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Preventive suspension of BOC chief sought over cancelled P650M IT project

Preventive suspension of BOC chief sought over cancelled P650M IT project

Sep. 15 | Mobile solutions provider Omniprime Marketing, Inc. has filed before the Office of the Ombudsman a motion for preventive suspension against Customs Commissioner Alberto Lina for cancelling the bidding for the P650-million IT project of the Bureau of Customs...

PH Customs goes paperless, scraps some import forms

PH Customs goes paperless, scraps some import forms

Sep. 8 | The Bureau of Customs is discontinuing use of the Import Entry and Internal Revenue Declaration or BC Form 236 in favor of the Single Administrative Document. The Bureau of Customs (BOC) is moving toward a more paperless environment, discarding the use...

Mandatory consumption entry filing required for shipments where port of discharge is not final port of destination

Mandatory consumption entry filing required for shipments where port of discharge is not final port of destination

Sep. 8 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has tightened rules on transshipment with a new order which requires mandatory filing of consumption entry for all imported sea shipments intended for consumption in the customs territory, and in cases where the port of discharge...

Customs chief seeks passage of CMTA by Oct

Customs chief seeks passage of CMTA by Oct

Sep. 7 | At the Sept 3 Senate hearing on balikbayan boxes were (L to R): Bureau of Customs deputy commissioners Jessie Dellosa and Atty Agaton Uvero; customs commissioner Alberto Lina; former Customs commissioner Ruffy Biazon; and deputy commissioner Arturo Lachica. Customs...

BOC affirms xray inspection for balikbayan boxes under revised rules

BOC affirms xray inspection for balikbayan boxes under revised rules

Sep. 3 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has issued revised rules on balikbayan box shipments, subjecting them to mandatory x-ray scanning instead of arbitrary physical inspection. The revised rules are in compliance with President Benigno Aquino III’s directive...

BOC’s revised rules on balikbayan boxes out this week

BOC’s revised rules on balikbayan boxes out this week

Aug. 31 | Customs Commissioner Alberto Lina said the Bureau of Customs will subject balikbayan boxes to pre-clearance, a similar privilege granted to importers accredited under the Super Green Lane (SGL) system. Under SGL, accredited importers’ shipments are...

Court halts cancellation of P650M BOC computerization project

Court halts cancellation of P650M BOC computerization project

Aug. 27 | Customs Commissioner Alberto Lina said he cancelled bidding for the P650-million Integrated Enhanced Customs Processing System in favor of a potentially more cost-effective alternative, the Automated System for Customs Data. The Manila Regional Trial...

Lina stays, says Aquino

Lina stays, says Aquino

Aug. 26 | President Benigno Aquino III is keeping Customs Commissioner Alberto Lina in government despite receiving widespread criticism due to proposed tighter measures involving inspection of balikbayan boxes. In a note to media, Communications Secretary Herminio...

BOC eyes xrays in forwarders’ premises for balikbayan box inspection

BOC eyes xrays in forwarders’ premises for balikbayan box inspection

Aug. 25 | One of the government’s cargo x-ray machines, located at the Subic freeport. Customs commissioner Alberto Lina said the Bureau of Customs (BOC) will follow President Aquino’s instructions to subject balikbayan (personal effects) boxes to mandatory...

Aquino orders BOC to leave balikbayan boxes alone amid public uproar

Aquino orders BOC to leave balikbayan boxes alone amid public uproar

Aug. 25 | Balikbayan boxes may no longer undergo random physical inspection. Instead they will be subjected to mandatory x-ray and K-9 examination. Photo from www.atlasshippers.com. Heeding general outrage over the random physical inspection of balikbayan boxes,...