The BOC, together with the Department of Finance (DOF) and Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), implement the Fuel Marking Program to test, identify, and distinguish petroleum products with paid and unpaid duties and taxes in the market.
The Bureau established and formally inaugurated its Customs Operations Center on 16 December 2020 to command and control the intelligence and enforcement operations of its seventeen (17) Collection Districts nationwide.
Electronic Tracking of Containerized Cargo (E-TRACC)
Electronic Tracking of Containerized Cargo (E-TRACC) allows for real-time monitoring of inland movements of containerized cargo using a GPS-enabled tracking device to secure transport to the intended destination.
As part of the Improvement of Risk Management System under the Bureau of Custom’s (BOC) 2020 10-Point Priority Program, Customs Risk Management Steering Committee (CRMSC) launches new color lane in the Universal Risk Management System (URMS). The URMS is aimed to enhance the risk management capabilities of the Bureau.
BOC encourages stakeholders to apply for Advance Ruling on issues of valuation or rules of origin. Advance Ruling Program provides consistency to assessment of a goods’ value, add certainty and predictability to international trade and help commercial importers or foreign exporters arrive at informed business decisions.
Under the Republic Act No. 10863 or the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act 2016 (CMTA), sending of balikbayan boxes by Qualified Filipinos While Abroad (QFWA) to their families and relatives is exempt from payment of duties and taxes up to three (3) times and the total FOB/FCA value of which, is not exceeding Php 150,000 in a calendar year.