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Groups seek suspension of ‘arbitrary’ BOC fine on clerical errors

Groups seek suspension of ‘arbitrary’ BOC fine on clerical errors

Jul. 14 | The Chamber of Customs Brokers, Inc. (CCBI) and Aduana Business Club, Inc. (ABCI) are urging the Bureau of Customs (BOC) to temporarily suspend imposition of the P5,000 fine on clerical errors, describing the penalty as “arbitrary, capricious and whimsical”. The...

ASEAN free trade partners, Japan accept PH scanned commercial dox for customs clearance

ASEAN free trade partners, Japan accept PH scanned commercial dox for customs clearance

Jul. 13 | Image by Pexels from Pixabay Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) free trade partners (except India) and Japan have accepted the Philippines’ request to allow scanned copies of commercial documents, including certificates of origin (CO),...

Logistics stakeholders see economic recovery by H1 2021

Logistics stakeholders see economic recovery by H1 2021

Jul. 9 | Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay Logistics industry stakeholders expect the economy to start recovering from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the first half of 2021, according to a survey among participants to a recent webinar on “Navigating...

Webinar clip: “Navigating Labor Rules Under the New Normal”

Webinar clip: “Navigating Labor Rules Under the New Normal”

Jul. 6 | We’ve put together a short video clip of our July 3, 2020 webinar on “Navigating Labor Rules Under the New Normal” conducted together with the Philippine Multimodal Transport and Logistics Association, Inc (PMTLAI). At the webinar, Labor Undersecretary...

BOC’s container e-tracking system for implementation in more ports this month

BOC’s container e-tracking system for implementation in more ports this month

Jul. 4 | Screengrab of BOC deputy commissioner Edward James Dy Buco’s presentation on the E-TRACC System during the third Supply Chain Analytics Networks Hub E-Forum The Bureau of Customs (BOC) eyes adoption of its Electronic Tracking of Containerized Cargo...

Pending PPA accreditation, permit application extended until end-July

Pending PPA accreditation, permit application extended until end-July

Jul. 3 | All pending application for accreditation and permit to operate received by the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) and its port management offices (PMO) prior to or after March 15, 2020 are deemed approved and valid until July 31, 2020. Hold-over authorities...

Oil products’ import duty reverts to zero from 10%

Oil products’ import duty reverts to zero from 10%

Jun. 30 | Image by sandid from Pixabay The import duty on crude and refined petroleum products is back to zero from June 25 following expiration of Republic Act (RA) No. 11469 or the Bayanihan to Heal as One (BHAO) Act on June 24. President Rodrigo Duterte earlier...

BOC sets out rules on import clearance for consumption entries

BOC sets out rules on import clearance for consumption entries

Jun. 30 | Image by Frauke Feind from Pixabay A new regulation covering customs clearance of all imports entered for consumption through a formal entry process was recently issued by the Bureau of Customs (BOC). Customs Administrative Order (CAO) 09-2020 applies...

BOC puts in place export cargo clearance rules

BOC puts in place export cargo clearance rules

Jun. 30 | Image by StockSnap from Pixabay  The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has issued a new order providing guidelines on export cargo clearance formalities and issuance of certificate of origin (CO) and proof of origin. Customs Administrative Order (CAO) No. 08-2020...

COVID highlights PH supply chain weaknesses

COVID highlights PH supply chain weaknesses

Jun. 29 | Disruptions due to the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) have brought to fore supply chain weaknesses in the Philippines, according to National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Undersecretary for Regional Development Group Adora Navarro in a presentation...