BOC generates P1.076 billion from disposition of overstaying containers

In line with the Bureau’s mandate on border protection, the Bureau of Customs-Assessment and Operations Coordinating Group (AOCG), Auction and Cargo Disposal Division (ACDD) and ACD units of all Collection Districts disposed a total of 3,514 overstaying containers from January to December 2020.

The disposition of overstaying containers resulted to revenue generation of P1,076,588,805.44 from public auction of 1,898 containers of assorted items such as TV, Tiles, Plywood, among others, and condemnation of 1,346 containers and donation of the remaining 270 containers.

The significance of these disposition activities is in connection with the ease of doing business in the bureau, as these will also result in the decongestion of ports and yards.

Overstaying containers are either seized or abandoned. Under CMO 10-2020, overstaying cargoes for more than 30 days from the date of discharge which have not been withdrawn within the specified period of time shall be tagged abandoned, and upon finality of the Decree of Abandonment, the Bureau shall then make the proper determination as to its disposition.

Under Section 1141 of the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act, goods subject to disposition may be donated, declared for official use by the Bureau, or sold at public auction, while goods suitable for shelter, or consisting of foodstuffs, clothing materials, or medicines may be donated to DSWD.