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Improved version of NVVS for adoption this year

Improved version of NVVS for adoption this year

Feb. 10 | Customs commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero (3rd from left) and Import Assessment Service director Yasser Ismail Abbas (4th from left) during the June 2019 launch of computer projects, including the NVVS The Bureau of Customs (BOC) will continue to implement...

BOC lists 9 trade facilitation initiatives for activation this year

BOC lists 9 trade facilitation initiatives for activation this year

Feb. 6 | Bureau of Customs assistant commissioner Atty. Vincent Philip Maronilla during a presentation in a stakeholders’ forum on February 4 The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has identified nine policies for implementation this year to help facilitate trade and...

Cebu airport posts 6.7% cargo drop, 11.3% passenger traffic growth in 2019

Cebu airport posts 6.7% cargo drop, 11.3% passenger traffic growth in 2019

Feb. 5 | Inside Mactan-Cebu International Airport’s newly-renovated Terminal 1 Cargo volume handled at Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA), the Philippines’ second busiest gateway, declined 6.7% to 76.571 million kilograms (kg) in 2019 from 82.058...

PCG gets P15B budget for 2020; CAB, MARINA budgets slashed

PCG gets P15B budget for 2020; CAB, MARINA budgets slashed

Feb. 5 | Sister transport agencies Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) and Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) have been given lower budgets for 2020 compared to 2019, while the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) gets a higher allocation from last year’s. According to...

First cold exam area for meat, agri imports eyed at MICP

First cold exam area for meat, agri imports eyed at MICP

Feb. 4 | Agriculture secretary William Dar and Bureau of Animal Industry director Ronnie Domingo The first designated cold examination area (DCEA) for meat and agricultural imports will likely be at the Manila International Container Port (MICP), according to...

DOTr 2020 budget up 53%; rail projects dominate

DOTr 2020 budget up 53%; rail projects dominate

Jan. 29 | Image by Tumisu from Pixabay The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has been granted a budget of P83.065 billion for 2020, up 53% from itsP54.240-billion budget in 2019. The bulk of the 2020 budget will be for operations, mostly capital outlay for projects...

Manila port operators seek shorter free storage period for containers

Manila port operators seek shorter free storage period for containers

Jan. 29 | PPA Port Management Office-NCR South officials, hearing committee members, Manila terminal operator executives, and representatives of port stakeholders’ groups in a photo after a public hearing on January 24. Port operators Asian Terminals Inc....

PH releases national transport policy IRR

PH releases national transport policy IRR

Jan. 24 | Banner courtesy of the National Economic and Development Authority The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) has released implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of the National Transport Policy (NTP), the policy that embodies the government’s...

7 House bills push for CMTA amendment

7 House bills push for CMTA amendment

Jan. 23 | Seven bills have been filed in the House of Representatives (HOR), six of which seek to amend certain sections of the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act (CMTA) to support the improvement and modernization of the Bureau of Customs’ (BOC) processes,...

BOC post-audit group collects P2B in 2019; fuel firms among next auditees

BOC post-audit group collects P2B in 2019; fuel firms among next auditees

Jan. 23 | Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay The Bureau of Customs (BOC) Post-Clearance Audit Group (PCAG) collected P2.051 billion in 2019 all as a result of the Prior Disclosure Program (PDP). This year it aims to collect double that amount as it prepares to...