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Ombudsman dismisses seven customs execs, staff for corruption

Ombudsman dismisses seven customs execs, staff for corruption

Aug. 20 | The Office of the Ombudsman has ordered the dismissal from service of seven Bureau of Customs (BOC) officials and employees for grave misconduct and neglect of duty. Ombudsman Samuel Martires in separate rulings dated August 15 ordered the dismissal from...

Duterte: 100 more customs staff to be fired

Duterte: 100 more customs staff to be fired

Jul. 30 | Image by OpenClipart-Vectors from Pixabay President Rodrigo Duterte said he would terminate the services of 100 more Bureau of Customs (BOC) employees for alleged involvement in corrupt activities. In a speech on July 25, Duterte said that aside from...

Cross-border e-commerce conference highlights regulations, best trade practices

Cross-border e-commerce conference highlights regulations, best trade practices

Jul. 30 | First row photos (from L): participants to the Cross-Border E-commerce conference organized by PortCalls and Asia Customs & Trade; and conference speakers and organizers. Second row photos (from L): during panel discussion with Bureau of Customs assistant...

BOC destroys Ferrari, counterfeit cigarettes, cigarette-making machines

BOC destroys Ferrari, counterfeit cigarettes, cigarette-making machines

Jul. 23 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) on July 23 destroyed seized items including a Ferrari, 12 units of cigarette-making machines, and more than 1,000 master cases of various brands of counterfeit cigarettes. The Ferrari, initially declared as used auto spare...

EO eyed to regulate fees of international shipping lines

EO eyed to regulate fees of international shipping lines

Jul. 17 | Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez delivering the keynote address at the 2nd Logistics Services Philippines Conference and Exhibit on July 15. An executive order will take the place of a proposed joint administrative order (JAO) designed to regulate charges...

BIR, BOC tasked to escalate drive vs illegal tobacco operations

BIR, BOC tasked to escalate drive vs illegal tobacco operations

Jul. 11 | A raid last month on a warehouse in Valenzuela City found illegally imported printing machines and cutting machines used for printing unauthorized cigarette pack labels and carton labels with brands Fortune, Mark, Hope, More, and Jackpot. Photo from the...

BOC reshuffles district, deputy collectors

BOC reshuffles district, deputy collectors

Jul. 9 | At the installation ceremony for district collectors were, from left, Atty. Francis T. Tolibas (Tacloban), Atty. Ruby Claudia M. Alameda (Clark), Atty. Michael D.C. Vargas (Limay), Customs Commissioner Rey Leonardo B. Guerrero, Arsenia C. Ilagan (Port...

PH fuel marking program implementing rules issued

PH fuel marking program implementing rules issued

Jul. 6 | Image by Rudy and Peter Skitterians from Pixabay The Philippine government has finally released implementing guidelines for the fuel marking program designed to curb oil smuggling and plug revenue losses arising from illegal importation or misdeclaration...

Rice tariff collection hits P5.9B; Subic contributes biggest share

Rice tariff collection hits P5.9B; Subic contributes biggest share

Jul. 6 | The Philippine government has so far collected P5.9 billion in tariffs from 1.43 million metric tons (MT) of rice stocks imported by private traders, following the enactment of the Rice Tariffication Law that liberalized imports of the grain, preliminary...

BOC reaffirms order on non-entry of empties in Manila ports without special permit

BOC reaffirms order on non-entry of empties in Manila ports without special permit

Jul. 6 | Image by Alexander Kliem from Pixabay The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has issued a reminder that empty containers without a special permit to load (SPTL) may not enter the ports of Manila. In a memorandum dated June 25, deputy commissioner of Assessment and...