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JAO fast tracks release of cargoes to address port congestion

JAO fast tracks release of cargoes to address port congestion

Apr. 3 | The Philippine government is expediting release of containers to prevent port congestion during the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ). Under Joint Administrative Order (JAO) No. 20-01, “clear and coherent inter-agency guidelines” were released...

Expiring PEZA service providers’ LOAs automatically extended

Expiring PEZA service providers’ LOAs automatically extended

Apr. 3 | The Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) has automatically extended all accredited service providers’ Letters of Authority (LOA) expiring during the enhanced community quarantine period (ECQ) in Luzon. The automatic extension of expiring LOA covers...

PEZA orders online validation of e-import permits

PEZA orders online validation of e-import permits

Apr. 3 | The Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) has directed the continued online validation of electronic import permits (eIP) and online endorsement of validated eIPs to the Bureau of Customs (BOC) Manila International Container Port (MICP), Ninoy Aquino...

Cargoes overstaying beyond 30 days face abandonment under proposed order

Cargoes overstaying beyond 30 days face abandonment under proposed order

Apr. 2 | Manila International Container Terminal The government is drafting an order requiring all cargoes overstaying at the port for more than 30 days to be withdrawn within five days or face abandonment. The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Philippine...

Medical supplies, equipment get import duty, tax exemption

Medical supplies, equipment get import duty, tax exemption

Apr. 1 | Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay Imported medical supplies and equipment needed to address the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the Philippines are now tax- and duty-free under Customs Administrative Order (CAO) No. 07-2020. The order...

Port shutdown looms as overstaying cargoes clog Manila terminals

Port shutdown looms as overstaying cargoes clog Manila terminals

Apr. 1 | Manila container terminals now with almost 100% yard utilization, according to the Philippine Ports Authority. The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) has warned of a port shutdown if cargo owners and consignees “continue to shun calls” to withdraw their...

BOC transferring 4,000 overstaying boxes from congested MICT

BOC transferring 4,000 overstaying boxes from congested MICT

Mar. 30 | Image by Michael Gaida from Pixabay The Bureau of Customs (BOC) is transferring 4,000 unclaimed containers from Manila International Container Terminal (MICT) to the container depot of Pacific Roadlink Container, Inc. (PRLI) and the domestic terminal...

US seaborne exports find new markets but fail to match lost volumes to China

US seaborne exports find new markets but fail to match lost volumes to China

Mar. 30 | Producers and manufacturers in the US have found new buyers for the goods that have faced tariffs in China for over a year, but not enough to make up for lost volumes to China, according to a new report from the Baltic and International Maritime Council...

As supply chain disruption looms, IATF orders removal of containers from congested MICT

As supply chain disruption looms, IATF orders removal of containers from congested MICT

Mar. 28 | The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) directed cargo transport stakeholders—particularly importers, consignees, truckers and shipping lines—and concerned government regulators to “address disruptions...

PPA OKs transfer of overstaying containers to North Harbor to address MICT congestion

PPA OKs transfer of overstaying containers to North Harbor to address MICT congestion

Mar. 27 | Manila International Container Terminal To “urgently address port congestion” at the Manila International Container Port (MICT), the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) has temporarily authorized Manila North Harbor as a designated port for the...