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P250M Thai rice with no import permit nabbed at Manila port

P250M Thai rice with no import permit nabbed at Manila port

Jun. 20 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) recently seized 200 containers of Thai white rice estimated to be worth P250 million at the Manila International Container Port (MICP) for lacking the necessary permit to import. Importer Sta. Rosa Farm Products Corp. filed...

PIA donates land for new BOC building; DEA to be located inside MCT

PIA donates land for new BOC building; DEA to be located inside MCT

Jun. 17 | Photo courtesy of the Bureau of Customs. Government-owned and controlled corporation Phividec Industrial Authority (PIA) has provided the Bureau of Customs (BOC) 1.5 hectares of land at the Mindanao Container Terminal (MCT) for the construction of a new...

Manila port operators donate P20M worth of equipment to MMDA

Manila port operators donate P20M worth of equipment to MMDA

Jun. 17 | Manila port operators International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) and Asian Terminals Inc. (ATI) have donated at least a P20 million worth of safety and communication equipment to the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA). The pieces...

Stronger links between ASEAN and Russian customs agencies urged

Stronger links between ASEAN and Russian customs agencies urged

Jun. 17 | Philippine Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III has called for closer cooperation between the Russian Federation and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in the field of customs administration to further strengthen economic ties between...

Indonesia building more cargo terminal ports to support industry

Indonesia building more cargo terminal ports to support industry

Jun. 13 | Indonesian state-owned port operator Pelindo I is constructing a number of cargo terminal ports in the regions as a strategy to promote local industrial development. “We are developing cargo terminal ports to support local industry such as what...

DOF reviewing implementation of common carriers’ tax

DOF reviewing implementation of common carriers’ tax

Jun. 12 | The Philippine Department of Finance (DOF) said it will review current revenue regulations on the common carriers’ tax imposed on international air and sea cargo vessels doing business in the Philippines to ensure a level-playing field and improve...

BOC seizes P4.5M in smuggled onions at Manila port

BOC seizes P4.5M in smuggled onions at Manila port

Jun. 11 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has seized three forty-foot equivalent units (FEUs) containing smuggled onions with an estimated worth of P4.5 million at the Port of Manila as a result of its intensified inspection of shipments. Customs Commissioner Isidro...

PPA adds more ports to its integrated management network

PPA adds more ports to its integrated management network

Jun. 11 | The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) has rolled out its integrated management system (IMS) in more ports in the country to facilitate vessel entrance and clearance (VEC) processes. PPA Memorandum Circular (MC) No. 04-2018, No. 05-2018, No. 06-2018, and...

BOC-NAIA gets new portable x-ray machines

BOC-NAIA gets new portable x-ray machines

Jun. 11 | Two brand-new Rapiscan x-ray units have been placed at the Ninoy Aquino International Terminal 3; two units were allocated at Terminal 2; and another three units are being set up at Terminal 1. Photo courtesy of the Bureau of Customs. The Bureau of Customs...

ATI improving yard space at South Harbor as volumes grow rapidly

ATI improving yard space at South Harbor as volumes grow rapidly

Jun. 11 |   South Harbor has been achieving record volume growth for the past few years, finally breaching the 1-million TEU mark last year. For this year, they expect volumes to reach 1.15 million to 1.20 million TEUs from the 1.10 million TEUs recorded in...
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