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New guidelines on customs duty, tax refund effective Oct 9

New guidelines on customs duty, tax refund effective Oct 9

Sep. 28 | Image by Lucia Grzeskiewicz from Pixabay The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has released Customs Memorandum Order (CMO) No. 25-2020, which provides guidelines on refund of duties and taxes and tax credit. CMO 25-2020 applies to the refund of overpayment or erroneous...

BOC implements ASEAN self-certification scheme

BOC implements ASEAN self-certification scheme

Sep. 22 | Infographic from app.awsc.asean.org The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has laid out guidelines to execute the newly enforced self-certification scheme within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Customs Memorandum Order (CMO) No. 24-2020, which...

BOC establishes rules for duty-free store, warehouse operations

BOC establishes rules for duty-free store, warehouse operations

Sep. 18 | Duty Free Philippines flagship store in Paranaque City | Photo from DFPC’s website The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has issued Customs Administrative Order (CAO) No. 11-2020, which governs the establishment and operation of duty- and tax-free stores...

Most PH exporters to EU now registered under REX System

Most PH exporters to EU now registered under REX System

Sep. 15 | Image by Bellergy RC from Pixabay A total of 324 exporters, representing around 80% of all Philippine exporters trading with the European Union (EU), have registered with the EU’s Registered Exporter (REX) System as of August 17, according to the Bureau...

Bayanihan 2 orders interventions to improve supply chain, lower logistics costs

Bayanihan 2 orders interventions to improve supply chain, lower logistics costs

Sep. 15 | The newly enacted Bayanihan to Recover as One Act, or Bayanihan 2, directs the adoption of measures that will facilitate and improve supply chain movement and minimize disruptions to ensure essential goods, particularly food and medicine, are available. Aside...

E-TRACC for electronic materials bound for Laguna, Cavite eco zones deferred

E-TRACC for electronic materials bound for Laguna, Cavite eco zones deferred

Sep. 14 | Aerial view of Laguna Technopark | Photo from Laguna Technopark, Inc. Electronic materials will not be covered yet when the Bureau of Customs (BOC) initially implements this month its electronic tracking system for containers leaving Manila and Batangas...

BOC requires E-TRACC for Laguna Technopark, Cavite ecozone-bound containers

BOC requires E-TRACC for Laguna Technopark, Cavite ecozone-bound containers

Sep. 12 | Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay The Bureau of Customs (BOC) will start implementing its Electronic Tracking of Containerized Cargo (E-TRACC) System for cargoes coming from Manila and Batangas ports bound for Laguna Technopark, Inc. (LTI) and Cavite...

PPA to hold public hearings online

PPA to hold public hearings online

Sep. 11 | Public hearings on rates, port charges, cargo-handling charges, and other port fees will have to be conducted via videoconference or teleconference during this period of public health emergency, the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) announced. PPA Memorandum...

COVID slashes PH airlines’ 1H cargo volume by 50%

COVID slashes PH airlines’ 1H cargo volume by 50%

Sep. 8 | Image by PublicDomainPictures from Pixabay Cargo handled by domestic airlines dove 50% year-on-year in the first half of 2020 as volumes plunged by a whopping 87% in the second quarter due to cancellation of flights amid travel restrictions due to COVID-19. Air...

Shippers’ Protection Office rules for handling shipping complaints set

Shippers’ Protection Office rules for handling shipping complaints set

Sep. 8 | Image by Alexandre Gonçalves da Rocha from Pixabay The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has just released procedures on handling shippers’ complaints against domestic and international shipping lines. The Rules of Procedure mandates the newly established...