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BOC-Batangas gets ISO certified again

BOC-Batangas gets ISO certified again

Aug. 5 | At the awarding of the ISO re-certification were Bureau of Customs Port of Batangas district collector Atty Romalino Valdez (second from right) and Customs commissioner Rey leonardo Guerrero (rightmost). Photo from the Bureau of Customs. The Bureau of...

Binondo raid finds smuggled gadgets, undocumented Chinese nationals

Binondo raid finds smuggled gadgets, undocumented Chinese nationals

Aug. 5 | Operatives from the Bureau of Customs (BOC) have raided a business establishment in Binondo, Manila allegedly selling smuggled high-value electronic products. Discovered in the July 31 raid were electronic devices including those with the brands Apple...

Various issues weigh on BOC as it drafts e-commerce rules

Various issues weigh on BOC as it drafts e-commerce rules

Aug. 5 | Image by Tumisu from Pixabay As the Bureau of Customs (BOC) drafts its rules on cross-border e-commerce, it finds itself confronted with a multitude of potential issues related to online purchases. The bureau’s key concern is determination of liability,...

Implementation of fuel marking program starts

Implementation of fuel marking program starts

Aug. 2 | The first live marking of petroleum products occurred at the Seaoil Bulk Terminal in Mabini, Batangas on August 2. Photo courtesy of the Bureau of Customs. The Department of Finance (DOF), Bureau of Customs (BOC), and Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR)...

Customs chief, execs face illegal appointment charges

Customs chief, execs face illegal appointment charges

Aug. 2 | Image by succo from Pixabay A number of Bureau of Customs (BOC) officials, including Customs commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero, are facing graft and usurpation charges over the alleged illegal appointment of some officials in the agency. In three separate...

DTI imposes safeguard duty on float glass imports

DTI imposes safeguard duty on float glass imports

Aug. 2 | Image by Michael Gaida from Pixabay The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has ordered the imposition of provisional safeguard duty on float glass, both clear and tinted, to protect the domestic industry from rising imports of the product. The provisional...

PH manufacturing logs modest hike in July on strong domestic demand

PH manufacturing logs modest hike in July on strong domestic demand

Aug. 2 | Image by Michael Schwarzenberger from Pixabay The Philippines’ manufacturing activity index increased to 52.1 in July 2019 from 51.3 in June, signaling a moderate improvement in the health of the sector that is the strongest seen since the start of...

Oil companies back fuel marking program

Oil companies back fuel marking program

Jul. 30 | In preparation for implementation of the fuel marking program, a simulation of the fuel marking and testing process was conducted in Subic Bay on July 25 by the Bureau of Customs in coordination with PTT Philippines and fuel marking provider SICPA-SGS...

Upgraded ASEAN-China FTA protocol effective Aug in PH

Upgraded ASEAN-China FTA protocol effective Aug in PH

Jul. 30 | Image by aymane jdidi from Pixabay The protocol upgrading the economic cooperation agreement between the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and China will be implemented next month, according to the Bureau of Customs (BOC). Customs commissioner...

BOC collects P6.5B from rice import duties

BOC collects P6.5B from rice import duties

Jul. 30 | Image by ImageParty from Pixabay Since the Rice Liberalization Act took effect in March this year, the Bureau of Customs (BOC) has collected some P6.5 billion in duties from the rice imports of private traders, according to the Department of Finance (DOF),...