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BoC files 70 smuggling cases, shuts down 19 warehouses

THE Bureau of Customs (BoC) filed 70 criminal cases against 244 alleged smugglers and ordered the closure of 19 customs-bonded warehouses in the year to date, the Department of Finance (DoF) said in a statement Thursday.

Customs exceeds reduced target in November

THE Bureau of Customs (BoC) collected P44.69 billion in November, exceeding the revised target for the sixth consecutive month, but it was still lower than year-ago level as imports remained weak amid the pandemic.

Budget deficit widens in October

THE government’s budget deficit swelled in October, bringing the 10-month gap to nearly P1 trillion as state revenues remained weak and spending continued to decline even as economic managers pledged to ramp up spending to stimulate the economy.

Bureau of Customs audits produce additional P1 billion in revenue

THE Bureau of Customs (BoC) said it generated an additional P1.035 billion in revenue in the 10 months to October after finding violations by importers in post-clearance audits.

Bureau of Customs beats October revenue collection goal

THE BUREAU OF CUSTOMS (BoC) again exceeded its collection goal in October due to improved valuation and higher import volume, beating for the fifth straight month its goal that had been slashed several times on a grim economic outlook.

BoC to audit imports of products widely used during pandemic

THE Bureau of Customs (BoC) said it hopes to complete by year's end an audit of products that saw a dramatic surge in demand due to the pandemic to check on whether importers are eligible to claim tax exemptions.

BoC finds some undervalued rice shipments

SEVERAL TRADERS have undervalued rice shipments with provisional goods declaration, resulting in P1.4 billion in lost revenues, the Bureau of Customs (BoC) said.

Gov’t may reduce borrowings once tax collections improve

GOVERNMENT BORROWINGS may be less than initially estimated this year, after the main revenue-generating agencies beat their lowered targets two months in a row, Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III said.

Customs unit monitoring high-risk container shipments reorganized

THE Bureau of Customs (BoC) said it established the Port Control Office (PCO), which is tasked with identifying and examining shipments deemed high risk for smuggled goods.

BoC beats collection goal in August

THE Bureau of Customs (BoC) on Wednesday said it surpassed its reduced collection target by nearly a third in August, although year-to-date revenues were still down as import volume continued to be affected by strict lockdown measures.

Customs confiscates P2.2 billion worth of smuggled cigarettes

THE Bureau of Customs seized P2.2 billion worth of illegal cigarette-making machines and tobacco products from May 28 to mid July as lockdowns were eased.

Fuel import duties approach P100B after marking program

DUTIES and taxes collected from imported fuel products hit P99.8 billion as of Aug. 12, counting from September 2019 when the government imposed a marking system on such products, the Bureau of Customs (BoC) said.

BoC collections in seven months to July top P303B, miss target

THE Bureau of Customs (BoC) collected P303.132 billion in the seven months to July, down 16.3% year on year because of the disruptions to trade caused by the pandemic and lockdown.

Customs fuel-marking collections top P91 billion

THE Bureau of Customs (BoC) said it collected P91.65 billion from duties and taxes on marked oil products so far in the September-July period.

Customs bureau, PayMaya roll out payment system

THE Bureau of Customs (BoC) has teamed up with e-wallet service company PayMaya Philippines, Inc. for an online payment system to collect, transmit and remit Customs fees, charges, duties and taxes.

BoC collection target slashed to P542 billion

THE Bureau of Customs (BoC) collection target for 2020 has been reduced to P541.703 billion with the severe economic slowdown expected to persist through the remainder of the year.

Customs bureau fails to hit 2019 revenue target

THE Bureau of Customs (BoC) fell short of its target revenue collections for 2019 by nearly five percent, amid lower import volume and a stronger peso against the US dollar, its top officials reported on Friday.

P54M worth of smuggled sugar seized at Manila port

SHIPMENTS from China containing P54 million worth of sugar, misdeclared as steel and other hardware items, were seized at the Port of Manila, the Bureau of Customs (BoC) reported on Tuesday.

Customs to block vape products

THE Bureau of Customs (BoC) has ordered ports nationwide to block imported vapor products after President Rodrigo R. Duterte outlawed their use.

Cigarette machines destroyed at Clark port

SMUGGLED CIGARETTE manufacturing machines, fake cigarette master cases and other packaging materials were destroyed at the Port of Clark on Monday, while another set of similar items are scheduled for destruction on Tuesday.

P95M smuggled cigarettes intercepted in Sulu

SMUGGLED cigarettes worth P95 million were confiscated in Siasi, Sulu last Sunday, the Bureau of Customs (BoC) reported on Wednesday.

Customs marks P53 million of gas oil

ABOUT P53 million worth of gas oil with paid taxes amounting to P405.4 million was dosed with official fuel marker as part of a Customs initiative to deter smuggling.

Customs seizes smuggled cigarettes

THE Customs bureau seized 93 cases of smuggled cigarettes worth P2.4 million from a watercraft off the waters of Zamboanga City in southern Philippines, it said in a statement yesterday.

Davao Customs bans pork imports

THE Bureau of Customs (BoC) Port of Davao has banned the importation of pork and other pork products from countries affected by African swine fever.

Customs seizes P53M worth of vegetables smuggled from China

THE BUREAU of Customs (BoC) seized P53 million worth of smuggled food products from China at the port of Manila yesterday.

BoC grows collections as of August

THE BUREAU of Customs (BoC) grew collections further in August, according to preliminary figures released on Monday.

BoC crushes luxury car, fake cigarettes, machines

A FERRARI car, 12 cigarette-making machines, and various brands of counterfeit cigarettes were crushed at the Bureau of Customs (BoC) Compound in Port Area, Manila on Tuesday as part of the government’s drive against smuggling and the manufacture of fake cigarettes.

A long history of Philippine customs excellence

Even as the Bureau of Customs celebrates its 117th year anniversary today, its task of overseeing trade in the country dates back to even...

Making great leaps forward

The Bureau of Customs (BoC), in recent years, has introduced transformative measures that have helped regain public trust and confidence to the agency. Through...

Important customs rules

Be it a bunch of pasalubong from a trip abroad or a package for delivery to a customer overseas, the Bureau of Customs (BoC)...

Customs to install 50 more X-ray machines nationwide

THE BUREAU of Customs will install 50 x-ray units worth P1.2 billion in major ports across the country to tighten its watch on smuggling.

BoC-Davao exceeds 2018 collection target

THE BUREAU of Customs (BoC) Port of Davao has already reached its collection goal for the year as of Wednesday, Dec. 19.

Palace: Military overseeing Customs is constitutional

MALACAÑANG ON Tuesday maintained that President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s order for the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to take over the Bureau of Customs (BoC) is constitutional, saying that soldiers will only be “assigned” to the bureau to “oversee” the operations there and “will not be appointed nor designated to civilian positions.”

Customs exceeds collection goal anew due to weaker peso

THE BUREAU of Customs topped its collection target in August due to a weak peso, high oil market prices and enforcement of proper valuation, marking the seventh straight month that goals were exceeded.

BoC cites shipment bust as ‘one of biggest drug hauls’

A JOINT operation by the Bureau of Customs (BoC) and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) has busted “one of the biggest drug shipments in the country’s history,” the BoC said in a statement on Wednesday.

More drugs hidden in chairs seized at Clark

ANOTHER 17.7 kilos of the illegal drug shabu (methamphetamine hydrochloride), with an estimated street value of P120.36 million, were intercepted by the Bureau of Customs (BoC)-Port of Clark on June 7.

Customs bureau exceeds March collection target by over 19%

THE BUREAU of Customs (BoC) said it beat its March collection target, with revenue growing 19.1% year on year, after many of its ports...

Customs collections beat target in Feb.

THE Bureau of Customs (BoC) said collections exceeded the agency’s target in February after a majority of its ports exceeded their revenue goals. In a...

Customs recovers post-clearance audit powers

THE government has restored to the Bureau of Customs (BoC) the authority to conduct post-clearance audits, after the function was taken over by the...

Faeldon to file ethic cases against Lacson, Trillanes

By Mario M. Banzon DETAINED former Bureau of Customs (BoC) Commissioner Nicanor E. Faeldon will file an ethics complaint against Senator Panfilo M. Lacson on...

Resigned BoC chief strikes back at Lacson

OUTGOING CUSTOMS Commissioner Nicanor E. Faeldon hit back at Senator Panfilo M. Lacson on Thursday, Aug. 24, alleging smuggling activities by the senator’s son...