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Warning: Here Comes An Empowered Customs Audit Group

Malacañang has recently issued Executive Order (EO) No. 46 (dated October 20, 2017) entitled “Reviving the Post Clearance Audit Function of the Bureau of...

Import/Export Management: What You Need to Know (Part 2)

This is the last of a two-part column. For the first part, click here.   Study Incoterms 2010. International Commercial Terms (Incoterms) provides the international standard for...

Import/Export Management: What You Need to Know

(First of a two-part series.) The massive growth in international trade and the proliferation of regional and bilateral trading agreements have made international trade and...

5 Common Customs Mistakes of Importers

Unless you are buying a one-off low value item online, buying offshore for regular importers and for high-value goods is a complex affair. Ordering...

Supply Chain Management Series: Ethics in Purchasing and Supply-Part II

For Part 1 of 2-part series, click here.   Instances of Unethical Practices Misconduct or malpractice in the purchasing and supply process will relate to specific processes...

Supply Chain Management Series: Ethics in Purchasing and Supply—Part 1

This is the first article in our series on International Supply Chain Management, which will include topics relating to the corporate supply chain environment,...

The Evolving Role of Customs

Traditional Role of Customs Historically, customs administrations all over the world have served as state “gatekeepers”, taking jurisdiction on anything and everything that move across...

Import 101: Frequently Asked Questions

In recent years e-commerce has grown exponentially, with many offshore purchases now done through online sites. Unfortunately, first-time importers have encountered difficulties when clearing...

CMTA and the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement

RKC and the WTO TFA Ten years ago, the Philippine Bureau of Customs (BoC) first announced that the Revised Kyoto Convention (RKC) will be adopted...

Customs Modernization and Tariff Act Series 11: Titles XVI (Tariff Administration and Nomenclature)

Series 1, click here. Series 2, click here. Series 3, click here. Series 4, click here. Series 5, click here. Series 6, click here. Series 7, click here. Series 8, click here. Series 9, click...

Customs Modernization and Tariff Act Series 10: Titles XII, XIII, XIV, XV (Third Parties; Offenses and Penalties) By Atty agaton teodoro O. uvero

Series 1, click here. Series 2, click here. Series 3, click here. Series 4, click here. Series 5, click here. Series 6, click here. Series 7, click here. Series 8, click here. Series 9, click...

Customs Modernization and Tariff Act Series 9: Title XI (Administrative and Judicial Proceedings)

Series 1, click here. Series 2, click here. Series 3, click here. Series 4, click here. Series 5, click here. Series 6, click here. Series 7, click here. Series 8, click here.   Title XI of...

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