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BOC-MICP operations almost back to normal

BOC-MICP operations almost back to normal

Apr. 5 | BOC assistant commissioner Atty. Vincent Philip Maronilla (left) and BOC Port of Manila district collector Arsenia Ilagan during an online live update on April 3. Operations of the Bureau of Customs (BOC)-Manila International Container Port (MICP) have...

Cargo clearance may be accomplished in 24 hours, says BOC

Cargo clearance may be accomplished in 24 hours, says BOC

Apr. 5 | Process flow for the release of imported cargoes under JAO 20-01. The boxes in blue are BOC processes, while the boxes in yellow are performed by various port and shipping stakeholders/service providers, according to BOC assistant commissioner Atty. Vincent...

Port congestion eases with Manila terminals’ yard utilization down to 75% from high of 98%

Port congestion eases with Manila terminals’ yard utilization down to 75% from high of 98%

Apr. 4 | Philippine Coast Guard personnel assisting in the transfer of overstaying containers from MICT. Shippers are starting to withdraw overstaying containers at Manila’s international container terminals, leading to a drop in yard utilization to 75% on April...

JAO fast tracks release of cargoes to address port congestion

JAO fast tracks release of cargoes to address port congestion

Apr. 3 | The Philippine government is expediting release of containers to prevent port congestion during the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ). Under Joint Administrative Order (JAO) No. 20-01, “clear and coherent inter-agency guidelines” were released...

Cargoes overstaying beyond 30 days face abandonment under proposed order

Cargoes overstaying beyond 30 days face abandonment under proposed order

Apr. 2 | Manila International Container Terminal The government is drafting an order requiring all cargoes overstaying at the port for more than 30 days to be withdrawn within five days or face abandonment. The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Philippine...

Medical supplies, equipment get import duty, tax exemption

Medical supplies, equipment get import duty, tax exemption

Apr. 1 | Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay Imported medical supplies and equipment needed to address the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the Philippines are now tax- and duty-free under Customs Administrative Order (CAO) No. 07-2020. The order...

Port shutdown looms as overstaying cargoes clog Manila terminals

Port shutdown looms as overstaying cargoes clog Manila terminals

Apr. 1 | Manila container terminals now with almost 100% yard utilization, according to the Philippine Ports Authority. The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) has warned of a port shutdown if cargo owners and consignees “continue to shun calls” to withdraw their...

BOC transferring 4,000 overstaying boxes from congested MICT

BOC transferring 4,000 overstaying boxes from congested MICT

Mar. 30 | Image by Michael Gaida from Pixabay The Bureau of Customs (BOC) is transferring 4,000 unclaimed containers from Manila International Container Terminal (MICT) to the container depot of Pacific Roadlink Container, Inc. (PRLI) and the domestic terminal...

BOC seizes P5M worth of overpriced PPE, alcohol products

BOC seizes P5M worth of overpriced PPE, alcohol products

Mar. 28 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC), assisted by the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), Manila Police District, and concerned citizens of Barangay 281-26 in Manila, apprehended an estimated P5 million worth of protective personal equipment (PPE) and alcohol at a store...

BOC assures fast-tracked release of medical devices

BOC assures fast-tracked release of medical devices

Mar. 27 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) said it will expedite release of imported ventilators, respirators, accessories and other medical health devices that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has identified as essentials in responding to the coronavirus disease...