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BOC-PCAG Celebrates Mutual Cooperation with Importers and Stakeholders

March 12, 2024

The Bureau of Customs’ (BOC) – Post Clearance Audit Group (PCAG) convened its annual Stakeholders’ Engagement and Awarding Ceremony on March 5, 2024, at the OCOM Conference Room. The event brought together Assistant Commissioner Vincent Philip C. Maronilla, key officials, importers, and stakeholders to celebrate mutual cooperation and recognize outstanding contributions to revenue collection and trade facilitation.

In his opening remarks, Atty. Melvin Joseph L. Banzon, Chief of the Audit Division 2, highlighted the pivotal role of the PCAG within the BOC, emphasizing the group’s importance in ensuring the bureau’s efficiency as a revenue-generating agency and strengthening the trade facilitation of the country.

The success of the post-clearance audit program was attributed to the strong collaboration between the BOC and importers, with the event serving as a platform to showcase this mutual cooperation.

Importers and private sector entities that demonstrated compliance and made significant contributions to the bureau’s collection efforts over the past year were duly acknowledged and honored during the ceremony.

The top taxpayers for CY 2023 are JT International (Philippines), Inc., Anda Power Corporation, Merck Sharp & Dohme (I.A) LLC, Royal Canin Philippines Inc., Nestle Philippines, Inc., Abbott Laboratories Philippines, Organon (Philippines), Inc., Mondelez Philippines, Inc., GNPower Dinginin Ltd. Co., and CSC Time Inc. These companies were awarded for their exemplary commitment to paying duties and taxes to the government.

Assistant Commissioner Maronilla expressed gratitude and reiterated Commissioner Bienvenido Y. Rubio’s commitment of fostering collaboration with stakeholders. He stated, “All the achievements that we made for the past years and all the achievements we will make in the future will not be possible without your cooperation. We are all part of one Customs family; stakeholders and the government should work hand in hand. As promised by the Commissioner, we will work with you, we will hear you out, and we will adapt to meet your needs.”

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