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BOC issues rules on lodgement of consumption goods declaration

BOC issues rules on lodgement of consumption goods declaration

Aug. 17 | Image by rawpixel from Pixabay The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has unveiled uniform guidelines for the lodging and processing of consumption goods declaration at all ports. Customs Memorandum Order (CMO) 39-2019, signed August 7 and effective immediately,...

Industry groups vs PPA accreditation rule for port service providers

Industry groups vs PPA accreditation rule for port service providers

Aug. 13 | A recent Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) order that requires all port service providers to secure accreditation is meeting resistance from customs brokers, domestic shipping lines and truckers. In separate letters to PPA general manager Atty. Jay Daniel...

BOC forms team to go after hazardous waste imports

BOC forms team to go after hazardous waste imports

Aug. 9 | Image by ar130405 from Pixabay The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has created a special unit on environmental protection that will address the unlawful entry of hazardous wastes and substances into the Philippines. The Environmental Protection and Compliance...

BOC-Batangas gets ISO certified again

BOC-Batangas gets ISO certified again

Aug. 5 | At the awarding of the ISO re-certification were Bureau of Customs Port of Batangas district collector Atty Romalino Valdez (second from right) and Customs commissioner Rey leonardo Guerrero (rightmost). Photo from the Bureau of Customs. The Bureau of...

Binondo raid finds smuggled gadgets, undocumented Chinese nationals

Binondo raid finds smuggled gadgets, undocumented Chinese nationals

Aug. 5 | Operatives from the Bureau of Customs (BOC) have raided a business establishment in Binondo, Manila allegedly selling smuggled high-value electronic products. Discovered in the July 31 raid were electronic devices including those with the brands Apple...

Various issues weigh on BOC as it drafts e-commerce rules

Various issues weigh on BOC as it drafts e-commerce rules

Aug. 5 | Image by Tumisu from Pixabay As the Bureau of Customs (BOC) drafts its rules on cross-border e-commerce, it finds itself confronted with a multitude of potential issues related to online purchases. The bureau’s key concern is determination of liability,...

Implementation of fuel marking program starts

Implementation of fuel marking program starts

Aug. 2 | The first live marking of petroleum products occurred at the Seaoil Bulk Terminal in Mabini, Batangas on August 2. Photo courtesy of the Bureau of Customs. The Department of Finance (DOF), Bureau of Customs (BOC), and Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR)...

Customs chief, execs face illegal appointment charges

Customs chief, execs face illegal appointment charges

Aug. 2 | Image by succo from Pixabay A number of Bureau of Customs (BOC) officials, including Customs commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero, are facing graft and usurpation charges over the alleged illegal appointment of some officials in the agency. In three separate...

DTI imposes safeguard duty on float glass imports

DTI imposes safeguard duty on float glass imports

Aug. 2 | Image by Michael Gaida from Pixabay The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has ordered the imposition of provisional safeguard duty on float glass, both clear and tinted, to protect the domestic industry from rising imports of the product. The provisional...

Oil companies back fuel marking program

Oil companies back fuel marking program

Jul. 30 | In preparation for implementation of the fuel marking program, a simulation of the fuel marking and testing process was conducted in Subic Bay on July 25 by the Bureau of Customs in coordination with PTT Philippines and fuel marking provider SICPA-SGS...