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ASEAN firms stand to gain from trade war if they act now—trade and customs expert

ASEAN firms stand to gain from trade war if they act now—trade and customs expert

Dec. 3 | Angelia Chew, co-founder and managing partner of Singapore-based AC Trade Advisory, at the recent seminar on “Managing International Trade in the Philippines and Beyond in Asia Pacific” organized by PortCalls and Asia Customs & Trade. The...

Magsaysay group’s chief chooses clustering over federalism to drive regional growth

Magsaysay group’s chief chooses clustering over federalism to drive regional growth

Sep. 21 | Doris Magsaysay Ho, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Magsaysay Group of Companies, favors clustering over federalism. Photo from www.msl.com.ph Instead of a shift to federalism, Doris Magsaysay-Ho, president and chief executive officer of...

BOC reissues order to form unit on tariff reduction availment under FTA

BOC reissues order to form unit on tariff reduction availment under FTA

Sep. 16 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) reiterated its directive to officials to establish, activate, or reconstitute a preferential rate unit (PRU) in their ports to prevent unqualified shipments from availing of tariff preferences under the Philippines’ free...

The Trade Compliance Profession

The Trade Compliance Profession

Aug. 12 | Except for a brief stint in government, I have been in the trade compliance profession for more than 15 years. In all those years, I get the same question over and over again—what do you do exactly; and when I attempt to explain, I find it very difficult...

PH exports fall for third straight month in April

PH exports fall for third straight month in April

Jun. 11 | Despite the continued drop in exports, Philippine total merchandise trade still rose 8.8% to US$13.84 billion in April 2018 on the back of growth in imports, up from $12.73 billion recorded during the same month in 2017. The April 2018 trade growth was...

BOC special unit to assess requests for preferential tariff

BOC special unit to assess requests for preferential tariff

Nov. 28 | District, subport, and deputy collectors as well as assessment chiefs of the Bureau of Customs have been instructed to establish, activate, or reconstitute a Preferential Rate Unit (PRU) in their respective ports to prevent unqualified shipments from...

More opportunities await customs brokers as supply chain practitioners

More opportunities await customs brokers as supply chain practitioners

Nov. 16 | Cris John Garcia, logistics cluster lead for Southeast Asia of multinational food and beverage company Mondelez International, delivering a presentation at the recent 27th National Convention of the Chamber of Customs Brokers, Inc. in Davao City. Customs...

PH trade chief seeks stronger ASEAN stance against NTBs

PH trade chief seeks stronger ASEAN stance against NTBs

Sep. 20 | Philippine Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez is calling on trade ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to take measures to facilitate resolution of longstanding issues in the implementation of regional trade agreements. These facilitative...

The Evolving Role of Customs

The Evolving Role of Customs

May. 17 | Traditional Role of Customs Historically, customs administrations all over the world have served as state “gatekeepers”, taking jurisdiction on anything and everything that move across the borders and serving as tax collectors, border guards, port...

Draft PH customs order on export cargo clearance for public review

Draft PH customs order on export cargo clearance for public review

Jan. 8 | The draft customs administrative order (CAO) that implements provisions of the Philippine Customs Modernization and Tariff Act (CMTA) governing export cargo clearance and issuance of the Certificate of Origin (CO) has been released. The draft order which...
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