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BOC seizes balikbayan boxes with concealed guns, ammo

BOC seizes balikbayan boxes with concealed guns, ammo

Sep. 29 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has nabbed two individuals suspected of smuggling into the Philippines some P5.5 million worth of regulated firearms and gun accessories concealed in six balikbayan (personal effects) boxes. In a press briefing on September...

BOC releases revised order on duty-, tax-free import of consolidated balikbayan boxes

BOC releases revised order on duty-, tax-free import of consolidated balikbayan boxes

Aug. 28 | Image courtesy of yodiyim at FreeDigitalPhotos.net The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has finally issued the amended order implementing duty- and tax-free importation into the Philippines of consolidated balikbayan (personal effects) boxes. Customs Administrative...

BOC’s tight balancing act: Trade facilitation and revenue generation

BOC’s tight balancing act: Trade facilitation and revenue generation

Jul. 17 | Much has transpired a year since Philippine Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon assumed the leadership of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) in July 2016. He came into office after the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act (CMTA)–the law that overhauls...

LBC income up 59% as logistics sales boom

LBC income up 59% as logistics sales boom

Nov. 21 | Growth in the logistics segment was attributed to increases in both retail and corporate sales. Photo from www.lbcexpress.com/category/business-solutions/cold-chain Logistics, courier, and remittance services provider LBC Express, Inc. reported a net...

Draft PH customs order hikes tax exemption for balikbayan boxes

Draft PH customs order hikes tax exemption for balikbayan boxes

Nov. 1 | A draft customs administrative order (CAO) governing the consolidated shipment of duty- and tax-free balikbayan boxes (personal effects from overseas Filipino workers) and increasing their tax exemption is up for public consultation on November 3, with...

BOC activates duties and tax calculator app for OFWs, balikbayans

BOC activates duties and tax calculator app for OFWs, balikbayans

Jul. 13 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has created a free mobile application to assist the public, especially balikbayans (returning Filipinos) and overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), with their queries on sending balikbayan (personal items) boxes and in estimating...

BOC help desk deals with concerns on importer accreditation, balikbayan boxes

BOC help desk deals with concerns on importer accreditation, balikbayan boxes

Jun. 16 | Queries on the status of parcels and balikbayan or personal items boxes, updates on the accreditation request of importers and customs brokers, and issues regarding the National Single Window (NSW) emerged as the top concerns of stakeholders and the general...

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...

PH shippers warned against 97 freight forwarders

PH shippers warned against 97 freight forwarders

Jan. 25 | Senders of balikbayan (personal effects) boxes should avoid dealing with 43 disreputable freight forwarders subject of complaints from shippers and consignees for non-delivery of such boxes, cautioned the Department of Trade and Industry-Fair Trade Enforcement...