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Order sets limits of customs police power under CMTA

Order sets limits of customs police power under CMTA

Apr. 17 | Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay The Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) has released an order defining limits in the exercise of customs jurisdiction and police power over suspected smuggled and prohibited import and export shipments. Customs Administrative...

BOC: No more congestion at Manila ports

BOC: No more congestion at Manila ports

Apr. 15 | Image by Michael Gaida from Pixabay The problem of congestion at the Port of Manila (POM) and Manila International Container Port (MICP) has been checked as of April, according to the Bureau of Customs (BOC). Yard utilization at POM and MICP has declined...

P1.8M fake products destroyed to highlight intellectual property rights month

P1.8M fake products destroyed to highlight intellectual property rights month

Apr. 14 | The destroyed goods included shoes, watches and soaps and were among counterfeit items seized by the Bureau of Customs in various areas and ports. Photo from the BOC. The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHIL) destroyed various fake...

BOC gives assessment officers online tool for value verification

BOC gives assessment officers online tool for value verification

Apr. 13 | Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay The Bureau of Customs (BOC) is now pilot-testing an internal system that will help its assessment officers determine and verify the value of a commodity. The web-based National Value Verification System (NVVS) officially...

BOC issues interim supplemental rules on rice importation

BOC issues interim supplemental rules on rice importation

Mar. 29 | All rice shipments that arrived at Philippine ports starting March 5, 2019, regardless of the date of their departure from the port of origin, are no longer required under the new Rice Tariffication Law to have import permits, according to the Bureau...

BOC places resin imports on alert after P1.8B shabu haul

BOC places resin imports on alert after P1.8B shabu haul

Mar. 29 | All containerized shipments declared as resin will be placed under a Bureau of Customs alert order. This, after P18 billion worth of methamphetamine declared as resin was recently seized at the Manila International Container Port. Image by Michael Gaida...

Competition Commission clears ICTSI North Harbour acquisition

Competition Commission clears ICTSI North Harbour acquisition

Mar. 23 | The Philippine Competition Commission approved the proposed acquisition deal between International Container Terminal Services, Inc and Manila North Harbour Port, Inc even as the Commission said it “would have had a different conclusion” if “not...

BOC-MICP expedites inspection of overstaying containers

BOC-MICP expedites inspection of overstaying containers

Mar. 22 | Image by Michael Gaida from Pixabay The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has finished inspecting 412 overstaying containers at the Manila International Container Port (MICP), part of efforts to free up space and improve efficiency at the port, a March 20 statement...

Carriers evacuate empty containers at a faster pace

Carriers evacuate empty containers at a faster pace

Mar. 19 | Image by Wolfgang Schröpfer from Pixabay Foreign shipping lines are now able to evacuate more empty containers out of the country with yard utilization at Manila international terminals down to ideal levels, Association of International Shipping Lines...

BOC interim rules on rice importation released

BOC interim rules on rice importation released

Mar. 16 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has issued interim guidelines for importation of rice shipments pending the issuance of implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of the new Rice Tariffication Law. Customs commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero on March 5 signed...
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