The Bureau of Customs is headed by the Customs Commissioner. He is assisted by five (5) Deputy Commissioners and fourteen (14) District Collectors who supervise the different departments.
Internal Administration Group. Under a Deputy Commissioner, this group assists the Commissioner in the formulation of policies and in the setting up of objectives relative to financial, administrative, personnel, planning and management improvement services of the BOC; represents the Commissioner in meetings and conferences; signs memorandum circulars; and reviews official communications and documents relevant to internal administration.
Revenue Collection Monitoring Group. Under a Deputy Commissioner, this group maintains an accounting of revenues collected; administers the legal requirements of the BOC; provides information and analysis of collection statistics; and audits liquidated entries and bonds.
Assessment and Operations Coordination Group. Under a Deputy Commissioner, this group gathers and publishes of values of commodities imported into the country; and monitors implementation of rules and regulations governing assessment, end processing of goods for exports, warehousing and support operations, and auction and disposal activities.
Intelligence and Enforcement Group. Under a Deputy Commissioner, this group gathers intelligence information related to Customs and economic activities; conducts internal inquiry and investigation; and exercises police authority.
Management Information System and Technology Group. To ensure its continuing progress, the implementation of BOC’s computerization program necessitated the creation of MISTG on January 9, 1998 under Executive Order No. 463. The need for the creation of a greatly expanded IT group was already reflected in the 1992 ISP as a support to the aim for BOC to assume direct management and control of IT facilities and services after the conclusion of the transitional facilities management arrangements under the PTCP contract. MISTG is headed by a Deputy Commissioner who is responsible for overall supervision of the different operating units.
Collection Districts. Each District is headed by a District Collector of Customs and collects duties, taxes and other charges accruing to the government; exercises police powers; supervises the entrance and clearance of vessels engaged in commerce; supervises and controls handling of foreign mail; and supervises all import and export cargoes and freight stations.