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BOC orders stringent observance of valuation, proper goods description

BOC orders stringent observance of valuation, proper goods description

Nov. 23 | Image by Michael Gaida from Pixabay Customs commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero instructed Bureau of Customs (BOC) officials and employees to comply strictly with the basis for valuation and with the sequential application of valuation methods under the...

Customs chief wants stringent review of certificates of origin

Customs chief wants stringent review of certificates of origin

Nov. 23 | Image by Gorkhs from Pixabay Customs commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero has instructed concerned customs officials and personnel to strictly review all certificates of origin (COs) to ensure shipments availing of preferential tariff are qualified. In...

Seized goods hit P13B in first 10 months—BOC

Seized goods hit P13B in first 10 months—BOC

Nov. 22 | The Bureau of Customs apprehended in early October 8 kilograms of methamphetamine hydrochloride with a street value of P54 million. Photo from the BOC. From January to October this year the Bureau of Customs (BOC) has confiscated some P12.92 billion worth...

Duterte suspends rice importation but won’t scrap tariffication

Duterte suspends rice importation but won’t scrap tariffication

Nov. 20 | Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the temporary suspension of rice importation during the local harvest season as a way to protect Filipino farmers that have been affected by the Rice Tariffication Law. Duterte, in a press conference on...

BOC: NVVS value a ‘reference’, not replacement for transaction value

BOC: NVVS value a ‘reference’, not replacement for transaction value

Nov. 20 | Image courtesy of IndypendenZ  at FreeDigitalPhotos.net There is no order instructing customs appraisers to favor value in the National Value Verification System (NVVS) over the transaction value, according to an official of the Bureau of Customs (BOC). BOC...

BOC Clark destroys smuggled cigarette-making machines

BOC Clark destroys smuggled cigarette-making machines

Nov. 18 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) Port of Clark has destroyed several smuggled cigarette-manufacturing machines, fake cigarette master cases, and other packaging materials. Condemned on November 18 were seven cigarette-making machines, one plastic recycling...

Study cautions against ban, regulation of foreign shipping line surcharges

Study cautions against ban, regulation of foreign shipping line surcharges

Nov. 5 | Image by Alexander Kliem from Pixabay Instead of an outright ban or regulation of surcharges imposed by international shipping lines, the Philippine government should draft rules to monitor such surcharges, according to a study commissioned by The Wallace...

BOC breaks ground on P23M temporary Manila office

BOC breaks ground on P23M temporary Manila office

Nov. 5 | At the recent groundbreaking for the Bureau of Customs Manila office with Customs commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero (seated, center) in attendance. Photo from the BOC. The Bureau of Customs (BOC) broke ground last month on the Manila collection district’s...

BOC Subic exceeds 2019 collection target

BOC Subic exceeds 2019 collection target

Oct. 29 | Port of Subic photo courtesy of Subic Bay International Terminal Corp. The Bureau of Customs (BOC) Port of Subic has collected P26.9 billion as of October 25, already surpassing its 2019 revenue collection target of P24.728 billion. BOC Subic, in a statement,...

BOC welcomes PACC probe of corruption at Manila ports

BOC welcomes PACC probe of corruption at Manila ports

Oct. 26 | Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay The Bureau of Customs (BOC) said it supports the ongoing investigation into corruption at the agency by the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC), which has served subpoenas to Port of Manila and Manila International...