BOC issues Rules on Tax and/or Duty-Free Importation of Returning Residents, OFWs

The Bureau of Customs has issued Customs Administrative Order (CAO) No. 06-2016, which covers the provisions of Republic Act No. 10863 (or the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act) on conditionally tax and/or duty–exempt importation of personal and household effects of “Returning Residents” and Returning Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs).  The said CAO was published in the Official continue reading : BOC issues Rules on Tax and/or Duty-Free Importation of Returning Residents, OFWs

BOC to importers: Update your contact details or face suspension

The Bureau of Customs reminds importers to be transparent and honest with the details that they are providing the agency. BOC on Monday, January 16, published on its website and official Facebook page a list of more than 3,000 importers with outdated/incorrect phone numbers or email addresses in the agency’s system. Upon verification, phone calls continue reading : BOC to importers: Update your contact details or face suspension

BOC: Rumors about Commissioner Faeldon’s replacement, a scam

There is no truth to rumors that Commissioner Nicanor E. Faeldon has been or will be replaced as head of the Bureau of Customs.   BOC denies the rumors as mere fabrications to undermine his outstanding accomplishments in revenue collection, in anti-corruption and in the fight against drugs and merchandise smuggling. As far as the continue reading : BOC: Rumors about Commissioner Faeldon’s replacement, a scam

BOC issues rules on opening alerted balikbayan boxes

The Bureau of Customs has issued a memorandum to all district collectors and other concerned customs officials and personnel regarding its policy on opening alerted balikbayan boxes.   Based on the memorandum, alerted balikbayan boxes shall be subject to 100% physical examination only in the presence of the consignee or his duly authorized representative.   continue reading : BOC issues rules on opening alerted balikbayan boxes

BOC submits draft IRR vs agricultural smuggling to DOF

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has submitted the draft Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act No. 10845, or the Anti-Agricultural Smuggling Act of 2016, to Department of Finance (DOF) for final review.   The draft IRR of RA 10845 aims to penalize agricultural smugglers with graver penalties.   The IRR will provide guidelines continue reading : BOC submits draft IRR vs agricultural smuggling to DOF