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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...

Manila gov’t warm to proposed flyover linking MICT to Road 10

Manila gov’t warm to proposed flyover linking MICT to Road 10

Sep. 18 | Image courtesy of mapichai at FreeDigitalPhotos.net The Manila city government supports the proposed flyover that will link Manila International Container Terminal (MICT) directly to Road 10, according to an official of port operator International Container...

TradeNet interface with ASEAN Single Window still on in Nov despite snag: BOC

TradeNet interface with ASEAN Single Window still on in Nov despite snag: BOC

Sep. 16 | Testing of the Philippines’ interconnection to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Single Window (ASW) has been put on hold, but the Department of Finance (DOF) and Bureau of Customs (BOC) are still working to meet the November target...

BOC eyes more automation projects

BOC eyes more automation projects

Sep. 12 | Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has lined up several short-, medium- and long-term automation projects covering, among others, informal entries, e-commerce shipments and postal tracking. BOC Management Information System...

BOC post-clearance audit group on track to hit P4B target

BOC post-clearance audit group on track to hit P4B target

Sep. 11 | Atty. Vincent Philip Maronilla, Bureau of Customs assistant commissioner and head of the Post Clearance Audit Group (PCAG), giving an update on PCAG initiatives at the recent Tax Issues for Importers seminar organized by PortCalls and Asia Customs &...

Maritime group against bills declassifying shipping as public utility

Maritime group against bills declassifying shipping as public utility

Sep. 10 | The Philippine Coastwise Shipping Association (PCSA) is opposing bills that propose to remove transportation services, which include domestic shipping, from the list of services considered as public utilities. Once transportation is no longer a public...