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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...

Use of customs broker services should be optional—WCO

Use of customs broker services should be optional—WCO

Jun. 8 | The World Customs Organization (WCO) said customs brokers’ services should be made optional in keeping with provisions of the Revised Kyoto Convention, although in countries that still require services of brokers, they should be accredited by Customs...

BOC puts on hold pilot test for e-processing of Certificate of Origin

BOC puts on hold pilot test for e-processing of Certificate of Origin

Dec. 7 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has indefinitely suspended the trial run for the electronic process of issuing the Certificate of Origin (e-CO). Customs commissioner Alberto Lina on November 26 signed Customs Memorandum Order (CMO) No. 39-2015A suspending...

FTAs exert positive effect on box shipping, says Drewry

FTAs exert positive effect on box shipping, says Drewry

Oct. 12 | Free trade agreements (FTAs) like the latest Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal bolster not just trade among the partners but also the growth of container shipping, according to Drewry Maritime Research. Drewry said in its latest analysis that it “has...

PH firms still reluctant to avail of perks from FTAs – study

PH firms still reluctant to avail of perks from FTAs – study

Mar. 15 | Only about 25.4% of Philippine companies take advantage of free trade agreements (FTAs), according to a state think tank. The Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS), in a recent study entitled “How Are Firms Responding to Philippine Trade...