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PH trade down 7% in Aug

PH trade down 7% in Aug

Oct. 10 | Image by Alexander Bobrov from Pixabay The Philippines’ total merchandise trade dipped for the fifth consecutive month in August, based on data from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). The total merchandise trade in August 2019 reached US$14.91...

BOC’s Cargo Targeting System for launch late Oct

BOC’s Cargo Targeting System for launch late Oct

Oct. 10 | Image by Michael Gaida from Pixabay The Bureau of Customs (BOC) is now pilot testing the Cargo Targeting System (CTS), a World Customs Organization (WCO) enterprise solution, which will allow for identification of high-risk shipments and facilitation...

PPA requires customs brokers to submit request for accreditation exemption

PPA requires customs brokers to submit request for accreditation exemption

Oct. 8 | Image by Clker-Free-Vector-Images from Pixabay The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) is requiring customs brokers to file a request for exemption from PPA’s new accreditation requirement so they can continue to provide brokerage services at ports. Administrative...

Customs chief welcomes probe into smuggling of low-quality steel in PH

Customs chief welcomes probe into smuggling of low-quality steel in PH

Oct. 8 | Image by Hans Braxmeier from Pixabay The Bureau of Customs (BOC) welcomes a Lower House resolution seeking to investigate alleged smuggling and proliferation of substandard steel products in the Philippines. Customs commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero,...

Indonesian nabbed, P54M in shabu seized at NAIA

Indonesian nabbed, P54M in shabu seized at NAIA

Oct. 8 | The apprehended 8 kilograms of methamphetamine hydrochloride had a street value of P54 million. Photo from the Bureau of Customs. The Bureau of Customs (BOC) arrested an Indonesian national for allegedly attempting to smuggle 8 kilograms (kg) of methamphetamine...

e2m to soon recognize declarants other than customs broker

e2m to soon recognize declarants other than customs broker

Oct. 7 | Image by Pexels from Pixabay The Bureau of Customs (BOC) is restructuring its electronic-to-mobile (e2m) system to finally enable implementation of an order that will allow individuals, other than customs brokers, to act as declarant and sign the goods...

Merger of Manila’s customs districts gets support

Merger of Manila’s customs districts gets support

Oct. 7 | Merging the two customs collection districts at the Manila port will make collecting duties and taxes more efficient, while stakeholders will benefit from improved port operations, according to shipping lines and a port operator. “I think one of the...

Integration of SPS certificates into TradeNet ongoing

Integration of SPS certificates into TradeNet ongoing

Oct. 5 | Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay The Department of Finance (DOF) and Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) are working closely with the Department of Agriculture (DA) to integrate the process of issuing DA permits into TradeNet,...

DTI-STMO to conduct free Cebu seminar on compliance with strategic goods act

DTI-STMO to conduct free Cebu seminar on compliance with strategic goods act

Oct. 5 | Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay The Department of Trade and Industry-Strategic Trade Management Office (DTI-STMO) is holding a free seminar in Cebu City on Republic Act 10697, also known as the Strategic Trade Management Act (STMA). Enterprises exporting...

BOC reports 12% rise in Sept collection

BOC reports 12% rise in Sept collection

Oct. 4 | Image by Mediamodifier from Pixabay The Bureau of Customs (BOC) posted revenues of P58.902 billion in September 2019, an increase of 12.4% from the P52.420 billion earned in the same month last year. In an email to PortCalls, BOC said the increase was...