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Expiring PEZA service providers’ LOAs automatically extended

Expiring PEZA service providers’ LOAs automatically extended

Apr. 3 | The Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) has automatically extended all accredited service providers’ Letters of Authority (LOA) expiring during the enhanced community quarantine period (ECQ) in Luzon. The automatic extension of expiring LOA covers...

Authorized Economic Operator program guidelines issued

Authorized Economic Operator program guidelines issued

Apr. 3 | The Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) program for importers and exporters has been established under Customs Memorandum Order (CMO) No. 09-2020. Signed March 16 and effective immediately, the order operationalizes an interim AEO office to implement the...

PEZA orders online validation of e-import permits

PEZA orders online validation of e-import permits

Apr. 3 | The Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) has directed the continued online validation of electronic import permits (eIP) and online endorsement of validated eIPs to the Bureau of Customs (BOC) Manila International Container Port (MICP), Ninoy Aquino...

BOC issues rules on online filing of goods declaration during ECQ

BOC issues rules on online filing of goods declaration during ECQ

Mar. 26 | Screengrab of BOC’s Customer Care Portal System The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has released guidelines on online filing of goods declaration, an option for stakeholders whose movement is restricted by the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ). Office...

Stakeholders seek clear-cut, coordinated policies on cargo transport

Stakeholders seek clear-cut, coordinated policies on cargo transport

Mar. 21 | Cargo transport stakeholders are asking government officials to issue clear-cut and coordinated national and local regulations that are fully cascaded to ground personnel. This is the main appeal of stakeholders in an online survey conducted by PortCalls...

All cargoes must pass unhampered, DTI stresses in memo

All cargoes must pass unhampered, DTI stresses in memo

Mar. 19 | Trade secretary Ramon Lopez during a press conference on March 18 The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) reiterated that the movement of “all types of cargoes” should be “unhampered” during the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine. DTI...

PISA renews call against 100% foreign ownership in domestic shipping

PISA renews call against 100% foreign ownership in domestic shipping

Mar. 19 | The Philippine Inter-island Shipping Association (PISA) reiterated its opposition to the removal of transportation, specifically domestic shipping, from the coverage of public utilities under the bill amending the Public Services Act (PSA). In a letter...

BOC sets rules on provisional goods declaration

BOC sets rules on provisional goods declaration

Mar. 19 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has issued rules covering the availment of provisional goods declaration for processing under the formal entry system. Customs Memorandum Order (CMO) No. 07-2020, which took effect on March 16, aims to establish a uniform compliance...

Cargo service providers open for business despite ‘huge constraints’

Cargo service providers open for business despite ‘huge constraints’

Mar. 18 | Shipping lines, freight forwarding companies, and container depots remain operational, though experiencing difficulties, during the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The Association of...

“Unhampered” cargo movement promised under enhanced community quarantine

“Unhampered” cargo movement promised under enhanced community quarantine

Mar. 17 | Cabinet secretary Karlo Alexei Nograles during a press briefing on the Luzon community quarantine on March 16. Cargo movement to and from the entire Luzon island will be unhampered during the enhanced community quarantine, according to Cabinet Secretary...