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Suspected big-time smuggler faces charges
by Rey Arquiza - December 12, 2004 - 12:00am
Customs Commissoner George Jereos ordered yesterday the immediate filing of charges against a suspected big-time smuggler after authorities seized large stockpiles of smuggled used clothing worth P120 million hidden...
BOC reimposes special safeguard duty on poultry
by Rey Arquiza - October 14, 2004 - 12:00am
The Bureau of Customs has re-imposed the special safeguard duty (SSD) on imported chicken and chicken products upon the request of the Department of Agriculture which said the supply situation has stabilized. Customs...
BOC earns P11M/day since port takeover
by Rey Arquiza - October 13, 2004 - 12:00am
The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has already earned P232.4 million or an average of P11 million daily since taking over the operations of the Harbour Center Port Terminal (HCPT) last Sept. 15, it was learned yesterday. Port...
RP remains dumping ground for Chinese agri products
by Rey Arquiza - October 11, 2004 - 12:00am
Chinese exporters continue to use the Philippines as the dumping ground for their agricultural products by offering their local counterparts "give-away" prices which encourage the latter to take the risk...
Customs taps PCCI experts
by Rey Arquiza - September 19, 2004 - 12:00am
The Bureau of Customs (Boc) is strengthening its capability to curb technical smuggling by employing the services of industry commodity experts from the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI), who will...
Customs chief cracks down on reefer vans
by Rey Arquiza - September 15, 2004 - 12:00am
Customs Commissioner George Jercos ordered a 100-percent examination yesterday of all arriving reefer vans at all major ports in a determined bid to curb technical smuggling. In a Customs special order addressed...
BOC conducts audit on motor vehicle imports
by Rey Arquiza - September 11, 2004 - 12:00am
The Bureau of Customs (BOC) is conducting an audit on liquidation and assessment of motor vehicle importation for the last three years to pinpoint responsibility on how the government lost billions of pesos in taxes...
Government grants incentives to shipping industry
by Rey Arquiza - September 10, 2004 - 12:00am
The government has granted incentives to the shipping industry to promote its development, ensure its continued viability and to encourage investments in domestic shipping. The incentives are spelled out in Republic...
Billions of pesos lost on underpayment of duties on imported luxury vehicles
by Rey Arquiza - September 9, 2004 - 12:00am
The government has lost billions of pesos in revenues over the past three years due to "self-imposed" taxes and duties on the importation of thousands of luxury vehicles, a Customs official disclosed yesterday. The...
New Customs commissioner orders immediate auction of seized goods
by Rey Arquiza - August 25, 2004 - 12:00am
Newly-appointed Bureau of Customs (BoC) Commissioner George Jereos ordered yesterday the immediate auction of seized perishable goods to generate more revenues for the cash-strapped government. On his first day...
Amatong dares incoming Customs chief to improve tax collection
by Rey Arquiza - August 24, 2004 - 12:00am
Finance Secretary Juanita Amatong challenged the Bureau of Customs yesterday to further improve its tax collection, saying the government needs all the revenues it can get to extricate itself from what she described...
Gov’t restricts entry of ozone-depleting substances into RP
by Rey Arquiza - August 22, 2004 - 12:00am
The government has strengthened its control on the entry of ozone-depleting substances (ODS) in line with the country’s compliance to the Montreal Protocol on substances that deplete the ozone layer. Newly...
BoC forms import valuation team
by Rey Arquiza - August 6, 2004 - 12:00am
The Bureau of Customs (BoC) has created a Valuation Team (VT) to come up with a list of reference values complementing the Value Reference Information System (VRIS) in order to collect correct taxes and duties on...
BOC exceeds target for July
by Rey Arquiza - August 3, 2004 - 12:00am
The Bureau of Customs reported a total collection of P10.724 billion for July, P1.569 billion more than the target of P9.842 billion for the month. Customs Commissioner Antonio Bernardo said the Bureau is continuously...
Customs seizes P10-M smuggled onions from China
by Rey Arquiza - July 31, 2004 - 12:00am
Customs authorities confiscated yesterday an illegal shipment of 40 container vans of onions from China which arrived the other day at the Port of Manila. The seized shipment, with an estimated value of some P10...
BOC chief won’t confirm, deny resignation reports
by Rey Arquiza - July 30, 2004 - 12:00am
Customs Commissioner Antonio Bernardo refused yesterday to confirm or deny reports that he had resigned from his post. "I have no comment for now," Bernardo, who was on an inspection trip to the Customs...
NASTF looks into reports of rampant smuggling in Cebu
by Rey Arquiza - July 5, 2004 - 12:00am
The National Anti-Smuggling Task Force (NASTF) is looking into reports of alleged rampant smuggling at the Port of Cebu where shipments of smuggled rice from China, Thailand and Vietnam are said to be shipped and...
Customs seizes ‘ukay ukay’ shipments from US, China
by Rey Arquiza - June 29, 2004 - 12:00am
The Bureau of Customs is determined to plug the source of used clothing intended for "ukay-ukay" outlets in Metro Manila as it seized over the weekend another shipment of three container vans of the banned...
BOC resists pressure to release seized toothpaste
by Rey Arquiza - June 26, 2004 - 12:00am
The Bureau of Customs (BoC) resisted yesterday pressures from certain quarters to release the shipment of fake Colgate toothpaste from China confiscated on Tuesday for violating the international property right (IPR). Customs...
BIR exempts Pilipinas Shell from paying excise tax on raw gasoline components
by Rey Arquiza - June 12, 2004 - 12:00am
The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has exempted Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corp. from paying excise tax on its imports of light catalytically cracked gas (LCCG) and catalytically cracked gas (CCG) that were subjected...
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