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BOC launches Cargo Targeting System; no penalties yet for non-compliance

BOC launches Cargo Targeting System; no penalties yet for non-compliance

Oct. 18 | Customs commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero at the launch of the Cargo Targeting System on Oct 16. Photo from the Bureau of Customs. The Bureau of Customs (BOC) launched on October 16 the Cargo Targeting System (CTS), a World Customs Organization (WCO)...

BOC Davao rolls out online goods declaration verification program

BOC Davao rolls out online goods declaration verification program

Oct. 17 | Effective October 8, the Bureau of Customs-Port of Davao began implementing Goods Declaration Verification System, a web-based queue management system that allows stakeholders to get real-time updates on the status of their goods declaration. Photo from...

PH domestic trade robust in 2018; Luzon led in trade value—PSA

PH domestic trade robust in 2018; Luzon led in trade value—PSA

Oct. 17 | Philippine domestic trade grew at double-digit rates in both volume and value in full-year 2018, data from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) showed. Domestic trade in 2018 registered a total quantity of 25.78 million tons, up 10.2% from the 23.40...

Cebu Pacific introduces Clark-Guangzhou direct air service

Cebu Pacific introduces Clark-Guangzhou direct air service

Oct. 17 | Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay Cebu Pacific will launch next month direct flights between Clark International Airport (CRK), Pampanga and Guangzhou, China, becoming the first Philippine carrier to link the two destinations. With the air service set...

Aguinaldo-Daang Hari Intersection Flyover formally opened to motorists

Aguinaldo-Daang Hari Intersection Flyover formally opened to motorists

Oct. 17 | Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar (center) led the opening of the Aguinaldo-Daang Hari Intersection in Imus City, Cavite. Photo from www.dpwh.gov.ph. The P264-million flyover project on the Aguinaldo-Daang Hari Intersection in Imus City,...

PH geared to join ASEAN Single Window by Nov, says DOF

PH geared to join ASEAN Single Window by Nov, says DOF

Oct. 15 | Image by mcmurryjulie from Pixabay The Philippines is expected to join the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Single Window (ASW) before yearend, its participation in the regional initiative expected to provide businesses the benefits of less...

TRB okays petition for toll hike, C5 Link toll along Manila-Cavite expressway

TRB okays petition for toll hike, C5 Link toll along Manila-Cavite expressway

Oct. 15 | Photo from http://cavitexpressway.com The Toll Regulatory Board (TRB) has approved the collection of an add-on toll and an initial toll along two portions of the Manila-Cavite Toll Expressway Project (MCTEP). The regulatory board has approved the add-on...

New PPA police hires to help boost security at PH ports

New PPA police hires to help boost security at PH ports

Oct. 15 | Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) is set to deploy some 80 additional port police personnel by yearend to beef up the police force manning 115 ports under its jurisdiction. The new members of the PPA port police are...

PH trade down 7% in Aug

PH trade down 7% in Aug

Oct. 10 | Image by Alexander Bobrov from Pixabay The Philippines’ total merchandise trade dipped for the fifth consecutive month in August, based on data from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). The total merchandise trade in August 2019 reached US$14.91...

BOC’s Cargo Targeting System for launch late Oct

BOC’s Cargo Targeting System for launch late Oct

Oct. 10 | Image by Michael Gaida from Pixabay The Bureau of Customs (BOC) is now pilot testing the Cargo Targeting System (CTS), a World Customs Organization (WCO) enterprise solution, which will allow for identification of high-risk shipments and facilitation...