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PH releases national transport policy IRR

PH releases national transport policy IRR

Jan. 24 | Banner courtesy of the National Economic and Development Authority The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) has released implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of the National Transport Policy (NTP), the policy that embodies the government’s...

7 House bills push for CMTA amendment

7 House bills push for CMTA amendment

Jan. 23 | Seven bills have been filed in the House of Representatives (HOR), six of which seek to amend certain sections of the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act (CMTA) to support the improvement and modernization of the Bureau of Customs’ (BOC) processes,...

BOC post-audit group collects P2B in 2019; fuel firms among next auditees

BOC post-audit group collects P2B in 2019; fuel firms among next auditees

Jan. 23 | Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay The Bureau of Customs (BOC) Post-Clearance Audit Group (PCAG) collected P2.051 billion in 2019 all as a result of the Prior Disclosure Program (PDP). This year it aims to collect double that amount as it prepares to...

DTI bill regulating foreign carriers’ charges may be ready by end Jan—trade exec

DTI bill regulating foreign carriers’ charges may be ready by end Jan—trade exec

Jan. 15 | Image by Thomas G. from Pixabay Instead of an executive order (EO), the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is now drafting a bill on the regulation of charges imposed by foreign shipping lines operating in the Philippines. Rowel Barba, DTI Undersecretary...

CTAP schedules Jan 13 trucking holiday

CTAP schedules Jan 13 trucking holiday

Jan. 10 | The Confederation of Truckers Association of the Philippines (CTAP) will stage a trucking holiday starting January 13 to highlight the numerous issues hounding the industry, some of which have remained unsolved for years. The group, in a meeting with...

PCG: IMO 2020 strictly enforced

PCG: IMO 2020 strictly enforced

Jan. 8 | Image by Alexander Kliem from Pixabay The Philippines is strictly implementing the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) global sulfur cap policy on marine fuel oil  since the new policy took effect on January 1, 2020, according to the Philippine...

Navotas gov’t rejects industry petitions to suspend truck ban

Navotas gov’t rejects industry petitions to suspend truck ban

Jan. 7 | Image by OpenClipart-Vectors from Pixabay Navotas City’s implementation of the limited truck ban is pushing through despite calls for suspension of the policy by port stakeholders fearing flow of goods will be restricted. Navotas City mayor Tobias...

Fearing congestion, port stakeholders seek recall of Navotas truck ban

Fearing congestion, port stakeholders seek recall of Navotas truck ban

Dec. 21 | Image by CopyrightFreePictures from Pixabay International shipping lines and container depot operators are requesting the city government of Navotas to suspend its limited truck ban planned for implementation in January as it would significantly constrict...

Port stakeholders oppose Navotas truck ban as another supply chain ordeal

Port stakeholders oppose Navotas truck ban as another supply chain ordeal

Dec. 17 | Port stakeholders are objecting to a truck ban for implementation by Navotas City from January 1, 2020. The ban is threatening to impede trade flows in Luzon, particularly in Metro Manila and nearby areas, and will adversely affect truckers going to and...

BOC mulls NVVS suspension after House recommendation

BOC mulls NVVS suspension after House recommendation

Dec. 10 | Image from Pixabay. The Bureau of Customs (BOC) is reviewing its National Value Verification System (NVVS) and mulling its suspension as requested by the House of Representatives (HOR) Committee on Ways and Means. “We are seriously looking into the...