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Customs Bans Entry of Poppy Seeds and Poppy Seeds-Containing Products

April 11, 2011

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.

Customs Foils P20 Million Coral Smuggling

April 11, 2011

Some P20 million worth of black corals, a protected species that cannot be legally harvested, were seized today on orders of Customs Commissioner Angelito Alvarez.

Jetti Petroleum Slapped with a P4 Billion Smuggling Suit

April 7, 2011

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.

Philippine Customs Concludes Bilateral Agreement with The Netherlands

April 7, 2011

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.

BOC Scores Anew Seizes P100-M Worth of Laptop Computers

April 7, 2011

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).

Customs Seizes P20-M Smuggled Goods

April 7, 2011

Two companies which tried to bring in P20-million worth of misdeclared and undervalued goods now own the dubious distinction of being the first casualties this year of government’s sutained war against smuggling.

BOC Files Five Smuggling Cases in One Day

April 6, 2011

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.

Customs Bureau Files Charges VS Suspected Smugglers

April 6, 2011

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.

BOC Seizes P7-M Angle Bars At Port of Manila

April 6, 2011

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) scored another hit in its campaign against technical smuggling when it seized and confiscated ten (10) 20-footer container vans of angle bars with total value of P7 million.

BOC Seizes Counterfeit Items

April 6, 2011

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.

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