BOC Implements Enhanced Risk Management Efforts
As part of the Bureau of Customs’ (BOC) commitment to enhance border security, the Bureau through the Risk Management Office (RMO) implemented selectivity updates to improve anti-smuggling and border protection efforts.
Incidentally, the selectivity adjustment resulted to the increase of containers that were in need of non-intrusive and physical examination in particular for the Manila Intenational Port (MIP).
To address the increase in volume, the Manila International Container Port (MICP) through its collaboration with the X-ray Inspection Project (XIP), Inspection Unit (IU), Port Formal Entry Division (FED), Customs Intelligence and Investigation Service (CIIS), Enforcement and Security Service (ESS), and Piers and Inspection Division (PID) implemented 24-hour shifts to increase the examination rate of shipments.
Presently, MICP has successfully addressed the increase of containers subject to examination. Containers requiring examination are now back to the normal rate.
In his statement MICP District Collector Romeo Allan R. Rosales assured that MICP shall continue to implement measures to address situations such as the increase of containers requiring inspection. Rosales also thanked the patience of stakeholders as the BOC continues to enhance border security efforts.
As the Bureau strengthens its mandate to protect the borders, MICP remains committed in implementing efforts to better facilitate trade under the directive of BOC Commissioner Rey Leonardo B. Guerrero.