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Donated relief goods exempt from import duties

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Customs Commissioner Ruffy Biazon: Blames corruption. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Donated relief goods are exempted from import duties provided they are properly consigned to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) or to any DSWD-accredited organization, according to Customs Commissioner Ruffy Biazon.

Posted: November 16th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

BOC holds rice imports until permits question settled

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Customs Commissioner Ruffy Biazon: Blames corruption. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) will continue to hold rice shipments not covered by import permits as it awaits a government policy on rice importation from countries whose quantitative restrictions (QR) had expired.

Posted: November 4th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Gov’t probes P4.4B in cigarette tax losses

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Blame it on the law of unintended consequences.

Posted: November 2nd, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

BOC won’t meet collection target for 2013 due to slow imports–Biazon

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Customs Commissioner Ruffy Biazon: Blames corruption. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Embattled Customs Commissioner Rozzano Rufino Biazon admitted on Tuesday, that the Bureau of Customs, which took a beating during the President’s latest State of the Nation Address due to its failure to curb corruption and smuggling, would miss its revenue collection target for 2013.

Posted: July 23rd, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Smuggled sugar confiscated

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The Bureau of Customs (BOC) seized P5 million worth of illegally imported sugar at the Manila International Container Port (MICP), Customs Commissioner Ruffy Biazon said Friday.

Posted: June 1st, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

BOC reports P68.5B in collections in Q1 but is P7.83B short of target

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Customs Commissioner Ruffy Biazon  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Bureau of Customs raised a total of P68.5 billion during the first quarter of the year, but the revenue collections were P7.83 billion short of the Department of Finance-attached agency’s target of P76.3 billion for the period.

Posted: April 21st, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Biz Buzz: SEC exodus looms

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The Philippines may have reached investment-grade status but its corporate watchdog, the Securities and Exchange Commission, is languishing at sub-par payroll levels and now faces an exodus of key officers.

Posted: April 10th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

‘No reason to fire Ruffy Biazon’

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Customs Commissioner Ruffy Biazon: Blames corruption. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Malacañang is standing by Customs Commissioner Rozzano “Ruffy” Biazon despite the massive smuggling of petroleum products into the country that industry leaders claim is costing the government at least P30 billion in forgone revenue annually.

Posted: April 4th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Phoenix says oil smuggling case closed; Not so, says BOC

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Customs Commissioner Ruffy Biazon  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Phoenix Petroleum Philippines Inc. defended itself from allegations of oil smuggling on Wednesday, saying that the Department of Justice has dismissed smuggling charges filed against the company under the Bureau of Customs’s Run After the Smugglers (RATS) campaign.

Posted: April 3rd, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Irregularities, customs ‘old hands’ behind delay in NSW2 project— VACC

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Customs Commissioner Ruffy Biazon: Blames corruption. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

A ranking official of the Volunteers against Crime and Corruption (VACC) believes that irregularities and “old hands” at the Bureau of Customs (BoC) are delaying the bidding process for the P442.3-million National Single Window (NSW) Phase 2 Project, a report from Radyo INQUIRER 990 AM said recently.

Posted: March 10th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Importers seek release of ‘hot’ cars in Port Irene

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Used-car importers in Cagayan Valley have asked Customs Commissioner Ruffy Biazon to allow the release of more than 200 second-hand cars and vans that arrived in Port Irene, Cagayan, on Monday, allegedly in defiance of a Supreme Court ruling upholding a 2001 executive order banning the importation of used vehicles into the country.

Posted: February 17th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

BOC seizes fake Chanel, Louis Vuitton fabrics, Ajinomoto worth P316M

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The Bureau of Customs has seized two container vans of counterfeit signature fabrics from Thailand and fake food seasoning from China, estimated to be worth at least P316.2 million.

Posted: January 30th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

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