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22 September 2023, 02:17 AM

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BOC Zamboanga apprehends vessel carrying Php 5.8 million worth of smuggled fuel

September 21, 2023

The Bureau of Customs – Port of Zamboanga, in coordination with the Customs Intelligence and Investigation Service (CIIS), Enforcement and Security Service (ESS), Water Patrol Division, TG Aduana SWM/BARMM, and the Coast Guard Inspector General – Southwestern Mindanao (CGIG-SWM), seized a vessel loaded with smuggled fuel products worth Php 5.8 million at Brgy. Cawit, Zamboanga City last September 9, 2023.


September 20, 2023

President Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. praised the Bureau of Customs’ (BOC) strong stand against smuggling during the successful turnover of P42 million worth of rice to selected government agencies and beneficiaries on Tuesday, September 19, 2023.

BOC raided warehouses of smuggled rice in Cavite and Las Piñas

September 18, 2023

A joint inspection led by the Bureau of Customs (BOC), Customs Intelligence and Investigation Service (CIIS), Enforcement and Security Service (ESS), Port of Manila (POM), Legal Service, Philippine Coast Guard and Brgy. Officials, was conducted in two warehouses—one in Pulang Lupa, Las Pinas, and another in Bacoor, Cavite—on Thursday, September 14, 2023.

BOC Forfeits P42M Worth of Smuggled Rice After Warehouse Raid in Zamboanga City

September 15, 2023

The Bureau of Customs-Port of Zamboanga (BOC-POZ) forfeited 42,180 sacks of rice worth P42 million, following a raid of a warehouse in Brgy. San Jose Gusu, Zamboanga City.

BOC-Cebu and PAOCC Hold Focused Group Discussion to Strengthen Trade Security

September 8, 2023

Highlighting its unwavering commitment to ensure a fast and secured movement of imported goods, the Bureau of Customs Port of Cebu, under the leadership of its District Collector, Atty. Ricardo Uy Morales II, CESE, engaged in a productive focused group discussion (FGD) on 31 August 2023 with the members of the Serious and Organized Crime Threat Assessments (SOCTA) Research Team of the Presidential Anti-Organized Crime Commission (PAOCC).

BOC Hosts Seminar on PH-EFTA FTA Scheme and Registered Exporter System in Cebu City

September 6, 2023

CEBU CITY – The Bureau of Customs, through its Export Coordination Division, successfully conducted a two-day seminar on August 24 to 25, 2023, at the Summit Hotel Cebu City. The seminar focused on the PH-EFTA (Philippines-European Free Trade Association) Free Trade Agreement (FTA) Scheme, the Registered Exporter System (REX), and the on-site accreditation of Approved Exporters under the PH-EFTA Scheme.

BOC and PEZA Forge Data Sharing Agreement to Elevate Trade and Economic Zones Efficiency

September 6, 2023
[Manila, Philippines – September 5, 2023] – A historic moment unfolded on Tuesday as the Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) formalized their monumental partnership, culminating in the ceremonial signing of the Data Sharing Agreement for access to the Electronic Tracking of Containerized Cargo (E-TRACC) System. This landmark agreement is set to revolutionize the efficiency and security of trade and economic zone operations in the Philippines.

BOC and DTI-STMO Strengthen Strategic Trade Facilitation

September 5, 2023
[Manila City, September 4, 2023] – Bureau of Customs (BOC) Commissioner Bienvenido Rubio, together with Dr. Ceferino S. Rodolfo, Undersecretary of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)-Industry Development Trade and Promotions Group, and Atty. Janice Sacedon-Dimayacyac, Director of the DTI-Strategic Trade Management Office (STMO), led a momentous event on Monday as they signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) on Strategic Trade Facilitation. The ceremony marks a significant milestone in the effort to strengthen the implementation of Republic Act No. 10697, also known as the Strategic Trade Management Act (STMA), in the Philippines.

BOC Partners with ARISE Plus Philippines Project to Bolster Trade Facilitation

September 5, 2023

Aligned with Commissioner Bienvenido Y. Rubio’s priority programs in digitalizing Customs processes and simplifying procedures to facilitate secure trade, representatives from the Bureau of Customs (BOC) recently met with the ARISE Plus Philippines Project to discuss activities and technical assistance for the implementation of the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act (CMTA) and WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA).

BOC Exceeds August 2023 Collection Target

September 2, 2023

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has reported exceptional collection performance for August 2023, surpassing the official target set by the Development Budget Coordination Committee (DBCC). Preliminary data reveals that the BOC collected an impressive PHP 75.642 billion, exceeding the DBCC’s target of PHP 72.275 billion by 4.7%, equivalent to PHP 3.367 billion.

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