Home » Posts tagged with "BOC"

Posts tagged with "BOC"

Full automation tops BOC’s 10-point priority list for 2020

Full automation tops BOC’s 10-point priority list for 2020

Jan. 14 | Image from Pixabay. The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has identified 10 priority initiatives for 2020, including full automation of frontline services and enhancement of trade facilitation. Customs commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero, in a media briefing on...

BOC: Foreign donations subject to customs duties

BOC: Foreign donations subject to customs duties

Dec. 20 | Image from Pixabay. The Bureau of Customs (BOC) clarified that international donations are still subject to payment of customs duties and taxes and required to undergo the normal procedures for processing of imports. BOC, in a statement, advised the public...

Retired generals appointed BOC DepComms

Retired generals appointed BOC DepComms

Nov. 14 | The Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) has two new acting deputy commissioners for Internal Administration Group (IAG) and Intelligence Group (IG). Retired lieutenant general Donato San Juan II is the acting deputy commissioner of IAG, replacing Gladys...

Lapeña addresses resignation rumors

Lapeña addresses resignation rumors

Oct. 16 | Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapeña said he is not going anywhere. Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapeña clarified that he will neither be replaced soon as head of the Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) nor run for an elective post. “I would like to inform...

DTI, BOC insist: no port congestion, just limited yard space for empties

DTI, BOC insist: no port congestion, just limited yard space for empties

Oct. 14 | Customs commissioner Isidro Lapeña (left) with Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez talking about “perceptions” of port congestion. Photo courtesy of Bureau of Customs. There is no congestion at Manila ports, Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez announced...

BOC decentralizes MISTG non-IT functions

BOC decentralizes MISTG non-IT functions

Sep. 12 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has decentralized and transferred non-information technology functions from its Management Information System and Technology Group (MISTG) to other relevant groups and offices so the IT group can focus on its main role. Customs...

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...

PhilExport seeks BOC order to enforce new EU registration requirement for exporters

PhilExport seeks BOC order to enforce new EU registration requirement for exporters

Aug. 28 | The Philippine Exporters Confederation, Inc. (PhilExport) is seeking government assistance to ensure Filipino exporters can comply with a new European Union registration requirement crucial for the continued availment of benefits under the EU’s Generalised...

Importer, broker, BOC employees in attempted smuggling of P13.5M worth of sugar charged

Importer, broker, BOC employees in attempted smuggling of P13.5M worth of sugar charged

Aug. 27 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has filed criminal charges against an importer, a customs broker, and 12 customs employees who were allegedly cohorts in the attempted smuggling of 5,000 sacks of sugar into the Philippines. BOC on August 22 filed before the...

Automated system to countercheck list of importables nearly done—BOC

Automated system to countercheck list of importables nearly done—BOC

Aug. 23 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) Management Information System and Technology Group (MISTG) is working to finish this month the automated system that will make it easier to countercheck the list of importable items, a policy currently on hold. MISTG deputy...