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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...

Cebu Pacific anticipates advance delivery of 2 converted freighters

Cebu Pacific anticipates advance delivery of 2 converted freighters

Jul. 1 | Low-cost carrier (LCC) Cebu Pacific expects the delivery of its two dedicated cargo aircraft by the third quarter of this year, earlier than the initial announcement of a fourth-quarter delivery. The first of the two cargo planes is expected to arrive...

CDAP defers container depot shutdown, protest plans

CDAP defers container depot shutdown, protest plans

Jun. 10 | Image by Michael Gaida from Pixabay The Container Depot Alliance of the Philippines (CDAP) has put on hold a plan to close newly opened empty container depots (ECDs) outside Metro Manila and declare a holiday at all member container yards (CYs). CDAP...

Domestic shipping lines seek exemption from IMO 2020 compliance

Domestic shipping lines seek exemption from IMO 2020 compliance

May. 20 | Image by Maritime_Filming_UK from Pixabay The Philippine Inter-island Shipping Association (PISA) is requesting the Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) to exempt domestic ships from implementation of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO)...

Another congestion? CDAP warns of CYs’ shutdown, holiday as utilization drops

Another congestion? CDAP warns of CYs’ shutdown, holiday as utilization drops

May. 13 | Image by druckfuchs from Pixabay The Container Depot Alliance of the Philippines (CDAP) is considering the closure of recently opened empty container depots (ECDs) outside Metro Manila and declaring a holiday in all member container yards (CYs) to address...