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BOC seizes misdeclared goods valued at P29M

BOC seizes misdeclared goods valued at P29M

Jun. 21 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has seized P28.92 million worth of various misdeclared goods at Manila’s two international ports. BOC busted three shipments that arrived at Manila International Container Port (MICP) from China and South Korea after x-ray...

BOC destroys P22M in cigars, other seized contraband

BOC destroys P22M in cigars, other seized contraband

Jun. 20 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) recently destroyed P22 million worth of smuggled goods that were seized at the Manila International Container Port (MICP). Among the destroyed on June 14 were 800 cartons of fake cigarettes bearing the brands Mighty and Philip...

Royal Cargo harnesses solar energy to run its warehouses

Royal Cargo harnesses solar energy to run its warehouses

Jun. 20 | Royal Cargo has upgraded its cold-chain facilities by converting the main power source of its warehouses to solar energy in anticipation of stronger market demand and the resulting rise in energy consumption. Royal Cargo, in a statement, said its cold-chain...

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...

TradeNet beefed up with cybersecurity features

TradeNet beefed up with cybersecurity features

Jun. 20 | TradeNet, the government’s digital trading platform that aims to reduce the processing time and number of transactions for import and export clearances, will be reinforced with cybersecurity features to thwart unauthorized access and other forms of...

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...

PH domestic trade strengthens in Q1

PH domestic trade strengthens in Q1

Jun. 17 | The Philippines’ domestic trade grew 5.4% in volume in the first quarter of 2018 to 5.11 million tons from 4.85 million tons in the same period last year, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). The growth followed the continued increases...

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...
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