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November 10, 2023

In a joint operation on November 6, 2023 the Bureau of Customs (BOC) – Port of Davao and the Naval Forces Eastern Mindanao (NFEM) successfully intercepted illicit contraband in the vicinity waters of Davao Gulf. This operation has led to the apprehension of 717 master cases containing 35,850 reams of assorted brands of cigarettes, with a combined estimated value of P27,587,500.00. Additionally, one motorized banca was seized during the operation.

BOC, PNP seize P13.752 million worth of smuggled cigarettes in Zamboanga City

November 9, 2023

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) Port of Zamboanga, in coordination with the Philippine National Police’s (PNP) 2nd Zamboanga City Mobile Force Company “Seaborne”, intercepted a motorized wooden watercraft loaded with smuggled imported cigarettes with an estimated value of P13.752 million along the waters of Maasin, Zamboanga City, last November 6, 2023.

BOC seized Misdeclared Fresh Agricultural Products

November 8, 2023

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) prevented the entry and eventual release of misdeclared agricultural products in the Port of Subic.

Upon receipt of reliable derogatory information, the Port of Subic issued eight (8) Pre-Lodgment Control Orders and two (2) Alert Orders against a total of fifteen (15) 40-footer container van shipments said to contain frozen lobster balls and frozen Surimi crab. However, during the conduct of 100% physical examination the said alerted shipments were instead found to contain assorted fresh vegetables (potatoes, carrots, broccoli).

BOC-NAIA, PDEA, and NAIA-IADITG Intercept PHP 47.7M Worth of Cocaine, Arrest Bolivian Passenger

November 8, 2023

The Bureau of Customs-Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), in collaboration with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and the NAIA Inter-Agency Drug Interdiction Task Group (NAIA-IADITG), apprehended a Bolivian traveler from Addis Ababa, who arrived thru Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET 644, carrying cocaine inside his luggage.

BOC issues Guidelines for Duty Drawback Claims

November 6, 2023

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has outlined the procedures for processing duty drawback claims through the issuance of Customs Memorandum Order (CMO) No. 16-2023, in accordance with Customs Administrative Order (CAO) No. 4-2019.

BOC surpassed October 2023 collection goal with over a billion surplus

November 3, 2023

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) achieved another milestone by exceeding its target collection for October 2023 with nearly PhP80 billion in total revenues.

Preliminary data shows that BOC collections reached PhP78.616 billion in October, posting a 1.4 percent increase or PhP1.084 billion above its collection target for the month.

BOC Workforce Empowerment Featured in WCO Asia-Pacific News

October 31, 2023

The Bureau of Customs (BOC), led by Commissioner Bienvenido Y. Rubio, is prominently showcased in a recent publication by the World Customs Organization (WCO) for its commitment in fostering professionalism and excellence among its personnel, resulting in significant achievements in trade facilitation and customs performance.

BOC Ensures Swift Distribution of Abandoned Balikbayan Boxes

October 27, 2023

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) efficiently distributed 87 balikbayan boxes to 68 claimants at Port Net Logistics CFS Warehouse in Sta. Ana, Manila, on October 26, 2023. Leading the distribution efforts were Acting Deputy Commissioner Michael C. Fermin of the Internal Administration Group, District Collector Romeo Allan R. Rosales of the Manila International Container Port (MICP), and MICP Deputy Collector for Operations, Atty. Edward R. Ibera.

BOC-Zamboanga Intercepts Smuggled Cigarettes worth P24.6M

October 27, 2023

The Bureau of Customs-Port of Zamboanga (BOC-POZ), through its Enforcement and Security Service (ESS) and Customs Intelligence and Investigation Service (CIIS), in coordination with the 2nd Zamboanga City Mobile Force Company “Seaborne”, confiscated P24.6 million worth of smuggled cigarettes along the waters off Brgy. Sinunuc, Zamboanga City, on October 20, 2023.

BOC Strengthens Ties with Philippine Postal Corporation

October 20, 2023

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has partnered with the Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPOST) for the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA). This initiative aims to intensify efforts to enhance trade facilitation programs, focusing on improving the speed, security, and quality of customs clearance for postal items.

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