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BOC hits 2020 rice tariff collection target 5 months early

BOC hits 2020 rice tariff collection target 5 months early

Jul. 24 | Image by mlproject from Pixabay The Bureau of Customs (BOC) zipped past its P10-billion rice tariff collection target for 2020, taking in P10.728 billion as of July 17. The collection was achieved despite the 24.6% year-on-year decline in rice import...

BOC, CEZA donate more than 700 forfeited vehicles

BOC, CEZA donate more than 700 forfeited vehicles

Jul. 24 | Representatives from the Philippine National Police, Presidential Security Group, Land Transportation Office, Cagayan Economic Zone Authority, and Customs commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero (center) during the turnover ceremony on July 23 | Photo from...

BOC denies arbitrary adoption of rules on clerical errors

BOC denies arbitrary adoption of rules on clerical errors

Jul. 23 | Screengrab of BOC’s online live update on July 22 with Import Assessment Service director Atty. Yasser Ismail Abbas The Bureau of Customs (BOC) rejected claims it was “arbitrarily” penalizing stakeholders, particularly customs brokers, when...

Containers for Subic inspection require padlock in lieu of anti-pilferage seal

Containers for Subic inspection require padlock in lieu of anti-pilferage seal

Jul. 23 | New Container Terminal 1 at Subic Port | Photo from International Container Terminal Services, Inc. Companies with containers subject to inspection at Subic port must provide a padlock and masking tape as temporary replacement to the anti-pilferage seal,...

BOC seizes cigarettes worth P107.4M

BOC seizes cigarettes worth P107.4M

Jul. 22 | Authorities inspect seized illegally imported cigarettes | Photo courtesy of BOC Davao The Bureau of Customs (BOC) Davao seized four 40-foot containers of illegally imported cigarettes valued at P107.415 million and consigned to Golden Aark Enterprises. Two...

STMO accepts license application to export strategic goods

STMO accepts license application to export strategic goods

Jul. 22 | The Strategic Trade Management Office (STMO) is now accepting applications for authorization/license to export strategic goods. Strategic goods are products that, due to security reasons or international agreements, are considered to be of such military...

BOC issues rules on seizure, forfeiture proceedings

BOC issues rules on seizure, forfeiture proceedings

Jul. 21 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has issued an order covering seizure and forfeiture proceedings and its appeal process. Customs Administrative Order (CAO) 10-2020 covers all properties subject to seizure and forfeiture under Section 1113 (Property Subject...

Groups appeal for due process amid BOC accreditation suspension “spree”

Groups appeal for due process amid BOC accreditation suspension “spree”

Jul. 21 | The Chamber of Customs Brokers, Inc. (CCBI) and Aduana Business Club, Inc. (ABCI) are requesting the Bureau of Customs (BOC) to implement due process in the suspension or revocation of accreditation of importers and customs brokers. The request comes...

BOC to clarify issues on clerical errors

BOC to clarify issues on clerical errors

Jul. 21 | Screengrab of BOC’s online live update on July 17 with Assistant Commissioner and Spokesperson Atty. Vincent Philip Maronilla The Bureau of Customs will soon clarify issues related to implementation of its order on clerical errors, according to...

BOC Legazpi one-stop shop now open

BOC Legazpi one-stop shop now open

Jul. 21 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) Legazpi officially started on July 16 operations of its Customer Care Center (CCC), which serves as a one-stop-shop for customs services. The CCC, which is located in the new customshouse, has four areas—Pass Control Area,...