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Romance and Reality

Romance and Reality

May. 25 | There’s a degree of romance whenever one talks about Negros. You think of how the island became the nerve center of the Philippine sugar industry. You read about how Europeans travelled there to establish plantations, lured by the promise of fertile...

BIR collecting data on sugar importers that don’t pay correct taxes

BIR collecting data on sugar importers that don’t pay correct taxes

Sep. 9 | Amid increased demand for refined sugar, the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has formed a task force to inventory sugar stocks and monitor shipments of the commodity into the country to ensure that the correct taxes are paid on these imports. In a report...

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...

Customs seizes P15-M worth smuggled sugar, exposes new modus

Customs seizes P15-M worth smuggled sugar, exposes new modus

Aug. 16 | The Bureau of Customs has seized 5,000 sacks of sugar misdeclared as refractory mortar. Photo courtesy of BOC. The Bureau of Customs (BOC) seized P15 million worth of smuggled sugar, following inspection of 28 alerted shipments at the Manila International...

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...

BOC lodges case vs 2 firms involved in P33M sugar smuggling

BOC lodges case vs 2 firms involved in P33M sugar smuggling

Dec. 7 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has filed charges against two importers for allegedly trying to smuggle into the country P33 million worth of sugar misdeclared as bitamen—an oil-based substance used in road surfacing and roofing. Cases were filed on December...

BOC charges sugar importer for P13.7M misdeclared shipment

BOC charges sugar importer for P13.7M misdeclared shipment

Oct. 26 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has filed smuggling charges against Blue Chelsea Enterprises for misdeclaring P13.7 million worth of refined sugar from China. The customs agency on October 23 filed the case with the Department of Justice against Blue Chelsea...