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17 Chinese suspects arrested in raid on warehouse filled with bogus cigarettes

17 Chinese suspects arrested in raid on warehouse filled with bogus cigarettes

Aug. 27 | The Bureau of Customs raided the warehouse located on Valmonte Street, Barangay Pambuan, Gapan City, apprehended the Chinese nationals, and seized the fake cigarettes of assorted brands, together with six cigarette-making machines, cigarette raw materials,...

Importer, broker, BOC employees in attempted smuggling of P13.5M worth of sugar charged

Importer, broker, BOC employees in attempted smuggling of P13.5M worth of sugar charged

Aug. 27 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has filed criminal charges against an importer, a customs broker, and 12 customs employees who were allegedly cohorts in the attempted smuggling of 5,000 sacks of sugar into the Philippines. BOC on August 22 filed before the...

BOC to intensify drive vs rice and sugar smuggling, expedite auction amid undersupply

BOC to intensify drive vs rice and sugar smuggling, expedite auction amid undersupply

Aug. 15 | Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III has ordered the Bureau of Customs (BOC) to keep a closer watch on the entry of “hot” rice and sugar in the Philippines, and speed up the auction of seized stocks amid the current supply and price issues concerning...

Sta Rosa Farms faces criminal raps for alleged smuggling of Thai rice

Sta Rosa Farms faces criminal raps for alleged smuggling of Thai rice

Jul. 30 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC), through its Bureau’s Action Team Against Smugglers (BATAS), has filed four criminal complaints against the owners, officers, and customs broker of Sta. Rosa Farms Products Corp. for allegedly importing illegally 200 containers...

AFP, PCG to back up BOC’s intensified anti-smuggling drive

AFP, PCG to back up BOC’s intensified anti-smuggling drive

Jul. 24 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) is discussing with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) plans to expand its anti-smuggling task force by teaming up with the two law enforcement agencies to further strengthen the government’s...

Importers of onions worth P2.8M slapped smuggling raps

Importers of onions worth P2.8M slapped smuggling raps

Jun. 29 | Bureau of Customs officials recently filed before the Department of Justice charges against importers who conducted alleged unlawful importation of onions worth P2.8 million. Photo courtesy of BOC. The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has filed criminal charges...

More logistics firm, ATI personnel charged over unlawful release of 105 alerted shipments

More logistics firm, ATI personnel charged over unlawful release of 105 alerted shipments

May. 8 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has filed supplemental complaints with the Department of Justice (DOF) against more individuals in the unauthorized release of 105 alerted containers from the Port of Manila in view of the additional evidence gathered by its...

WTO PH trade policy review: CMTA commendable but business environment stands improvement

WTO PH trade policy review: CMTA commendable but business environment stands improvement

Apr. 3 | The World Trade Organization (WTO) has welcomed the Philippines’ implementation of the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act (CMTA) and other trade facilitation measures, but observed that the business environment can still benefit from further improvement. WTO,...

BOC to forge data exchange arrangement with US, SoKor, Japan

BOC to forge data exchange arrangement with US, SoKor, Japan

Mar. 28 | Philippine Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III has directed Bureau of Customs (BOC) officials to set up data exchange arrangements with South Korea, Japan, and the United States, similar to the one the country forged with China earlier, to ensure...

BIR, BOC join forces against smugglers, tax evaders

BIR, BOC join forces against smugglers, tax evaders

Mar. 6 | The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) and Bureau of Customs (BOC) are set to forge a memorandum of agreement (MOA) on information sharing and coordination, among other ways of cooperation, to strengthen their joint ​campaign against smuggling and beef...