Close to 5 kg of shark teeth seized at Mactan airport

Morexette Marie B. Erram 09/06/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Bureau of Customs in Cebu (BOC – Cebu) seized close to five kilograms of shark teeth last August 31, 2021. BOC, in a press statement issued on Monday, September 6, reported that…

P150-M unregistered face masks, shields seized

Tina G. Santos 05/09/2021

The Bureau of Customs has seized estimated P150 million worth of unregistered personal protective equipment, including masks and face shields, from a warehouse in Binondo, Manila. Customs agents found several boxes of unregistered Aidelai masks and Heng…

Gov’t keeps tight watch on pork imports

Ben O. de Vera 02/23/2021

While allowing more pork imports in a bid to arrest elevated domestic prices caused by a supply lack, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III has ordered the Bureau of Customs (BOC) to be on the lookout for smugglers…

Cebu Customs destroys 5 smuggled luxury, vintage vehicles

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/09/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Five smuggled luxury and vintage vehicles were destroyed on Tuesday, February 9, 2021, in Cebu as part of the ceremonial founding anniversary of the Bureau of Customs (BOC). Officials from BOC-Cebu led the destruction in…

Cebu Customs: P460M smuggled goods confiscated in 2020

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/15/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Smuggled, misdeclared, undeclared, misclassified and undervalued goods worth a total of P460 million were intercepted at the Port of Cebu for the entire 2020. The Bureau of Customs in Cebu (BOC-Cebu), in a…

Port of Cebu reports P3.33B 2020 collection surplus

Doris C. Bongcac 01/02/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — Despite the pandemic, the Bureau of Customs Port of Cebu still managed to earn a revenue surplus of P3.33 billion in 2020. In a report that was posted on BOC Port of Cebu’s…

Import duties, taxes up in October

Ben O. de Vera 11/04/2020

  The Bureau of Customs (BOC) collected P50.9 billion in import duties and other taxes in October, exceeding its downscaled revenue goal for the fifth straight month. While the BOC’s actual collection was 5.2-percent higher than the…

BOC Port of Cebu exceeds October collection target

Doris C. Bongcac 11/01/2020

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – The Bureau of Customs in the Port of Cebu earned P37.9 million more than its collection target of P2.85 billion for the month of October. It earned a total of P2.88 billion this…

BOC finds 119 smuggled live tarantulas hidden in rubber shoes

Cathrine Gonzales - Reporter / @cgonzalesINQ 10/30/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Agents of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport intercepted a package containing 119 live tarantulas that were hidden inside rubber shoes in a warehouse in Pasay City. The parcel…

Tax collections down in Q1 due to COVID-19

Ben O. de Vera - Philippine Daily Inquirer 04/20/2020

The first-quarter tax collections of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) and Bureau of Customs (BOC) not only declined but also slid below target as the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting quarantine imposed since mid-March hurt domestic…

Consignee, broker face charges over misdeclared luxury vehicle shipment from Japan

Irene R. Sino Cruz 07/22/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Bureau of Customs has filed charges against a Manila-based consignee and a licensed broker for the misdeclaration of four luxury vehicle shipment that arrived at the Port of Cebu on December 19, 2018. A…

ACCRALAW associate is new BOC Port of Cebu district collector

Doris C. Bongcac 07/02/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Lawyer Charlito Martin Mendoza assumed the office of the district collector of the port of Cebu on Monday, July 1. Bureau of Customs (BOC) Commissioner Rey Leonardo B. Guerrero presided over Mendoza’s installation…

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