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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.

BOC-GenSan Seizes Cigarettes and Vehicle Worth P7.825 million

September 2, 2023

The Bureau of Customs (BOC), Sub-Port of General Santos, successfully seized 14,950 reams of Cannon Menthol cigarettes and 1 unit of Isuzu Truck Wing Closed Van with an estimated value of Php 7,825,000.00 on August 29, 2023, in Brgy. New Cuyapo, Tantangan, South Cotabato.

BOC X-ray Inspection Project Yields Success in Safeguarding National Borders

September 1, 2023

In a significant stride toward enhancing border control and ensuring national security, the Bureau of Customs (BOC), under the leadership of Commissioner Bienvenido Y. Rubio, has reported remarkable accomplishments through its X-ray Inspection Project (XIP). As a crucial division operating within the Bureau’s Intelligence Group, headed by Deputy Commissioner Juvymax Uy, the XIP has consistently demonstrated its commitment in safeguarding the nation through diligent monitoring and non-intrusive inspection of shipments entering ports nationwide.

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