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19 April 2024, 08:09 AM


November 21, 2019

As part of the Bureau of Customs’ (BOC) efforts to decongest its storage facilities, BOC-NAIA today, November 21, 2019, destroys 20 tons of goods in Trece Martires, Cavite.

The abandoned goods underwent condemnation proceedings and were destroyed using the Themal Decomposer (Pyrolysis) Facility of the Integrated Waste Management Inc. (IWMI) and was in coordination with the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) Optical Media Board (OMB) National Telecommunication Commission (NTC) and Commission on Audit (COA).

According to the Auction and Cargo Disposal Division (ACDD)-NAIA, the shipments were composed of unserviceable computer parts , expired vitamins as well as expired medicines and food products which had no food and drug clearances thus were found to be unfit for human consumption. Some arrived contrary to law and cannot be sold through public auction.

The condemnation is in accordance with the provisions of Section 1145 (Disposition of Goods Injurious to Public Health) and 1148 (Disposition of Regulated Goods) of the Republic Act No. 10863 otherwise known as the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act (CMTA).

In her statement, Port of NAIA District Collector Carmelita M. Talusan said that the condemnation proceedings are in line with the directive of Commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero to clear storage facilities of abandoned and illegaly shipped items to better facilitate trade within the Port.

PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICE (PIO) Bureau of Customs G/F OCOM Building, South Harbor (Port of Manila), Manila Landline: (+632) 527-8259 Fax: (+632) 527-1968

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