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AISL prepares for IMO 2020, notes cost implications

AISL prepares for IMO 2020, notes cost implications

Aug. 14 | Image by Maritime_Filming_UK from Pixabay Members of the Association of International Shipping Lines (AISL) are gearing up for enforcement of an international regulation cutting sulphur content on marine fuel even as the association foresees higher cost...

Industry groups vs PPA accreditation rule for port service providers

Industry groups vs PPA accreditation rule for port service providers

Aug. 13 | A recent Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) order that requires all port service providers to secure accreditation is meeting resistance from customs brokers, domestic shipping lines and truckers. In separate letters to PPA general manager Atty. Jay Daniel...

CCBI launches online portal for database, services

CCBI launches online portal for database, services

Aug. 13 | Screenshot of Chamber of Customs Brokers, Inc portal, www.ccbi.com.ph The Chamber of Customs Brokers, Inc. (CCBI) is automating its services and conducting more seminars and forums to better serve its member-customs brokers. CCBI recently launched its...

PH cold chain industry projected to expand by up to 10% in near term

PH cold chain industry projected to expand by up to 10% in near term

Aug. 9 | Cold Chain Association of the Philippines president Anthony Dizon The Philippine cold chain industry is expected to continue growing by 8% to 10% in the next five years due to population increase and change in consumer preferences, according to the Cold...

Various issues weigh on BOC as it drafts e-commerce rules

Various issues weigh on BOC as it drafts e-commerce rules

Aug. 5 | Image by Tumisu from Pixabay As the Bureau of Customs (BOC) drafts its rules on cross-border e-commerce, it finds itself confronted with a multitude of potential issues related to online purchases. The bureau’s key concern is determination of liability,...

PPA requires accreditation for all port service providers

PPA requires accreditation for all port service providers

Jul. 30 | Image by bastiaan from Pixabay Starting August 7, all port service providers, including customs brokers, shipping lines and agent, freight forwarders and truckers, will have to secure accreditation from the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA). The new accreditation...

BOC eyes 200 more firms for audit this year

BOC eyes 200 more firms for audit this year

Jul. 10 | At the customs audit seminar Q&A were Bureau of Customs assistant Commissioner Atty Vincent Philip Maronilla (left), head of the Bureau of Customs Post Clearance Audit Group, and tax consultant Atty Emer Aceron. The Bureau of Customs (BOC) is looking...

DPWH open to new extension of anti-overloading moratorium

DPWH open to new extension of anti-overloading moratorium

Jul. 3 | Image by Clker-Free-Vector-Images from Pixabay The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is amenable to extending once again the moratorium on the enforcement of the anti-overloading policy for trucks categorized under codes 12-2 and 12-3, after...

CCBI questions ‘confusing’ rebooted green lane

CCBI questions ‘confusing’ rebooted green lane

Jul. 3 | Image by druckfuchs from Pixabay The Chamber of Customs Brokers, Inc. (CCBI) is requesting the Bureau of Customs (BOC) to review implementation of the reactivated green lane under the agency’s selectivity system amid customs brokers’ reports the new...

Marina: PH IMO 2020 roadmap ready for public review

Marina: PH IMO 2020 roadmap ready for public review

Jul. 1 | Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay The Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) is finalizing the roadmap for the Philippines’ implementation of the global 0.50% sulfur cap on marine fuel oil, the mandatory low-sulfur fuel oil policy the International Maritime...