BOC Launches New Color Lane to Enhance Risk Management System

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. In line with this, the system introduces Orange Lane as a new Selectivity color with the previous Green, Yellow, and Red lanes.

BOC, through the Risk Management Office (RMO), emphasized that the activation of another color lane is purposely to delineate scanning and physical inspection.

With the new color lane, assigned to medium to high risk cargoes, goods declarations tagged “Orange” shall pass through the x-ray scanning and once the image is found to be suspicious, it shall be subjected to physical examination.

On the other hand, goods declarations tagged “Red”, covering high risk cargoes, shall be mandatorily subject to both x-ray scanning and physical examination. The “Yellow” lane is intended for cargoes with low to medium risk subject to document-check and the “Green” lane for cargoes with no to low risk.

Further, RMO underscored that the selection process under the URMS is analytics-based through the Memory-Based Reasoning (MBR) feature of the system that enables risk and compliance prediction as an Artificial Intelligence Tool promoting automation and lesser human intervention to assist traders.

RMO has been working to secure the pipeline of information and feedback mechanism thru maximization of its data sources using modernized systems and upholding a viable structure of setting and updating Selectivity Screens in the thrust to sustain effective machine learning.

To support the continuous improvement of the URMS, the CRMSC is continuously developing action plans encompassing all the areas in the delivery of an Enhanced Risk Management System of the Bureau.

The Bureau of Customs, in the activation of a new color lane is gearing to maximize non-intrusive inspection for an enhance trade facilitation while ensuring strengthened border protection and revenue collection.