BOC Port of Manila Condemns Php 7 Billion Worth of Counterfeit Goods
As part of the continuing efforts to curb the proliferation of smuggled and counterfeit items in the nation, the Bureau of Customs Port of Manila (BOC-POM) starts the condemnation activity of Php 7 Billion worth of seized goods in Valenzuela City on September 20, 2021.
Among those who attended the condemnation were officials from the Port of Manila District Collector’s Office, Auction and Cargo Disposal Division (POM-ACDD), POM Law Division and members of the Port Enforcement and Security Service (ESS) Customs Intelligence and Investigation Service (CIIS). Also in attendance are representatives from the brand owners and Intellectual Property Rights Division (IPRD).
The seized items were from Bagong Milenyo Pasay City with an estimated value of Php 7,429,638,000.00, composed of various fake items such as Louis Vuitton scarfs, Crocs sandals, and Nike shoes among others. The items were destroyed via crushing while chemicals such as fake shampoos and lotions were treated to ensure that such would not harm the environment.
As the Bureau of Customs continues to secure the nation’s borders, the Port of Manila under the guidance of BOC Commissioner Rey Leonardo remains steadfast in its campaign against smuggling.