Air and sea freight forwarders have until March 31 to register with the Account Management Office (AMO) of the Bureau of Customs (BOC).

A BOC memorandum provides that deconsolidators should register every two years with the AMO, apart from fulfilling requirements imposed by other government agencies.

Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon said the procedure would facilitate the clearance of consolidated shipments and prevent revenue losses from possible abuse of tax and duty-exempt privileges.

This would also ensure that balikbayan boxes sent by Filipinos abroad are handled by legitimate deconsolidators, he added.

The documents to be submitted to the AMO include a duly accomplished AMO application form; a list of consolidators with whom the applicant has existing service contracts and a copy of individual service contract/s between the deconsolidator and the consolidator/s with all the annexes; a certified true copy of the registration or accreditation certificate from other government agencies; and an affidavit of undertaking.

Meanwhile, starting 31 March, AMO shall have sole access to the Client Profile Registration System (CPRS) for the activation of sea and air freight forwarders’ electronic to mobile (E2M) access in accordance with the registration requirements stated in the CMO.

Application forms and other details can be downloaded from the BOC website, www.customs.gov.ph