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BOC sets out rules on import clearance for consumption entries

BOC sets out rules on import clearance for consumption entries

Jun. 30 | Image by Frauke Feind from Pixabay A new regulation covering customs clearance of all imports entered for consumption through a formal entry process was recently issued by the Bureau of Customs (BOC). Customs Administrative Order (CAO) 09-2020 applies...

BOC puts in place export cargo clearance rules

BOC puts in place export cargo clearance rules

Jun. 30 | Image by StockSnap from Pixabay  The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has issued a new order providing guidelines on export cargo clearance formalities and issuance of certificate of origin (CO) and proof of origin. Customs Administrative Order (CAO) No. 08-2020...

COVID highlights PH supply chain weaknesses

COVID highlights PH supply chain weaknesses

Jun. 29 | Disruptions due to the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) have brought to fore supply chain weaknesses in the Philippines, according to National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Undersecretary for Regional Development Group Adora Navarro in a presentation...

BOC-NAIA adopts online declaration filing

BOC-NAIA adopts online declaration filing

Jun. 28 | Image by LoveYouAll from Pixabay The Bureau of Customs (BOC)-Port of NAIA (Ninoy Aquino International Airport) encouraged stakeholders to file their goods declaration online through the Customer Care Portal System (CCPS) to avoid going to Customs premises...

PPEs, medical equipment imports no longer duty-, tax-free

PPEs, medical equipment imports no longer duty-, tax-free

Jun. 27 | Imports of personal protective equipment (PPE) and other medical emergency supplies are now subject to payment of duties and taxes following the expiration of Republic Act 11469, also known as Bayanihan to Heal as One (BHAO) Act, on June 24. In a June...

Domestic lines ordered to cut agri, food shipping rates by 40%

Domestic lines ordered to cut agri, food shipping rates by 40%

Jun. 27 | Manila North Harbor The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has directed all domestic shipping lines to extend a shipping rate discount of at least 40% on all agricultural and food products. At the same time, they were ordered to allocate no less than...

BOC adopts new risk management system

BOC adopts new risk management system

Jun. 26 | Photo courtesy of BOC The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has implemented the Universal Risk Management System (URMS) to improve its risk management capabilities. The agency’s risk management system is handled by the Risk Management Office (RMO), which reviews...

Shippers get 8 days’ free time for cargoes unloaded by foreign liners

Shippers get 8 days’ free time for cargoes unloaded by foreign liners

Jun. 26 | Image by Alexander Kliem from Pixabay The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has ordered international shipping lines to implement a minimum free time period of eight days for cargoes unloaded from date of discharge at any port in the Philippines. DOTr...

Shippers’ Protection Office created to handle complaints on shipping line charges

Shippers’ Protection Office created to handle complaints on shipping line charges

Jun. 26 | Image by PublicDomainPictures from Pixabay The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has established the Shippers’ Protection Office (SPO) to protect domestic and international shippers “against unreasonable fees and charges imposed by domestic and...

BOC online payment system begins June 26

BOC online payment system begins June 26

Jun. 25 | Customs commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero signing the MOA with PayMaya, Bureau of the Treasury, and Development Bank of the Philippines | Photo courtesy of BOC  The Bureau of Customs (BOC) on June 26 will start implementation of its online payment system...