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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...

Understanding Incoterms 2020

Understanding Incoterms 2020

Dec. 6 | Want to avoid costly disputes and misunderstandings in sales contracts? Sign up for the “UNDERSTANDING INCOTERMS 2020” seminar on December 18 (Wednesday), 2019 at the Solaire Resort (The Forum 1 ABC), from 1:30-5pm. The seminar will help stakeholders...

BOC: NVVS value a ‘reference’, not replacement for transaction value

BOC: NVVS value a ‘reference’, not replacement for transaction value

Nov. 20 | Image courtesy of IndypendenZ  at FreeDigitalPhotos.net There is no order instructing customs appraisers to favor value in the National Value Verification System (NVVS) over the transaction value, according to an official of the Bureau of Customs (BOC). BOC...

AISL: foreign carriers ready to comply with IMO 2020

AISL: foreign carriers ready to comply with IMO 2020

Nov. 13 | Image by Maritime_Filming_UK from Pixabay Members of the Association of International Shipping Lines (AISL) are ready for the strict enforcement next year of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) global 0.50% sulfur cap on marine fuel oil. “All...

PPA may start bidding out port contracts under new guidelines by Nov

PPA may start bidding out port contracts under new guidelines by Nov

Oct. 26 | Image by Pete Linforth from Pixabay The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) is expected to begin bidding out port management contracts next month under its new terminal management policy. This comes after guidelines—contained in PPA Administrative Order...

e2m to soon recognize declarants other than customs broker

e2m to soon recognize declarants other than customs broker

Oct. 7 | Image by Pexels from Pixabay The Bureau of Customs (BOC) is restructuring its electronic-to-mobile (e2m) system to finally enable implementation of an order that will allow individuals, other than customs brokers, to act as declarant and sign the goods...

With looming IMO 2020 implementation, no MARINA plan yet for domestic vessels

With looming IMO 2020 implementation, no MARINA plan yet for domestic vessels

Oct. 2 | The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) is still studying how to implement the International Maritime Organization (IMO) 2020, or the sulfur cap policy, on domestic shipping lines. The global regulation is for implementation in three months’ time. Beginning...

PPA rules: Licensed customs brokers exempt from accreditation

PPA rules: Licensed customs brokers exempt from accreditation

Oct. 1 | The exemption applies to customs brokers with a valid license issued by the Professional Regulation Commission for Customs Brokers. Image by janjf93 from Pixabay Licensed customs brokers no longer need to secure accreditation from the Philippine Ports...

PMTLAI to pilot test online payment facility with shipping lines

PMTLAI to pilot test online payment facility with shipping lines

Oct. 1 | Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay The Philippine Multimodal Transport and Logistics Association, Inc. (PMTLAI) will conduct a trial run in October for eCargolink, an online payment facility that enables its members to settle shipping line and port...

PH pharma largely untapped by cold chain logistics providers

PH pharma largely untapped by cold chain logistics providers

Oct. 1 | Rolly Melendrez, Alcon Laboratories Philippines country supply chain head, in a presentation at the recent Supply Chain Management Association of the Philippines’ Supply Chain Conference. The pharmaceutical and medical devices industry in the Philippines...