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MOU between BOC CDO and Northern Mindanao stakeholders eyed for faster cargo movement

MOU between BOC CDO and Northern Mindanao stakeholders eyed for faster cargo movement

Oct. 20 | Mindanao Container Terminal | Photo from International Container Terminal Services, Inc. The Bureau of Customs (BOC) Cagayan de Oro (CDO) is pushing for a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with stakeholders in Northern Mindanao that will promote streamlining...

Exporters urged to beat Dec 31 deadline for EU REX registration

Exporters urged to beat Dec 31 deadline for EU REX registration

Oct. 20 | Screengrab of the EU REX pre-application website The Department of Trade and Industry Export Marketing Bureau (DTI-EMB) called on exporters anew to register in the European Union’s (EU) Registered Exporter System (REX) before the December 31, 2020 deadline...

P143B collected from marking 14B liters of fuel

P143B collected from marking 14B liters of fuel

Oct. 20 | The first live marking of petroleum products at the Seaoil Bulk Terminal in Mabini, Batangas in August 2019 | Photo from SGS Philippines, which joint venture with SICPA SA provides fuel marking services for the program. The Philippine government has marked...

DA asked to control imports of rice, other produce during harvest time

DA asked to control imports of rice, other produce during harvest time

Oct. 20 | Sacks of rice | Image by chitsu san from Pixabay The Senate called on the Department of Agriculture (DA) and its attached agencies to stop issuing phytosanitary permits for importation of rice and other food commodities before or during the harvest season...

BIR gives tax break to makers, importers of critical health goods

BIR gives tax break to makers, importers of critical health goods

Oct. 19 | Image by Elchinator from Pixabay The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has released implementing rules on availment of tax incentives for the manufacture and importation of critical medical and healthcare equipment, supplies, and essential goods under...

House okays on final reading P4.5T national budget for 2021

House okays on final reading P4.5T national budget for 2021

Oct. 19 | House of Representatives building in Quezon City The House of Representatives (HOR) approved on third and final reading the proposed P4.506 trillion national budget for 2021. After four days of special deliberations preceded by delays, a total of 267...

Misdeclared P750,000 worth of ecstasy drugs seized

Misdeclared P750,000 worth of ecstasy drugs seized

Oct. 16 | MDMA powder/crystals seized from a package at the Central Mail Exchange Center in Pasay City | Photo from BOC An illicit parcel with 196 ecstasy tablets and 151 grams of methyl​enedioxy​methamphetamine (MDMA) powder/crystals (raw ecstasy) was seized...

New IATF resolution relaxes business, travel restrictions

New IATF resolution relaxes business, travel restrictions

Oct. 16 | Airport chairs with physical distancing signages| Image by MichaelGaida from Pixabay Amid gradual reopening of the economy, the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) has released IATF Resolution No. 79, which...

BOC sets rules on negotiated sale of forfeited goods

BOC sets rules on negotiated sale of forfeited goods

Oct. 16 | Image by MichaelGaida from Pixabay The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has issued procedures for the disposition of abandoned and forfeited goods through negotiated sale. Customs Memorandum Order (CMO) No. 26-2020 implements Customs Administrative Order (CAO)...

BOC CDO starts trial 30-minute cargo release next month

BOC CDO starts trial 30-minute cargo release next month

Oct. 16 | Mindanao Container Terminal, a sub-port of Cagayan De Oro port | Photo from International Container Terminal Services, Inc. The Bureau of Customs Port of Cagayan de Oro (BOC-CDO) is set to allow trusted traders to clear their non-containerized shipments...