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Victory Group banks on strong logistics growth to power business

Victory Group banks on strong logistics growth to power business

Apr. 18 | Enrique Castillo, president and chief executive officer of Victory Group In the highly competitive field of Philippine logistics, newcomer supply chain solutions provider Victory Group of Companies believes there is more than enough room for new players. Enrique...

PH Bureau of Plant Industry eyes trial run of ePhyto system by Q2

PH Bureau of Plant Industry eyes trial run of ePhyto system by Q2

Apr. 12 | L to R: Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI) National Plant Quarantine Services Division assistant chief Gerald Glenn Panganiban, BPI director George Culaste, and InterCommerce Network Services, Inc. president Francis Lopez. The Philippine Bureau of Plant Industry...

BOC set to act on request to relocate customs clearance area within Mindanao Container Terminal

BOC set to act on request to relocate customs clearance area within Mindanao Container Terminal

Apr. 11 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) is finalizing its decision on the request of Mindanao Container Terminal (MCT) stakeholders to return the designated examination area/customs clearance area (DEA/CCA) inside the terminal. “We’re just finalizing things,”...

PH truckers, carriers address problem of delayed return of empties

PH truckers, carriers address problem of delayed return of empties

Mar. 24 | Philippine trucking groups and the Association of International Shipping Lines (AISL) have agreed on at least two initial measures to address the long-standing issue involving delays in the return of empty containers to container yards (CYs). The issue...

BOC-MICP urges importers to voluntarily pay higher excise tax rates

BOC-MICP urges importers to voluntarily pay higher excise tax rates

Mar. 21 | Mondelez International South East Asia Logistics Cluster lead Chris John Garcia (left) turned over on March 20 a check in the amount of P542 million to Bureau of Customs-Manila International Container Port district collector Balmyrson Valdez. The...

New BOC IT chief identifies priorities to modernize systems

New BOC IT chief identifies priorities to modernize systems

Mar. 13 | Noel Patrick Prudente, the new deputy commissioner of the Management Information Systems and Technology Group (MISTG) of the Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC), said he aims to integrate best practices in governance and policymaking to improve the BOC’s...

Post Clearance Audit Group chief Nepomuceno hands in resignation

Post Clearance Audit Group chief Nepomuceno hands in resignation

Mar. 5 | Bureau of Customs assistant commissioner Ariel Nepomuceno intends to go back to the private sector as well as pursue further studies. Assistant commissioner Ariel Nepomuceno, who heads the Bureau of Customs’ (BOC) Post Clearance Audit Group (PCAG),...

North Harbor operating system switch causes delays; operator to waive storage fees

North Harbor operating system switch causes delays; operator to waive storage fees

Feb. 25 | At the North Harbor terminal office from late last week showing a buildup of people supposedly caused by Manila North Harbour Port Inc’s switch to an automated terminal operating system. The transition has caused delays in the process acceptance/receipt...

BOC-NAIA eyes measures to cut cargo clearance time

BOC-NAIA eyes measures to cut cargo clearance time

Feb. 19 | Bureau of Customs-Port of NAIA district collector Atty. Vincent Philip Maronilla at the Feb 13 NAIA Customs and Business Dialogue organized by PortCalls and Asia Customs & Trade. STAKEHOLDERS can expect faster and more streamlined processing at the...

Oil, auto, steel, agri sectors on top of BOC audit list

Oil, auto, steel, agri sectors on top of BOC audit list

Feb. 11 | The Philippine Bureau of Customs’ (BOC) reactivated unit, Post Clearance Audit Group (PCAG), has begun to identify importers and industries to investigate as it prepares to begin its work this month, according to Assistant Commissioner Ariel Nepomuceno. “Within...
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