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BOC gives assessment officers online tool for value verification

BOC gives assessment officers online tool for value verification

Apr. 13 | Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay The Bureau of Customs (BOC) is now pilot-testing an internal system that will help its assessment officers determine and verify the value of a commodity. The web-based National Value Verification System (NVVS) officially...

P35M smuggled cigarettes seized in Zamboanga port

P35M smuggled cigarettes seized in Zamboanga port

Apr. 12 | The seizure conducted on April 9 was the biggest successful operation against smuggled cigarettes in the history of customs in Zamboanga port. Photo from the Bureau of Customs. Combined elements of the Bureau of Customs (BOC), Philippine Navy, and Philippine...

PH takes steps to be a global halal player

PH takes steps to be a global halal player

Apr. 12 | Image by Willem67 from Pixabay The Philippines is seeking greater international recognition for the domestic Halal certification system to turn the Philippines into a major player in the US$3.2 trillion world halal market, according to the Department...

Manila ports report higher container pullouts, lower yard utilization

Manila ports report higher container pullouts, lower yard utilization

Apr. 11 | Weeks after government agencies and the private sector signed a manifesto for the efficient use of Philippine ports, improvements in container pullouts and yard utilization at Manila ports have been recorded, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) said...

Transfer of overstaying boxes cuts MICT yard utilization to 70%

Transfer of overstaying boxes cuts MICT yard utilization to 70%

Apr. 9 | Manila International Container Terminal photo courtesy of port operator International Container Terminal Services, Inc. Yard utilization at Manila International Container Terminal (MICT) has declined from 90% in January to 70% at the start of April as...

PPA sets rules on transfer of overstaying cargoes at Manila ports

PPA sets rules on transfer of overstaying cargoes at Manila ports

Apr. 5 | Manila South Harbor photo courtesy of Asian Terminals Inc. The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) has issued detailed regulations involving the transfer of overstaying import shipments from Manila South Harbor (MSH) and Manila International Container Terminal...

IRR on rice tariffication law finally out

IRR on rice tariffication law finally out

Apr. 5 | Policymakers have finally signed the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of the Rice Tariffication Law, which no longer requires a National Food Authority (NFA) permit, license or registration to trade and import rice. Joint Memorandum Circular (JMC)...

BOC catches live tarantulas hidden in oatmeal cartons

BOC catches live tarantulas hidden in oatmeal cartons

Apr. 3 | Image by 41330 from Pixabay The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has seized 757 live tarantulas illegally brought into the Philippines through the Central Mail Exchange Center in Pasay City. The venomous tarantulas, valued at P310,000 and classified as an endangered...

Indonesia opens market to PH agri products

Indonesia opens market to PH agri products

Apr. 3 | Indonesia has cleared the way for the export of bananas from the Philippines. Image by Hans Braxmeier from Pixabay Indonesia is easing restrictions on Philippine agriculture products such as coconut products, banana, onion, and tobacco, according to Agriculture...

TIEZA rolls out electronic import permit system

TIEZA rolls out electronic import permit system

Apr. 1 | At the recent launch of the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA) electronic import permit system were (L to R): InterCommerce Network Services, Inc (INS) sales and marketing manager Katreena Michelle Ulit, INS president Francis...
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