) maintaining the existing import duty on certain poultry products and extending the validity period of the low import rate until December 31, 2020 in order...

BOC outlines process for untagging of abandoned goods

BOC outlines process for untagging of abandoned goods

Jun. 18 | Image by Tobias Heine from Pixabay Goods tagged as abandoned in the Bureau of Customs’ (BOC) electronic-to-mobile (e2m) system but not yet covered by a Decree of Abandonment shall be untagged at no cost, except for the cost of the documentary stamp,...

BOC clarifies rule on CPRS activation for entities accredited by other government agencies

BOC clarifies rule on CPRS activation for entities accredited by other government agencies

Jun. 17 | Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has clarified its ruling on activating the Client Profile Registration System (CPRS) of entities accredited by other government agencies. Customs Memorandum Order (CMO) No. 26-2019, which...

PH exports rebound slightly, imports dip in April

PH exports rebound slightly, imports dip in April

Jun. 14 | Image by Michael Gaida from Pixabay The Philippines’ merchandise trade in goods in April 2019 amounted to US$14.51 billion, a 1% decrease from the $14.66 billion external trade in the same month of the previous year, as exports recovered while imports...
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