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BOC chief continues to enjoy President’s confidence amid shabu shipment issue

BOC chief continues to enjoy President’s confidence amid shabu shipment issue

Aug. 13 | Customs commissioner Isidro Lapeña still has President Rodrigo Duterte’s trust even after a shipment of illegal drugs potentially worth P6.8 billion worth may have apparently slipped past Bureau of Customs (BOC) personnel. “May tiwala siya kay General...

PH Customs’ GPS system for containers in-transit now on its dry run

PH Customs’ GPS system for containers in-transit now on its dry run

Aug. 12 | The Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) is pilot-testing a GPS-based container tracking system to make sure containers in transit are transferred only to the designated container yard/container freight stations (CY/CFS), and Philippine Economic Zone Authority...

Marina to inspect PH-registered ships to avoid detention overseas

Marina to inspect PH-registered ships to avoid detention overseas

Aug. 12 | The Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) will impose strict regulations for Philippine-registered ships operating overseas to avoid detentions abroad. Starting October 20, 2018, Marina, exercising its oversight function as flag state administration, will...

PH books 6% GDP growth in Q2, slowest rate in 3 years

PH books 6% GDP growth in Q2, slowest rate in 3 years

Aug. 12 | The Philippine economy grew more slowly at 6% in the second quarter of 2018 compared to the 6.7% growth recorded in the same period last year, the slowest in three years as the last recorded 6% growth was in the third quarter of 2015. According to the...

BOC orders opening of abandoned containers following shabu shipment slip

BOC orders opening of abandoned containers following shabu shipment slip

Aug. 11 | Customs commissioner Isidro Lapeña has ordered the opening of all abandoned containers at Manila ports after P6.8 billion worth of methamphetamine hydrochloride (shabu) shipments apparently slipped past the agency. At a press conference on Saturday,...

Cebu port enlarging yard, opening spaces for dangerous goods, empties

Cebu port enlarging yard, opening spaces for dangerous goods, empties

Aug. 10 | Oriental Port and Allied Services Corporation manager for Legal, Customer Care and IT Department Atty. Annabel Pulvera-Page in a presentation during the 2nd Visayas Shipping Conference 2018 organized jointly by PortCalls and Asia Customs & Trade in...

Cebu, Davao business leaders highlight trade facilitation gaps in the regions

Cebu, Davao business leaders highlight trade facilitation gaps in the regions

Aug. 9 | Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry president Consul Antonio Chiu at the 2nd Visayas Shipping Conference 2018 Philippine Exporters Confederation-Davao Ferdinand Marañon at the 3rd Mindanao Shipping Conference 2018 Enhanced ease of doing business and...

BOC prepares to execute fuel marking program

BOC prepares to execute fuel marking program

Aug. 8 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has created a task force to oversee preparations for the implementation of its fuel marking program. Created under Customs Special Order No. 49-2018, the Fuel Marking Task Force, chaired by the Enforcement Group and co-chaired...

Firms implicated in P20M worth of ukay-ukay, cigarette, agri imports face smuggling raps

Firms implicated in P20M worth of ukay-ukay, cigarette, agri imports face smuggling raps

Aug. 8 | The Bureau of Customs, through its Bureau’s Action Team Against Smugglers (BATAS), has filed five smuggling cases against the importers and customs brokers of alleged smuggled ukay-ukay (used clothing), cigarettes, and agricultural products worth more...

ICTSI continues series of improvements, investments to upgrade MICT

ICTSI continues series of improvements, investments to upgrade MICT

Aug. 8 | ICTSI Asia Pacific commercial director Justin Tolentino at the recent Ease of Doing Business at MICP stakeholders’ forum. International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) has bared development plans for Manila International Container Terminal...
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