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Cold storage facility guards authorized to disarm customs e-seal

Cold storage facility guards authorized to disarm customs e-seal

Oct. 15 | Image by marcinjozwiak from Pixabay Security guards on duty at cold storages may disarm the customs electronic seals (ECS) on reefer containers to prevent delays that could affect the condition of perishable goods. The authorization – contained in Bureau...

BOC deploys projects to stabilize E2M

BOC deploys projects to stabilize E2M

Oct. 15 | E2M software maintenance and support projects’ slide from the presentation made by MISTG-TMS OIC Jonathan Soriano during BOC’s October 10 webinar While awaiting a new customs system, the Bureau of Customs (BOC) is implementing projects to...

BOC Cebu sets up customer care center

BOC Cebu sets up customer care center

Oct. 14 | Newly-inaugurated Customer Care Center at the Port of Cebu | Photo from BOC-Cebu The Bureau of Customs (BOC) Port of Cebu has formally opened its Customer Care Center (CCC), the 13th one-stop shop for customs services in the Philippines. Inaugurated on...

Duty-free imports of medical, educational products approved

Duty-free imports of medical, educational products approved

Oct. 13 | Image by jardin from Pixabay Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III has approved the Bureau of Customs (BOC) implementing rules and regulations (IRR) on tax- and duty-free importation of certain goods aimed at boosting the Philippines’ healthcare capacity...

BOC Port of Manila inaugurates new building

BOC Port of Manila inaugurates new building

Oct. 13 | The newly-inaugurated building of BOC-POM located in Manila South Harbor | Photo from BOC/Dexter Gatoc The Bureau of Customs (BOC) Port of Manila (POM) has inaugurated its new prefabricated office building that will house the collection district’s operations...

P10.8M illicit cigarettes caught off Zambo Sur

P10.8M illicit cigarettes caught off Zambo Sur

Oct. 13 | Smuggled cigarettes worth an estimated P10.8 million were seized by BOC, PNP, and PDEA in Zamboanga del Sur | Photo from BOC- Zamboanga Smuggled cigarettes worth an estimated P10.8 million were seized off the coast of Zamboanga del Sur by operatives of...

Instant valuation upgrade not first line of action for customs appraisers

Instant valuation upgrade not first line of action for customs appraisers

Oct. 13 | The BOC valuation process as presented by Import Assessment Service’s Romeo Laneses, Jr. during the October 10 webinar Customs appraisers should not immediately upgrade valuation of shipments when there is a “valuation hit,” or when the declared...

BOC unveils 12th customer care center in Tacloban

BOC unveils 12th customer care center in Tacloban

Oct. 13 | The recently-inaugurated Customer Care Center at the Port of Tacloban | Photo from BOC The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has launched its 12th one-stop shop for all customs services at the Port of Tacloban. The BOC-Tacloban Customer Care Center (CCC) was formally...

Vape cartridges with liquid marijuana seized in Pasay

Vape cartridges with liquid marijuana seized in Pasay

Oct. 12 | Seized vape cartridges containing liquid marijuana | Photo from BOC Two parcels of vape cartridges containing liquid marijuana from the US were seized by the Bureau of Customs (BOC) and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) at the Central Mail Exchange...

BOC sets Q4 collection goal

BOC sets Q4 collection goal

Oct. 10 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has set a collection target of P139.644 billion for the last quarter of 2020, in keeping with the agency’s revised goal. The target is contained in Office of the Commissioner Memo No. 190-2020 signed by Customs commissioner...