BOC Ensures Expeditious Release of PPE, Medical Supplies
The Bureau of Customs (BOC) reported that as of March 18, 2020, it has successfully processed 156 shipments and 38 containers of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) and medical supplies amidst limited workforce, since the declaration of the state of public health emergency.
The said goods were processed through the various Luzon ports such as the Manila International Container Port (MICP), Port of Clark and Port of NAIA.
The Bureau credits the expeditious clearance and release of goods to the BOC Assistance Desk as well as the officials and frontline personnel of the Bureau who are coordinating with foreign donors and importers .
Although affected by the enhanced community quarantine and in a state of national calamity, the Bureau of Customs remains committed to its mandate of ensuring the efficient and continuous release of goods, particularly medical supplies and other commodities essential in combating the spread of COVID-19.
The BOC Assistance Desk, tasked to assist stakeholders with concerns on donations and relief consignments, may be reached through mobile numbers 09672256871 and/or 09178322954. The public may also visit the BOC website at customs.gov.ph to learn more about foreign donation procedures and other important announcements.
PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICE (PIO) Bureau of Customs G/F OCOM Building, South Harbor (Port of Manila), Manila Landline: (02) 8527-8259 or (02) 8527-1968 Fax: (02) 8527-1968