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Waive bank secrecy in exchange for exemption from BIR clearance, Lina proposes to brokers

Waive bank secrecy in exchange for exemption from BIR clearance, Lina proposes to brokers

Nov. 30 | If Philippine customs brokers waive their right to bank secrecy, they may no longer be required to secure the Bureau of Internal Revenue’s (BIR) Brokers’ Clearance Certificate (BCC). This is what Customs commissioner Alberto Lina said during the Chamber...

E-processing of transshipments for REZA zones starts in 2016

E-processing of transshipments for REZA zones starts in 2016

Nov. 13 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) and Regional Economic Zone Authority (REZA) have signed a joint memorandum for the mandatory electronic processing of transshipments of REZA locators to REZA zones. Effective January 1, 2016, Joint Memorandum Order (JMO) No....

BOC enlists public help to nab erring officials, smugglers

BOC enlists public help to nab erring officials, smugglers

Oct. 26 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) is asking the public to become directly involved as the agency intensifies its campaign to cleanse its ranks of corrupt officials and stamp out smuggling in the country. This after the BOC introduced a feedback mechanism for...

PH Customs chief eyes weighing of import cargo inside ports, truck registration with BOC

PH Customs chief eyes weighing of import cargo inside ports, truck registration with BOC

Oct. 20 | Customs commissioner Alberto Lina also wants cargoes to undergo x-ray right after they are unloaded from a vessel. Customs commissioner Alberto Lina said he will soon issue a memo that requires terminal operators to weigh import containers within the...

MMC mulls opening Roxas Boulevard to truckers again

MMC mulls opening Roxas Boulevard to truckers again

Oct. 19 | The Metro Manila Council (MMC) is studying the possibility of allowing trucks to ply Roxas Boulevard, according to the head of the Philippine National Police-Highway Patrol Group (PNP-HPG). PNP-HPG director Chief Superintendent Arnold Gunnacao, during...

BOC eyes another revamp involving underperformers, including district collectors

BOC eyes another revamp involving underperformers, including district collectors

Oct. 5 | The next wave of reshuffle at the Bureau of Customs will focus on underperforming staff, including district collectors who have failed to meet revenue targets. The Bureau of Customs (BOC) is planning another wave of reshuffle that will focus on underperforming...

BOC, sugar industry join hands in war vs smugglers

BOC, sugar industry join hands in war vs smugglers

Oct. 4 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has deputized representatives from the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) and Sugar Anti-Smuggling Office of the Sugar Alliance of the Philippines (SASO) to help in its intensified effort to curb sugar smuggling in the country. BOC,...

BOC’s Jan-Aug collection up 1%

BOC’s Jan-Aug collection up 1%

Sep. 22 | The decline in the import value of oil products has negatively affected collection performance of the Philippine Bureau of Customs. The Bureau of Customs’ (BOC) revenue collection for the first eight months of 2015 increased 1.1% but was 13.7% behind...

BOC gets tough on warehouses, other customs facilities

BOC gets tough on warehouses, other customs facilities

Sep. 20 | Licenses of existing customs bonded warehouse operators and offdock operators, among others, are now subject to Bureau of Customs review and re-accreditation. The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has tightened rules for the establishment and supervision of on-dock...

BOC revises rules on BL amendments

BOC revises rules on BL amendments

Sep. 20 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has revised its rules on the processing of an importer or consignee’s request to amend the bill of lading (BL) and air waybill (AWB). Customs Memorandum Order No. (CMO) 31-2015 signed by Customs Commissioner Alberto Lina...