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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said it needs an estimated P6 billion to fully automate its systems and processes, including the replacement of the outdated electronic-to-mobile (e2m) system.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...

After rice liberalization, is sugar up next?

After rice liberalization, is sugar up next?

Feb. 2 | Image courtesy of Sailom at FreeDigitalPhotos.net Once the Rice Tariffication Bill is signed into law, the government is looking to open up the sugar sector next, according to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA). “The sugar liberalization...

BOC, PDEA strengthen cooperation vs illegal drugs

BOC, PDEA strengthen cooperation vs illegal drugs

Feb. 2 | The MOA was signed by Customs Commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero (right) and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency director general Aaron Aquino. Photo courtesy of the Bureau of Customs. The Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency...

PH agencies to regulate fees of foreign shipping lines, depots, truckers

PH agencies to regulate fees of foreign shipping lines, depots, truckers

Feb. 1 | Image courtesy of khunaspix at FreeDigitalPhotos.net Fees charged by international shipping lines, container depot operators, and truckers operating in the Philippines will soon be regulated by government agencies, the move designed to lower high shipping...

Inter-agency order to address high shipping costs, port congestion in PH

Inter-agency order to address high shipping costs, port congestion in PH

Jan. 31 | Several Philippine government agencies are targeting to issue a joint administrative order (JAO) on February 14 that would contain measures aimed at addressing high international shipping costs, port congestion, and the empty container issue. The agencies...
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