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Customs to beef up capability vs rice smuggling

Concerned that there would be more attempts to smuggle rice into the country, the Bureau of Customs is acquiring around 20 watercraft that would be used for patrol to prevent crimes committed at sea......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarApr 16th, 2018

Customs to create regional anti-smuggling task forces

THE Bureau of Customs (BoC) is forming national and regional anti-smuggling task forces to beef up the agency’s operations against illegal traders, Commissioner Isidro S. Lapeña announced on Friday, Jan. 26. The nationwide task force will have regional task forces and the first to be created may be in “Zamboanga, where smuggling is reported to […] The post Customs to create regional anti-smuggling task forces appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJan 26th, 2018

Jail rice smugllers --Villar

SENATOR Cynthia Villar urged the Bureau of Customs (BoC) and the National Food Authority (NFA) to immediately investigate and file cases against those involved in rice smuggling in the country. This was the reaction of Villar, Senate committee on agriculture and food chair, after the Philippine Coast Guard operatives seized….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJan 13th, 2018

Rice smuggling rap non-bailable — Ping

The rice smuggling rap against National Food Administrator Jason Aquino and ex-Customs chief Nicanor Faeldon is the first ever under the Anti-Agricultural Sm.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 1st, 2017

DOF, BOC start consultations on IRR for new Customs law

The BOC chief said under the new law, he plans to beef up border security measures, especially in provincial ports to beef up customs collections and prevent smuggling.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsAug 17th, 2016

Recto Wants Ships Carrying Contraband into PH Destroyed

Senator Ralph Recto on Tuesday proposed that every ship caught smuggling cargo into the Philippines “suffer the fate of destruction” as he renewed his call for tougher measures against smuggling. Recto made the call after a Mongolian-flagged ship was caught unloading 8,000 sacks of Vietnamese rice off the coast of Zamboanga. “Ships that wittingly carry […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsApr 18th, 2018

Punish those behind multimillion-peso rice smuggling, LP urges gov t

The government should ensure that the individuals behind the smuggling of multimillion-peso worth of rice into the country are punished, according to officials of the former ruling Liberal party......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 16th, 2018

Navy seizes smuggled rice from foreign ship near Zamboanga Sibugay

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Navy apprehended a foreign ship with 15 crew members for allegedly smuggling rice near Olutanga Island in Zamboanga Sibugay on Saturday, April 14.  On board the Mongolian-registered vessel MV Diamond 8 were 11 Bangladeshis and 4 ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 16th, 2018

Philippine Navy holds 11 Bangladeshi, 4 Chinese sailors for rice smuggling in Zamboanga

ZAMBOANGA CITY – Philippine authorities are holding 11 Bangladeshi and four Chinese sailors, including dozens of Filipinos for smuggling some […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsApr 15th, 2018

BoC seizes P1.2M ‘ukay-ukay’

THE ‘X-Ray Inspection Project’ (XIP) of the Bureau of Customs (BoC) continues to boost the agency’s anti-smuggling and revenue collection efforts with the apprehension on Wednesday of 1x40 container van of banned used clothing commonly known as “ukay-ukay” at the Manila International Container Port. “A shipment from Hong Kong, declared….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsApr 12th, 2018

BoC to install more X-ray units -- Lapeña

Employees ‘conniving’ with smugglers to be named ‘soon’ BUREAU of Customs (BoC) Commissioner Isidro Lapeña said his agency plans to purchase an additional 56 units of ‘X-Ray machines’ to bolster its anti-smuggling campaign while also boosting its revenue collection effort. Lapeña made the remark late last week while presenting to….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsApr 10th, 2018

Indonesia’s salt spat gives industry a shake

JAKARTA — Indonesia’s efforts to protect farmers from imports have sometimes gone spectacularly wrong, creating shortages of staples such as rice and beef, and playing havoc with markets. Its latest misfire has come over salt, with supplies so desperately low that one of the world’s biggest producers of instant noodles warned recently it could run […] The post Indonesia’s salt spat gives industry a shake appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 8th, 2018

BOC files smuggling charges vs 2 ATI officials, importers

MANILA, Philipines – The Bureau of Customs (BOC) announced on Saturday, April 7, that it has filed smuggling charges against two officials of a Manila port operator, and several importers and customs brokers for alleged connivance in the illegal release of 105 containers despite a standing alert order......»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 7th, 2018

Council scrambles to beef up rice stock of food agency - Business Mirror

Council scrambles to beef up rice stock of food agency - Business Mirror.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsApr 4th, 2018

Charges filed against smugglers in Manila, Subic

THE Bureau of Customs (BoC) on Monday filed charges against two importing companies and two customs brokers “for gross undervaluation of imports and large-scale agricultural smuggling,” according to a statement released by the agency. The first complaint filed by the Bureau’s Action Team Against Smugglers (BATAS) before the Department of Justice (DoJ) accuses Subic-based vehicle […] The post Charges filed against smugglers in Manila, Subic appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 26th, 2018

Customs brokers, importers face smuggling raps

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) on Monday, March 26, filed charges against two importing companies and two customs brokers “for gross undervaluation of imports and large-scale agricultural smuggling,” according to a statement released by the agency. The first complaint filed by the Bureau’s Action Team Against Smugglers (BATAS) before the Department of Justice (DoJ) accused […] The post Customs brokers, importers face smuggling raps appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 26th, 2018

Duterte promotes DOJ prosecutor who cleared suspects in big drug cases

MANILA, Philippines – Aristotle Reyes, one of the two Department of Justice (DOJ) prosecutors who dismissed the drug charges against Peter Lim, Kerwin Espinosa, and their accomplices, is now a regional trial court (RTC) judge. Reyes, who earlier also cleared customs officials of liabilities in the smuggling of P6.4-billion worth of shabu from ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 15th, 2018

Senate blue ribbon resumes probe on P6.4-B shabu smuggling, ‘tara’ system

The Senate blue ribbon committee resumed Monday its probe on the P6.4-billion shabu smuggled from China as well as the alleged corruption at the Bureau of Customs. Source link link: Senate blue ribbon resumes probe on P6.4-B shabu smuggling, ‘tara’ system.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsMar 12th, 2018

PH, China customs agree on data exchange

The customs agencies of the Philippines and China agreed to set up a data exchange system to facilitate the timely sharing of trade information and aid the two nations in their respective campaigns against smuggling and tax evasion. #BeFullyInformed PH, China customs agree on data exchange The customs agencies of the Philippines and China agreed… link: PH, China customs agree on data exchange.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsMar 11th, 2018

Customs bureau forges data exchange deal with China

THE Bureau of Customs (BoC) has forged a data exchange arrangement with its counterparts in China, as the government eyes to improve safeguards versus smuggling. Customs Deputy Commissioner Edward James A. Dy Buco reported to the Department of Finance (DoF) Executive Committee that the Philippines has requested imports and exports data from the General Administration […] The post Customs bureau forges data exchange deal with China appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 9th, 2018

Government strengthens anti-smuggling drive

MANILA, Philippines — The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) and the Bureau of Customs (BOC) are set to forge an agreement to strengthen their coordination in.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 5th, 2018