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BOC steps up post audit of rice shipments

BOC steps up post audit of rice shipments

Sep. 23 | Image by mlproject from Pixabay The Bureau of Customs (BOC) Post Clearance Audit Group (PCAG) has heightened its campaign against undervaluation and misclassification of rice importations by private traders. According to PCAG, it has selected 60 entities...

Customs CDO nabs P40M in smuggled cigarettes

Customs CDO nabs P40M in smuggled cigarettes

Sep. 23 | Bureau of Customs-Cagayan De Oro district collector John Simon (center) holding a pack of smuggled cigarettes seized on September 18| Photo from BOC The Bureau of Customs (BOC) Port of Cagayan de Oro seized on September 18 smuggled cigarettes worth an...

980 master cases of cigarettes seized in Davao

980 master cases of cigarettes seized in Davao

Sep. 22 | Boxes of smuggled cigarettes seized by the Bureau of Customs at Davao port on September 18 | Photo from BOC A container with 980 master cases of smuggled cigarettes worth an estimated P26 million was apprehended on September 18 at the Port of Davao by...

BOC implements ASEAN self-certification scheme

BOC implements ASEAN self-certification scheme

Sep. 22 | Infographic from app.awsc.asean.org The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has laid out guidelines to execute the newly enforced self-certification scheme within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Customs Memorandum Order (CMO) No. 24-2020, which...

Smell gives away P1.1M kush marijuana in imported coffee

Smell gives away P1.1M kush marijuana in imported coffee

Sep. 21 | Kush marijuana concealed in packs of coffee were seized by the Bureau of Customs Port of Clark | Photo from BOC-Clark Three plastic packs of high-grade marijuana, weighing an estimated 980 grams and worth P1.1 million and concealed in coffee packs imported...

DA earmarks P263M fund to improve banana quality, halt export dip

DA earmarks P263M fund to improve banana quality, halt export dip

Sep. 21 | Image by TeeFarm from Pixabay The Department of Agriculture (DA) is allotting P262.7 million partly to bankroll a research and development program to produce banana varieties resistant to fusarium wilt. The development comes amid declining export sales...

BOC Davao opens customer care center

BOC Davao opens customer care center

Sep. 21 | Bureau of Customs Davao Port’s newly-inaugurated Customer Care Center | Photo from BOC-Davao The Bureau of Customs (BOC) Port of Davao launched its own Customer Care Center (CCC) on September 17, the eighth such customs facility to be established...

Duterte extends state of calamity until Sept 2021

Duterte extends state of calamity until Sept 2021

Sep. 19 | President Rodrigo Duterte has extended the declaration of state of calamity over the Philippines for one year, or until September 12 next year, as the country continues to battle the coronavirus. Under Proclamation No. 1021 signed on September 16, the...

DHL Express prices to rise 4.9% on average from Jan 1

DHL Express prices to rise 4.9% on average from Jan 1

Sep. 19 | The prices of DHL Express will go up starting January 1, 2021, the global international express provider has announced. The average increase in the Philippines will be 4.9% compared to 2020. DHL Express Philippines country manager Nurhayati Abdullah in...

BOC NAIA confiscates P6.5M luxe goods in balikbayan box

BOC NAIA confiscates P6.5M luxe goods in balikbayan box

Sep. 18 | Seized luxury goods shipped inside a balikbayan box from France | Photo from Bureau of Customs A balikbayan box containing luxury goods in commercial quantity worth an estimated P6.5 million and misdeclared as personal effects was seized by the Bureau...