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BOC condemns seized meds, meat products

BOC condemns seized meds, meat products

May. 23 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has condemned two tons of seized medicines and meat products. On May 22, tons of unregistered medicine with an estimated weight of 350 kilos were condemned by the BOC-Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). The seized medicines...

Supplies, raw materials for medical products exempt from import duties

Supplies, raw materials for medical products exempt from import duties

Apr. 7 | Trade secretary Ramon Lopez (left) and Finance secretary Carlos Dominguez III Imports of critical equipment, supplies and raw materials needed to produce medical products is exempt from import duties, taxes and fees, according to a new joint memorandum...

One Stop Shop allows online application for COVID-19 critical goods

One Stop Shop allows online application for COVID-19 critical goods

Apr. 7 | BOSS infographic from ARTA Philippine importers seeking to import critical goods needed to combat the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak can now apply online for a license to operate (LTO) from the Bayanihan One Stop Shop (BOSS). The one-stop shop...

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...

BOC, FDA ease PPE import requirements

BOC, FDA ease PPE import requirements

Mar. 24 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) said foreign donations of personal protective equipment (PPE) such as face masks, shoe covers, gloves, head covers and gowns are exempt from having to secure Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance. According to FDA,...

FDA licensing for micro firms simplified

FDA licensing for micro firms simplified

Dec. 28 | The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and Department of Health (DOH) have launched a six-month pilot program to fast-track the process for micro enterprises securing permits from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Even as the program focuses...

PH eases rules on pre-approval of some regulated imports

PH eases rules on pre-approval of some regulated imports

Jul. 22 | Several regulated products including toys, cosmetics, and over-the-counter drugs may now be brought into the Philippines without prior approval if they pass certain criteria, according to a joint circular signed by three Philippine government agencies. The...

BOC won’t require DOH product certification for imported school supplies

BOC won’t require DOH product certification for imported school supplies

Jul. 8 | For now, Philippine importers bringing in do-it-yourself (DIY) and hobby items, particularly those used in schools, need not present to the Bureau of Customs (BOC) their product registration or notification obtained from the Food and Drug Administration...

BOC to fast track release of DIY school kits

BOC to fast track release of DIY school kits

May. 27 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has ordered its officials to allow the release of do-it-yourself (DIY) and hobby items, particularly those used in schools. This is even if the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) still has to issue a license to operate and...