Customs Commissioner Angelito Alvarez ordered today the seizure of all imported poppy seeds and poppy seeds-containing products and the filing of criminal and administrative charges against erring importers.
The Bureau of Customs filed today the 6th technical smuggling case it has built against oil industry players in a span of just 15 months.
The Republic of the Philippines recently inked the Agreement on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Customs Matters with The Kingdom of the Netherlands at the Bureau of Customs, Port of Manila.
Bureau of Customs Commissioner Ruffy Biazon today ordered the seizure of 100 million-peso worth of high-end laptop computers at the Port of Manila (POM).
The Run After The Smugglers (RATS) Program of the Bureau of Customs netted one of the country’s major importers of steel and stainless products, three companies engaged in onion smuggling and an importer of general merchandise as the agency continues to wage an unrelenting campaign to make smuggling unprofitable.
The Bureau of Customs (BOC) filed with the Department of Justice (DOJ) various charges involving violations of the Tariff and Customs Code of the Philippines against the proprietors of two companies found to have brought in assorted products with an estimated value of over P300 million during the last six months alone.
It used to be that the influx of counterfeit goods from neighboring sources was unabated. Cheap branded items from designer apparel, toys and light tools and machinery flooded the market until recently when the Bureau of Customs, thru the Customs Intelligence and Investigation Service’s Intellectual Property Division flexed its muscles and stood form in its drive to weed out fake goods.