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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...

Smuggled luxe vehicles will be condemned, not auctioned: BOC

Smuggled luxe vehicles will be condemned, not auctioned: BOC

Feb. 14 | Some of the smuggled luxury cars destroyed at the Manila port on Feb 6. Photo courtesy of the Bureau of Customs. In compliance with the directive of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, the Bureau of Customs (BOC) will condemn rather than auction off...

BOC destroys smuggled luxury cars worth more than P61M

BOC destroys smuggled luxury cars worth more than P61M

Feb. 6 | A total of 30 smuggled luxury vehicles, 20 at the Port of Manila, were destroyed by the Bureau of Customs on Feb 6. Photo courtesy of the BOC. The Bureau of Customs (BOC) destroyed on Feb 6 a total of 30 smuggled luxury vehicles, with a value of more...

BOC recalls exemption of PEZA, freeport zone shipments from x-ray inspection

BOC recalls exemption of PEZA, freeport zone shipments from x-ray inspection

Jan. 10 | The Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) has lifted the exemption from x-ray inspection of certain cargoes, including those bound for Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) and freeport zones. In an unnumbered memorandum dated January 4, Customs Commissioner...

BOC recaps reforms, milestones in 2017

BOC recaps reforms, milestones in 2017

Jan. 8 | The Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) highlighted its several achievements in 2017, which included record monthly revenue collections and measures to stop corruption. In a statement, BOC noted that the accomplishments of the country’s second top revenue-generating...

PH customs chief confident of meeting 2018 revenue target of P627B

PH customs chief confident of meeting 2018 revenue target of P627B

Dec. 11 | Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapeña is optimistic the Bureau of Customs (BOC) will hit the P627 billion target for 2018 as long as they continue with reforms recently put in place. “If we do things right, if we go by the correct valuation, I am optimistic...

Trader, customs broker charged over P7.8M smuggled luxury vehicles

Trader, customs broker charged over P7.8M smuggled luxury vehicles

Dec. 4 | The Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC), through its Bureau Action Team Against Smugglers (BATAS), has filed smuggling charges against the trader and customs broker who allegedly misdeclared shipments containing P7.8 million worth of luxury cars. Customs...

Joint BOC-BIR task force eyed in renewed anti-smuggling drive

Joint BOC-BIR task force eyed in renewed anti-smuggling drive

Nov. 1 | The Department of Finance (DOF) has ordered its attached revenue-generating agencies, the Bureau of Customs (BOC) and Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), to tighten their watch on smugglers of major commodities such as rice, fuel, and cigarettes by forming...

Containers with P3M worth misdeclared items seized

Containers with P3M worth misdeclared items seized

Oct. 15 | Several containers with misdeclared contents worth more than P3 million were recently seized by the Bureau of Customs (BOC) at the Manila International Container Port (MICP). MICP District Collector Ruby Alameda reported that the misdeclared items were...

DOF eyes P2B budget for 2018 launch of fuel marking project

DOF eyes P2B budget for 2018 launch of fuel marking project

Oct. 15 | The Department of Finance (DOF) is proposing a P2-billion budget in 2018 to implement the Bureau of Customs’ (BOC) fuel marking program, one of the tax reform endeavors of the Philippine government to minimize smuggling of petroleum products and boost...