PRESS STATEMENT Customs Commissioner Rey Leonardo B. Guerrero on the recent fire incident at the Port of Manila building

Feb 26, 2019

Customs Commissioner Rey Leonardo B. Guerrero on the recent fire incident at the Port of Manila building BUREAU OF CUSTOMS PH·SATURDAY, 23 FEBRUARY 2019 Commissioner Rey Guerrero was on the ground immediately when the fire started, along with the Deputy Commissioners, Directors, Port of Manila and Manila International Container Port District Collectors. We are saddened […]

Strategic goods law implementation in PH rescheduled for later date

Feb 19, 2019

The implementation if the Strategic Trade Management Act (STMA) and the registration of traders, transport companies, and other service providers that export, import, and move strategic goods pursuant to the new law have been moved to later dates. Registration has been reset from early this year to the fourth quarter of 2019, while implementation of […]

Full BOC Automation Requires P6B (via PortCalls)

Feb 13, 2019

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) said it needs an estimated P6 billion to fully automate its systems and processes, including the replacement of the outdated electronic-to-mobile (e2m) system.   BOC spokesperson Atty. Erastus Sandino Austria, in a recent presentation during the Lower House Committee on Ways and Means hearing, said the planned automation project will […]

BOC Reintroduces Marking of Imports to Indicate Origin

Feb 12, 2019

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) is reintroducing the requirement to mark imported goods and their containers to indicate the country of origin and to comply with provisions of the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act (CMTA). Customs Administrative Order (CAO) No. 02-2019 Applies to all goods of foreign origin, or their containers, imported into the Philippines […]