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BOC sets out rules on import clearance for consumption entries

BOC sets out rules on import clearance for consumption entries

Jun. 30 | Image by Frauke Feind from Pixabay A new regulation covering customs clearance of all imports entered for consumption through a formal entry process was recently issued by the Bureau of Customs (BOC). Customs Administrative Order (CAO) 09-2020 applies...

PH links to ASEAN Single Window’s live operations

PH links to ASEAN Single Window’s live operations

Jan. 14 | Image from Pixabay. The Philippines has finally joined the live operations of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Single Window (ASW), according to the Bureau of Customs (BOC). The Philippines linked to the ASW on December 30, 2019, exchanging...

DOF working on harmonizing commodity codes

DOF working on harmonizing commodity codes

Sep. 12 | Starting this month,the Philippine Department of Finance (DOF) will work with various trade regulatory government agencies (TRGAs) in a series of tariff harmonization and classification workshops to gather the base data needed to run TradeNet.gov.ph,...

BOC study to identify delays in cargo clearance

BOC study to identify delays in cargo clearance

Jun. 26 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) will conduct a time release study (TRS) to identify delays in the clearance of cargoes and to formulate corrective measures, according to Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapeña. The TRS will cover the port operation process from...

Alerted shipments for inspection within 48 hours, says BOC chief

Alerted shipments for inspection within 48 hours, says BOC chief

Oct. 4 | Philippine Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapeña has ordered that alerted shipments be inspected within 48 hours to prevent corruption. Customs stakeholders fear receiving alert orders because “it will take an eternity before (they are) lifted,” said...

TradeNet is online platform for PH National Single Window

TradeNet is online platform for PH National Single Window

Sep. 20 | The National Single Window (NSW) Steering Committee, a high-level team chaired by the secretary of the Philippine Department of Finance (DOF), has agreed to adopt a government-built online platform for trade as the vehicle for the NSW. DOF Undersecretary...

BOC’s 2017 performance targets jacked up

BOC’s 2017 performance targets jacked up

Jan. 8 | The Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) has to meet higher performance targets this year amid a 2017 budget that is 45% bigger at P3.82 billion from the previous year’s P2.63 billion. Many of the customs agency’s major final outputs and performance...

Draft PH order on entry process for imports set for public hearing

Draft PH order on entry process for imports set for public hearing

Dec. 5 | The Philippine Department of Finance (DOF) and Bureau of Customs (BOC) have released the draft customs administrative order (CAO) implementing provisions of the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act (CMTA) pertaining to the process for entry lodgement...

BOC x-ray units ordered to submit all shipments for final evaluation

BOC x-ray units ordered to submit all shipments for final evaluation

Nov. 9 | Philippine Customs commissioner Nicanor Faeldon reiterated to all Bureau of Customs (BOC) officials and employees that all shipments that undergo x-ray examination must still pass through final assessment and evaluation before release. “To protect the...

BOC seminar to teach cargo clearance without engaging customs brokers

BOC seminar to teach cargo clearance without engaging customs brokers

Aug. 16 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) will hold a whole-day seminar on August 19 on basic customs procedures, rules, and regulations to help importers and exporters transact with the agency without having to engage the services of a customs brokerage. In an August...