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Customs e-library of issuances unveiled to the public

Customs e-library of issuances unveiled to the public

Jun. 6 | Customs stakeholders now have an alternative place to browse and download old and new issuances of the Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC). The Customs Administration Virtual Library, or Aduana e-library (www.aduanaelibrary.com), is an online portal where...

BOC engages Webb Fontaine to improve e2m

BOC engages Webb Fontaine to improve e2m

May. 27 | The Philippines’ Bureau of Customs (BOC) Management Information System and Technology Group (MISTG) is implementing projects and measures to enhance the performance of the bureau’s electronic-to-mobile (e2m) system over the next five years. MISTG...

Port of Manila district collector’s hands-on approach boosts port efficiency, collections

Port of Manila district collector’s hands-on approach boosts port efficiency, collections

May. 20 | Bureau of Customs-Port of Manila district collector Atty. Erastus Sandino Austria believes increased operational efficiency results in faster transactions, a more conducive business setting at the bureau, efficient revenue collection, and diminished corruption. Putting...

Faster implementation of online system for return of empties eyed

Faster implementation of online system for return of empties eyed

Apr. 26 | The Association of International Shipping Lines (AISL) plans to fast-track the full implementation of its web-based system to help address issues with the return of empty containers. AISL president Patrick Ronas, in a phone interview with PortCalls,...

Victory Group banks on strong logistics growth to power business

Victory Group banks on strong logistics growth to power business

Apr. 18 | Enrique Castillo, president and chief executive officer of Victory Group In the highly competitive field of Philippine logistics, newcomer supply chain solutions provider Victory Group of Companies believes there is more than enough room for new players. Enrique...

PH Bureau of Plant Industry eyes trial run of ePhyto system by Q2

PH Bureau of Plant Industry eyes trial run of ePhyto system by Q2

Apr. 12 | L to R: Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI) National Plant Quarantine Services Division assistant chief Gerald Glenn Panganiban, BPI director George Culaste, and InterCommerce Network Services, Inc. president Francis Lopez. The Philippine Bureau of Plant Industry...

BOC set to act on request to relocate customs clearance area within Mindanao Container Terminal

BOC set to act on request to relocate customs clearance area within Mindanao Container Terminal

Apr. 11 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) is finalizing its decision on the request of Mindanao Container Terminal (MCT) stakeholders to return the designated examination area/customs clearance area (DEA/CCA) inside the terminal. “We’re just finalizing things,”...

PH truckers, carriers address problem of delayed return of empties

PH truckers, carriers address problem of delayed return of empties

Mar. 24 | Philippine trucking groups and the Association of International Shipping Lines (AISL) have agreed on at least two initial measures to address the long-standing issue involving delays in the return of empty containers to container yards (CYs). The issue...

BOC-MICP urges importers to voluntarily pay higher excise tax rates

BOC-MICP urges importers to voluntarily pay higher excise tax rates

Mar. 21 | Mondelez International South East Asia Logistics Cluster lead Chris John Garcia (left) turned over on March 20 a check in the amount of P542 million to Bureau of Customs-Manila International Container Port district collector Balmyrson Valdez. The...

New BOC IT chief identifies priorities to modernize systems

New BOC IT chief identifies priorities to modernize systems

Mar. 13 | Noel Patrick Prudente, the new deputy commissioner of the Management Information Systems and Technology Group (MISTG) of the Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC), said he aims to integrate best practices in governance and policymaking to improve the BOC’s...
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